Turkey, Ottoman Empire: Ali Pascha. Antique engarving. Etching by Sichling. Printed by W. Greuzbauer in Carlsruhe, Germany.
The sheet is 7,1 x 9,8 inches. The actual portrait 4,8 x 6,8 inches. Minor aging at margins, not affecting the printing. 19th century.
Ali Pasha of Tepelena or of Yannina, surnamed Aslan, "the Lion", or the "Lion of Yannina", Ali Pashë Tepelena (1740 – 1822) was an Ottoman Albanian ruler (pasha) of the western part of Rumelia, the Ottoman Empire's European territory which was also called Pashalik of Yanina. His court was in Ioannina. Ali had three sons: Ahmet Muhtar Pasha, Veli Pasha of Morea and Salih Pasha of Vlore.
Ali Pasha of Tepelena died on February 5, 1822 at the age of 80. Even at the age of 80 Ali waged a three-year war against the unpopular Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II.
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