Zal Mahmud Paşa, Ottoman Vizier
d. 1577/985 AH
Zal Mahmud Paşa, nicknamed "Zal" after the mythical hero of the Shahnama because of his proficiency as a wrestler, was a governor and then vizier under the Ottoman sultan Selim II. He was the second husband of the sultan's widowed daughter, Şahsultan,


Necipoğlu, Gülru. The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire, 368-369. London: Reaktion Books, 2005.

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Zal Mahmut Paşa
Zal Mahmud Pasha