KÖPRÜLÜZADE FAZIL AHMED PASHA’S PERSONALITY OF PATRONAGE

Sultan Murat TOPÇU

Throughout this study, the architectural activities supervised by Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmet Pasha (1045 A.H. 1635-36 A.D / 26 Saban 1087-November 3, 1676), one of the members of the family Koprulu, within the Ottoman territories will be discussed elaborately. Based on the documents of waqfiyas and Ottoman archives, the regions the Pasha supervised the architectural activities have been determined. Under the light of the information gathered with the field researches, how many ofthem come to the present have been found out. Also, it has been highlighted to which details the Pasha gave importance in the regions he built the architectural works and what kinds ofbuilding he constructed based on the individual characteristics ofthese regions.

Key Words: Köprülüler, Koprulu Mehmet Pasha, Kopruluzade Fazil Ahmet Pasha, Patron, Ottoman