Editors. "Ali Pasha of Janina is assassinated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17818, accessed 23 May 2013.]
At the command of the Ottoman Sultan, troops attack and kill Ali Pasha of Janina, the Albanian ruler of Rumelia (present-day Greece, parts of Bulgaria and Turkey). The removal of this antagonistic figure enables the Sultan to concentrate his forces against the Greek insurgents.