Ali Pasha of Janina is assassinated (44 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.7.4: Bulgarian Writing and Culture.


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.

Editors. "Ali Pasha of Janina is assassinated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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