Ali Pasha

Friday 10th April 2009

Ali Pasha of Ioannina (sometimes of Tepelen) was an Albanian & lived from 1741–1822. Ruler (Pasha) of Western Rumelia on behalf of Ottoman Empire with his Court in Ioannina where he kept a vast harem of both girls & boys! Semi independent despot who ruled much of western Greece & the Peleponnese. Lord Byron visited his court as early as 1809 & this was recorded in his great poem, Childe Harold.

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