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AHMET LÜTFİ EFENDİ

Historian (b. 1817, İstanbul - d. 1907). He grew up studying at Madrasah (Muslim Theological School). He served as a Persian translator at the Office of the Grand Vizier, as proofreader for Takvim-i Vekâyi newspaper and as a Turkish teacher in the Medical School. He worked as historiographer (1865-71) after Cevdet Paşa, as a Muslim judge in İstanbul (1876), as the Head of Muslim Judiciary in Anatolia (1879) and Rumelia (1881) and as member of the Council of State (1876, 1882).

WORKS:

Ahmet Lütfi Tarihi (Ahmet Lütfi History, 16 volumes, 7 volumes of the work were published when he was alive. The 8th volume was published by Ab-durrahman Şeref, the 9th volume was published by Prof. Dr. Münir Aktepe. The other volumes are still being written), Divançe (Small Divan*), Lügât-ı Kâmus (Dictionary of Dictionaries, only two letters were published), Tefhimu'l-Müteallim (Common Education, translation of İmam-ı Gazali's work called Ta'limü'l-Müteallim - Study of the Student)