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AHMET RESMÎ EFENDİ

Historian (b. 1700, Resmo - d. 1783, İstanbul). He studied in İstanbul. He worked in various high offices of the state. He worked as the Finance Secretary, the Anatolian Accountant (1762), ambassador, and Chief Assistant to the Grand Vizier (1771).

MAIN WORKS:

Hadikatü'r Rüesa (Garden of the Leaders, also titled Sefinetü'r Rüesa-Ship of Leaders, life stories of the chief secretaries of the Chancery), Hamiletü'l Küberâ (Those Who are Indebted to the Greats, life stories of the chief officers of the Ottoman palace), Hülâsatü İ'tibâr (Esteemed Summary 1768-74 – The Ottoman-Russian War).