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Hoca Sadeddin Efendi

Hoca Sadeddin (or Sa'düddin) Efendi (1536 or 1537 – October 2, 1599[1]) was an Ottoman scholar, official, and historian, a teacher of Ottoman sultan Murad III (when Murad was prince). His name is transcribed differently: Sa'd ad-Din, Sa'd al-Din, Sa’adeddin, Sadeddin, etc. He was also called "Hoca Efendi", "Koca Hoca Efendi" and with the title of "Câmi'-ür Riyâseteyn".[1]

When Murad became Sultan, Sadeddin became his advisor. Later he fell out of favor, but was appointed Sheikh ul-islam, a superior authority in the issues of Islam.

Sadeddin is the author of Tâc üt-Tevârîh (Tadj ut-Tewarikh, “Crown of Histories”), a history of the Ottoman Empire in prose and verse.


  • Hoca Sadeddin Efendi, Tâcü't-tevârih. Sad. İsmet Parmaksızoğlu, vols. 1-5, Kültür Bakanlığı, Ankara, 1974-1979 reprint:1999. ("Sad". means Sadelestiren, "simplification")
    • Vol. 1: Osman Gazi, Orhan Gazi, Hüdevendigar Gazi ve Yıldırım Han Devirleri.
    • Vol. 2: Yıldırım Han'dan Fatih Sultan Mehmed'e.
    • Vol. 3: Fatih Sultan Mehmed ve İkinci Beyazid Dönemi.
    • Vol. 4: Şehzadelerin Girişimleri - Selimname ve Yavuz Sultan Selim Dönemi.
    • Vol. 5: Hatime. Orijinal karton kapaklarında.
  • Saad ed-dini scriptoris turcici Annales turcici usque ad Muradem I cum textu turcico impressi. Translated to Latin, edited and annotated by Adam F. Kollár. Vienna: 1755.
  • Bulgarian translation: Калицин, Мария. Корона на историите на Ходжа Садеддин. Transl. of Vol. 1. from Osman Turkish; analysis and commentary. Велико Търново (Veliko Tarnovo), Publ. "Абагар" ("Abagar"), 2000, 437 с, ISBN 954-427-427-8


  1. ^ a b İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 118. (Turkish)

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