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The Köprülü (also Kiuprili, Koprili and Kuprili) was an Ottoman noble family of Albanian origin. The family is notable for having seven of its members being Ottoman Grand Viziers. They provoked reforms and were very competent, but couldn't stop the empire's downfall (see also the Treaty of Karlowitz).

Name Lived in Vizier in Sultan(s)
Mehmed Köprülü 15831661 1656–1661 Mehmed IV
Ahmed Köprülü 16351676 1661–1676 Mehmed IV
Kara Mustafa1 16341683 1676–1683 Mehmed IV,
Suleiman II
Mustafa Köprülü 16371691 1689–1691 Suleiman II,
Ahmed II
Hüseyin Köprülü died in 1702 1697–1702 Mustafa II
Numan Köprülü died in 1719 1710–1711 Ahmed III
Abd Allah Köprülü died in 1735 1723–1735 Ahmed III,
Mahmud I

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1 Kara Mustafa was adopted by the Köprülü family and was Ahmed Köprülü's brother-in-law.


Mehmet Fuat Köprülü, a prominent historian of Turkish literature is also a descendant of this family.

Köprülü is also the Turkish name of a town in the Republic of Macedonia known as Veles (Velissa in Greek).de:Köprülü

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