• Born year: 1506
  • Born in: Ottoman Empire
  • Death date: 1579-10-11
  • Death in: Ottoman Empire
Sokollu Mehmed Pasha

Sokollu Mehmed Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: سوکلو محمد پاشا; Serbo-Croatian: Mehmed-paša Sokolović; Cyrillic: Мехмед-паша Соколовић; born and died (1506 – 11 October 1579) was an Ottoman statesman hailing from Bosnia. Born as Bajo Nenadic, he was recruited at an early age as part of the devşirme system of Ottoman collection of young boys to be raised to serve as a janissary.