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Malkoč-beg Ottoman soldier and statesman

Ottoman soldier and statesman
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Intro Ottoman soldier and statesman
Countries Ottoman Empire
Occupations Military personnel
Gender male
Death 1565
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Malkoč-beg (died in 1565) was an Ottoman military officer, the first governor of the Croatian vilayet. He participated in the siege of Klis, and was later appointed as sanjak-bey of the Sanjak of Klis.


Malkoč-beg was the son of Kara-Osman-beg, captain of the Ottoman cavalry military units and sanjakbey of the Sanjak of Herzegovina whose türbe is in Kopčić near Bugojno.

Some authors adopted view of Safvet-beg Bašagić that Malkoč-beg was Malkoč Dugalić, originally from village Duga near Prozor, which is disputed by some other authors. According to some incomplete documents some of the descendants of Malkoč-beg received ziamet in Duga, hence the last name Dugalić, or Dulali which was how their descendants were referred to. The most famous Dugalić was Ahmed-paša Dugalić, appointed as beylerbey of Bosnia in 1598.

Malkoč-beg had seven sons (Džafer, Osman, Omer, Ibrahim, Alija, Husein and Hasan) and one daughter (Hani).

In the 1563 defter of the Sanjak of Pakrac it is mentioned that the captain of the region around river Sava was Husein, son of Malkoč-beg. According to Evliya Çelebi, Ibrahim built a mosque in Donji Vakuf. Together with his sons Džafer and Husein, Malkoč-beg fought against Christian armies on the territory between rivers Una and Kupa. Because of his successful conquests he was promoted to the position of sanjakbey. In 1562 he personally wrote a document in Dubrovnik, as sanjakbey of the Sanjak of Herzegovina.

Mosque built by Malkoč-beg in Siklós, Hungary

According to Šabanović, Malkoč-beg died on 26 October 1565 in Banja Luka, where he was buried beside his son Džafer who died five years earlier. According to Mazalić, Malkoč-beg died in 1562 in Pécs and was buried in the grave of his father.


  • Duganli-Malkoč-beg. He is also known as Karaosmanović.
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