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Fuad Fasha, Mehmed, born at Constantinople, in 1814, of wealthy and distinguished family, was compelled, owing to the confiscation of his father's property, to adopt a profession. Having studied medicine, he obtained a post in the Admiralty, but abandoned it to enter the diplomatic service. He served as first secretary in London from 1840 to 1843, and, after filling several other positions with credit, became Foreign Minister in 1852, resigning next year owing to a misunderstanding with Prince Menschikoff as to the Holy Places, which ultimately resulted in the Crimean War. He served as Commissioner with Omar Pasha's army, but in 1855 resumed his charge of the Foreign Office. President of the Tanzimat in 1857, he was sent in 1860 to make peace between the Druses and Maronites, and soon after was made Grand Vizier. In 1867 he visited England in the suite of the Sultan, and in 1869 he died at Nice.