Suzi’s Nisan (Suzi’s Mark) (Prizren)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: 632/55

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2010

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2012

History

Suzi Effendi lived in Prizren during the 15th Century. On the left side of Lumbardh River, he built a masjid (mosque without a minaret), a school and a library, a fountain spring, and a stone bridge. This neighbourhood is now called Suzi Neighbourhood. The name of the poet and historian is Muhammad Effendi, alias “Suzi the Poet”. For some time, Suzi used to be a Kadi (judge), until he was hired as a personal secretary to Gazi Ali-Bey Mihaloglu, when he served him during wars. He has written more than 15.000 verse. He was a teacher in the school he himself established. He also enriched the library with various famous works. He died in 1524, and was buried in the mosque yard, in its south-eastern side. Next to his grave, his brother is buried. The tombstone is carved in marble, containing an Arabic inscription in five lines, in Sylys script, dimensions 50x32 cm, with no ornamentation. It says the following: "Mercy to the sole of the late Suzi Zerrini Celebi, Hijri year 931-Miladi (Gregorian) Year 1524".

References

Unique number: 000415

Name: Suzi’s Nisan (Suzi’s Mark)

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prizren

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Prizren

City/Village: Prizren

Locality: Old Islahane

Postal Code: 20000

Name of Street: Suzi Çelebi

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 16th

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