|Grand Vizier of Tunisia|
1837 – October 22, 1873
|Preceded by||Rashid al-Shakir Sahib al-Taba'a|
|Succeeded by||Hayreddin Pasha|
|Died||July 26, 1878|
|Spouse(s)||Princess Lalla Kalthoum|
- Early life 1.1
- Religious conversion and political career 1.2
- See also 2
- Notes 3.1
- Sources 3.2
Mustapha Khaznadar was born of
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Stravelakis as a slave was converted to Islam and was given the name Mustafa and was raised in the family by Mustapha Bey, then by his son Ahmad I Bey while he was still crown prince. Initially, he worked as the prince's private treasurer before becoming Ahmad I Bey's treasurer (khaznadar). He managed to climb to the highest offices of the Tunisian state and married Princess Lalla Kalthoum in 1839 and was promoted to lieutenant-general of the army, made bey in 1840 and then president of the Grand Council from 1862 to 1878. In 1864, Mustapha Khaznadar then Prime Minister attempted to squeeze more taxes out of the Tunisian peasants, the countryside rebelled and rose in a revolt nearly overthrowing the regime, however the government was swift to act and ultimately suppressed the uprising through a combination of brutality and guile. Mustafa Khaznadar retained memories of his Greek origin and contact with his native Greece, even sending ten thousand riyals from the state treasury to pay for his two Greek nephews he was educating in Paris. Khaznadar died in 1878 and is buried in a mausoleum at Tourbet El Bey, in the heart of the Medina of Tunis.