A descendant of the great early Ottoman mystic, Aşık Paşa, Aşıkpaşazade Derviş Ahmed was born around 1400 near Amasya. He took part in numerous campaigns and battles in Rumeli during the reign of Murad II and the beginnings of that of Mehmed II. After 1453, he settled in Istanbul, where he set to write his chronicle. He seems to have died, almost a centennarian, in the last years of the fifteenth century (according to a tradition, in 1481).
Tevârîh-i Âl-i Osman(“Stories of the House of Osman”). A chronicle of the history of the Ottomans up to 1478 (mss. containing events up to 1502 are most probably later additions). For the events up to Bayezid I’s reign, Aşıkpaşazade copied an earlier chronicle, composed in the first years of the fifteenth century by Yahşi Fakih, son of Orhan’s imam, in whose house in Geyve he had been a guest during an illness in 1413.