A member of an important family of the military class, he was born after 1426. Apparently he had medrese education. He served in various posts of the financial branch for about forty years, finally becoming a defterdar. He was a protégé of G. V. Mahmud Pasha, probably entering his service in the mid-1450s. He retired to Bursa some time in the early 1480s, and he probably died there some time after 1488.
Târîh-i Abu’l-Fath(“History of the Conqueror”). History covering 1451-1488. Includes introduction on the theory of state and rulership.