ʿABD-AL-ʿAZĪZ ḤEKĪMBĀŠĪ (d. 1197/1782-83), an Ottoman physician, son of the Ottoman historian Ṣobḥī. He served as chief physician at the palace and, knowing French and Latin in addition to Persian, translated into Turkish the Persian works Ašǰār o aṯmār of ʿAlāʾ-al-dīn ʿAlīšāh Ḵᵛārazmī al-Boḵārī (d. 1291?) dealing with astronomy and Borhān al-kefāya by ʿAlī b. Moḥammad al-Šarīf al-Bakrī. In addition he has two works on medicine which he translated from French and Latin. Incurring the anger of the ruling sultan, he was banished to the island of Istanköy, where he died in 1197/1782-83.
Bursalī Meḥmed Ṭāher, Osmanlı müellifleri, Istanbul, 1342/1923-34, III, pp. 228ff.
Adnan Adivar, Osmanlı türklerinde ilim, Istanbul, 1970, pp. 178-79.
Originally Published: December 15, 1982
Last Updated: December 15, 1982Cite this entry:
T. Yazici, “ʿABD-al-ʿAZĪZ ḤEKĪMBĀŠĪ,” Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, 2012, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/abd-al-aziz-hekimbasi (accessed on 15 October 2012).