We now reach the reign of Ahmed III., during which flourished Nedim, the greatest of all the poets of the old school.
Nedim stands quite alone: he copied no one, and no one has attempted to copy him.
The classical period comes to an end with Nedim; its brightest time is that which falls between the rise of Nef'i and the death of Nedim, or, more roughly, that extending from the accession of Ahmed I.
Mahmud Nedim Pasha >>
In 1871 the anti-reform influence of the grand vizier, Mahmoud Nedim, seemed to Midhat a danger to the country, and in a personal interview he boldly stated his views to the sultan, who was so struck with their force and entire disinterestedness that he appointed Midhat grand vizier in place of Mahmoud.
At the head of all stands En-Nedim, Fihrist (c. 980), ed.
MAHMUD NEDIM PASHA (c. 1818-1883), Turkish statesman, was the son of Nejib Pasha, ex-governor-general of Bagdad.