Mirliva

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Military ranks in the late Ottoman period
Navy
(1909-1916)1
Navy
(1916-)1
Army
Officers
Müşir Amiral Pasha Müşir Amiral Müşir
Birinci Ferik Amiral Pasha Birinci Ferik Amiral Birinci Ferik
Ferik Amiral Pasha Ferik Amiral Ferik
Liva Amiral Pasha Liva Amiral Mirliva
Komodor
Kalyon Kaptanı Miralay Miralay
Fırkateyn Kaptanı Fırkateyn Kaptanı Kaymakam
Korvet Kaptanı Korvet Kaptanı Binbaşı
Birinci Sınıf Yüzbaşı Kıdemli Yüzbaşı Kolağası
Yüzbaşı Yüzbaşı Yüzbaşı
Mülâzım-ı evvel Mülazım Mülâzım-ı evvel
Mülâzım-ı sani Mülâzım-ı sani
Mühendis Mühendis

Mirliva or Mîr-i livâ was a military rank of the Ottoman Army. It corresponds to a Brigadier or Brigadier General (modern Turkish: Tuğgeneral)2 Mirliva is a compound word composed of Mir (commander in Persian) and Liva (brigade in Arabic). The rank was junior to the Ferik and superior to the Miralay (Colonel).

The title and rank of Mirliva was abolished with Act No. 2590 of 26 November 1934 on the Abolition of Titles and Appellations such as Efendi, Bey or Pasha.

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