End of 17th century

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A voivode (high-rank Ottoman officer) was nominated to head the administration of Metsovo in the 17th century.

View of Metsovo on a 1815 etching.

In the 17th century, the division of mukataa was introduced to the Ottoman empire: any person who did not belong to the hierarchy of the fiefs was permitted to collect an area’s taxes after having deposited a pre-defined amount of money with the state treasury. The person who collected these taxes was also the administrator of the area.
If the area was a kaza, its administrator was called a voivode. A voivode administered Metsovo from the 17th century onwards.