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Al-Malik al-Ashraf Abū l-Naṣr Barsbāy
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Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 7 June 1438

Place of Death: Cairo


Of Circassian origin, Barsbay belonged to the mamlūks of Sultan Barqūq (d.1399). He served as Grand Chancellor (dawādār kabīr) under Sultan Ṭaṭar (d. 1421), became regent (niẓām) for the latter's son Muḥammad (1421-22), and finally became sultan himself in April 1422. Although the judgements on his rather long r…

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Kolditz, Sebastian, “Al-Malik al-Ashraf Abū l-Naṣr Barsbāy”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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