Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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John of Sulṭāniyya
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Iohannes Sultaniensis archiepiscopus; John III, archbishop of Sulṭāniyya

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Probably Kastamonu, Paphlagonia, Turkey

Date of Death: After 1412

Place of Death: Unknown


John came from an Italian family, probably of merchants settled in the colonies on the Black Sea coast. (Luttrell also suggests that John was from Padua; see Luttrell, Timur’s Dominican envoy’, pp. 211-12, 224). There is no i…

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Casali, Chiara, “John of Sulṭāniyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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