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Solomon of Basra
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Shlemun of Khilāṭ

Date of Birth: Last quarter of the 12th century

Place of Birth: Possibly Khilāṭ (Akhlāṭ) on the western shore of Lake Van in present day eastern Turkey; he is surnamed Klaṭāyā (‘from Khilāṭ’)

Date of Death: After 1222

Place of Death: Unknown


Shlemun of Khilāṭ, the name found in Bar Brikhā’s catalogue (ed. Assemani, p. 309), or Solomon of Basra as he is generally called in Western literature, was …

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G.B. Teule, Herman, “Solomon of Basra”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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