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Yūḥannā ibn Wahb
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Yūḥannā ibn Wahb ibn Yūḥannā ibn Yaḥyā ibn Būlus

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably late 12th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Egypt

Date of Death: Unknown; 13th century

Place of Death: Unknown; presumably Egypt


Very little is known about Yūḥannā ibn Wahb. He was the biographer of the Coptic Patriarch Cyril III ibn Laqlaq (1235-43), with whom he had close contact. Our knowledge about him derives…

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Moawad, Samuel, “Yūḥannā ibn Wahb”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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