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ʿAbd Allāh Zākhir
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Date of Birth: 1684

Place of Birth: Aleppo

Date of Death: 31 August 1748

Place of Death: al-Shuwayr (Mount Lebanon)


ʿAbd Allāh Zākhir, son of Zakhariyā Ṣāʾigh, was a major figure in the Romanophile movement (which favoured union of the Eastern Churches with Rome), first in Aleppo until November 1722, then in Mount Lebanon, especially in al-Shuwayr, from 1722 until his death. He was part of…

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el Gemayel, Ronney, “ʿAbd Allāh Zākhir”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <>

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