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Abgar ʿAlī Akbar Armanī
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Date of Birth: Unknown; mid-17th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; probably New Julfa, Isfahan

Date of Death: After 27 January 1708

Place of Death: Unknown; probably Isfahan


The identity of the renegade Armenian merchant known after his conversion to Islam as ʿAlī Akbar Armanī remains a historical enigma. Some anecdotal cues in his memoir have led Sebouh Aslanian to infer that he may have been a m…

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Tiburcio, Alberto, “Abgar ʿAlī Akbar Armanī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>

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