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Alessandro Guagnini
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Aleksander Gwagnin

Date of Birth: 1534 or 1538

Place of Birth: Verona

Date of Death: 1614

Place of Death: Kraków


Aleksander Gwagnin was born Alessandro Guagnini in Verona, at that time part of the Commonwealth of Venice. During his education, he learned Latin, military topography and the military art of besieging.

In 1551, Aleksander’s father left Italy because of quarrels with relatives and financial problems, and reac…

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Kuran, Michał, “Alessandro Guagnini”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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