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Antonio Possevino
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Date of Birth: 12 July 1533

Place of Birth: Mantua, Italy

Date of Death: 26 February 1611

Place of Death: Ferrara, Italy


Antonio Possevino was born into a well-situated family of jewellers whose ancestors changed their place of residence, occupation and name several times, leading to assumptions about the family having Jewish roots. He studied foreign languages, literature and philosophy in …

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Smołucha, Janusz, “Antonio Possevino”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>

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