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Arnold Ritter von Harff
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Arnold von Harff was a knight and descendant of the old and noble family of von Harff in the Rhineland in the vicinity of Cologne. We know little about his personal life before and after the pilgrimage he made to the Holy Land. His parents were Daem von Harff and Ricarda von Hoemen. His father died when Arnold was eight years old. Four years later he apparently started …

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Fuess, Albrecht, “Arnold Ritter von Harff”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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