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Azaria Sasnec‘i
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Date of Birth: Around 1570

Place of Birth: Sasun (near Lake Van, Turkey)

Date of Death: 1628

Place of Death: Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lebanon


Born into an Armenian ecclesiastical family in the region of Sasun, to the west of Lake Van, with two brothers and three sisters, it appears that Azaria Sasnec‘i was dedicated to the church by his parents and began his training as a monk. This pro…

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Cowe, Peter, “Azaria Sasnec‘i”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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