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Azarie the monk
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Călugărul Azarie

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably the first half of the 16th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; probably after 1577

Place of Death: Unknown


Nothing is known about Azarie’s life apart from the information that he provides himself in his Chronicle. He claims he was a monk in Golia monastery, near Iaşi, Moldavia. Some modern authors even think he was the abbot of this monastery, w…

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Păun, Radu G., “Azarie the monk”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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