Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Carel Quina
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Carel Quina (1622-89), Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, hailed from a Calvinist mercantile family from Antwerp. Around the turn of the 17th century, the family moved to Amsterdam. Both Quina’s grandfather and father were called Carel, so they occasionally get mixed up in the identification of our traveller, who was born in Amsterdam in 1622. His mother was Janneke Mercier (or Merchier, also ‘C…

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van den Boogert, Maurits, “Carel Quina”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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