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Don Juan de Persia
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Don Juan de Persia; Orūj Beg Bayāt

Date of Birth: Second half of the 16th century

Place of Birth: Persia

Date of Death: After 11 November 1650

Place of Death: Madrid


Orūj Beg, Don Juan de Persia, was a courtier of Iranian origin and the author of the Relaciones de Don Juan de Persia (‘Accounts of Don Juan de Persia’, 1604). Nothing is known about his life prior to his arrival in Europe, except for what he tells in his wor…

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F. Cutillas, José, “Don Juan de Persia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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