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Emanuel d’Aranda
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Emanuel de Airanda

Date of Birth: Probably around 1614; some claim 1602 or 1612

Place of Birth: Bruges

Date of Death: 1686

Place of Death: Bruges


Emanuel d’Aranda, scion of an Aragonese merchant family that had settled in Flanders, spent 19 months in Algerian captivity during the 17th century. Snatched from an English vessel off the coast of France on 22 August 1640, he won his final release on 24 March 1642. A publ…

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Weiss, Gillian, “Emanuel d’Aranda”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <>

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