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Francesco Balbi di Correggio
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Francesco Balbi was born in Correggio in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna in 1505, and died in 1589. He enlisted in the employ of the Order of St John during the Ottoman Siege of Malta of 1565, perhaps driven by poverty. He published the first edition of his diary in Alcala de Henares in 1567, while a second improved edition was published in Barcelona in 1568. Later…

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Cassar, Carmel, “Francesco Balbi di Correggio”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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