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Gabriel Sionita
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Jibrāʾīl al-Ṣuhyūnī

Date of Birth: About 1576/7

Place of Birth: Ehden, Lebanon

Date of Death: 1648

Place of Death: Paris


Gabriel Sionita was born in Ehden, northern Lebanon, around 1576/7. It is probably he who arrived at the College of the Neophytes in Rome on 14 December 1583 under the name of Gabriel Namae. He entered the Maronite College when it opened in 1584. In 1610, he obtained a d…

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Moukarzel, Joseph, “Gabriel Sionita”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 June 2020

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