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Giovanni Battista Eliano
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Gian Battista (Gianbattista) Eliano, Giovanni Battista Romano, Juan Baptista Eliano, Jean-Baptiste Elian, Joannes Baptista Ælianus (Romanus), Eliah ben Yitsḥaḳ Behem miRoma

Date of Birth: 1530

Place of Birth: Rome

Date of Death: 3 March 1589

Place of Death: Rome


Born in Rome in 1530 to Jewish parents, Eliah ben Yitsḥaḳ Behem was on his mother’s side the grandson of Rabbi Eliah Levita, a renowned grammarian. …

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Girard, Aurélien, “Giovanni Battista Eliano”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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