Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Giovanni Battista Ramusio
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Giovanni Battista Ramusio began his career with the Venetian state in 1505 as straordinario di cancelleria (secretary to the chancery). His career as a public official, which would last for 52 years until his death, saw him rise to the prestigious position of secretary of the Council of Ten, which he held for the last four years of his life. Alongside his career, he pursued and develo…

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Donattini, Massimo, “Giovanni Battista Ramusio”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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