Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Isṭifān Ward
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Stephanus Roselli, Stéphane Ward

Date of Birth: Around 1699

Place of Birth: Kfarḥawrā, northern Lebanon

Date of Death: Before 10 April 1745

Place of Death: Ṣaydā, southern Lebanon


Isṭifān was the son of the priest Ibrahīm Ward. He was born in about 1699 in the village of Kfarḥawrā, in northern Lebanon. In September 1708, at the age of nine, he went to the Maronite College in Rome and, in March 172…

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Moukarzel, Joseph, “Isṭifān Ward”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>

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