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Iuan Baptista, Giovanni Baptista
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Fray Juan Bautista

Date of Birth: First half of the 16th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; Spain or Italy

Date of Death: Second half of the 16th century

Place of Death: Unknown; possibly Morocco


Little is known about Fray Juan Bautista, a monk of the Order of Preachers or Dominicans, who wrote his Chronica while he was in the service of Muley ʿAbd al-Malik (Abū Marwān ʿAbd al-Malik I), probably after being taken captive. Although the Chronica i…

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Ruiz-Bejarano, Barbara, “Iuan Baptista, Giovanni Baptista”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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