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Ivan Peresvetov
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Ivan Semenovich Peresvetov, Ivashko son of Semen Peresvietov, Iwan or John Pereswetoff

Date of Birth: Early 16th century

Place of Birth: Probably Lithuanian Rus'

Date of Death: Probably 1550s or 1560s

Place of Death: Probably Muscovite Rus'


Ivan Peresvetov is the name of a presumed 16th-century author of political essays in Muscovite Rus’ (Early Modern Russia). According to his own writings, Peresvetov came from W…

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Gruber, Yeshayahu, “Ivan Peresvetov”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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