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Jakab Harsányi Nagy
(405 words)

Jacobus Nagy de Harsány

Date of Birth: 1615

Place of Birth: Körösnagyharsány, Hungary

Date of Death: Between 1679 and 1684

Place of Death: Unknown; probably Friedrichswerder (today Berlin)


Jakab Harsányi Nagy was born in Körösnagyharsány in 1615, into a family that most probably belonged to the so-called hajdús, a group of peasant soldiers who enjoyed special privileges usually reserved for the nobility in return fo…

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Kármán, Gábor, “Jakab Harsányi Nagy”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <>

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