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John Hesronita
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Yūḥannā al-Maʿmadān al-Ḥaṣrūnī, Joannes Leopardus

Date of Birth: About 1559/60

Place of Birth: Ḥaṣrūn, Lebanon

Date of Death: 4 April 1632

Place of Death: Rome


Yaʿqūb, son of the subdeacon Ḥātim, son of subdeacon Shamʿūn, son of Fahd, was born around 1559/60 in the village of Ḥaṣrūn, northern Lebanon. He had many nicknames: in Latin, he was called Leopardus after his great-grandfather Fahd, and…

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Moukarzel, Joseph, “John Hesronita”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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