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John Porter Brown
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Date of Birth: 17 August 1814

Place of Birth: Chillicothe, Ohio

Date of Death: 28 April 1872

Place of Death: Istanbul, Turkey


Born in 1814 into a prominent family in Ohio, in 1832 John Porter Brown accompanied his uncle, David Porter, to Istanbul, where the latter had been appointed first American minister to the Sublime Porte. Brown would spend the majority of the his life in Istanbul, where he served as the United States’ chargé  d’affaires

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Bowen, Patrick, “John Porter Brown”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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