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Kâtip Çelebi
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Muṣṭafā ibn ʿAbdullāh, known as Kâtip Çelebi or Ḥājjī Khalīfa

Date of Birth: 1609

Place of Birth: Istanbul

Date of Death: 1657

Place of Death: Istanbul


Kâtip Çelebi, arguably the most important Ottoman thinker of the 17th century, was the son of a military officer and bureaucrat in the imperial chancery in Istanbul, and was himself apprenticed in the fiscal administration. Despite his achievements as an a…

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Hagen, Gottfried, “Kâtip Çelebi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>

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