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Leo Africanus
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Al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Wazzān al-Fāsī; Yuḥannā l-Asad al-Gharnāṭī l-Fāsī; Johannes Leo Africanus; Johannes Leo Medici; Giovan Lioni Africano; Joan Lione Granatino

Date of Birth: 1486-88 or 1494

Place of Birth: Granada

Date of Death: Possibly 1534-35

Place of Death: Possibly Tunis

Biography

Al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad was born in Granada in 1494, according to Rauchenberger (Johannes Leo der Afrikaner), or 1486-88, according to Davis (Tr…

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Krystyna Starczewska, Katarzyna, “Leo Africanus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26250>
First published online: 2015



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