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Leone Allacci
(852 words)

Leo Allatius, Leo Allacius, Leone Allacio, Leōn Halatzēs

Date of Birth: 1586 or 1587

Place of Birth: Chios

Date of Death: 19 January 1669

Place of Death: Rome


Leone Allacci was born in Chios in 1586 or 1587 (the date is disputed) into a Greek family. The name ‘Allacci’ is the Italianate form of the nickname Halatzēs (‘seller of salt’) of his father, Nicola, whose original family name was Bestarchē…

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Braccini, Tommaso, “Leone Allacci”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>

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