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Luca de Armenia
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Luca de Armenia was a 16th-century Maltese notable who came from a family of corsairs who attacked Muslim Maghrebi shipping. He was the son of Antonio de Armenia, who served as Vice Portulano of the Maltese Islands in 1527. Antonio had two sons, Fra Leone, a Dominican preacher, and Luca.

De Armenia was probably born in the first decade of the 16th century, though his exact date of birth is unknown. He served as jurat of the Mdina Università (…

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Cassar, Carmel, “Luca de Armenia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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