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Minkarizâde Yahya
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Şeyhülislam Minkarizâde Yahya Efendi

Date of Birth: 1609

Place of Birth: Istanbul

Date of Death: 1678

Place of Death: Istanbul


Of the 174 Ottoman şeyhülislams, Minkarizâde Yahya was one of the longest serving and most influential in the Ottoman religious and political milieu. He was born into a scholarly family in Istanbul in 1609 and received an excellent education, studying with famous myst…

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Sisman, Cengiz, “Minkarizâde Yahya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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