Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Nicolas de Nicolay
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Nicolas de Nicolay was born at la Grave en Oisans in the Dauphiné in 1517, the same year, coincidentally, that Sultan Selim I entered Cairo and formally annexed Egypt and Syria to the Ottoman Empire. Nicolay left his home region in 1542 for Lyons to begin a military career, and in that same year engaged in the siege of Perpignan conducted by the Dauphin Henry (the futur…

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Brafman, David, “Nicolas de Nicolay”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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