Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Patrick Gordon
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Patrick Gordon, a Catholic, was educated at the Jesuit College in Braunsberg, Royal (Polish) Prussia, in 1651-3, and then served in the Swedish and Polish armies until he entered Russian service in 1661, in which he remained to the end of his life. He served in the war against Poland to 1667, then in the war with Crimea (siege of Chigirin, 1677-8), and was chief command…

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Bushkovitch, Paul, “Patrick Gordon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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