Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Sefer Muratowicz
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Born in north-eastern Turkey into an Armenian family, Sefer Muratowicz arrived in Poland in about 1596. For some time he served as a trading agent for two prominent members of the Armenian merchant community of Lwów (today Lʾviv in Ukraine). After one of his patrons, Murat Kierymowicz, died in 1599, Muratowicz, with the support of Ottoman envoys then present in Poland, …

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Kołodziejczyk, Dariusz, “Sefer Muratowicz”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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