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Tommaso Obicini
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Giovanni Battista Obicini, Thomas de Novare (Novase)

Date of Birth: 19 November 1585

Place of Birth: Riparia San Giuliano, Nonio (Novara), Italy

Date of Death: 7 November 1632

Place of Death: San Pietro in Montorio, Rome, Italy


Not much is known about Obicini’s life prior to his entering the Order of Friars (Ordo Fratrum Minorum) on 20 September 1608 in Rome. On entering, he changed his name to Tommaso (he is also known as…

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Guardi, Jolanda, “Tommaso Obicini”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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