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Trifon Korobeinikov
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Trifon Korobeĭnikov

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Tver, Russia

Date of Death: Unknown; after 1594

Place of Death: Unknown


Originally a merchant from Tver, Trifon Korobeinikov worked as a scrivener, or junior clerk (po dʾʾia chii), in the Moscow chancellery (prikaz). In March 1582, Tsar Ivan IV sent him and several other emissaries to the Middle East to distribute alms for the repose of the soul of his …

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Yermolenko, Galina, “Trifon Korobeinikov”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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