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Von Raan
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Second Major von Raan

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Possibly Germany

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Unknown


Although Von Raan’s precise origins are not known, he referred to himself as a foreign national (chuzhestranets), indicating he was not a native of the Russian Empire. Details from his letters suggest that he was not Austrian, and that he read German, so he may have been from one of the German states.

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Johnson, Eric, “Von Raan”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>

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