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Yūḥannā ibn ʿĪsā ʿUwaysāt
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Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Damascus

Date of Death: After 1663

Place of Death: Unknown


The Greek Orthodox priest Yūḥannā ibn ʿĪsā ʿUwaysāt was a poet, scribe and miniaturist of the 17th century. He was born in Damascus, the son of a deacon called ʿĪsā, and had a brother, Yūsuf, who also became a priest. Little is known about ʿUwaysāt’s life. In MS Arab Sinai 35, of 1629, he is mentioned as ‘a priest among the Damascene clergy’.

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Slim, Souad, “Yūḥannā ibn ʿĪsā ʿUwaysāt”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 September 2020

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