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Leo, Africanus, approximately 1492-approximately 1550


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    • Africano, Juan León, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Giovanni Leone, Africanus, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Fāsī, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Iohn Leo, a More, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Jān Liyūn al-Ifrīqī, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Jean Léon, l'Africain, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Johann Leo, der Africaner, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Johann Leo, Granatino, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Johannes Leo, der Africaner, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • John Leo, Africanus, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Juan León, Africano, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Leo Africanus, Joannes, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Leo, Iohn, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • León Africano, Juan, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Léon, l'Africain, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Liyūn al-Afrīqī, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Liyūn al-Ifrīqī, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • Médicis, Jean Léon de, approximately 1492-approximately 1550
    • جان ليون الافريقي
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    • Leo Africanus, Joannes, 16th cent.
    • Leo, Africanus, ca. 1492-ca. 1550
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    • found: His Beschreibung Afrikas, c1984:t.p. (Johann Leo Africanus) p. 2, etc. (... Johann Leo's des Africaners; b. ca. 1492 as El-Hassan Ibn Mohammed el-Wassan es Sajjati; came to Italy in 1518; 1/16/1520 Pope Leo X baptised him as Johann Leo; Johann Leo Granatino; 1526 wrote Beschreibung Africas in Italian which was first printed in 1550; since then known as Leo Africanus)
    • found: LC data base, 5-21-85(hdg.: Leo Africanus, Joannes, 16th cent.; usage: Johannes Leo)
    • found: Brockhaus, 1970(Leo Africanus; b. 1492 in Granada; d. after 1550 in Tunis; after 1517 lived in Rome as protégé of Pope Leo X; 1550 went back to Tunis)
    • found: Encyc. Brit., 15th ed.(Leo Africanus; b. ca. 1485 in Granada as Al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzān al-Zayātī or al Fāsī; d. ca. 1554 in Tunis; bapt. 1520 as Giovanni Leone; John Leo; ca. 1526 complete Descrittione dell'Africa; pub. in 1550)
    • found: His A geographical historie of Africa [MI] 1600:t.p. (Iohn Leo, a More)
    • found: Maalouf, A. Léon, l'Africain, c1986:p. 4 cover (Hassan al-Wazzan became the geographer Jean Léon de Médicis, called Léon l'Africain)
    • found: His Waṣf Ifrīqiyā, 1982- :v. 2, t.p. (al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Fāsī, al-maʻrūf bi-Liyūn al-Ifrīqī)
    • found: His Waṣf Ifrīqīyā, 197-?:t.p. (Jān Liyūn al-Ifrīqī, also called al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Zayyātī)
    • found: Zhiri, O. L'Afrique au miroir de l'Europe : fortunes de Jean Léon l'Africain à la Renaissance, 1991.
    • found: Descripción general del Africa, 1995:t.p. (Juan León Africano)
    • found: Johannes Leo der Africaner, 1999.
    • found: Haklvytvs posthumus, 1625:v. II, p. 749 (Iohn Leo)
    • found: Descripción general del África y de las cosas peregrinas que allí hay, 2004:t.p. (Juan León Africano)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 20, 2018(Joannes Leo Africanus, diplomat and author)
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    • 1985-06-05: new
    • 2018-07-24: revised
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