Katip Çelebi

Full name: 
Mustafa bin Abdallah
Arabic name: 
مصطفى بن عبدالله
Date of birth: 
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Kâtip Çelebi was arguably the most important Ottoman intellectual figure of the 17th century. Being the author of many works in the fields of bio-bibliography, geography, history and economics, he held reformist opinions and cultivated knowledge of both the classical Islamic tradition in science and culture as well as a relative familiarity with the European literature of his time.

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