Need more? Try out  Advanced Search (20+ criteria)»

logo

Last Update

This profile was last updated on 6/27/2012 and contains contributions from the  Zoominfo Community.

is this you? Claim your profile.

Wrong Leo Africanus?

Leo Africanus

Ambassador

Sultan

GET ZOOMINFO GROW

+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month

Please agree to the terms and conditions.

I agree to the  Terms of Service and  Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Grow at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!

computers
  • 1.Download
    ZoomInfo Grow
    v sign
  • 2.Run Installation
    Wizard
  • 3.Check your inbox to
    Sign in to ZoomInfo Grow

I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Community Edition at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

Sultan

Background Information

Employment History

Arabic Teacher

Bologna


Web References(147 Total References)


www.milkandcookies.com

Leo Africanus: A Man Between Worlds
Leo Africanus: A Man Between Worlds Born a Muslim called Hasan al-Wazzan in the 1480s, he became a christian called Leo Africanus. He was a 16th century historian, diplomat, author and a prolific adventurer. Along the way he travelled the breadth of North African and the Arabian peninsula, was an ambassador for the Sultan of Fes, was captured by pirates and presented to the Pope in Rome and was even the inspiration for Shakespeare's Othello. His most startling achievement was "The Description of Africa" - a geography of the continent that inspired generations of explorers and adventurers and remains one of the most widely published of all travel authors.


theleoafricanus.com

* As for Leo Africanus (real name al-Hasan al-Wazzan): He was a 16th century African diplomat (he worked for the Sultan of Fez, the former capital of Morocco), kidnapped in 1518 by pirates in the Mediterranean.
They brought him to Rome where he managed to become an adviser to Pope Leo X. Over a nine year period in the Vatican City, he compiled his Description of Africa, "... a collection of learning, hearsay, and personal anecdote that shaped European ideas about Africa for centuries."


As Arab historian Leo Africanus noted, the eventual expulsion of the Muslims from Spain in 1492 benefited Fez: It provided the city with an influx not only of great craftsmen, but also a new class of patrons.



www.asfa.net

This was proposed by historian Leo Africanus (1495-1554) who suggested the Greek word phrike (f????, meaning "cold and horror"), combined with the negating prefix a-, thus indicating a land free of cold and horror.


Similar Profiles

city

Browse ZoomInfo's Business
Contact Directory by City

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory