Fathia Ghali
Fathia Ghali (neé(Persian: شاهدخت فتحية ‎, Arabic: فتحية بنت فؤاد الأول‎) (5 Fathia Ibrahim; 17 December 1930 – 10 December 1976) was the youngest daughter of Fuad I of Egypt and Nazli...
Mehmed II's first Albanian campaign
In 1452, the newly acceded Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II ordered his first campaign against Skanderbeg, the chief of the League of Lezhë. Shortly after the First Siege of Krujë, Murad II died in Edirne, on...
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21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg (1st Albanian)
The 21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg (1st Albanian) was a German mountain infantry division of the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of the German Nazi Party that served alongside, but was n...
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Hamza Kastrioti
Hamza Kastrioti (Latin: Ameses Castriota; fl. ) was the nephew of George Kastrioti Skanderbeg. Probably born in Ottoman territory, after the death of his father he was raised by Skanderbeg, who to...
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Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada (1506 – 16 February 1579) was a Spanish explorer and conquistador in Colombia. He explored the northern part of South America. A well-educated lawyer he was...
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Nazli Sabri
Nazli Sabri (Arabic: نزلي صبري / نازلى صبرى‎; Turkish: Nazlı Sabri) (25 June 1894 – 29 May 1978) was Queen of Egypt from 1919 to 1936 as the second wife of King Fuad.
Nazli was born ...
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Estevanico
Estevanico (c. 1500–1539) was a Moroccan-Berber who was the first known person born in Africa to land in the present-day continental United States. He is known by many different names, commonly known...
Lakandula
Lakan Dula was the regnal name of the last Lakan (king or paramount ruler) of the pre-colonial Kingdom of Tondo when the Spaniards first conquered the lands of the Pasig River delta in what is now the...
Constantine the African
Constantine the African (Latin: Constantinus Africanus) (died before 1098/1099, Monte Cassino) was an Arabic Zirid era doctor of the eleventh century. The first part of his life was spent in North Afr...
Ivan Krušala
Abbot Ivan Hacking (born Hasan of Mystras in 1675 – died on 28 December 1735, Perast, Montenegro) was a writer, diplomat, explorer and a Catholic convert from Islam.
Hacking was born into a Muslim...
Constantine Kastrioti
Constantine Kastrioti (Albanian: Konstandin Kastioti, 1437/8 – ?) was an Albanian nobleman and a member of the Kastrioti family. He was Skanderbeg's nephew, while his father's name is unknown...
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Garcia de Orta
Garcia de Orta (1501 or 1502–1568) was a Portuguese Renaissance Sephardi Jewish physician and naturalist. He was a pioneer of tropical medicine.
Garcia de Orta was born in Castelo de Vide, probabl...
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Luis de Santángel
Luis de Santángel (died 1498) was a baptized Jew and finance minister to Ferdinand II who made the case to Isabella I in favor of Christopher Columbus' voyage in 1492.
In 1486, Ferdinand and Isabe...
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Aben Humeya
Aben Humeya (1520–1569), also known as Muhammad ibn Umayyah, was a Spanish leader who commanded the Morisco Revolt against Philip II of Spain in the Alpujarras region, near Granada.
Aben Humeya wa...
Vrana Konti
Count Vrana; (1442–1458†) was a Napolitan nobleman, who received the title of conte (count) by King Alfonso the Magnanimous and later became one of the closest collaborators of George Kastrioti "Skand...
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Fernão Lopes (soldier)
Fernão Lopes (died 1545) was the first known permanent inhabitant of the remote Island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, an island that later became famous as the site of Napoleon's exile a...
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Abdul Rahman (convert)
Abdul Rahman (Arabic: عبدالرحمن‎) (born 1965) was an Afghan citizen who was arrested in February 2006 and threatened with the death penalty for converting to Christianity. On March 26, 2006,...
Plain of Torvioll
The Plain of Torvioll, or the Plain of Shumbat as it is known today, is located in the Lower Dibra region in eastern Albania, north of Peshkopi. It is most famous for being the battlefield for Skander...
Francisco de Vitoria
Francisco de Vitoria (or Victoria), OP (c. 1483, Burgos – 12 August 1546, Salamanca), was a Spanish Renaissance Roman Catholic philosopher, theologian and jurist, founder of the tradition in philosoph...
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Saint-Sylvestre coup d'état
The Saint-Sylvestre coup d'état was a coup d'état staged by Jean-Bédel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic (CAR) army, and his military officers against the government of President David D...
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Bernard of Alzira
Bernard of Alzira (born Ahmet Ibn Al-Mansur in 1135, Carlet, Valencia, Spain - Alcira, Valencia, Spain, 1181) was a Andalusian prince and diplomat, later turned from Islamism into a religious of the C...
Malika Oufkir
Malika Oufkir (Arabic: مليكة أوفقير‎) (born April 2, 1953 in Marrakesh) is a Moroccan Berber writer and former "disappeared". She is the daughter of General Mohamed Oufkir and a cousin of f...
Mizse
Mizse was the last Palatine of King Ladislaus IV of Hungary in 1290. He was born in a Muslim family in Tolna County in the Kingdom of Hungary, but he converted to Roman Catholicism. The king appointed...
San Geronimo
The alleged finding of human remains, designated San Geronimo, in 1853 afforded striking confirmation of an incident recorded by a Spanish Benedictine named Diego de Haedo, who published a topography ...
Marrano
Marranos' ([maˈranos]; [mɐˈʁɐnuʃ], [mɐˈʁɐnus], sing. marrano; Catalan: marrans [məˈrans], [maˈrans], sing. marrà) were originally Jews living in the Iberian Peninsula who converted or were forced ...
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Lina Joy
Lina Joy is a Malay convert from Islam to Christianity. Born Azlina Jailani in 1964 in Malaysia to Muslim parents of Javanese descent, she converted at age 26. In 1998, she was baptised, and applied t...
Ismael Urbain
Ismael Urbain (born Thomas Urbain, December 31, 1812 – January 28, 1884) was a French journalist and interpreter.Born in Cayenne, French Guiana Urbain was the illegitimate son of a merchant from Marse...
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Albertus Soegijapranata
Mgr. Albertus Soegijapranata, SJ ([alˈbərtʊs suˈɡijapraˈnata]; [alˈbɛrtəs suˈxɛjapraˈnatə]; Perfected Spelling: Albertus Sugiyapranata; 25 November 1896 – 22 July 1963), better known by his birth...
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Joseph Fadelle
Joseph Fadelle (born Mohammed al-Sayyid al-Moussawi), is a Roman Catholic convert from Islam and a writer born in 1964 in Iraq in a Muslim Shiite family.
Born in Iraq, in a relatively wealthy old...