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Michele Membré
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Michele Membré was born in Cyprus to a non-patrician Venetian family, and was a small-time merchant who had been engaged by his relatives, the Benedetti merchant family, to travel to Turkey and Syria. Membré’s abilities in Italian, Greek and especially Turkish led to his being recommended by the family to the governor of Cyprus to carry a letter from Venice (‘the most i…

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Newman, Andrew, “Michele Membré”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 02 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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