Gasprinski (Gaspıralı), İsmail
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İsmail Gasprinski (Ismāʿīl Ghaṣprinskī/Gaspıralı) was a Crimean Tatar intellectual, educator, publisher, and politician. He was born on 8 O.S. (21 N.S.) March 1851 in Avcıköy (Bağçasaray/Bakhchysarai district), Crimea. His parents, Mustafa Ağa and Fatma Hanım, came from Crimean noble families. His father was born in Gaspra, from which İsmail took his family name Gasprinski.

He studied first in the the Zincirli Madrasa in Bağçasaray. In 1861 he entered the gymnasium in Aqmescit (Simferopol) and after two years attended the Voronezh Military Academy.…

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Abdirashidov, Zaynabidin, “Gasprinski (Gaspıralı), İsmail”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 9789004282124, 2015, 2015-3

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