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Gelenbevi, İsmail
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İsmail Gelenbevi (Gelenbevī, Ismāʿīl b. Muṣṭafā b. Maḥmūd, 1143–1205/1730–91, also known as Kalanbawī in Western literature) was a prominent Ottoman logician, philosopher, theologian, astronomer, and mathematician born in Gelenbe, a small town in western Anatolia (present-day Turkey). He moved to Istanbul to complete his education under Yasincizade Osman (Yāsīncīzāde ʿUthmān) and especially under Müftizade Mehmed Emin (Müftīzāde Meḥmed Emīn), who was nicknamed ayaklı kütüphane (“walking library”). Despite the lack of exemplars, Gelenbevi was productive and wrote an…

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Özervarli, M. Sait, “Gelenbevi, İsmail”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27392>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 9789004282100, 2015, 2015-1

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