General Ya‘Qub (1745-1801)

GENERAL YA‘QUB (1745-1801) He was born at Mallawi in Middle Egypt in 1745. He was one of the powerful Coptic laymen who contributed to the renaissance of the Coptic Church in the 18th and 19th centuries. He was a financial commissioner of Asyut’s Mamluk governor Sulayman Bey. Ya‘qub concluded that neither the Turks nor the …

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