YUSUF AL-QIBTI (17th c.)

A and one of the few who had cultural contacts with Europe in modern times before Napoleon Bonaparte’s expedition and the reign of Mohammed Ali (1805-1848). He expressed his wish to Urban III (1623-1644) to join the as a scriptor to correct the proofs printed in and Arabic. In 1624-1625, Yusuf copied a number of Arabic that are now preserved in the Vatican.