Niqula al-Turk

Niqula bin Yusuf al-Turk (17631828) was a scholar, historian, and poet at the court of Amir Bashir Shihab II.[1] He was born in Dayr al-Qamar (in modern-day Lebanon).[2] He accompanied Napoleon's expedition in Egypt and wrote an account of it, which was translated in French by Desgranges as Histoire de l'expédition des Français en Égypte (published in 1839).[2] Gaston Wiet has published his memoirs as Chronique d'Égypte, 17981804. Al-Turk died, blind, in Dayr al-Qamar.[2]


  1. Goldschmidt, p. 215; Jayyusi, p. 33.
  2. 1 2 3 Goldschmidt, p. 215.


  • Goldschmidt, Arthur (2000). Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt. Rienner. ISBN 978-1555872298.
  • Jayyusi, Salma Khadra (1977). Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry. Brill. ISBN 978-9004049208.
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