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Emin, Emin Joseph (1726–1809), army officer in the East India Company and Armenian nationalist, was born in Hamadan, Persia, the son of Hovsep (also known as Joseph; d. 1777), merchant. During Emin's youth internecine wars killed his mother (in 1734) and next youngest brother, scattering his family. about 1735 ...

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Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869–1955) by Charles Joseph Watelet, 1912 by courtesy of the Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

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Gulbenkian, Calouste Sarkis (1869–1955), oil industrialist and benefactor, was born in Scutari, adjacent to Constantinople, in Turkey, on 23 March 1869, one of three sons of Sarkis Gulbenkian (d. 1894), a trader in kerosene and a provincial banker. Although he respected his family, ...

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Khan [married name Hawkins; second married name Towerson], Mariam (fl. 1611–1619), early Indian immigrant to Britain, was the daughter of Mubarak Khan, one of the courtiers of the Mughal emperor Jalal-ud-din Akbar. A Christian Armenian, who after the death of her father had been taken into the protective fold of the Mughal harem, ...

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