Daoud, Francis (1870–1939) [Chald.]
He was born in Ārādn near al-ʿAmadiyya, and in 1883 joined the Seminary of St. John. He was ordained a priest in 1893 by Patr. Eliya ʿAbū al-Yūnān, and in 1910 was consecrated bp. for al-ʿAmadiyya by Patr. Emmanuel Toma. In 1914 and during World War I he was accused of being a spy against the government and was under house arrest in Mosul until he was proven innocent. Then he left to Ārādn where he died in 1939.
He translated into Syriac Alfonse Muzzarelli’s Il mese di Maria ossia il mese di maggio (1785) from an Arabic version and published it under the title Méditations pour chaque jour du mois de Marie (Mosul, 1907).
- Abūna, Adab, 507.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 412.
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George A. Kiraz, “Daoud, Francis,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Daoud-Francis.
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Kiraz, George A. “Daoud, Francis.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Daoud-Francis.
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