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Rouhi Al-Khalidi

Rouhi Al-Khalidi

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1864
  • Age: 157
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Ruhi al-Khalidi (1864--1913) was a writer, teacher, activist and politician in the Ottoman Empire at the turn of the twentieth century. He was the nephew of Yousef al-Khalidi, who was mayor of Jerusalem from 1899 to 1907. In 1908, he was one of three delegates elected to represent Jerusalem in the new Ottoman government run by the Young Turks and later become the deputy to the head of parliament (1911).

Khalidi studied Islamic sciences and philosophy in Paris, was a lecturer at Sorbonne University, Paris, was a scholar and teacher at the Institute for Foreign Languages in Paris and was appointed Counsel General of the Ottoman Empire in Bordeaux, France, from 1898 to 1908.

 

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When the library was first established, Khalidi had a hand in making sure the library was more available to the wider public. His interest in French writers contributed to the collection's literature by Montesquieu and Victor Hugo.

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