Shahin Taniyus

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Shahin Taniyus


Born 1815; died 1895. Leader of a peasant uprising in Kisrawan, northern Lebanon, in 1859 and 1860.

Shahin Taniyus was a blacksmith by trade. In January 1859 he instigated an uprising, during which the feudal lords of Kisrawan were driven out and the peasants assumed power. Shahin Taniyus remained in power until mid-1860, when the uprising was suppressed.


Smilianskaia, I. M. Krest’ianskoe dvizhenie v Livane v pervoi polovine XIX v. Moscow, 1965. Pages 161–93.
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