The Jerusalem Quartet - A Who's Who of Historical and
Literary Characters mentioned or alluded to in the text

Version 2. Compiled September, 8, 2007, from the totality of the Quartet: Sinai Tapestry, Jerusalem Poker, Nile Shadows and Jericho Mosaic - Old Earth Books editions.

Abdullah I of Jordan - 1882-1951
First king of Jordan, Jericho Mosaic, page 180
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_I_of_Jordan

Al-Assad, Hafez - 1930-2000
President of Syria from 1970 to his death, Jericho Mosaic, page 240.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez_al-Assad

Al-Assad, Rifaat - 1937-
Younger brother of Hafez al-Assad, Jericho Mosaic, page 278.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rifaat_al-Assad

Al-Husseini (or Al-Husayni), Mohammad Amin 1895-1974
Mufti of Jerusalem, Sinai Tapestry page 216
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haj_Amin_Al-Husseini

Al-Jundi, Abd-al-Karim - died 1969
Head of Syrian intelligence, probable inspiration for Colonel Jundi in Jericho Mosaic.

Allon, Yigal 1918-1980
Zionist fighter, then Israeli politician, Nile Shadows page 24.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yigal_Allon

Amit, Meir - 1921-
Second director of Mossad, inspiration for General Dror, Jericho Mosaic, page 83.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meir_Amit

Arnauti, Jacob
Literary character, from Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, Jerusalem Poker, page 216.

Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal 1881-1938
Turkish statesman, Sinai Tapestry page 226.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ataturk

Baring, Evelyn, Lord Cromer 1841-1917
British statesman and diplomat, Cairo Martyr's disguise in Jerusalem Poker, page 157.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Baring%2C_1st_Earl_of_Cromer

Ben-Gurion, David - 1886-1973
First Prime Minister of Israel, Jericho Mosaic, page 179.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Gurion

Burckhardt, Johann Ludwig 1784-1817
Swiss traveller and orientalist, the obvious inspiration for Johann Luigi Szondi ( Sinai Tapestry, page 29, Jerusalem Poker, page 83), mentioned by name in Nile Shadows, page 392. Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Ludwig_Burckhardt

Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890
British explorer, an obvious inspiration for Plantagenet Strongbow.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton

Cavafy, Constantine P. 1863-1933
Greek poet, an inspiration for Ahmad in Nile Shadows. Joe's mention of "abstractions and pseudonyms" (page 352) refers to a Cavafy essay, and Ahmad's description as standing "at a slight angle to the universe" is E.M. Forster's description of Cavafy. Not to mention a few paraphrases of his poems, plus the Rue Clapsius bit.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavafy

Codex Sinaiticus - Bible discovered at St Catherine's Monastery by Constantin von Tischendorf in 1844. This bible is obviously the inspiration for the original bible which features in Sinai Tapestry.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Sinaiticus
The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time. The web address is:

Cohen, Eli 1924-1965
Israeli master spy - obvious inspiration for Yossi/Halim in Jericho Mosaic.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Cohen

Dayan, Moshe 1915-1981
Israeli military leader and politician, Nile Shadows page 24
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Dayan
(According to this entry, he lost an eye in the same circumstances as Bletchley.)

Donovan, William, a.k.a. Wild Bill 1883-1959
American lawyer and politician, first director of the OSS, Nile Shadows page 35.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Joseph_Donovan

Doughty, Charles Montagu 1843-1926
British poet and traveller, maybe one of the inspirations for Strongbow, Nile Shadows, page 392.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Doughty

Dupuis, Auguste, a.k.a. Yakouba 1865-1945
The White Monk of Timbuktu, Sinai Tapestry, page 46.
The only web reference I managed to find is:
There is also a book (not read): Yakouba, by William Seabrook, 1934.

Fellers, Bonner Frank 1896-1973
American military attaché in Cairo, re the Black Code fiasco, Nile Shadows, page 239.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonner_Fellers

Fermor, Patrick Leigh - 1915-2011
British author, scholar and soldier upon whom Our Colly, the original Purple Seven Armenian, was partly based, Nile Shadows, page 25, describes the kidnapping of the German commandant in Crete. Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leigh_Fermor

Frangieh, Suleiman - 1910-1992
President of Lebanon from 1970 to 1976, Jericho Mosaic, page 281.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suleiman_Frangieh

Frangieh, Tony - 1941-1978
Son of Suleiman Frangieh, Jericho Mosaic, page 278.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Frangieh

Gemayel, Amine 1942-
Son of Pierre Gemayel, president of Lebanon from 1982 to 1988, probable inspiration for Fuad, Jericho Mosaic, page 303.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amine_Gemayel

Gemayel, Bachir - 1947-1982
Son of Pierre Gemayel, killed after he was elected president of Lebanon, probable inspiration for Naji, Jericho Mosaic, page 303.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachir_Gemayel

Gemayel, Pierre - 1905-1984
Lebanese politician, probable inspiration for Sheikh Jean-Claude, Jericho Mosaic, page 303.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Gemayel

Gulbenkian, Calouste 1869-1955
Armenian businessman, also known as "Mr. Five per cent", an inspiration for Sophia. Mentioned by name in Nile Shadows, page 25.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulbenkian

Hafiz, Amin - 1911-
President of Syria from 1963 to 1966, Jericho Mosaic, page 32.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amin_Hafiz

Hamid II (a.k.a. Abdu'l-Hamid II) 1842 -1918.
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Sinai Tapestry, page 216.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Hamid_II

Harel, Isser - 1912-2003
Second director of Mossad, inspiration for Little Aharon, Jericho Mosaic, page 36.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isser_Harel

Hofi, Yitzhak - 1927-
Fifth director of Mossad, inspiration for General Reuvah, Jericho Mosaic, page 349.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yitzhak_Hofi

Hunt, William Holman - 1827-1910
British painter, Jericho Mosaic, page 107.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Holman_Hunt

Hussein bin Ali 1852-1931
Sharif of Mecca, Sinai Tapestry, page 215
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherif_Hussein_ibn_Ali

Hussein I - 1935-1999
King of Jordan from 1952 to his death, Jericho Mosaic, page 124.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussein_of_Jordan

Ibn Saud 1880-1953
Arab leader, later the first king of Saudi Arabia, Sinai Tapestry page 215.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Saud

Ismail Pasha 1830-1895
Khedive of Egypt, Nile Shadows, page 268.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isma%27il_of_Egypt

Jadid, Salah - 1926-1993
Leader of Syria from 1966 to 1970, Jericho Mosaic, page 239.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Jadid

Jennings, Asa ?-?
Assistant YMCA director in Smyrna, Sinai Tapestry page 301.
No wikipedia entry. The one devoted to the Great Fire of Smyrna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_Smyrna ) is very much in the "don't offend anybody" mode. I found a page on what I think is a Christian website which uses the same quotes as Whittemore (http://unicorn.phoenixrising-web.net/shelp/getinvolved.htm).

Menzies, Stewart 1890-1968
British spy, head of MI-6, may have inspired the "M" character in the James Bond novels, Nile Shadows page 35.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Menzies

Nasser, Gamal Abdel - 1918-1970
President of Egypt from 1954 to his death, Jericho Mosaic, page 91.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasser

Noli, Fan (Theofan Stilian Noli, a.k.a.) 1882-1965
Albanian bishop and politician, Jerusalem Poker, page 206.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_Noli

Osman-Bey (a.k.a. Millinger) ?-?
Author of World Conquest by the Jews, Jerusalem Poker, page 198.
No immediate web reference.

O'Sullivan Beare
The famous march of the O'Sullivan Beares is told here:

Rachkovsky (Piotr) 1853-1910
Author or instigator of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Jerusalem Poker page 209.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Rachkovsky

Retcliffe, John (a.k.a. Herman Goedsche) 1815-1878
Author of Biarritz, Jerusalem Poker page 198.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Goedsche

Sadat, Anwar Al - 1918-1981
President of Egypt from 1970 to his death, Jericho Mosaic, page 198.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Al_Sadat

Shiloah, Reuven - 1909-1959
First director of Mossad, may have inspired the character of Tajar in Jericho Mosaic.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuven_Shiloah

Smyth, Ethel 1858-1944
English musician and suffragette, Sinai Tapestry page 215.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Smyth
also see (you need to register, I think):

Stephenson, William 1897-1989
Canadian businessman and spy, code name "Intrepid", may have inspired the James Bond character, Nile Shadows page 35.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stephenson

Suedani, Ahmed
Head of Syrian intelligence at the time Eli Cohen was captured, may have inspired the character of Colonel Jundi in Jericho Mosaic.

Ticho, Anna 1894-1980

Famous Jerusalem artist on whom Anna Cohen is partly based, Jericho Mosaic page 131.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Ticho

Tischendorf, Constantine 1815-1874
The "young German" who found the Codex Sinaiticus, Sinai Tapestry page 64.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tischendorf

Ulrichs, Karl Heinrich (Numa Numantius) 1825-1895
German defender of homosexuality, coined the word "uranism", Sinay Tapestry page 14, Jerusalem Poker page 27.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Heinrich_Ulrichs
Note: "Aunt Magnesia" was the nickname given to his disciple Maghus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) - wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Hirschfeld

About the first Wallenstein, as mentioned in Sinai Tapestry, page 25, see wikipedia entry:

Weizmann, Chaim 1874-1952
Zionist leader, first president of Israel, Sinai Tapestry page 216
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaim_Weizmann

Wied, William of 1876-1945
King of Albania in 1914, Jerusalem Poker page 206
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Wied

Wingate, Orde Charles 1903-1944
British soldier and Christian Zionist, a probable inspiration for Our Colly, see Nile Shadows, page 24. Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Orde_Wingate

Zaghlul, Saad 1859-1927
Egyptian politician, Sinai Tapestry page 216.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaghlul

Zamir, Zvi - 1925-
Fourth director of Mossad, the inspiration for General Ben-Zvi, Jericho Mosaic page 178.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zvi_Zamir

Zog of Albania (a.k.a. Skanderberg III) 1895-1961
King of Albania from 1928 to 1939, Jerusalem Poker page 206.
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zog_of_Albania

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