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Bertrandon de la Broquière
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Bertrandon de la Broquère

Date of Birth: About 1400

Place of Birth: Perhaps Broquère, Garonne

Date of Death: 9 May 1459

Place of Death: Lille


Almost everything that is known about Bertrandon derives from his Voyage d’Oultremer. He was probably born to a minor noble family in the Guyenne. He first appears in archival sources in 1418, in the service of Archambaud de Foix, lord of Navailles, who was murdered…

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Tolan, John, “Bertrandon de la Broquière”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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