Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Jacques de Vitry
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Jacobus Vitriacus, James of Vitry, Jakob von Vitry

Date of Birth: 1160-70

Place of Birth: Probably Vitry en Perthois

Date of Death: 1 May 1240

Place of Death: Rome


Jacques was born in the 1160s into a noble family of the Perthois, probably Vitry en Perthois, in Champagne (see M.-G. Grossel’s trans. of Historia orientalis, pp. 7-8). He studied in Paris with preaching masters Jean de Liro and Jean de Nivelles, who in turn ha…

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Tolan, John, “Jacques de Vitry”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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