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Odoric of Pordenone
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Odorico da Pordenone, Odoricus de Foro Iulii, Odoricus de Portu Naonis, Odorico de Porto Naone de Friuli

Date of Birth: Between 1275 and 1280

Place of Birth: Pordenone, Italy

Date of Death: 1331

Place of Death: Udine


Most of what we know for sure about Odoric’s life comes from his own account of his travels in Asia. According to John of Viktring, his father was a mercenary in the garrison established in Pordenone by Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (Li…

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Guéret-Laferté, Michèle, “Odoric of Pordenone”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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