Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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William of Rubruck
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Guillelmus de Rubruc, Willelmus de Rubruk, Willem van Ruysbroeck, Guillaume de Rubrouck, Rubruck

Date of Birth: Before 1215

Place of Birth: Rubrouck, near Cassel, France

Date of Death: Uncertain; late 13th century

Place of Death: Unknown


Most of our knowledge of William of Rubruck is based on the long letter he sent to King Louis IX in 1255, upon returning from the expedition to Mongolia with which the king had entrusted him.

Born in Rubruc…

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Guéret-Laferté, Michèle, “William of Rubruck”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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