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Abbé Demanet
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Abbé Jean-Baptiste Demanet

Date of Birth: First half of the 18th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; probably France

Date of Death: 12 July 1778

Place of Death: West Africa; probably Senegal


Jean-Baptiste Demanet was a French secular priest, best known for his two-volume work Nouvelle histoire de l’Afrique françoise, published in 1767. It seems he served for some time as a priest of the diocese of Trèves, but little els…

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Frederiks, Martha, “Abbé Demanet”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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