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Barthélemy d’Herbelot
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Barthélemy d’Herbelot de Molainville

Date of Birth: 4 December 1625

Place of Birth: Paris

Date of Death: 8 December 1695

Place of Death: Paris


Barthélemy d’Herbelot’s interest in the Bible and pious Catholicism determined the movements that led him to a career in Orientalist erudition. Little is known of his early life in Paris, but in 1655 he decided to travel to Rome to study Hebrew and gain…

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Haddad, Jonathan, “Barthélemy d’Herbelot”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <>

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