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Charles-Jacques Poncet
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Date of Birth: 1655

Place of Birth: Saint-Claude, Franche-Comté

Date of Death: 1706

Place of Death: Isfahan, Persia


Charles-Jacques Poncet was a French physician and traveller, who journeyed through Rome and then Malta, to Istanbul, Egypt, Ethiopia and Persia. Of his journeys, the one to Sinnar and Ethiopia is the best known.

Poncet left France at the young age of 19. He first went to Italy, reaching Rome in 1674 (Beccari, Scriptores occid…

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Martínez, Andreu, “Charles-Jacques Poncet”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>

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