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…