Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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François Bernier
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Born in Anjou in 1620, François Bernier went to Paris, where in the 1640s he was introduced into the most erudite circles and associated with the neo-Epicurean philosopher Pierre Gassendi. From 1648 to 1650, Bernier followed François Boysson, Seigneur de Merveilles, to Poland, Germany, Italy and maybe the Levant. Back in France in 1650, Bernier joined Gassendi in Toulon…

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Moreau, Isabelle, “François Bernier”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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