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François Pyrard de Laval
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François Pyrard wrote a detailed account of his ten years sailing in the Indian Ocean and travelling in India and parts of South-East Asia, but information about his life prior to his voyages is limited. He was probably born between 1570 and 1580 in Laval, on the River Mayenne, in western France. His writings give no information regarding his education or other aspects …

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Guenther, Alan, “François Pyrard de Laval”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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