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Jacob Spon
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Date of Birth: 1647

Place of Birth: Lyon, France

Date of Death: 1685

Place of Death: Vevey, Switzerland


Jacob Spon was born into a Calvinist family of German origin in Lyon in 1647. His father Charles, who was a famous doctor, sent him to Strasbourg to receive a humanist education. During his time there, Spon became acquainted with numismatics thanks to the training he received from Doct…

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Apostolou, Irini, “Jacob Spon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <>

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