Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Jean-Baptiste Gaby
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Date of Birth: Approximately 1640

Place of Birth: France

Date of Death: Approximately 1710

Place of Death: France


Jean-Baptist Gaby was a 17th-century French Franciscan friar. The little that is known of his life with certainty pertains to his voyage to West Africa in 1686. He is thought to have been born around 1640, and at an unknown point he entered the Franciscan order. For most of his l…

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Frederiks, Martha, “Jean-Baptiste Gaby”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>

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