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Jean-Baptiste Tavernier
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Date of Birth: 1605

Place of Birth: Paris

Date of Death: February 1689

Place of Death: Smolensk


Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was born in Paris in 1605 into a Protestant family. Originally from Antwerp, the Taverniers had fled to France in 1575 following the religious conflict that shook the Low Countries during the Eighty Years’ War. Gabriel Tavernier, father of the future traveller Jean-Bap…

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

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