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Jean Barbot
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Date of Birth: 25 May 1655

Place of Birth: Saint-Martin, Ile de Ré

Date of Death: 27 December 1712

Place of Death: Southampton


Few details about the personal life of the French commercial agent Jean (later John) Barbot are known, apart from his African travels recorded in his A description of the coast of north and south Guinea and of Ethiopia inferior, vulgarly Angola (1732). He went to West Africa as a commercial agent on two F…

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Jones, Adam, “Jean Barbot”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 January 2020 <>

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