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John Foss
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Date of Birth: Unknown; presumably mid-18th century

Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Massachusetts

Date of Death: 1800

Place of Death: Matanzas, Cuba


Little is known about the early life of the sailor John Foss, except that he is said to have lived in Byfield parish near Newburyport, Massachusetts. He sailed from New England aboard a merchant brig, and was captured by Algerian corsairs of…

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Larson, Ian, “John Foss”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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