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Michel Nau
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Date of Birth: Probably 1631; possibly 1633

Place of Birth: Tours

Date of Death: 1683

Place of Death: Paris


Michel Nau, a native of Tours, entered the Society of Jesus in Paris in 1659 and went to Syria as a missionary in 1665. He asserts that he had felt a vocation for the Orient since his childhood. He spent most of his time in Aleppo, until returning to France permanently in 1682 after…

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Heyberger, Bernard, “Michel Nau”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>

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