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Pacifique de Provins
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René de l’Escalle or l’Escale, Pacificus Scaligerus, Renatus Scaligerus

Date of Birth: 1588

Place of Birth: Provins

Date of Death: 1648

Place of Death: Guyana


When René de l’Escalle became a Capuchin monk in 1605, he took the name Pacifique de Provins. He founded the Capuchin monastery in Provins and then, as he wanted to become a missionary, asked to be sent to Turkey in 1621. After his arriva…

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Carnoy-Torabi, Dominique, “Pacifique de Provins”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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