Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Paul Rycaut
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Paul Rycaut was born in Aylesford, Kent, in November or December 1628 into a merchant family, the 11th child and 10th son of Peter and Mary Rycaut. Paul most probably received his primary education at a grammar school in Kent, where he learnt Greek and Latin. When he was 16 years old, he was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was supervised by Charles Rich, who introduced him…

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Baktir, Hasan, “Paul Rycaut”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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