Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Pierre Dan
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Date of Birth: Around 1580

Place of Birth: Paris

Date of Death: 8 October 1649

Place of Death: Fontainebleau


Pierre Dan was a French friar who led two 17th-century expeditions to ransom countrymen from North African captivity. He belonged to a religious order specifically devoted to freeing Christian slaves from the lands of Islam. Founded by St Jean de Matha in 1198, the Trinitarians (Pères de la Sainte Trinité or Trinitaires, also kno…

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Weiss, Gillian, “Pierre Dan”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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