Jean Chardin

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Birthday
16, 1643
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 5, 1713 (69)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1643
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jan 5, 1713 (69)

About

This French jeweler's travel's to the Middle East became one of the best contemporary accounts of the region.

Before Fame

He traveled twice to what was then Persia, staying there first from 1665 to 1670, and again from 1671 to 1677.

Trivia

His ten-volume account of his travels, titled Journal of the Travel of the Cavalier Chardin, became an invaluable resource for scholars of the region.

Family Life

His father was also a jeweler, assuring the family a comfortable, affluent lifestyle.

Associated With

Samuel de Champlain was another well-known French explorer.