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François Valentijn
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François Valentyn

Date of Birth: 17 April 1666

Place of Birth: Dordrecht

Date of Death: 6 August 1727

Place of Death: s'Gravenhage (The Hague)


François Valentijn (also Valentyn) was born into a middle-class family in the important Dutch harbour town of Dordrecht. His father was rector at the local grammar school. François studied theology in Leiden and Utrecht, and in May 1685, as a 19-year-ol…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “François Valentijn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <>

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