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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Tavernier, Jean Baptist, Baron D'aubonne
A celebrated French traveller, born in Paris, the son of an Antwerp engraver; was a wanderer from his boyhood, starting on his travels at the age of 15, and by the end of 1630 had made his way as valet, page, &c., over most of Europe; during the years 1630-1669 he in six separate expeditions traversed most of the lands of Asia in the capacity of a dealer in jewels; reaped large profits; was honoured by various potentates, and returned with stores of valuable information respecting the commerce of those countries, which with much else interesting matter lie embodied in his great work, "Six Voyages," a classic now in travel-literature; was ennobled in 1669 by Louis XIV. (1605-1689).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tavernier, Jean Baptist, Baron D'aubonne'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/tavernier-jean-baptist-baron-daubonne.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.