Jean Chardin

1643 - 1713

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Jean Chardin (16 November 1643 – 5 January 1713), born Jean-Baptiste Chardin, and also known as Sir John Chardin, was a French jeweller and traveller whose ten-volume book The Travels of Sir John Chardin is regarded as one of the finest works of early Western scholarship on Persia and the Near East in general. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Chardin has received more than 97,703 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Chardin is the 127th most popular explorer (down from 109th in 2019), the 1,517th most popular biography from France (down from 1,333rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Explorer.

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Among explorers, Jean Chardin ranks 127 out of 405Before him are Jean de Béthencourt, Bartholomew Columbus, Gan Ying, Andrés de Urdaneta, Afanasy Nikitin, and Adrien de Gerlache. After him are Adam Olearius, Emin Pasha, Martin Frobisher, João Vaz Corte-Real, Otto Sverdrup, and Mikhail Lazarev.

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Among people born in 1643, Jean Chardin ranks 11Before him are Alessandro Stradella, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Henri Jules, Prince of Condé, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Jean-Baptiste Denys, and Johann Adam Reincken. After him are Fran Krsto Frankopan, Bahadur Shah I, and Ilona Zrínyi. Among people deceased in 1713, Jean Chardin ranks 6Before him are Arcangelo Corelli, Frederick I of Prussia, Juraj Jánošík, Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury. After him are Carlo Maratta, Jahandar Shah, Michael II Apafi, Frederick William, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Francis Hauksbee, and Pavao Ritter Vitezović.

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Among people born in France, Jean Chardin ranks 1,517 out of 5,234Before him are Ernest Meissonier (1815), Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), Alain de Benoist (1943), Joscelin I, Count of Edessa (1072), and Constance of Arles (974). After him are Philibert Commerson (1727), Samy Naceri (1961), Fabien Barthez (1971), Henry I, Count of Champagne (1127), Abbé Pierre (1912), and Eva Green (1980).

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