Jean Coppin

Jean Coppin (c. 1615 – c. 1690) was a French traveller and professional soldier, who tried to enthuse the French people for a crusade against the Ottoman Empire.

Coppin travelled to Egypt in 1638, where he stayed for eighteen months. He returned to France with a cargo of antiquities for sale but was raided by Mallorcan pirates. A second voyage was undertaken in 1642–1646, where he was in the Levant, visiting Tunis and Syria, and became consul at Damietta in 1644. He returned to Europe, with firm plans for a crusade, but the authorities were not interested at all. Subsequently, he decided to publish his work, hoping to find the public more willing to listen to his plans. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1971