Giovanni da Pian del Carpine

Roman Catholic archbishop and traveller

1182   -   1252

language of expression: Latin
occupation: explorer, Catholic priest, diplomat, historian, writer, missionary
position held: archbishop of Bar
student of: Francis of Assisi

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Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, variously rendered in English as John of Pian de Carpine, John of Plano Carpini or Joannes de Plano (ca 1185 – 1 August 1252), was a medieval Italian diplomat, archbishop and explorer and one of the first Europeans to enter the court of the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. He is the author of the earliest important Western account of northern and central Asia, Rus, and other regions of the Mongol dominion. He was the Primate of Serbia, based in Antivari, from 1247 to 1252.
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Ystoria Mongalorum

report, compiled by Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, of his trip to the Mongol Empire

author: Giovanni da Pian del Carpine

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