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André Thévet

French explorer

1516   -   1590

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: Middle French
occupation: explorer, journalist, writer, cosmographer, geographer, historian, translator
position held: chaplain

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André Thevet (; French: [təvɛ]; 1516 – 23 November 1590) was a French Franciscan priest, explorer, cosmographer and writer who travelled to the near East and to south America in the 16th century. His most significant book was The New Found World, or Antarctike which compiled a number of different sources and his own experience into what purported to be a first hand account of his experiences in France Antarctique, a French settlement near modern Rio de Janeiro.
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