Ascelin (or Anselm), Nicholas

Ascelin (Or Anselm), Nicholas a missionary sent by Innocent IV to a Mongol chief in 1247. A description of his voyage, though incomplete, is found in the Miroir Historique of Vincent of Beauvais, which gives Simon of St. Quentin as companion of Ascelin. ' This was translated into French by Bergeron, with the voyage of Carpin (Paris, 1634). Ascelin followed the south of the Caspian Sea and traversed Syria and Persia. See Hoefer, Nouvelle Biographie Generale, s.v.

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