Coppin, Jean

Coppin, Jean a French voyager, was born about 1615, and became a cavalry captain in the war between France and Austria. He embarked in 1638 for Egypt, where he spent two years. On the second voyage he visited Tunis and Syria, and was appointed consul at Damietta in 1644. After a sojourn of three years in the East, he returned to Europe with the project of a crusade, in which he vainly attempted to interest the pope. He then addressed the public in a book, entitled Bouclier de l'Europe (Puy, 1686; Lyons, 1720). He died about 1690. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generate, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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