Duval, Jean

Duval, Jean a French prelate and Orientalist, was born at Clamecy (Nivernais) in 1697. Having finished his studies, he entered, in 1615, the order of the barefooted Carmelites, adopting the name of Bernard-de Sainte-Therese, afterwards went to the East as a missionary, and was appointed bishop of Bagdad in 1658. He died at Paris, April 10, 1669, leaving some very important works on the Oriental languages, which have remained in MS. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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