Febure (or Fevre), Michel

Febure (or Fevre), Michel (also called Justinien de Tours), a French Capuchin missionary and Orientalist, was born about 1640. For eighteen years he travelled in Syria, Mesopotamia, Chaldaea, Assyria, Kurdistan, Arabia, Palestine, etc. There are no details of his life, but he left some very curious and valued works, especially Overo Descriptione della Turchia (Rome, 1674); translated later into French, German, and Spanish): — Objectiones Muhameticae adversus Catholicos (ibid. 1679): — Christian Doctrine, in Arabic: — Theatre de la Turquie (Paris, 1682). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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