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Leo Africanus (1489/1505–c. 1550)

Donald Malcolm Reid

in The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780195149227
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780195307412
Leo Africanus (1489/1505–c. 1550)

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(c. 1489/1505–c. 1550),

Muslim traveler to Timbuctoo. Leo Africanus was also known as Giovanni Leone Africano (Italian) and

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Subjects: World History

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