Giosafat Barbaro

Giosafat Barbaro

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giosafat Barbaro (1413-1494) was a member of the Venetian Barbaro family. He was a diplomat, merchant, explorer and travel writer. He was unusually well-travelled for someone of his times. Giosafat Barbaro was born to Antonio and Franceschina Barbaro in a palazzo on the Campo di Santa Maria Formosa.He became a member of the Venetian Senate in 1431. In 1434, he married Nona Duodo, daughter of Arsenio Duodo. Giosafat and Nona had three daughters and a son, Giovanni Antonio. From 1436 to 1452 Barbaro traveled as a merchant to the Genoese colony Tana on the Sea of Azov.During this time the Golden Horde was disintegrating due to political rivalries. In November of 1437, Barbaro heard of the burial mound of the last King of the Alans, about 20 miles up the Don River from Tana.
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135924362
  • 9786135924367