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Giovanni da Pian del Carpine (John of Plano Carpini, Jean de Plan Carpin) - a companion and disciple of his countryman Saint Francis of Assisi - started his mission as a papal legate to the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire from Lyon on Easter day 1245.
Uploaded: Oct, 10 2010 | Taken: Sep, 05 2010| Viewed: 25 times  | 2 votes
Camera: Panasonic | Model: DMC-TZ5 | Exposure 10/2000s, ISO 100 | FLength: 8mm | SW: Ver.1.0

jacko1 - Oct, 11 2010 02:10pm
I see Marco Polo mentioned here, travel was a seriously difficult business in those days!

pesu - Oct, 11 2010 05:10pm
Tony, you are certainly right, and Giovanni di Pian di Carpine travelled BEFORE Marco Polo.

jorgesanchez - Oct, 12 2010 03:10am
Pesu: good that you rememebred the great travelers of the past! Thank you.

pesu - Oct, 12 2010 05:10am
Jorge: I wouldn't have found this place w/o the help of a Globo member who is a 'specialist' in this subject. :)


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