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Jacques Bongars, Seigneur de Bauldry et de La Chesnaye, was a French diplomat and classical scholar who compiled a history of the Crusades.

A Huguenot, Bongars studied in Germany, Italy, and Constantinople. From 1586 Henry of Navarre (later King Henry IV of France) sent him on missions to obtain men and money from the German princes and from Queen Elizabeth I of England. As French minister in Germany (1593–1610) he tried to unite Protestant princes in a league with King James I of England at its head.

Bongars published an annotated edition of the Roman historian Justin’s works in 1581 and a French translation of the letters of Aristaenetus in 1597. He was interested, however, not only in ancient writings but also in medieval chronicles. His collection of historical works on Hungary (1600) was followed, in 1611, by the far more important Gesta Dei per Francos (“God’s Work Through the Franks”), a collection of contemporary accounts of the Crusades. An edition of his letters, in Latin, appeared in 1647, a French translation in 1668–70. His diary of his journey to Constantinople was printed in 1874.

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Hanover / 1611
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7.5 x 5.5 inches
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VG
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Hanover / 1611
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7.5 x 10 inches
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88547
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Hanau / 1611
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15 x 6.5 inches
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VG
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84421

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Hanau / 1611
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Hanau / 1611
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Hanover / 1611
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Hanau / 1611
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Hanau / 1611
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Hanau / 1611
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Hanau / 1611
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Hanau / 1611
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13.5 x 14 inches
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82979
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Hanau / 1611
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13.5 x 14 inches
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