Mohammad Temim

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Mohammed Temim, Ambassadeur du Maroc, à la Comédie Italienne (1682), Antoine Coypel (1661-1722), Versailles.

Mohammad Temim, also Haji Mohammad Temim (French: Aggi Mohamed) was an ambassador of the Moroccan king Mulay Ismail to France. Mohammad Temim was accompanied by Ali Manino,[1] as well as six other ambassadorial members.[2] They visited Paris in 1682.[3] He was able to explore many aspects of French intellectual and artistic life. He attended a performance of Lully's Atys. He also visited Notre-Dame de Paris where he attended an organ performance.[4] Mohammad Temin showed great interest in arts and sciences.[5] Upon his return, he received beautiful farewell gifts from Louis XIV.[6]

Another Moroccan ambassador Abdallah bin Aisha would visit France in 1699-1700.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Black sunrise: the life and times of Mulai Ismail, Emperor of Morocco, 1646-1727 by Wilfrid Blunt p.196
  2. ^ Matar, p.xxi
  3. ^ Matar, p.xxi
  4. ^ Matar, p.xxi
  5. ^ Matar, p.xxii
  6. ^ Matar, p.xxii
  7. ^ In the lands of the Christians: Arabic travel writing in the seventeenth century by Nabil I. Matar p.197 [1]

References[edit]

  • Matar, Nabil In the Lands of the Christians. Arabic Travel Writing in the Seventeenth Century New York London, Routledge [2]