French Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire

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Ahmed III receiving the embassy of Charles de Ferriol in 1699; painting by Jean-Baptiste van Mour

France has had a permanent embassy to the Ottoman Empire since 1535, during the time of King Francis I and Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. It is considered the direct predecessor of the modern-day embassy to the Republic of Turkey.

List of ambassadors[edit]

Under the Ancien Régime[edit]

Ambassadors of Ancien Régime France. Embassy established in Constantinople.[1][2]

The first ambassador was preceded by an envoy: Jean Frangipani.

French Revolution and First French Empire[edit]

Ambassadors under the French Revolution and First French Empire.[1]


Ambassadors under the Bourbon Restoration, July Monarchy, Second Republic, Second Empire and Third Republic.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c (in French) Liste chronologique des ambassadeurs depuis 1525, at the French embassy in Turkey; retrieved April 1, 2009
  2. ^ A full list of ambassadors and ministers under the Ancien Régime is in François-Emmanuel Guignard, comte de Saint-Priest, Charles Henri Auguste Schefer, Mémoires sur l'ambassade de France en Turquie et sur le commerce des français dans le Levant, Paris, 1877, p. 179.

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