Guiscard Bustari

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Guiscard Bustari was a Florentine Italian adventurer and ambassador, who was employed by the Mongol Il Khan ruler Ghazan.

In the summer 1300, Guiscard Bustari is recorded to have led an embassy of one hundred Mongols sent by Ghazan to Pope Boniface VIII. The Mongols, clad in traditional clothes, participated to the Jubilee organized by the Pope, and made a sensation.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Schein, p.815

References[edit]

  • Schein, Sylvia, "Gesta Dei per Mongolos 1300", The English Historical Review, 1979