Jean de la Vega

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Le Voyage du Baron de Saint Blancard en Turquie, by Jean de la Vega, after 1538.

Jean de la Vega, also Jehan de la Vega, was a French traveler and writer of the 16th century. He was a member of the fleet Bertrand d'Ornesan which collaborated with the Ottomans under the Franco-Ottoman alliance.[1]

As a member of D'Ornessan's staff, he traveled to Istanbul on a French galley, and wrote a famous account of his travels, Le Voyage du Baron de Saint Blancard en Turquie.[2] He was a witness of the Siege of Corfu (1537), and also witnessed the depredations of the Ottoman fleet in Christian territory.[3]

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  1. ^ Garnier, p.127-145
  2. ^ Musée d'Ecouen exhibit
  3. ^ Garnier, p.127-145

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