Maximilien Misson

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Nouveau Voyage d'Italie, 1724

Francis Maximilian Misson, originally François Maximilien Misson, (c.1650 – 12 January 1722) was a French writer and traveller. Born in Lyon, he fled France at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and settled in Britain. He travelled through Italy during 1687 and 1688, and in 1691 published the Nouveau voyage d'ltalie,[1] which was to be the standard travel guide to Italy for the following fifty years.[2] In 1698 he published his second work Mémoires et observations faites par un voyageur en Angleterre,[3] and in 1708 his final book A new voyage to the East-Indies.[2]


  1. ^ Misson, Maximilien (1702), Nouveau voyage d'Italie: avec un mémoire contenant des avis utiles à ceux qui voudront faire le mesme voyage (4th ed.), La Haye: Henri van Bulderen, hdl:2027/mdp.39015065264304. Scans from Google books: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3. Also available from the Internet Archive. Scans of later editions also available online.
  2. ^ a b Spence, Craig (2004), "Misson, Francis Maximilian (formerly François Maximilien) (c.1650–1722)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.), Oxford University Press (published 2008), retrieved 2010-10-17
  3. ^ Misson de Valbourg, Henri (1698), Mémoires et observations faites par un voyageur en Angleterre, sur ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, La Haye: Henri van Bulderen. Henri Misson is given as the author but the book is usually attributed to the author's brother, François Maximilien Mission.

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