Talk:Ludovico di Varthema

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hello! i think that Ludovico is an awesome guy and has had so many experiences. He has become famous like he wanted, and i believe that is what we are put here on earth to achieve - our goals and ambitions! He has a cool name too!!!yeh...i like the guy...cept i dont want to do my sose assignment!!! luv Ludy's biggest fan (ha ha ha...probably only fan!!!)

Honestly, WTF?


I saw Tristan da Cunha listed as the navigator's name when it is Tristão da Cunha. I know he's also known as Tristan, but clicking it directed the student to the island chain "Tristan da Cunha". That could be a significant ambiguity problem.... 13:59, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

The first European?[edit]

I know nothing about this fellow, but this is starkly erroneous. He might have been the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca after the birth of Islam, but he certainly cannot be described as the first European. There would have been thousands of Muslims from Andalusia making the Hajj long before him. For example, the Andalusian Islamic scholar Yahya ibn Yahya al-Laythi was making visits to the Hijaz and he died in 848AD! People seem to forget that Islam has a long history in Europe. Islamic Spain existed for nearly 700 years -- twice as old as America!

Needless to say, I altered this. Artichoke84 18:37, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

early german print-edition[edit]

I have found on (Online-Ressources of the Bavarian State-Library) the following item:

Varthema, Lodovico de: Die Ritterlich und lobwirdig rayß des gestrengen und über all ander weyt erfarnen ritters und Lantfarers herren Ludowico vartomans von Bolonia ... Augsburg 1515.

(a second edition from 1518 can be downloaded as well)

Perhaps you can use it for research purposes...-- (talk) 18:02, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

incorrectly attributed image[edit]

The image of the King of Cambay was incorrectly attributed to Varthema (I fixed this on the original wikimedia commons page as well). I have corrected it here, but perhaps an actual image from Varthema's book would be more appropriate?

The source for image correction: Eulalalia (talk) 23:08, 4 January 2017 (UTC)