Franciscus Pippinus

Franciscus Pippinus, a native of Bologna, was probably born in the latter half of the thirteenth century. He was a Dominican friar. History and geography are very largely indebted to his labors. He translated the Italian version of Marco Polo into Latin ; wrote an account of his travels in the Holy Land (whither he was sent about 1320) ; translated William of Tyre, Ernoul and Bernard the treasurer into Latin ; and compiled a history of times nearer his own age, from 1176 to 1313 A.D.

Bibliography:

Johann (A. F.), Bibliotheca Latina mediae et infimae aetatis, Baracchi, Bd. 1 (1858).

Archer (T. A.), The Crusade of Richard I, London, 1889.
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