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Authorised form of nameChardin; Sir; John (1643 - 1712)
SurnameChardin
ForenamesJohn
Dates1643 - 1712
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
Paris, France (16 November 1643)
Death:
Turnham Green, Middlesex (25 December 1712)
Burial:
Chiswick Church, Middlesex
ActivityProfession:
Jeweller
Career:
Followed his father's business as a jeweller; travelled to Persia (1666), where he became the Shah's agent for the purchase of jewels; visited India (1667) and Constantinople (1671-1672); stayed at Ispahan (1673-1677); published accounts of his travels on his return to Europe (1677); a Huguenot, he moved to England (1681) to escape persecution; naturalised British (1682, 1685); Court Jeweller to Charles II; Envoy to Holland (1684); Agent to the HEIC
Honours:
Kt 1681
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
30/11/1682
Proposers:
Sir Christopher Wren.
Ejected for non-payment (Council Minutes 22 Jul 1685).
RelationshipsSon of John Chardin, Jeweller, of the Place Dauphine, Paris, and his wife Jenny Ghiselin; married Esther de Lardiniere Peigne, daughter of a Councillor in the Parliament of Rouen, then a refugee in London
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Hunter; Shaw LD
Royal Society codeNA3532
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
P/0021Portrait of Chardin, Sir Johnc 1700
NLB/5/1006Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Dyer, 8 Orchard Street, Portman Square, W.4 December 1891
NLB/1/465Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George C Handford, 24 West End Lane, Kilburn, N.W.20 June 1887
NLB/1/516Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George C Handford, Hafford[?] Lodge, West End Lane, Kilburn[July 1887]
NLB/5/1007Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Foord & Dickinson, Wardour Street4 December 1891
MS/390/101Bond of Sir John Chardin to the Treasurer of the Royal Society30 November 1692
IM/000802Chardin, Sir Johnnd
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