Badía y Leblich, Domingo

Badía y Leblich, Domingo

(dōmēng`gō bäthē`ä ē lāblēk`), 1766–1818, Spanish traveler, known as Ali Bey. Posing as a Muslim, he set out from Cádiz (1803) and traveled through N Africa, Syria, and Arabia, reaching Mecca, of which he fixed the position astronomically. He wrote Voyage d' Ali Bey en Asie et en Afrique (1814).
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