François Bernier  

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François Bernier (1625–1688) was a French physician and traveler, born at Joué-Etiau /Anjou. For 12 years he was the personal physician of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

His 1684 publication Nouvelle division de la terre par les différentes espèces ou races qui l'habitant is considered the first published post-Classical classification of humans into distinct races. He wrote Travels in the Mughal Empire, which is mainly about the reigns of Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb.




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