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Badiay Lablich

Badia y Lablich, Domingo, born at Biscay, Spain, in 1766, after a course of special study travelled in Mohammedan disguise as Ali Bey, visiting Egypt, Tripoli, Syria, Arabia, and other oriental countries. In 1807 he took service under Napoleon, in the Peninsula, and on the expulsion of the French fled to Paris, where he published his travels. He was sent out to Syria, as a French agent, and died at Aleppo, perhaps of poison, in 1818.