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Jean Nicot

Jean Nicot (1530 - 1600) was French ambassador at Lisbon, Ambassador for France in Portugal at the beginning of the 16th century. He introduced tobacco in the form of snuff in 1560 to the French court. The tobacco plant, Nicotania[?], also a flowering garden plant, is named after him, as is nicotine.



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