Encyclopedia > Jean Nicot

  Article Content

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.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sigmaringen (district)

... Peutengau-Hirschberg who were the Lords of Sigmaringen until 1253. Hirsch is german for deer. The red color with the white bar below the deer derives from the Austrian coat ...