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Domingo Badía y Leblich

Badía y Leblich, Domingo (dōmēngˈgō bäħēˈä ē lāblēkˈ) [key], 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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