Jules Desnoyers
Jules Pierre François Stanislaus Desnoyers (8 October 1800 – 1887) was a French geologist and archaeologist.
Desnoyers was born at Nogent-le-Rotrou, in the department of Eure-et-Loir. Becomi...
Jean Richard (historian)
Jean Barthélémy Richard (born 7 February 1921) is a French historian, who specializes in medieval history. He is an authority on the Crusades, and his work on the Latin missions in Asia has been quali...
Clément Charles François de Laverdy
Clément Charles François de Laverdy (1723 – 24 November 1793) was a French statesman.
He was a member of the parlement of Paris when the case against the Jesuits came before that body in Aug...
Charles Picard
Charles Picard (1883-1965) was a prominent Classical archaeologist and historian of ancient Greek art. He is best known for his multi-volume, monumental survey, Manuel d'archéologie grecque: La sculpt...
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Desiré-Raoul Rochette
Desiré-Raoul Rochette (March 6, 1790–July 3, 1854), was a French archaeologist.Born at Saint-Amand in the department of Cher, Raoul Rochette received his education at Bourges. In 1810, he obtain...
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Michel-Étienne Turgot
Michel-Étienne Turgot (9 June 1690, Paris – 1 February 1751, Paris) was prévôt des marchands de Paris ("Master of the merchants of Paris", i.e. Mayor of Paris) from 1729 to 1740. His name is associate...
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Marc Fumaroli
Marc Fumaroli (born June 10, 1932 in Marseille), is a French historian and essayist. Fumaroli was elected to the Académie française March 2, 1995 and became its Director. He is also a member of the Ac...
Pierre de Pardaillan de Gondrin
Pierre de Pardaillan de Gondrin (1692 – 4 November 1733) was the Duke-Bishop of Langres, France.Gondrin was born in Versailles, the son of Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin, duc d'Antin, and gran...
Paul Meyer (philologist)
Marie-Paul-Hyacinthe Meyer (January 17, 1840, Paris – September 7, 1917, Saint-Mandé), was a French philologist.
Meyer was born in Paris and educated at the Lycée Louis le Grand and the École des ...
Henri Maspero
Henri Maspero (Chinese: 馬伯樂; pinyin: Mǎ Bólè; 15 December 1882 – 17 March 1945) was a French sinologist, today particularly remembered for his pioneering works on Taoism.
After studies in ...
Charles-Alexis-Adrien Duhérissier de Gerville
Charles-Alexis-Adrien Duhérissier de Gerville (Gerville-la-Forêt (Manche) 19 September 1769 — Valognes (Manche) 26 July 1853) was a scholarly French antiquarian, historian, naturalist and archaeologis...
Jacques de Tourreil
Jacques de Tourreil (Toulouse, 18 November 1656 – Paris, 11 October 1714) was a French jurist, orator, translator and man of letters.
The author of translations of Demosthenes and essays on jurisp...
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Stanislas Julien
Stanislas Aignan Julien (Chinese: 儒蓮; pinyin: Rú Lián; 13 April 1797 – 14 February 1873) was a French sinologist who served as the Chair of Chinese at the Collège de France for ...
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Jean Capperonnier
Jean Capperonnier (1716–1775) was a French classical scholar.He succeeded his uncle Claude Capperonnier, also a distinguished scholar, as the Greek chair at the Collège de France. He published valuabl...
Fabio Brulart de Sillery
Fabio Brûlart de Sillery (25 October 1655, château de Pressigny – 20 November 1714, Paris) was a French churchman, bishop of Avranches and bishop of Soissons.Great grandson of Henri de Montmorency and...
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Claude-Emmanuel de Pastoret
Claude-Emmanuel Joseph Pierre, marquis de Pastoret (1755, Marseille – 1840) was a French author and politician.Pastoret was elected member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres on the str...
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Marie-Louis-Antoine-Gaston Boissier
Marie-Louis-Antoine-Gaston Boissier (15 August 1823 – 1908), French classical scholar, and secretary of the Académie française, was born at Nîmes.The Roman monuments of his native town very early attr...
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Arcisse de Caumont
Arcisse de Caumont (20 August 1801, Bayeux – 16 April 1873) was a French historian and archaeologist.
Arcisse Caumont was born at Bayeux to François de Caumont and Marie-Louise de Mathan Hue. One ...
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Robert Mond
Sir Robert Ludwig Mond FRS, FRSE (9 September 1867 — 22 October 1938) was a British chemist and archaeologist.
Robert Mond was born at Farnworth, Widnes, Lancashire, the elder son of Ludwig Mond, ...
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André Chastel
André Chastel (15 November 1912, Paris - 18 July 1990, Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French art historian, author of an important work on the Italian Renaissance.He was a professor at the Collège de France...
Henri-Alexandre Wallon
Henri-Alexandre Wallon (1812–1904) was a French historian and statesman whose decisive contribution to the creation of the Third Republic led him to be called the "Father of the Republic". He was th...
Joseph Loth
Joseph Loth (December 27 1847 – 1 April 1934) was a French linguist and historian who specialised in the study of Celtic languages.Loth was born in Guémené-sur-Scorff, Brittany. After his studies at S...
Louis Racine
Louis Racine (born November 6, 1692, Paris; died January 29, 1763, Paris) was a French poet of the Age of the Enlightenment.The second son and the seventh and last child of the celebrated tragic drama...
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Jean-Jacques Barthélemy
Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (January 20, 1716 – April 30, 1795) was a French writer and numismatist.
Barthélemy was born at Cassis, in Provence, and began his classical studies at the College of Orato...
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Augustin Nadal
The abbé Augustin Nadal (1659 – 7 August 1741) was the author of plays, through the failure of which he became the butt of a withering public reply from Voltaire that has rendered the abbé immortal.He...
Charles Juste de Beauvau, Prince of Craon
Charles Juste de Beauvau, Prince of Craon (10 September 1720 – 21 May 1793), 2nd Prince of Craon (1754), Marshal of France (1783) was a French scholar, nobleman and general. The son of Marc de B...
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François Barbé-Marbois
François Barbé-Marbois, marquis de Barbé-Marbois (31 January 1745 – 12 February 1837) was a French politician.
Born in Metz, where his father was director of the local mint, Barbé-Marbois tutored ...
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Alexandre Bertrand
Alexandre Louis Joseph Bertrand (June 11, 1820 – 1902) was a French archaeologist born in Rennes. He was the son of physician Alexandre Jacques François Bertrand (1795-1831) and elder brother to...
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Jean-François Champollion
Jean-François Champollion (a.k.a. Champollion le jeune; 23 December 1790 – 4 March 1832) was a French scholar, philologist and orientalist, known primarily as the decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyph...
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Joachim Menant
Joachim Menant (16 April 1820–30 August 1899) was a French magistrate and orientalist.He was born at Cherbourg. He studied law and became vice-president of the civil tribunal of Rouen in 1878, and a m...