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French Ernest LAVISSE

French historian

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Born: on December 17, 1842 in Le Nouvion-en-Thiérache, France
Died: on August 18, 1922 in Paris, France


In 1865 he obtained a fellowship in history, and in 1875 became a doctor of letters; he was appointed maître de conférence (1876) at the École Normale Supérieure, succeeding Fustel de Coulanges, and then professor of modern history at the Sorbonne (1888), in the place of Henri Wallon. He was an eloquent professor and very fond of young people, and played an important part in the revival of higher studies in France after 1871.

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