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French Elisée RECLUS

French geographer, writer and anarchist

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Born: on March 15, 1830 in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France
Died: on July 04, 1905 in Torhout, Belgique


Reclus was born at Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (Gironde). He was the second son of a Protestant pastor and his wife. From the family of fourteen children, several brothers, including fellow geographers Onésime and Élie Reclus, went on to achieve renown either as men of letters, politicians or members of the learned professions.

Reclus began his education in Rhenish Prussia, and continued higher studies at the Protestant college of Montauban. He completed his studies at University of Berlin, where he followed a long course of geography under Carl Ritter.

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