Clarac, Charles Othon Frédéric Jean Baptiste, Comte de
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French draughtsman and archaeologist. Born Paris 23. 6. 1777, the son of a high-ranking officer, died there 20. 1. 1847. Following the French Revolution, lived in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia. 1808–1813 at Naples, tutor to the children of Queen Consort Caroline Bonaparte. 1813 excavations at Pompeii; returned to France September 1813. 1814 in retinue of Louis XVIII. 1816/17 took part in an embassy to Brazil, drawing landscapes. 1818 appointed Conservateur des antiques du Musée royal at the behest of Loui…

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Boschung, Dietrich, “Clarac, Charles Othon Frédéric Jean Baptiste, Comte de”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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