Lenormant, François
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French archaeologist and Orientalist. Born Paris 17. 1. 1837, died there 9. 12. 1883. 1857 licentiate in law and prize for numismatics at Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres [1]. 1860 excavations at Eleusis; 1862–1872 junior librarian at Institut de France. From 1874 prof. of archaeologist at Bibliothèque nationale, Paris. 1879–1883 excavations at Tarentum. 1881 member of Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres.

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After a varied education, especially from his fathe…

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Jaubert, Sabine, “Lenormant, François”, 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 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00415>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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