Lavisse, Ernest
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Lavisse, Ernest

(December 17, 1842, Le Nouvion-en-Thiérache [Département Aisne] – August 18, 1922, Paris), French historian. A “rationalist republican” since 1870/1871, and advocate of national educational renewal, Lavisse became a professor at the Sorbonne in 1888. His meteoric career took him to the Académie Française in 1892, and in 1904 he was appointed director of the École Normale Supérieure. He published various historical works, and, with his articles on the teaching of history in the elem…

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Wüstemeyer, Manfred, “Lavisse, Ernest”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 11 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0350>
First published online: 2015



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