Auguste Longnon

Auguste Honoré Longnon (18 October 1844, Paris – 12 July 1911, Paris) was a French historian and archivist. He is remembered for his research in the field of historical geography and for his edition of the 15th century poet, Francois Villon.


Up to the age of 20 he worked as a shoemaker for his father. From 1868 he studied at the École pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, and at the same time, worked at the National Archives as an assistant to Alfred Maury. Later on, he received a promotion as sous-chef at the Archives, and eventually became a director of studies at the École pratique des Hautes Études. From 1892 to 1911 he held the chair of historical geography at the Collège de France.[1] In 1886 he was chosen as a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.[2]

Published works

In the 1880s he published an atlas of French history, "Atlas historique de la France depuis César jusqu'à nos jours", that is considered to constitute the actual beginning of French historical atlases.[1] The following is a listing of some of Longnon's many original works and editions of other authors:


External links

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