Max Gallo

Max Gallo

Max Gallo (2009)
Born (1932-01-07) 7 January 1932
Nice, France
Occupation Historian
Known for Member of the Académie française

Max Gallo (French: [maks ɡaˈlo]; born in Nice on 7 January 1932) is a French writer, historian and politician.

The son of Italian immigrants (his father was of Piedmontese descent and his mother was from the region of Parma[1]), Max Gallo's early career was in journalism. At the time he was a Communist (until 1956). In 1974, he joined the Socialist Party. On April 26, 2007, the Académie française recorded his candidacy for its Seat 24, formerly held by the late Jean-François Revel. He was elected to the Académie française on 31 May 2007.


  • I. : Le Chant du départ [The Song of Departure] (1769-1799), Robert Laffont, 1997
  • II. : Le Soleil d'Austerlitz [The Sun of Austerlitz] (1799-1805), Robert Laffont, 1997
  • III. : L'Empereur des rois [The Emperor of Kings] (1806-1812), Robert Laffont, 1997
  • IV. : L'Immortel de Sainte-Hélène [The Immortal of St Helena] (1812-1821), Robert Laffont, 1997


  1. Decaux, Alain. "Réponse au discours de réception de M. Max Gallo". Retrieved 27 March 2016.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Jean-François Revel
Seat 24
Académie française


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