Rolland, Romain
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Rolland, Romain

( January 29, 1866, Clamecy [département Nièvre] – December 30, 1944, Vézelay [Département Nièvre]), French writer. Rolland was born in Burgundy to a republican-minded solicitor’s family. In 1886 he passed the entrance examination for the École Normale Supérieure, where he graduated in history and geography. In 1889 he received a grant to attend the École Française in Rome. During his two-year stay in Rome, he made the acquaintance of Malwida von Meysenburg, who introduced him to G…

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Beaupré, Nicolas, “Rolland, Romain”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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