Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Renan, Ernest
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French religious scholar and Orientalist. Born Tréguier (Brittany) 28. 3. 1823, died Paris 2. 10. 1892. 1838–1845 seminary training (1840 Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet, 1841 Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1843 Saint Sulpice); 1848 Agrégé de philosophie; 1852 doctorate. 1856 elected to Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres; 1861 prof. at Collège de France, Paris; 1878 elected to Académie française.

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On the death of his father, R. entered a seminary, supported by the abbot Félix Dupanloup. …

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Guichard, Laurent, “Renan, Ernest”, 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 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00595>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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