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Marconis de Nègre, Jacques-Étienne
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Marconis de Nègre, Jacques-Étienne, * 30 Jan 1795 (Montauban (Tarn et Garonne)), † 21 Jan 1868 (Paris)

The founder of the “Egyptian” masonic rite of Memphis (1838) was also one of the first theoreticians and employers of the word ésotérisme (→ esotericism). His family seems to have been marked by the double origin reflected in his name; his father Gabriel-Matthieu Marconis is said to have been an Italian officer in Napoleon's army in Egypt, while the patronym “de Nègre” is current in South/West France. This was the region where Marconi…

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Laurant, Jean-Pierre, “Marconis de Nègre, Jacques-Étienne”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_228>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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