Paul Dupuy

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Paul Dupuy


Paul Dupuy in 1895.
Born 18 January 1856
Died 17 March 1948(1948-03-17) (aged 92)
Occupation Historian

Paul Dupuy, History Lecturer at the Ecole Normale, published in 1896 the first scientific biography of the mathematician Évariste Galois, titled "La vie d'Évariste Galois".

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He attended the École normale supérieure at rue d'Ulm, Paris. His schoolmates included the future geographers Marcel Dubois and Bertrand Auerbach, and the future historians Georges Lacour-Gayet, Salomon Reinach and Gustave Lanson. [1] He was one of the first teachers to teach at the International School of Geneva, the world's first international school.

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    1. Ginsburger 2017.


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