Théodore Bachelet

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Théodore Bachelet
Jean-Louis-Théodore Bachelet

15 January 1820
Died26 September 1879(1879-09-26) (aged 59)

Jean-Louis-Théodore Bachelet (15 January 1820 – 26 September 1879) was a 19th-century French historian and musicologist.



Aftr studying at the Lycée Pierre-Corneille in Rouen and the Lycée Hoche in Versailles, he entered the École normale in 1840 and was received agrégé d'histoire in 1846. Successively a teacher of history at colleges in Le Havre, Chartres and St. Quentin, then in high schools at Clermont-Ferrand and Coutances, he was appointed in 1847 Professor of History at lycée of Rouen, where he taught until 1873 and in the preparatory school to higher education in this city. Also an accomplished musicologist, he donated his important fifteenth to eighteenth centuries sheet music collection at the Library of Rouen of which he also was responsible after 1873.

In collaboration with Charles Dezobry, Bachelet wrote:

He is also the author of simple popular works, published under his name or under the pseudonyms "Bosquet" or "Mignan", by the éditions Mégard  [ fr ] in Rouen ; The nine children's books published by Mégard had a circulation of nearly 200,000 copies. [1]



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  1. Michel Manson, Rouen, le livre et l’enfant de 1700 à 1900 : la production rouennaise de manuels et de livres pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, Paris, Institut national de recherche pédagogique, 1993, 268 p., ( ISBN   978-2-73420-359-9), (p. 92–98).