Théophile Le Grand de la Liraye

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Théophile Le Grand de la Liraÿe (18191873) was a French Roman Catholic priest, later defrocked, in Vietnam at the time of Charles Rigault de Genouilly's invasion of Vietnam in 1858. He compiled a French-Vietnamese dictionary. [1]


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  1. Patrice Morlat Les grands commis de l'empire colonial français: actes du colloque ... 2010 page 27 "Un des cas les plus curieux est celui de Théophile Le Grand de la Liraye (1819-1873), missionnaire résidant au Vietnam depuis 1843, qui sert d'interprète (sinisant et vietnamisant) au moment de la prise de Tourane avant de quitter son froc et d'entrer dans l'administration. À la même époque, Victor Lemaire (né en 1839) est interprète de chinois à Shanghai depuis 1855,.."