Boissier, Gaston

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Boissier, Gaston Gender: M
Marie Louis Antoine Gaston Boissier
born on 15 August 1823 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Nîmes, France, 43n50, 4e21
Timezone LMT m4e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°15' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°38 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 10°33'

Gaston Boissier


French classical scholar, and secretary of the Académie française.

He specialized in epigraphy, and at the age of twenty-three became a professor of rhetoric at Angoulême, where he lived and worked for ten years, followed by a professorship at the Lycée Charlemagne in Paris.

In 1861 he was made professor of Latin oratory at the Collège de France, and he became an active contributor to the Revue des deux mondes. In 1865 he published "Cicéron et ses amis" (Eng. trans. by AD Jones, 1897). In 1874 he published "La Religion romaine d'Auguste aux Antonins" (2 vols.), and then "L'Opposition sous les Césars" in 1875. In 1876, he was elected a member of the Académie française, of which he was appointed perpetual secretary in 1895.

He died on 10 June 1908.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'Historiens' pdf file, pp. 8-9.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction