Fustel de Coulanges, Numa Denis

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Fustel de Coulanges, Numa Denis Gender: M
born on 18 March 1830 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°19' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°15 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 25°32'

Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges


French historian.

From 1860 to 1870 he was professor of history at the faculty of letters at Strasbourg, where he had a brilliant career as a teacher.

In 1864, he published his remarkable volume "La Cité antique" which ranks as one of the masterpieces of the French language in the 19th century.

Fustel de Coulanges was appointed to a lectureship at the École Normale Supérieure in February 1870, to a professorship at the Paris faculty of letters in 1875, and to the chair of medieval history created for him at the Sorbonne in 1878, applying himself to the study of the political institutions of ancient France.

His life was devoted almost entirely to his teaching and his books. In 1875 he was elected member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, and in 1880 accepted the post of director of the École Normale.

He died on 12 September 1889.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'Historiens' pdf file, p. 42.


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