Lanson, Gustave

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Lanson, Gustave Gender: M
Achille Alexandre Gustave Marie Lanson
born on 5 August 1857 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Orléans, France, 47n55, 1e54
Timezone LMT m1e54 (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 12°49' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°54 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 29°10'

Gustave Lanson (in 1895)


French historian and literary critic. He taught at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Lanson was a major figure in the reformation of the French university system at the beginning of the 20th century, as well as a dominant force in French literary criticism until well after his death. He is known primarily for his writings on literary history, particularly his attempts to fuse the studies of literature and of culture, proposing the idea of "literary sociology," a complex formulation of the relationship between social influences on an author, readers' expectations, and the text.

He died on 15 December 1934.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'Historiens' pdf file, p. 53: "neuf heures avant midi."


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary critic)