Charles-Jean-Melchior de Vogüé
Charles-Jean-Melchior de Vogüé (1829–1916) was a French archeologist, diplomat, and member of the Académie française in seat 18. He was the uncle of fellow academician Eugene Melchior de Vogüé, who served concurrently for a few years in seat 39.
Born in Paris as the eldest son of Léonce de Vogüé, de Vogüé was schooled at the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr and at the École Polytechnique. In 1849 was he attached to the French Embassy in St. Petersburg.
After his father's arrest during the French coup of 1851 de Vogüé gave up diplomacy to focus on archeology and history in Syria and Palestine. Named as a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1868, he continued to publish scholarly journal articles on churches in the Holy Land, the Temple of Jerusalem, and Central Syria.
After the fall of the Second Empire, Adolphe Thiers appointed him as Ambassador of France in Constantinople in 1871, then to Vienna in 1875.
- this page contains material translated from its French equivalent, accessed 30 May 2011