Auguste Allmer

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Auguste Allmer
Auguste Allmer.jpg
Auguste Allmer in 1899
Louis Christophe Auguste Allmer

8 July 1815
Died27 November 1899(1899-11-27) (aged 84)

Louis Christophe Auguste Allmer (8 July 1815 – 27 November 1899) was a 19th-century French historian and epigrapher. He contributed with Paul Dissard to change a fledgling science by confronting archaeological evidence and providing a reference documentation.


Like his father, he became tax collector in 1835 for the Ministry of Finance, among others in Saint-Priest (Rhône). Then, when he retired in 1868, he devoted himself to epigraphy and archeology. He was particularly interested in Roman remains unearthed by the drilling of the PLM line in Lyon. In his time he was one of the leading specialists of Latin epigraphy, in the tradition of a Léon Renier.

On 2 April 1875, he was made a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur as author of significant work in the field of archeology.[1]

From 1876, he became correspondent member of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres. Two years later, the city of Lyon appointed him a curator of its museums of epigraphy, numismatics and sigillography.

Main publications[edit]

Extract from the Catalogue sommaire des musées de la ville de Lyon (1887), drawing by Adrien Allmer.


  1. ^ "Auguste Allmer". Base Léonore, Ministry of Culture (France).

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