Camille Jullian

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Camille Jullian (15 March 1859 – 12 December 1933) was a French historian,[1] philologist, archaeologist and historian of French literature, student of Fustel de Coulanges, whose posthumous work he published.


Jullian was born in Marseille.[1] Specialising in Gaul and the Roman epoch,[1] he was notably a student of the École Normale Supérieure, member of the École française de Rome and professor of national antiquities at the Collège de France. His major work is a multi-volume history of Gaul.

He was involved with the controversy over the archaeological findings at Glozel in France; he was among those who believed the artefacts recovered were faked.[1]

Jullian was elected member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1908 and the Académie française in 1924. He was a member of the Legion of Honour.[1]

He died in Paris in 1933. His daughter married a man of questionable background named Simounet, a war veteran who ended his life in poverty; their son, the author Philippe Jullian, took instead his grandfather's name.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Camille Jullian, historian, dead". New York Times. 13 December 1933. p. 23. 
  2. ^ Ian Burama, "Occupied Paris: The Sweet and the Cruel," New York Review of Books 56 (17 December 2009), online edition.

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