Louis-Adrien Berbrugger

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Louis-Adrien Berbrugger

Louis-Adrien Berbrugger (May 11, 1801 – July 2, 1869) was a French archeologist and philologist.[1]

Berbrugger was born in Paris. He was an Arabist, with a Muslim wife, who set up the National Library in Algiers.

Honors and accomplishments[edit]

He died in Algiers. His memorial lists his honors and accomplishments (in French):

  • Curator of the library and museum of Algiers.
  • President of the Algerian Historical Society.
  • Member of the general council of the province of Algiers.
  • Colonel of the Algerian militia.
  • Commander of the French Legion of Honor.
  • Commander of the Order of Nichan Iftikhar.
  • Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.

Selected writings[edit]

  • Nouveau dictionnaire de poche français-espagnol et espagnol-français, (1829) – New French-Spanish and Spanish-French pocket dictionary.
  • Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842, (1847) – Scientific exploration of Algeria from 1840 to 1842.
  • Les époques militaires de la Grande Kabilie, (1857) – The military eras of the Great Kabylia.
  • Le Pégnon d'Alger, ou, Les origines du gouvernement Turc en Algérie, (1860) – The Peñón of Algiers, or, the origins of the Turkish government in Algeria
  • Le tombeau de la chrétienne, mausolée des rois mauritaniens de la dernière dynastie, (1867) – The Christian tomb at the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania of the last dynasty.[2]


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Berbrugger" . The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.
  2. ^ Most widely held works by Adrien Berbrugger WorldCat Identities