Paul Viollet

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Paul Marie Viollet
Paul Marie Viollet
Born 24 October 1840
Tours, now Centre-Val de Loire, France
Died 22 November 1914 (aged 74)
Paris, France
Occupation historian

Paul Marie Viollet (24 October 1840, Tours, France – 22 November 1914, Paris) was a French historian.


After serving his native city as secretary and archivist, he became archivist at the Archives impériales in Paris in 1866, and later librarian to the faculty of law. On June 7, 1890 he was appointed professor of civil and canon law at the École des chartes. His work mainly concerned the history of law and institutions, and on this subject he published two scholarly books Droit public: Histoire des institutions politiques et administratives de la France (1890–98), and Précis de l'histoire du droit français (1886).[1]



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Viollet, Paul Marie". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Vincent Duclert, Colloque du général de Gaulle, Lille 2001.
  • Eugène Viollet, Paul Viollet, mon père, manuscript, 1926.

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