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Philarète Chasles (1798–1873)

Victor-Euphémion-Philarète, son of Louis Chasles (1754-1826) a member of the Convention, studied at the imperial lycée (now the Louis-le-Grand lycée) at the same time as Delacroix.

His work with the Journal des Débats and the Revue des Deux Mondes earned him a chair in foreign literature at the Collège de France and a position as curator at the Mazarine library. Author of many studies on Germany and England, he was one of the writers of his time who contributed most to promoting the literature of these two countries (his Mémoires were published in 1876-1877).

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