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Petit De Julleville, Louis

PETIT DE JULLEVILLE, LOUIS (1841-1900), French scholar, was born in Paris on the 18th of July 1841. Educated at the Ecole Normale Superieure, and at the French school at Athens, he received his doctorate in literature in 1868. After holding various posts as a teacher he became professor of French medieval literature and of the history of the French language in the university of Paris in 1886. He died on the 28th of August 1900.

His most important works are: Histoire du theatre en France, including Les My stores (2 vols., 1880); Les Comediens en France au moyen dge (1885); La Comedie et les mceurs en France au may en Age (1886); Repertoire du theatre comique en France au moyen age (1886) ; and Le Theatre en France, histoire de la litterature dramatique depuis ses origines jusqu'a nos jours (1889). Petit de Julleville was also the general editor of the Histoire de_ la langue et de la litterature franQaise (8 vols., 1896-1900), to which he himself contributed some valuable chapters.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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