Georges Duby, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Georges Duby

French historian

Date of Birth: 07-Oct-1919

Place of Birth: Paris, ĂŽle-de-France, France

Date of Death: 03-Dec-1996

Profession: historian

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Georges Duby

  • Georges Duby (7 October 1919 – 3 December 1996) was a French historian who specialised in the social and economic history of the Middle Ages.
  • He ranks among the most influential medieval historians of the twentieth century and was one of France's most prominent public intellectuals from the 1970s to his death. Born to a family of Provençal craftsmen living in Paris, Duby was initially educated in the field of historical geography before he moved into history.
  • He earned an undergraduate degree at Lyon in 1942 and completed his graduate thesis at the Sorbonne under Charles-Edmond Perrin in 1952.
  • He taught first at Besançon and then at the University of Aix-en-Provence before he was appointed in 1970 to the Chair of the History of Medieval Society in the Collège de France.
  • He remained attached to the Collège until his retirement in 1991.
  • He was elected to the AcadĂ©mie française in 1987.

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