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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Géruzez, Nicolas Eugène

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GÉRUZEZ, NICOLAS EUGÈNE (1799−1865), French critic, was born on the 6th of January 1799 at Reims. He was assistant professor at the Sorbonne, and in 1852 he became secretary to the faculty of literature. He wrote a Histoire de l' éloquence politique el religieuse en France aux XIV c, XV c, et XVI c siècles (1837−1838); an admirable Histoire de la littérature française depuis les origines juscu'à la Révolution (1852), which he supplemented in 1859 by a volume bringing down the history to the close of the revolutionary period; and some miscellaneous works. Géruzez died on the 20th of May 1865 in Paris. A posthumous volume of Mélagnes et pencées appeared in 1877.