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Victor Duruy (1811–1894)

Duruy, Jean Victor. A distinguished French historian; born at Paris, Sept. 11, 1811; died there, Nov. 25, 1894. He assisted Napoleon III. in compiling ‘The Life of Julius Cæsar’; was made minister of public instruction in 1863. Among his works are: ‘History of the Romans’ (2 vols., 1843); ‘State of the Roman World toward the Time of the Founding of the Empire’ (1853); ‘General Introduction to the History of France’ (1865); ‘History of the Greeks’ (3 vols., 1886). He also wrote the greater part of a ‘Universal History.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).