BORN 5 May 1800, Rethel, ardennes - DIED 31 Jul 1864, Paris: Château du Plessis-Piquet (now Le Plessis-Robinson)|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet (division 15)
Louis Hachette studied for three years at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris but he was expelled for political reasons. In 1826 he opened a bookshop near the Sorbonne, aiming to improve the system of school instruction. When the Guizot Schools Law was passed in 1833 he produced a million textbooks.
In 1846 he fouded L. Hachette. In 1852 he created bookstalls in railway stations, selling travel guides but also novels. In 1855 he founded "Le Journal pour tous". In 1863 he published the first volumes of Emile Littré's dictionary. He died in 1864 in Paris.