Larousse, Pierre

BORN 23 Oct 1817, Toucy, Yonne - DIED 3 Jan 1875, Paris
BIRTH NAME Larousse, Pierre Athanase
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière du Montparnasse, 3 Boulevard Edgar Quinet (division 14)

Son of a blacksmith. He worked as a teacher at a private boarding school from 1848 to 1851 and there he met Suzanne Caubel, whom he would marry in 1872. In 1849 they published a French language course for children.

In 1851 he met Augustin Boyer and together they published textbooks for children and instruction manuals for teachers. In 1856 they published a dictionary. By that time Larousse had started working on another project and in 1863 he published the first volume of his "Grand dictionnaire universel du XIXe siècle". In 1869 the partnership ended and Larousse worked for the rest of his life on his encyclopedic dictionary.

After his death in 1875 his encyclopedia was continued as "Nouveau Larousse Illustré".


The grave of Pierre Larousse at the Cimetière Montparnasse, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 Feb 2016)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
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Published: 18 Jun 2017
Last update: 19 Apr 2022