Michelet, Jules

BORN 21 Aug 1798, Paris - DIED 9 Feb 1874, Hyères, Var
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 52, ligne 01, R, 10)

Jules Michelet was the son of a master printer. After supporting his father he was able to attend the Lycée Charlemagne. He distinguished himself and as early as 1821 he was appointed professor of history at the Collège Rollin. In 1824 he married for the first time.

In 1830 he obtained a position in the record office and soon afterwards he started his monumental work "Histoire de France" that took him 30 years to complete. In 1838 he became a professor of history at the Collège de France. After the revolution of 1848 the expression of his opinions resulted in the loss of his job. After Napoleon III's coup d'état he lost his position in the Record Office after he refused to take the oaths on the empire. In 1849 he married his second wife Athénais Mialaret.

In 1859 he published the successful pamphlet "L'Amour" and in 1860 "La Femme". More works followed and in 1867 he finished "Histoire de France". After the fall of the empire he started "Histoire du XIXe siècle" but he lived only long enough to describe the Battle of Waterloo. He died of a heart attack in Hyères.

• Wife: Mialaret, Adèle-Athénais (1849-1874)

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The grave of Jules Michelet at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2018)


• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Jules Michelet - Wikipedia

Miedke, Carl August

Published: 08 Sep 2019
Last update: 22 Dec 2019