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Bloch, Marc Leopold Benjamin

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1944 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Historian

1886 – Born on the 6th of July in Lyon to a Jewish family, the son of the professor of ancient history Gustave Bloch.

1936 – He went to the university at Strasbourg; he succeeded Henri Hauser as professor of economic history at the Sorbonne.

1924 – Published one of his most famous works Les rois thaumaturges: étude sur le caractère surnaturel attribué à la puissance royale particulièrement en France et en Angleterre (sometimes translated in English as The magic working kings or The royal touch: sacred monarchy and scrofula in England and France).

1924-1946 – Wrote "The Royal Touch", and memoir "Strange Defeat".

1929 – Bloch founded, with Lucien Febvre, the important journal Annales d’histoire économique et sociale.

       – Fought in French Resistance in World War II

1944 – Captured by Germans and executed by firing squad on 16th of June.