Bloch, Marc Leopold Benjamin

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Born: Jul 06, 1886 AD
Died: 1944 AD, at 57 years of age.

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.

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