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EYRE EVANS CROWE (1799-1868)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 514 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EYRE EVANS CROWE (1799-1868), English journalist and historian, was born about the year 1799. He commenced his work as a writer for the London newspaper press in connexion with the Morning Chronicle, and he afterwards became a leading contributor to the Examiner and the Daily News. Of the latter journal he was principal editor for some time previous to his death. The department he specially cultivated was that of continental history and foreign politics. He published Lives of Foreign Statesmen (183o), The Greek and the Turk (1853), and Reigns of Louis X VIII. and Charles X. (1854). These were followed by his most important work, the History of France (5 vols., 1858-1868). It was founded upon original sources, in order to consult which the author resided for a considerable time in Paris. He died in London on the 25th of February 1868.
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