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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 505 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PIERRE EMILE LEVASSEUR (1828– ), French economist, was born in Paris on the 8th of December 1828. Educated in Paris, he began to teach in the lycee at Alencon in 1852, and in 1857 was chosen professor of rhetoric at Besancon. He re-turned to Paris to become professor at the lycee Saint Louis, and in 1868 he was chosen a member of the academy of moral and political sciences. In 1872 he was appointed professor of geography, history and statistics in the College de France, and subsequently became also professor at the Conservatoire des arts et metiers and at the Ecole libre des sciences politiques. Levasseur was one of the founders of the study of commercial geography, and became a member of the Council of Public Instruction, president of the French society of political economy and honorary president of the French geographical society. His numerous writings include: Histoire des classes ouvrieres en France depuis in conquete de Jules Cesar jusqu'd la Revolution (1859) ; Histoire des classes ouvrieres en France depuis la Revolution jusqu'd nos jours (1867) ; L'Etude et l'enseigneinent de la geographic (1871) ; La Population francaise (1889–1892); L'Agriculture aux Etats-Unis (1894); L'Enseignement primaire clans les pays civilises (1897); L'Ouvrier americain (1898) ; Questions ouvrieres etindustrielles sous la troisieme Republique (1907); and Histoire des classes ouvrieres et de l'indusirie en France de 1789 d 1870 (1903–i904). He also published a Grand Atlas de geographic physique et politiyue (1890–1892).
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