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JOSEPH LOUIS ELZEAR ORTOLAN (1802-1873)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 341 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOSEPH LOUIS ELZEAR ORTOLAN (1802-1873), French jurist, was born at Toulon, on the 21st of August 1802. He . studied law at Aix and Paris, and early made his name by two volumes, Explication historique des institutes de Justinien (1827), and Histoire de la legislation romaine (1828), the first of which has been frequently republished. He was made assistant librarian to the court of cassation, and was promoted after the Revolution of 183o to be secretary-general. He was also commissioned to give a course of lectures at the Sorbonne on constitutional law, and in 1836 was appointed to the chair of comparative criminal law at the university of Paris. He published many works on constitutional and comparative law, of which the following may be mentioned: Histoire du droit constitutionnel en Europe pendant le moyen dge (1831) ; Introduction historique au tours de legislation penale comparee (1841); he was the author of a volume of poetry Les enfantines (1845). He died in Paris, on the 27th of March 1873.
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