A French and Coptologist. He studied Oriental and Egyptology under J. de Rougé and later took up demotic. He was appointed professor of demotic, Coptic, and Egyptian Law at the Ecole du Louvre. With Heinrich Karl Brugsch and Joseph Chabas, he founded the Revue égyptologique in 1880.

He was made a chevalier of the of Honor and was also for many years conservateur-adjoint in the Egyptian Department of the Louvre. He produced over seventy major books and studies as well as hundreds of articles. He died in Paris.


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