Guimet, Emile Etienne (1836-1918)

GUIMET, EMILE ETIENNE (1836-1918)

A French industrialist. Born in Lyons, he succeeded his father in the direction of his factory at Fleurien-sur-Saône. In 1879, he founded the and Anthropological at Lyons, which was handed over to the French government and transferred to Paris in 1885. Its contents are mainly from the Far East, with a fair amount of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian antiquities. It sponsored a fine series of publications, including a number on and Coptology.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Dawson, W. R., and E. P. Uphill. Who Was Who in Egyptology, p. 129. London, 1972.
  • Kammerer, W., comp. A Coptic Bibliography. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1950; repr. New York, 1969.

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