Jean Antoine Letronne (1787-1848)

JEAN LETRONNE (1787-1848)

A French archaeologist and classical scholar. He was born in Paris. He became keeper of national archives (1840) and took a prominent interest in the deciphering of hieroglyphics by and Young. He made a few contributions to Coptic studies. He died in Paris.

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  • Kammerer, W., comp. A Coptic Bibliography. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1950; repr. New York, 1969.

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