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Nicolas Eugène Géruzez

Nicolas Eugène Géruzez (January 6, 1799 - May 29, 1865), French critic, was born at Reims.

He was assistant professor at the Sorbonne, and in 1852 he became secretary to the faculty of literature. He wrote a Histoire de l'éloquence politique et religieuse en France aux XIV', XV' et XVI' siècles (1837-1838); an admirable Histoire de la littérature française depuis les origines jusqu’a la Revolution (1852), which he supplemented in 1859 by a volume bringing down the history to the close of the revolutionary period; and some miscellaneous works.

Géruzez died in Paris. A posthumous volume of Mélanges et pensées appeared in 1877.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.