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André Siegfried

French academic, geographer and political writer

1875   -   1959

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: Lycée Condorcet, École Libre des Sciences Politiques
occupation: historian, geographer, sociologist
award received: Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, Montyon Prizes, Prix Fabien
position held: president, seat 29 of the Académie française

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André Siegfried (April 21, 1875 – March 28, 1959) was a French academic, geographer and political writer best known to English speakers for his commentaries on American, Canadian, and British politics. He was born in Le Havre, France, to Jules Siegfried, the French minister of commerce, and Julie Siegfried, the president of the National Council of French Women. A few months after the liberation of France in mid-1944, he was elected to the Académie française, taking the vacant seat of Gabriel Hanotaux (who had been elected in 1897). He died in Paris in March 1959.
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