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Jacques Benoist-Méchin

French far right politician and writer (1901-1983)

1901   -   1983

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: University of Paris
occupation: politician, journalist, musicologist, historian, translator
award received: Broquette-Gonin prize, Order of the Francisque, Prix Fabien
position held: president

Jacques Michel Gabriel Paul Benoist-Méchin (1 July 1901 – 24 February 1983) was a French far right politician and writer. He was born and died in Paris. Well known as a journalist and historian, he later became prominent for his collaborationism under the Vichy regime. After his conviction in 1947 and release from prison in 1954, he became an Arab world expert in the second part of his life.
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