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archivist, historian of the Middle Ages and French historianwd:Q549841
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educated at: École nationale des chartes
occupation: archivist, historian
award received: Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Commander of the French Order of Academic Palms, Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Commander of the Order of the Oak Crown, Commander of the Order of the Crown, Grand Prix Gobert, Concours général
position held: president, director
Jean Favier (2 April 1932 – 12 August 2014) was a French historian, who specialized in Medieval history. From 1975 to 1994, he was director of the French National Archives. From 1994 to 1997, he was president of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
He was a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres since 1985.
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