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Quatremere

Quatremere, Etienne Marc (1782-1857), Orientalist, was born in Paris, where he worked in the Imperial Library. He was successively professor of Greek in the College of Rouen, of ancient Oriental languages at the College de France, and of Persian in the School for Modern Oriental Languages. His chief work was Recherches sur la Langue et la Litterature de l'Eqypte (1808); he also translated Makrizi's Arabic History of the Mamelukes, and Rashid-ed-Din's Persian History of the Mongols of Persia.

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