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Lenormant, Francois (1837-83), a French scholar and archaeologist, was born at Paris, and in 1874 became Professor of Archaeology at the Bibliothique Nationale. He explored in Greece and Magna Graecia, discovered the Accadian element in the cuneiform inscriptions of Assyria, and made extensive researches in numismatics, the histories of the Bible, Egypt, and Assyria, and in comparative philology. Among his works is one on the Origines de VHistoire d'apres la Bible. His early death was partly due to overwork, and partly to a wound received during the siege of Paris.