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date: 26 May 2020

Seznec, Jean Josephlocked

(1905–1983)
  • Michael Sheringham

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Seznec, Jean Joseph (1905–1983), art historian and scholar of French literature, was born on 18 March 1905 at Morlaix, Brittany, the son of Jean Seznec and his wife Pauline, née le Férec, both primary school teachers, although originally of farming stock. His mother died giving birth to a younger brother and he was brought up mainly by a grandmother. He valued his Breton origins, retaining a connection with the province through academic work on ...

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(1920–)
Proceedings of the British Academy