Pierre Émile Levasseur( 8 December 1828 - 10 July 1911 )
Pierre Émile Levasseur , was a French economist, historian, Professor of geography, history and statistics in the >Collège de France, at the >Conservatoire national des arts et métiers and at the >École Libre des Sciences Politiques, known as the founders and promoters of the study of commercial geography.
Levasseur was born in Paris, France, as son of the jewelry manufacturer Pierre Antoine Levasseur. He was educated at the ">École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
Levasseur began teaching in the lycée at >Alençon in 1852, and in 1857 became professor of rhetoric at >Besançon. He returned to Paris to become professor at the lycée Saint Louis. In 1868 he was chosen a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. In 1872 he was appointed professor of geography, history and statistics...