1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Levasseur, Pierre Emile
LEVASSEUR, PIERRE EMILE (1828-), French economist, was born in Paris on the 8th of December 1828. Educated in Paris, he began to teach in the lycée at Alencon in 1852, and in 1857 was chosen professor of rhetoric at Besancon. He returned to Paris to become professor at the lycée Saint Louis, and 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 in the College de France, and subsequently became also professor at the Conservatoire des arts et métiers and at the Ecole fibre des sciences politiques. Levasseur was one of the founders of the study of commercial geography, and became a member of the Council of Public Instruction, president of the French society of political economy and honorary president of the French geographical society. His numerous writings include: Hiszfoire des classes ouvriéres en France depuis la coriguéte de Jules César jusqu'd la Revolution (1859); Histoire des classes ouvriéres en France zlepuis la Revolution jusqu'd nos jours (1867); [Etude et leizseiguemerit de la géographie (1871); La Population frarigaise (1889-1892); L'Agricul!ure aux Etais-Unis (1894); L'Eriseiguernerit primaire dans les pays civilises (1897); L'0uvrier arnéricain (1898); Questions ouvriéres etiiidustrielles sous la troisier/ie République (1907)i and Histoire des classes ouvriéfes et de l'iridustrie eri France de 1789 d 1870 (1903-1904). He also published a Grand Atlas de géographie physique et politique (1890~1892).