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The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Jal, Auguste

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JAL, Auguste, a French author, born in Lyons, April 12, 1795. He became known as the author of numerous works on art, and especially on maritime archæology, including Scènes de la vie maritime (3 vols., Paris, 1832); Archéologie navale (2 vols., 1839); Glossaire nautique, which obtained the second Gobert prize (1848); and La flotte de César (1861). He published in 1864 Dictionnaire critique de biographie et d'histoire, with the view of revising errors and of filling up gaps in cyclopædias.