This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Author photo. Courtesy of the <a href="http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?1158443">NYPL Digital Gallery</a><br>(image use requires permission from the New York Public Library)

Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery
(image use requires permission from the New York Public Library)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
985 (1,640)1916,686 (3.62)10
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Jules Michelet wrote both short and lengthy works, including the monumental 19-volume Histoire de France. He visualized himself as a champion of the people and wrote with great emotional power. His innovation was to try to write from the point of the nation as a whole, not just that of great persons or groups. He was extremely sympathetic to the French Revolution, and pictured the whole world watching it "conscious that France at her own risk and peril is acting for the entire human race." After his second marriage to Athénaïs Mialaret, he co-wrote with her a number of books on natural history, including L'Oiseau (1856), L'Insecte (1857), La Mer (1861), and La Montagne (1868).
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.62)
0.5 1
1 4
1.5 1
2 7
2.5 4
3 37
3.5 6
4 38
4.5 2
5 28

Author pictures (3)


(see all 3 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Jules Michelet is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Jules Michelet is composed of 6 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 129,503,780 books! | Top bar: Always visible