Raoul Blanchard

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Blanchard, Raoul


Born Sept. 4, 1877, in Orleans; died Mar. 24,1965, in Sevres. French geographer. Professor at universities in France (1906–48), the USA (1928–36), and Canada (1948–58).

Blanchard was an active member of the French Academy of Social and Political Sciences. He founded the journal Revue de géographie alpine. His main works were devoted to studies of the Alps, Flanders, Canada, Southwest Asia, and Corsica.


La Flandre: Etude géographique de la plaine flamande en France, Belgique et Hollande. Paris, 1906.
Les Alpes occidentales, vols. 1–7. Paris, 1943–56.
Le Canada français. Paris, 1960.
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