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Désiré Gernez (1834-1910)

Désiré Gernez

Born in the city of Valenciennes (département du Nord). Not much is known of his childhood but he must have excelled in his preparatory studies because he was accepted into the École Normale in 1855 where he studied physics. After achieving his lycées agrégation (teaching license) in 1858 he was assigned to teach in the remote Garonne countryside at the ...

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