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Guillemin, Amédée-Victor

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BornPierre, Saône-et-Loire, France, 5 July 1826

DiedPierre, Saône-et-Loire, France, 2 January 1893

Amédée-Victor Guillemin’s fame is as an author of works on the physical sciences. He trained in scientific and literary studies at Beaune and Paris and taught mathematics from 1850 to 1860. Guillemin penned articles for a number of political and cultural magazines, and by 1860 he had become the editor in chief of a local journal, La Savoie, published at Chambéry. Politically, he was one of the defenders of the Republic.

Guillemin wrote a number of books on aspects of physics and industry, and these volumes went through many editions and printings. Among them were Les chemins de fer (originally published in 1862, seven editions by 1884), Les phénomènes de la physique (1868), Le monde physique (originally published as Éléments de cosmographie in 1867 and expressly designed for use in secondary schools; the new edition appeared in five volumes from 1881 to 1885), Les applications de la physique ...