Jacques Le Goff

French historian

Jacques Le Goff (1 January 1924 – 1 April 2014) was a French historian and author. He wrote many books about the Middle Ages. Mostly during the 12th and 13th centuries.[1] Le Goff was known for arguing that the Middle Ages created a new civilization. In 1984, he wrote The Birth of Purgatory.

Jacques Le Goff
Born(1924-01-01)1 January 1924
Toulon, France
Died1 April 2014(2014-04-01) (aged 90)
Paris, France
OccupationHistorian, medievalist
NationalityFrench
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
GenreHistorian

Le Goff was born in Toulon. He died in Paris, France from natural causes, aged 90.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Agence France-Presse in Paris (2014-04-01). "Influential medieval historian Jacques Le Goff dies aged 90 | World news". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01.