Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy Biography

portrait c.1800

This is a concise biographical timeline for Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy.
This article is subject to future updates which will enhance the quality and quantity of information.

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Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy was a french nobleman, linguist, and orientalist. He was the first Frenchman who attempted to read the Rosetta Stone. A concise account of his life events is as follows;

Sept. 21, 1758 – Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy is born in Paris

1785 – Mémoire sur l’histoire des Arabes avant Mahomet published

1792 – He is a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

1793 – Mémoires sur diverses antiquités de la Perse, et sur les médailles des rois de la dynastie des Sassanides published

1795 – He becomes professor at the School of Oriental Languages

1806 – He becomes professor at the Collège de France

1810 – Grammaire arabe, parts 1–2 published (Arabic grammar)

1814 – He is made into a baron

1816 – He is the publisher of the Journal des Savants

1821 – He founds Société Asiatique and becomes president

1822 – He is the publisher of the Journal Asiatique

1823 – He becomes director of the Collège de France

1824 – He becomes director of the School of Oriental Languages

1826-27 – Chrestomathie arabe, 2nd ed., vols. 1–3 published (Arab Chrestomathy)

1833 – He is named secretary of the Académie des Inscriptions er Belles-Lettres for life

1838 – Exposé de la religion des druses, vols. 1–2 published (Exposure of the Druse religion)

Feb. 21, 1838 – Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy dies in Paris

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Bibliography;

Mémoire sur l’histoire des Arabes avant Mahomet. Paris, 1785.

Mémoires sur diverses antiquités de la Perse, et sur les médailles des rois de la dynastie des Sassanides. Paris, 1793.

Grammaire arabe, parts 1–2. Paris, 1810.

Chrestomathie arabe, 2nd ed., vols. 1–3. Paris, 1826–27.

Exposé de la religion des druses, vols. 1–2. Paris, 1838.

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References;

1 – https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Silvestre+de+Sacy

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