Jules Marcel de Coppet

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Jules Marcel de Coppet (1881–1968) was a French colonial administrator stationed in several countries in Africa before becoming governor-general of French West Africa.

He was also an intellectual and literary leader in the French world of his time, along with André Gide and Roger Martin du Gard.

Biography[edit]

Coppet was governor of the colony of Dahomey from 1933 until 1934. From 7 May 1934 to 18 July 1935, he governed French Somaliland.

Succeeding Jules Brévié, he became governor-general of French West Africa on September 27, 1936 and retained the position until July 14, 1938. Upon his departure, Léon Geismar took over for a few months until the arrival of Pierre Boisson.

He also oversaw the creation of an encyclopedia devoted to Madagascar which was published in 1947.[1]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Hommes et destins : dictionnaire biographique d'Outre-mer (in French). Paris: Académie des sciences d'outre-mer. 1981. p. 144. ISBN 2-900098-03-3. 
  • Alain Couturier (2006). Le Gouverneur et son miroir. Marcel de Coppet (1881-1968) (in French). Paris: L'Harmattan. p. 202. ISBN 2-296-01823-8. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jules Marcel de Coppet (1947). Madagascar (in French). Paris. 

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