Marc Bloch

Marc Bloch

Born: July 6, 1886

Died: June 16, 1944

Nationality: French

Occupation: Historian

Biography: Marc Léopold Benjamin Bloch was a French historian who cofounded the highly influential Annales School of French social history. Bloch was a quintessential modernist. An assimilated Alsatian Jew from an academic family in Paris, he was deeply affected in his youth by the Dreyfus Affair. He studied at the elite École Normale Supérieure; in 1908-9 he studied at Berlin and Leipzig.