Pierre GaxottePierre Gaxotte (19 November 1895 – 21 November 1982) was a French historian.
Gaxotte was born in Revigny-sur-Ornain, Meuse. He began his career as a history teacher at the Lycée Charlemagne and later worked as a columnist for ''Le Figaro''. Over the course of his life he authored numerous historical studies, and was elected to the ''Académie française'' in 1953.
He is famous for his critical vision of the French Revolution, notably in ''The French Revolution'' (1928), and for his rehabilitation of the French 18th century (''Louis XV's Century'', 1933). He is also known as a far-right-wing journalist of the ''Entre-deux-Guerres'' period, with links to the Action française and the newspaper ''Je suis partout''. Provided by Wikipedia
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