French historian and politicianDied when: 72 years 1 days (864 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Ernest Denis (January 3, 1849 – January 4, 1921) was a French historian.Denis became known as a specialist of Germany and Bohemia, and played a major role in the establishment of the Czechoslovak state in 1918.
Along with Louis Léger, he is considered to be one of the most highly regarded 20th-century historians of the Slav world in France.
Upon his death, the Czechoslovak state bought his residence in Paris in order to create an institute for Slavic studies.