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DuPonceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1760 - 1844

Peter Stephen Du Ponceau (born Pierre-Étienne du Ponceau, June 3, 1760 – April 1, 1844) was a French-American linguist, philosopher, and jurist. After emigrating to the colonies in 1777, he served in the American Revolutionary War. Afterward, he settled in Philadelphia, where he lived the remainder of his years. He contributed significantly to work on the indigenous languages of the Americas, as well as advancing the understanding of written Chinese.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Peter Stephen DuPonceau letter

Mss 836323
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836323
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Peter Stephen DuPonceau letter

Mss 825176.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 825176.1
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