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Raoul Blanchard

Raoul Blanchard

Blanchard, Raoul, 1877-1965, French geographer. He wrote a monograph on Flanders (1906) that earned him the chair of geography at the Univ. of Grenoble, a position he held for 50 years. He established the Institute of Alpine Geography and founded its journal, the Review of Alpine Geography, in 1908. He completed a classic 12-volume work on the French Alps in 1956. Blanchard received awards from the American Geographical Society (1956) and the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (1960).
Mount Raoul Blanchard is the highest peak in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada at .

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