NICOLAS EUGENE GERUZEZ (1799-1865), French critic, was born on the 6th of January 1799 at Reims. He was assistant professor at the Sorbonne, and in 1852 he became secretary to the faculty of literature. He wrote a Histoire de l'eloquence politique et religieuse en France aux XI V e, X V e, et X VI e siecles (1837-1838); an admirable Histoire de la literature francaise depuis les origines jusqu'd la Revolution (1852), which he supplemented in 1859 by a volume bringing down the history to the close of the revolutionary period; and some miscellaneous works. Geruzez died on the 29th of May 1865 in Paris. A posthumous volume of Melanges et pensees appeared in 1877.
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