Gautier, Émile Félix

Gautier, Émile Félix āmēlˈ fālēksˈ gōtyāˈ [key], 1864–1940, French geographer, an authority on Algiers, the Sahara, and the French African possessions. He explored W Madagascar (1892–94) and traversed the Sahara in various directions. His books include Madagascar (1902), Le Sahara (1923; tr. Sahara, the Great Desert, 1935), Un Siècle de colonisation (1930), and L'Afrique blanche (1939).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2024, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Geography: Biographies