Charles Pellat

Charles Pellat (28 September 1914 – 28 October 1992) was a French Arabist. He was a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres,[1] and an or of the Encyclopaedia of Islam.


Charles Pellat was born in Souk Ahras, French Algeria.

He was professor of Arabic at the Collège Louis le Grand from 1947 to 1951, at the École des langues orientales from 1951 to 1956, and at the Sorbonne from 1956 to 1978. In 1984 he became a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

He translated several works by al-Jāḥiẓ (781-869) into French.



  1. ^ Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres (France) (1992). Comptes rendus des séances - Académie des inscriptions & belles-lettres. Éditions Klincksieck. p. 647. Retrieved 20 December 2012.