Émile Boirac  

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Émile Boirac (born in Guelma, Algeria, 26 August 1851; died in Dijon, 20 September 1917) was a French philosopher and psychic, promoter of Esperanto.

He was designated in 1898 president of the University of Grenoble and in (1902) president of Dijon University.

A notable advocate for Esperanto, he presided over its 1st Universal Congress (Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France, 7 August to 12 August 1905) and directed the Academy of Esperanto.

He is also remembered by having coined the term déjà vu in his book L'Avenir des Sciences Psychiques (No it was in a letter to the editor of Review Philosophique, 1, p. 430-431 in 1876. Further, this is debatable see the Deja Vu Experience: Essays in Cognitive Psychology by Robert Brown), where he also defined "metagnomy": knowledge acquired without the senses, what currently is known as ESP.


  • Translation to esperanto of Leibniz's Monodalogy (1902)
  • Ŝlosileto kvarlingva (1903)
  • Perdita kaj retrovita (1905)
  • Qu'est-ce que l'espéranto? (1906)
  • Le Congrès espérantiste de Genève (1906)
  • Pri la homa radiado (1906)
  • Translation to esperanto of Molière's Don Juan (1909)
  • Translation to esperanto of Henry van Dyke's The Other Wise Man, de (1909)
  • Plena Vortaro E-E-a (1909)
  • Le problème de la langue internationale (1911)
  • Vortaro de la Oficialaj Radikoj (1911)
  • Fundamentaj principoj de la vortaro esperanta (1911)
  • L'Avenir des Sciences Psychiques (1917)

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