Jules Garinet (1797-1877) was advocate at the French court. He wrote multiple books and was head of the learned society “Société d’agriculture, commerce, sciences et arts du département de la Marne” for several years. He wrote the his History of magic in France (‘Histoire de la magie en France’) in 1818. He was born in Châlons-en-Champagne in the region Champagne-Ardenne. Nowadays a street in Châlons-en-Champagne bears his name. He collected books and paintings and his widow donated his collections (33000 books) to the city of Châlons together with a 16th century house, on condition of using the house as a museum. The Musée Garinet was opened in 1899 and it still exists.
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