Charles Athanase Walcrevaer, baron, a French author, born in Paris, Dec. 25,1771, died there, April 27, 1852. He studied at Glasgow and Oxford; served as director of transportation in the army of the Pyrenees in 1793; afterward studied in the polytechnic school; and became a mayor of Paris in 1816, and prefect of the department of Nievre in 1824 and of Aisne in 1826. In 1830 he finally left the public service, and in 1840 became perpetual secretary of the academy of inscriptions. He published Essai sur l'histoire de Vespéce humaine (1798); Histoire abrégée des insectesdes environs de Paris (1802); Tableau des araneides (1805); Le monde maritime (4 vols. 8vo, 1818); Nouvelle collection des relations de voyage (21 vols., 1826-'31); Analyse geographique des itineraires des anciens, etc. (3 vols. 8vo, 1839); Histoire de la vie et des poesies d'Horace (1840); and Memoires sur Madame de Sevigne (5 vols., 1842-'52, incomplete). A collection of his more important works has been published under the title (Euvres choisies (Paris, 1862 etseq.).