Gilles Delouche

Gilles Delouche (1948 - 2020) was a university professor at Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO in Paris) for nearly 20 years. Institute of which he was president from 2001 to 2005. Specialist in classical Siamese (Thai) literature and the history of Siam from 1350 to the first years of the 19th century, he also taught for nearly 15 years (1971-1987) in the Faculty of Arts of Silpakorn University in Thailand, which awarded him an honorary doctorate. Known and recognized both nationally and internationally, Gilles Delouche has been awarded as Knight of the Legion of Honor in France, in tribute to his entire career and for his rich contributions to Thai studies; Thailand awarded him a medal in 2019 from the Thai Ministry of Culture.