- Category : 1940-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (13)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 1
French hellenist archaeologist who taught at the University of Grenoble.
André Laronde was a professor at the Sorbonne in which he presented in 1976 his thesis for the State doctorate « Recherche sur l'histoire de Cyrène », which studied the history of Cyrenaica under the domination of the Lagides.
He assisted François Chamoux since the creation in 1976 of the French Archaeological Mission in Tripoli, then became director from 1981. He also conducted the excavations in Cyrene and Apollonia, Cyrenaica.
He was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 2002.
He died on 1 February 2011 in Paris, aged 70.