- Category : 1879-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 3
French archivist, historian and centenarian.
He was the chief archivist in the judicial section of the National Archives, in charge of the archives of Chatelet and the house of auditors.
A major scholar of the twentieth century, both personally and in an institutional role, he co-founded the International Committee on Palaeography in 1953, and was a prolific author of a bibliography on this subject.
Charles Samaran had three daughters. He was the son-in-law of flautist Paul Taffanel, founder of l'École française de flûte (French school of the flute).
He died on 15 October 1982 in Nogaro, aged 102.