Langue et traduction - Bibliographie

History of translation and translators, from Antiquity to the 20th century


Last Updated: 23 May 2020

We use translated works all the time. But how about the translators themselves, and their influence on shaping languages and cultures? They were highly regarded alongside authors, scholars and scientists, and played a major role in society. They also had fascinating lives. Here is a tribute to translators of the past, including women translators who, after being anonymous or signing with a male pseudonym, began signing their translations with their own names in the 16th century. Modern-day Wikipedia was very helpful to write these pages. [web version]