Conde Benoist Pallen
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Conde Benoist Pallen

Condé Benoist Pallen (December 5, 1858 – May 26, 1929) was an American Catholic editor and author.


Pallen was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1858. His father, Montrose A. Pallen, was a physician who was a native of Mississippi. His mother, Anne Benoist Pallen, was a member of an old French family in St. Louis.[1]

He graduated from Georgetown University in 1880 and received a master's degree from Georgetown in 1883 and a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in 1885.[1][2] In 1896, Georgetown awarded him an honorary degree, the LL.D.[1]

Pallen died in New York City on May 26, 1929, after suffering from arteriosclerosis. His remains were buried in a family plot at a cemetery in St. Louis.[2]


He was editor of Church Progress and the Catholic World from 1887 to 1897. He was managing editor of the Catholic Encyclopedia from 1904 to 1920. He wrote essays, poetry, and novels. His published works included:[2]

  • The Philosophy of Literature (1897)
  • Epochs of Literature (1898)
  • What is Liberalism? (1889)
  • New Rubáiyat (1889), poems
  • The Feast of Thalarchus: A Dramatic Poem (1901)
  • The Death of Sir Lancelot, and Other Poems (1902)
  • The Meaning of the Idylls of the King (1904)
  • The Education of Boys (1916)
  • Crucible Island (1919)

Selected articles


  1. ^ a b c James Stanislaus Easby-Smith (1907). Georgetown university in the District of Columbia, 1789-1907. The Lewis publishing company. pp. 182-183.
  2. ^ a b c "Conde B. Pallen, Noted Editor, Dies" (PDF). New York Times. May 27, 1929.

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