Alphonse Le Roy
Le Roy was born in Liège on 28 July 1822, the only son of Louis-Nicolas Le Roy and Henriette Streel. He studied philosophy at Liège University, graduating at the age of 19, and after abandoning a law degree went on to qualify as a teacher. He taught at a secondary school in Tienen for a number of years from 1844, helping set up the Journal de l'Instruction publique in 1845. On 12 September 1848 he married Marie-Françoise Elisa Delvaux (1818–1902). In 1850 he was appointed lecturer on logic and metaphysics at the University of Liège. He went on to lecture on archaeology (1853-1855; 1865-1875), aesthetics (1854-1879) and the history of philosophy (1874-1889). He was appointed extraordinary professor in 1856, full professor in 1862, and professor emeritus on 23 September 1889.
He was elected a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium on 9 May 1870, a full member on 12 May 1873, and president in 1882. He was a member of many other scholarly societies. He died in Liège on 2 March 1896.