THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
Engineer. B. March 23, 1857, d., February 15, 1926, Paris. Graduae, Ecole Centrale d'Ingénieurs. Editor, Revue Scientifique et Morale du Spiritisme; founder and president, Société d'Etudes des Phénomènes Psychiques; member, Institut Métapsychique International; president, Union Spirite.
Mr. Delanne, considered one of France's leading spiritualists, was particulary interested in mediumship and studied spiritualists mediums during the period 1900-1920. Blindness forced him to limit his experimental research, however, and he devoted himself in the years just before his death to magazine editing and writing on spiritualism and mediumship. His books include Le Spritisme devant la Science (Spiritualism and Science; 1885); Le Phénomène spirite (The Spiritualist Phenomenon; 1896); L'Evolution animique (Anamisitic Evolution; 1897); Recherches sur la médiumniteé (Research on Mediumship; 1898); L'Ame est immortelle (The Spirit Is Immortal; 1899); Less Apparitions Matérialisées des Vivants et des Morts (Materialized Apparitions of the Living and the Dead; Vol. 1, 1900; Vol. 2, 1911); Documents pour servir à l'étude de la réincarnation (Documents for the Study of Reincarnation; 1927). He contributed many articles to the magazine that he edited, and to Revue Métapsychique, Revue Spirite and Psychica.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications