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Barzun, Jacques Martin

Born: 1907 AD
Currently alive, at 108 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Critics, Educators, Historian

1907 – Jacques Martin Barzun was born on the 30th of November in Grenoble France.


1927 – Barzun was first in class of Columbia College and was a prize-winning member of the Philolexian Society, a Columbia debating club.


1932 – He obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia College.


1928-1955 – Professor of History and a founder of the discipline of cultural history.


1953-1974 – He wrote "God’s Country and Mine: A Declaration of Love Spiced With a Few Harsh Words" (1953), "Energies of Art: Studies of Authors, Classic and Modern" (1956), "Music in American Life" (1956), "The House of Intellect" (1959), "Science: The Glorious Entertainment" 1964, "The American University: How It Runs, Where It Is Going" (1969), "The Use and Abuse of Art".


1937 – He wrote "Race: A Study in Modern Superstition".


1941 – Wrote the "Darwin, Marx, Wagner: Critique of a Heritage"(revised 1958).


1943 – "Romanticism and the Modern Ego"(revised as "Classic, Romantic and Modern".


1955- 1968 – Served as Dean of the Graduate School, Dean of Faculties, and Provost


1968-1975 – He was University Professor at Columbia.


1993 – Barzun has resided in San Antonio, Texas.


        – The American Philosophical Society honors Barzun with its Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History.


1996 – Awarded by Edgar Allan Poe Award Ellery Queen Award. 2003 – He was the recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom.