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Bergson, Henri Louis

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1941 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Philosophers

1859 – Born on the 18th of October in Rue Lamartine in Paris France. French philosopher who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1868 – Bergson attended the Lycée Fontaine in Paris.

         – He won a prize for his scientific work.

1877 – Received an award for the solution of a mathematical problem.

1878 – His solution was published in Annales de Mathématiques.

1881 – Obtained the degree of Licence-ès-Lettres and was followed the Agrégation de philosophie.

         – Received a teaching appointment at the Lycée in Angers, the ancient capital of Anjou.

1883 – Settled at the Lycée Blaise-Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand.

1884 – Critical study of the text and the philosophy of the poet.

1889 – Submitted a short Latin thesis on Aristotle, for his doctoral degree which was awarded by the University of Paris.

         – The work was published by Felix Alcan, the Paris publisher.

         – Wrote Time and Free Will (Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience).

1900 – He became a professor at the Collège de France.

1901 – Elected to the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, and became a member of the Institute.

1903 – Contributed to the Revue de metaphysique et de morale a very important essay entitled Introduction to Metaphysics (Introduction à la metaphysique).

1907 – Matter and Memory (Matière et mémoire).

1908 – In London he visited William James, the Harvard philosopher.

1913 – Visited the United States of America, at the invitation of Columbia University, New York.

         – He lectured both in French and English, taking as his subjects: Spirituality and Freedom and The Method of Philosophy.

1914 – Honoured by his fellow-countrymen in being elected as a member of the Académie française.

         – President of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques, and became Officier de la Légion d’honneur, and Officier de l’Instruction publique.

1915 – He succeeded in the office of President of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques by M. Alexandre Ribot.

1920 – University of Cambridge honoured him with the degree of Doctor of Letters.

1921 – He acted as president of the committee on international cooperation of the League of Nations.

1927 – Bergson won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

         – He was also a master literary stylist, of both academic and popular appeal, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1932 – Creative Evolution (L’Evolution créatrice).

         – The Two Sources of Morality and Religion (Les deux sources de la morale et de la religion).

1935 – Wrote "The Two Sources of Morality and Religion".

1941 – Henri-Louis Bergson died of bronchitis on 4th of January in Paris, France.