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Braudel, Paul Achille Fernand (Paul)

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Historian


1902 - Fernand Braudel was born on the 24th of August, in the small town of Luneville in eastern France.

1923 - He went to Algeria to teach in a lycée and to work on his thèse d'état, which was to be on Philip II of Spain and the Mediterranean.

1935 - He went to Brazil to teach in the university in São Paulo, Brazil, returning two and a half years later to France just before World War II, with an appointment in the IVe Section of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (E. P. H. E.) in Paris.

1946 - He was elected to the Collège de France, he joined his mentor.

1947 - Febvre, as one of the founders of the new VIe Section (economic and social sciences) of the E. P. H. E. He created the Centre de Recherches Historiques.

1963 - He founded the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, a structure housing national and international research groups, and became its administrator.

1971-1984 - He served as the president of the Scientific Commission of the annual Study Weeks sponsored by the Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica 'Francesco Datini' in Prato, Italy.

1985 - He was received in the Académie Française. He was awarded a long list of honorary degrees, memberships in national academies of science, and similar honors.

1985 - He died on the 28th of November in Haute-Savoie.


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