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Gadamer, Hans Georg

Born: 1900 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Philosopher

1900 – Born in Marburg, Hesse on the 11th of February.

1922 – He defended his dissertation.

1929-1930 – Gadamer habilitated and spent lecturing in Marburg.

1946 – He was found to be untainted by Nazism by the American occupation forces and named rector of the university.

1949 – Communist East Germany was no more to Gadamer’s liking than the Third Reich, and he left for West Germany, accepting first a position in Frankfurt am Main and then the succession of Karl Jaspers in Heidelberg.

1960 – Wrote "Truth and Method".

2002 – Died on the 13th of March.