1906 - Born on the 122th of January in Kaunas, Lithuania.
1924 - Levinas began his philosophical studies at Strasbourg University, where he began his lifelong friendship with the French philosopher Maurice Blanchot.
1928 - He went to Freiburg University to study phenomenology under Edmund Husserl.
1930 - Levinas became a naturalized French citizen.
1940 - His military unit was quickly surrounded and forced to surrender. Levinas spent the rest of World War II as a prisoner of war in a camp near Hannover in Germany.
1947 - His book De l'Existence à l'Existent.
1950 - Levinas emerged from the circle of intellectuals surrounding Jean Wahl as a leading French thinker.
1961 - He began teaching at the University of Poitiers.
- Wrote "Totality and Infinity".
1967 - The Nanterre campus of the University of Paris.
1973 - The Sorbonne.
1995 - Died on the 25th of December in Paris.
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