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Maritain, Jacques

Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1973 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Philosophers


1882 - Born on November 18th in Paris. Roman Catholic philosopher, respected both for his interpretation of the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and for his own Thomist philosophy.

1904 - Married to Raissa Oumansoff, a Russian-Jewish student, who began to share his quest for truth.

1906 - They converted to Catholicism.

         - After studying biology at Heidelberg Maritain studied Thomism at Paris.

1913-1914 - Began teaching at the Institut Catholique, serving as professor of modern philosophy.

1932-1944 - He taught annually at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto and was a visiting professor at Princeton and Columbia.

1945-1948 - He returned as professor of philosophy at Princeton after serving as French ambassador to the Vatican.

1958 - At the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, the Jacques Maritain Center was established to further studies along the lines of his philosophy.

1973 - Died on April 28th in Toulouse, France.


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