1865 - Irving Babbitt was born 2nd of August in Dayton, Ohio.
1889 - Graduated from Harvard University.
1889-1991 - Studied Latin and Greek, University of Montana.
1890 - With Paul Elmer More in developing the core doctrines that were to constitute New Humanism.
1891 - Went to France to study École Pratique des Hautes-études linked to the Sorbonne, studied Pali literature and Buddhism. Then he took a master's degree at Harvard, including Sanskrit.
1893 - Finished MA Oriental Studies, Harvard University.
1894 - Served as Professor in French at Harvard University
1912 - Rising from the ranks to become a full professor of French literature.
- Credited with introducing the study of comparative literature there.
1895 - Gave a lecture What is Humanism?, which announced his attack on Rousseau.
1908 - Babbitt's Literature and the American College caused a stir, but it was assembled from writings already circulated.
- Continued to publish in the same vein, often derogatory of figures from the French literature that was his avowed specialism.
1912-1933 - Professor of French Literature, Harvard University.
1923 - Visiting Professor in Sorbonne.
1926 - Wrote an essay The Humanism of Irving Babbitt, a review of Democracy and Leadership.
1933 - Irving Babbitt died 15th of July in Cambridge.
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