Bergson, Henri Louis
Born: Oct 18, 1859 AD
Died: 1941 AD, at 81 years of age.
1859 - Born on the 18th of October in Rue Lamartine in Paris France. French philosopher who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1868 - Bergson attended the Lycée Fontaine in Paris.
- He won a prize for his scientific work.
1877 - Received an award for the solution of a mathematical problem.
1878 - His solution was published in Annales de Mathématiques.
1881 - Obtained the degree of Licence-ès-Lettres and was followed the Agrégation de philosophie.
- Received a teaching appointment at the Lycée in Angers, the ancient capital of Anjou.
1883 - Settled at the Lycée Blaise-Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand.
1884 - Critical study of the text and the philosophy of the poet.
1889 - Submitted a short Latin thesis on Aristotle, for his doctoral degree which was awarded by the University of Paris.
- The work was published by Felix Alcan, the Paris publisher.
- Wrote Time and Free Will (Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience).
1900 - He became a professor at the Collège de France.
1901 - Elected to the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, and became a member of the Institute.
1903 - Contributed to the Revue de metaphysique et de morale a very important essay entitled Introduction to Metaphysics (Introduction à la metaphysique).
1907 - Matter and Memory (Matière et mémoire).
1908 - In London he visited William James, the Harvard philosopher.
1913 - Visited the United States of America, at the invitation of Columbia University, New York.
- He lectured both in French and English, taking as his subjects: Spirituality and Freedom and The Method of Philosophy.
1914 - Honoured by his fellow-countrymen in being elected as a member of the Académie française.
- President of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques, and became Officier de la Légion d'honneur, and Officier de l'Instruction publique.
1915 - He succeeded in the office of President of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques by M. Alexandre Ribot.
1920 - University of Cambridge honoured him with the degree of Doctor of Letters.
1921 - He acted as president of the committee on international cooperation of the League of Nations.
1927 - Bergson won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- He was also a master literary stylist, of both academic and popular appeal, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1932 - Creative Evolution (L'Evolution créatrice).
- The Two Sources of Morality and Religion (Les deux sources de la morale et de la religion).
1935 - Wrote "The Two Sources of Morality and Religion".
1941 - Henri-Louis Bergson died of bronchitis on 4th of January in Paris, France.
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