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Cousin, Victor

Born: 1792 AD
Died: 1867 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Educators, Philosophers

1792 – Born in Paris on the 28th of November.

1815-1816 – Cousin attained the position of suppliant to Royer-Collard in the history of modern philosophy chair of the faculty of letters.

1817 – He went to Germany, and met Georg Hegel at Heidelberg.

1821-1822 – Cousin was deprived of his offices in the faculty of letters and in the Normal School.

1824-1825 – He was thrown into prison, either on some ill-defined political charge at the instance of the French police, or as a result of an indiscreet conversation.

1826 – His eclecticism, his ontology and his philosophy of history were declared in principle and in most of their salient details in the Fragments philosophiques.

1832 – He was made a peer of France.

1833 – He explains both his philosophical and his political position.

1840 – He accepted the position of minister of public instruction under Adolphe Thiers.

1867 – Died at Cannes on the 13th of January.