Historian and acclaimed author of the immensely popular Life of Jesus. He was known for his political theories on nationalism and national identity.
He demonstrated his great intelligence by winning all of the prizes and awards while studying at the college in Troguier.
He wrote many historical works about the history of early Christianity.
He was raised by his older sister Henriette after his father passed away when he was five years old.
His novel Life of Jesus was critiqued by the famous French doctor Albert Schweitzer.