Frantz Fanon

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Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 6, 1961 (36)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1925
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 6, 1961 (36)

About

Existential humanist thinker, psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author. He was an influential post-colonialist and critical theorist.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the French army and fought in the battles of Alsace. He was given the Croix de guerre medal after being wounded at Colmar in 1944.

Trivia

His first book was Black Skin, White Masks from 1952, which explored colonial subjugation of black people and its psychological effects.

Family Life

He married Josie Fanon and was the father of Olivier and Mireille Fanon.

Associated With

His work was influenced by Karl Marx.