Jean-Paul Sartre

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Birthday
21, 1905
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Apr 15, 1980 (74)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1905
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Apr 15, 1980 (74)

About

French playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was the father of Existentialism.

Before Fame

He was a big prankster in his school, and he forced the resignation of its director with a cartoon that he drew.

Trivia

He declined the offer of a Noble Peace Prize, while his rival Albert Camus did not. He believed that writers should not become institutions.

Family Life

He had a lifelong open relationship with fellow philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir. His mother was Albert Schweitzer's first cousin.

Associated With

He was a firm believer in Karl Marx's philosophies.