Roland Barthes

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Birthday
12, 1915
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 26, 1980 (64)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1915
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 26, 1980 (64)

About

French philosopher best remembered for his exploration of theories like structuralism, semiotics, social theory, and anthropology.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in Classical Letters from the Sorbonne in Paris. He battled tuberculosis during this time.

Trivia

His work A Lover's Discourse: Fragments served as the inspiration for the 1980s New Wave group The Lover Speaks.

Family Life

His family was residing in the town of Cherbourg in Normandy when he was born.

Associated With

He and actor Sam Waterston both spent time studying at the Sorbonne in Paris.