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Philosophy educator

Jean-Pierre Vernant, French philosophy educator. Decorated Croix de Guerre, Croix de la Liberation, commander Legion of Honor (France); recipient Gold medal Recherche Scientifique, 1984, Premio di Storia, University San Marino, 1991.

Background

Vernant, Jean-Pierre was born on January 4, 1914 in Provins, France. Son of Jean and Anna (Heilbron) Vernant.

Education

Teaching certified in Philosophy, Sorbonne, 1937. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Chicago, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Bristol, 1987.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Brno, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Naples, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Oxford, 1999.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Crete, 2003. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Sofia, 2004.

Career

Teacher philosophy Lycée de Toulouse, France, 1940-1944. Instructor Lycée Jacques Decour, Paris, 1946-1948, from research attaché, chargé of research, 1948-1958. Director studies School Higher Studies, 1958-1974.

Professor comparative study ancient religions College de France, 1974-1984, honorary professor, since 1984.

Works

Membership

Head department Armée Secrète, lieutenant colonel, 1942-1945. Fellow British Academy (correspondent). Member Royal Academy Belgium (associate), American Academy Arts and Sciences (foreign honorary, Humanistic Studies award 1994).

Connections

Married Lida Nahimovitch, November 30, 1939 (deceased 1991). 1 child, Claude.

father:
Jean Vernant

mother:
Anna (Heilbron) Vernant

spouse:
Lida Nahimovitch

child:
Claude Vernant