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Jean STAROBINSKI, Swiss academic. Academy Lincei, British Academy, American Academy, of Arts and Sciences, Deutsche Akademie; Academy, des Sciences Morales et Politiques (France).


Starobinski, Jean Isaac was born on November 17, 1920 in Geneva, Switzerland. Son of Aron and Szajndla (Frydman) Starobinski.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Geneva, 1958. Doctor of Medicine, University Lausanne, Switzerland, 1960. DHC (honorary), University Lausanne, Switzerland, 1979.

DHC (honorary), University Lille, France, 1973. DHC (honorary), University Libre Brussels, 1979. DHC (honorary), University Chicago, 1986.

DHC (honorary), Columbia University, 1987. DHC (honorary), Montreal University, 1988. DHC (honorary), Strasbourg University, 1988.

DHC (honorary), Neuchatel University, 1989. DHC (honorary), Turin (Italy) University, 1994. DHC (honorary), Oslo (Norway) University, 1994.


Assistant literature University Geneva, 1947-1950, resident in medicine, 1948-1953, professor literature, 1958-1985. Resident Cery Psychiatric Clinic, Lausanne, 1957-1958. Assistant professor Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1954-1956.

Professor emeritus University Geneva, since 1985.


  • Other Work

    • Isaffc tec ia sfe.,(Km 3JTfijU Rousseau 1958, The Invention of Liberty 1964, Words Upon Words 1971, 1789: The Emblems of Reason 1973, Montaigne In Motion 1983, Le Remede Dans Le Mai 1989, La M41ancolie au Miroir 1989.


Member Modern Language Association (honorary), American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary), Academy Lincei, British Academy, Deutsche Academy Sprache and Dichtung, Academy of Sciences Morales et Politiques (associate), Swiss Society History of Medicine (vice president 1983-1989), Society Josip Juraj Rousseau (president 1964-1993), Rencont International (president 1965), Society Scholars Johns Hopkins University.

  • Modern Language Association (honorary)

  • American Academy Arts and Scis. (honorary)

  • Academy Lincei

  • British Academy

  • Deutsche Academy Sprache and Dichtung

  • Academy Scis. Morales et Politiques (associate)

  • Swiss Society History of Medicine (vice president 1983-89)

    1983 - 1989

  • Society J.J. Rousseau (president 1964-93)

    1964 - 1993

  • Rencont International (president 1965)

  • Society Scholars Johns Hopkins University


  • Other Interests



Married Jaqueline Sirman, August 15, 1954. Children: Michel, Pierre, Georges.

Aron Starobinski

Szajndla (Frydman) Starobinski

Jaqueline Sirman

Michel Starobinski

Pierre Starobinski

Georges Starobinski