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Biography Summary: Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) was famous for his views on absurdism. Camus spent his adult years in France during a dangerous period in history.
Classified as an Existentialist he strongly rejected the label. During the last decade of his life he devoted himself to human rights, criticizing the Soviet means of dealing with a workers strike in East Berlin and protesting against the same sort of methods used in Poland against the Hungarian revolution
Albert Camus Fact Sheet: Who was Albert Camus? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Albert Camus.
Albert Camus Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1913 - 1960 *** Full Name: Albert Camus *** Occupation: Philosopher, Author and Journalist *** Date of Birth: Albert Camus was born on November 7th 1913 *** Place of Birth: Albert Camus was born in Drean, Elizabeth Taref, Algeria *** Family background: His father was Lucien Camus if French Alsatian ancestry and died of his wounds after the Battle of the Marne during World War I and his mother was a house cleaner who could neither read nor write *** Early life and childhood: He grew up very poor with no material wealth *** Education: Albert Camus attended a lycee and would eventually attend the University of Algiers ***
Albert Camus Fact 1: Albert Camus was born on November 7th 1913 and during the 20th century period in history when there was much change across Europe and the world, the first and second French, Spanish, Chinese and Holy Roman Empires all collapsed and Europe would see two World Wars.
Albert Camus Fact 8: During 1945 he starting working for Paris-Soir magazine and he would consider himself a pacifist during the opening stages of World War II.
Albert Camus Fact 9: Having witnessed the execution of Gabriel Peri the experience strengthened his revolt of the Germans.
Albert Camus Fact 10: When the staff of the magazine moved to Bordeaux he went too and in that year he also finished his first two books, The Myth of Sisyphus and The Stranger.
Albert Camus Fact 15: Between March 22nd and 25th 1945 the conference was held of the European Federalist Movement in Paris in the Camus participated as well as George Orwell, Lewis Mumford, Andre Philip, Emmanuel Mounier, Daniel Mayer, Altiero Spinelli and François Bondy.
Albert Camus Fact 16: After Winston Churchill expressed ideas of a European integration Camus’s branch of the European Federalist Movement disintegrated in 195.
Albert Camus Fact 17: Albert Camus died on January 4th 1960 in a car accident in Villeblevin near Sens in Burgundy France aged forty six years.
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