Albert Camus Biography

Published On May 19, 2017
Facts of Albert Camus
Date of Birth: 1913 , November-7
Date of Death: 1960 , January-4
Birth Nation: France
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Camus did odd jobs such as a private tutor, and assistant at the Meteorological Institute.  He completed his license-de-philosophie (BA); in May 1936, he successfully presented his thesis on Plotinus, for his diploma.

Later Camus joined the French Communist Party in 1935, which later became known as Algerian Communist Party (PCA) which was founded in 1936. Albert was one of the finding members of the PCA. He joined the party as it was the only way to fight inequalities between Europeans and natives in Algerians.

Regarding Albert's personal life, he married Simone Hie in 1934 but the marriage was short-lived. In 1935, he founded Theatre du Travail, which was later renamed to Theatre of the Team in 1937.

In 1940, Camus married  Francine Faure, a mathematician, and pianist. Although he loved her he argued about the marriage institution as unnatural the couple was deeply in love with each other. Francine gave birth to twins, Catherine and Jean on 5 September 1945.

Camus died on 4 January 1960 at the age of 46, in a car accident near Sens, in Le Grand Fossard in the small town called Villeblevin.

 

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Albert Camus

1913

A French philosopher, author, and journalist – Albert Camus was born on 7 November 1913 to mother who was a Spanish decent and father, Lucien- a poor agricultural worker

Studies

1923

Camus later went to Lycee Bugeaud in 1923 and was admitted to the University of Algiers, during a series of football tournaments he caught on to Tuberculosis in 1930, making him leave him football activities behind. 

His Political Turn

1935

Later Camus joined the French Communist Party in 1935, seeing it as a way to fight inequalities between Europeans and natives in Algeria later in May 1936, he successfully presented his thesis on Plotinus, for his diploma.

Second Marriage

1945

In 1940, Camus married  Francine Faure, a mathematician and a pianist. Although he loved her he argued about the marriage institution as unnatural. Francine gave birth to twins, Catherine and Jean on 5 September 1945.

Accident

1960

Camus died on 4 January 1960 at the age of 46, in a tragic car accident near Sens, in Le Grand Fossard in the small town called Villeblevin.