Roland Barthes, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Roland Barthes

French philosopher, critic and literary theorist

Date of Birth: 12-Nov-1915

Place of Birth: Cherbourg, Normandy, France

Date of Death: 26-Mar-1980

Profession: screenwriter, university teacher, sociologist, literary critic, philosopher, essayist, linguist, literary theorist, non-fiction writer, diarist, semiologist, mythographer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Roland Barthes

  • Roland Gérard Barthes (; French: [??l?~ ba?t]; 12 November 1915 – 26 March 1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician.
  • Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of many schools of theory, including structuralism, semiotics, social theory, design theory, anthropology, and post-structuralism.
  • He was particularly known for developing and extending the field of semiotics through the analysis of a variety of sign systems mainly derived from middle to upper class, occidental popular culture.

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