Ferdinand Buisson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ferdinand Buisson

French academic and politician

Date of Birth: 20-Dec-1841

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 16-Feb-1932

Profession: politician, professor, pedagogue, philosopher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Ferdinand Buisson

  • Ferdinand Édouard Buisson (20 December 1841 – 16 February 1932) was a French academic, educational bureaucrat, pacifist and Radical-Socialist (left liberal) politician.
  • He presided over the League of Education from 1902 to 1906 and the Human Rights League (LDH) from 1914 to 1926. In 1927, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to him jointly with Ludwig Quidde. Philosopher and educator, he was Director of Primary Education.
  • He was the author of a thesis on Sebastian Castellio, in whom he saw a "liberal Protestant" in his image. Ferdinand Buisson was the president of the National Association of Freethinkers .
  • In 1905, he chaired the parliamentary committee to implement the separation of church and state. Famous for his fight for secular education through the League of Education, he coined the term laïcité ("secularism").

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