Albert Camus, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Albert Camus

French author and journalist

Date of Birth: 07-Nov-1913

Place of Birth: Dr├ęan, El Tarf Province, Algeria

Date of Death: 04-Jan-1960

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, playwright, journalist, philosopher, novelist, essayist, French Resistance fighter

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Albert Camus

  • Albert Camus ( also US: ; French: [alb?? kamy] (listen); 7 November 1913 ÔÇô 4 January 1960) was a French Algerian philosopher, author, and journalist.
  • He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest recipient in history. Camus was born in Algeria to French parents.
  • He spent his childhood in a poor neighbourhood and later studied philosophy at the University of Algiers.
  • He was in Paris when the Germans invaded France during World War II.
  • Camus tried to flee but finally joined the French Resistance where he served as editor-in-chief at Combat, an outlawed newspaper.
  • After the war, he was a celebrity figure and gave many lectures around the world.
  • He married twice but had many extramarital affairs.
  • Camus was politically active.
  • He was part of the Left that opposed the Soviet Union because of its totalitarianism.
  • Camus was a moralist and was leaning towards anarcho-syndicalism.
  • He was part of many organisations seeking European integration.
  • During the Algerian War, he kept a neutral stance advocating for a multicultural and pluralistic Algeria, a position that caused controversy and was rejected by most parties. Philosophically, Camus's views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism.
  • He is also considered to be an existentialist, despite his having firmly rejected the term throughout his lifetime.

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