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Albert Camus

Author Albert Camus

Profession: Author


Why Famous: Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the philosophy known as absurdism. Known by generations of students of French for his book 'La Peste' (The Plague).

Born: November 7, 1913
Birthplace: Dréan, Algeria

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: January 4, 1960 (aged 46)
Cause of Death: Car crash

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Married Life

  • 1940-12-03 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Historical Events

  • 1948-10-27 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris
  • 1949-12-15 Albert Camus' play "The Just Assassins" ("Les Justes") premieres in Paris
  • 1957-10-17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Quotes by Albert Camus

  • "Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity."

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