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FrenchBorn Michel FOUCAULT

French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas

Born on October 15, 1926 in Poitiers, France , France

Died on June 25, 1984 in Paris, France

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Paul-Michel Foucault was born on 15 October 1926 in Poitiers, France, to a notable provincial family. His father, Paul Foucault, was an eminent surgeon and hoped his son would join him in the profession. His early education was a mix of success and mediocrity until he attended the Jesuit Collège Saint-Stanislas, where he excelled. During this period, Foucault learned philosophy with Louis Girard.

After World War II, Foucault was admitted to the prestigious École Normale Supérieure (rue d'Ulm), the traditional gateway to an academic career in the humanities in France.


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