Albert Camus Biography

Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The Rebel" that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom.

Camus did not consider himself to be an existentialist despite usually being classified as one, even during his own lifetime. In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked...".

Camus was born in French Algeria to a Pied-Noir family, and studied at the University of Algiers. In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement after his split with Garry Davis's Citizens of the World movement. The formation of this group, according to Camus, was intended to "denounce two ideologies found in both the USSR and the USA" regarding their idolatry of technology. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Albert Camus
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Journalist, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer
Ethnicity:
French people
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
November 7, 1913
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
January 4, 1960
Age at Death:
46
Cause of Death:
Traffic collision
Marriages
  • 1940-12-03
    Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France
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