country of citizenship:
native language: French
educated at: École Centrale Paris
occupation: philosopher, writer
award received: Commander of the Legion of Honour, Officer of the Legion of Honour
Julien Benda (26 December 1867 – 7 June 1956) was a French philosopher and novelist. He remains famous for his short book, La Trahison des Clercs (The Treason of the Intellectuals or The Betrayal of the Intellectuals). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times and one time for the Goncourt Prize.
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