François Furet

French historian

1927   -   1997

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: Lycée Janson-de-Sailly
occupation: historian, university teacher
award received: Knight of the Legion of Honour, Prix Chateaubriand, Hannah Arendt Prize, Grand Prix Gobert, Gordon J. Laing Award, Louis-Marin prize
position held: president, seat 1 of the Académie française

François Furet (French: [fʁɑ̃swa fyʁɛ]; 27 March 1927 – 12 July 1997) was a French historian and president of the Saint-Simon Foundation, best known for his books on the French Revolution. From 1985 to 1997, Furet was a professor of French history at the University of Chicago. Furet was elected to the Académie française in March 1997, just three months before he died in July.
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