Philippe Ariès

French academic and historian

1914   -   1984

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: Lycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Lycée Janson-de-Sailly
occupation: historian, essayist, medievalist, sociologist, university teacher
award received: Albéric-Rocheron Prize
influenced by: Annales school

Philippe Ariès (French: [aʁjɛs]; 21 July 1914 – 8 February 1984) was a French medievalist and historian of the family and childhood, in the style of Georges Duby. He wrote many books on the common daily life. His most prominent works regarded the change in the western attitudes towards death.
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