Quinet, Edgar

(1803-1875)
   historian
   Born in Bourg-en-Bresse, Edgar Quinet was the translator of J. G. von Herder's major work, Outlines of a Philosophy ofthe History ofMan (1825), and later took part in an expedition to Greece (1828), after which he published De la Grèce moderne et de ses rapports avec l'Antiquité (1830). Then, influenced by the writings of Mme de staël, he developed a deep interest in German history (Système politique de l'Allemagne, 1831). Quinet also was, along with jules michelet, one of the strongest opponents of clericalism, and the subject of his lectures at the collège de France (against the Jesuits, 1843; Ultramon-tanism, 1844; Christianity and the Revolution, 1845) caused his dismissal in 1846. Elected deputy in 1848, he spoke out for the complete separation of church and state and against the Roman Expedition of 1849, a French campaign against the revolutionary Roman Republic. Proscribed after the coup d'état of December 2, 1851, he went into exile in Belgium and Switzerland, while continuing his studies in history (Les Révolutions d'Italie, 1852; La Révolution, 1965; La Création, 1870). After returning to France, Quinet was elected a deputy (1871) to the National Assembly.

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  • Quinet, Edgar — (spr. kinä), franz. Dichter und Publizist, geb. 17. Febr. 1803 in Bourg en Bresse, gest. 27. März 1875 in Versailles, studierte in Straßburg, Genf, Paris und Heidelberg, wo er sich viel mit deutscher Literatur, namentlich mit Herder, beschäftigte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Quinet, Edgar — ▪ French historian and poet born Feb. 17, 1803, Bourg en Bresse, Fr. died March 27, 1875, Versailles  French poet, historian, and political philosopher who made a significant contribution to the developing tradition of liberalism in France.… …   Universalium

  • Quinet, Edgar — ► (1803 75) Historiador, político y escritor francés. De ideas liberales y antirreligiosas. Autor de El espíritu nuevo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • QUINET, EDGAR —    a French man of letters, born at Bourg, in the department of Ain; was educated at Bourg and Lyons, went to Paris in 1820, and in 1823 produced a satire called Les Tablettes du Juif Errant, at which time he came under the influence of HERDER (q …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Quinet — Quinet, Edgar …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Edgar Quinet (métro de Paris) — Edgar Quinet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • QUINET (E.) — QUINET EDGAR (1803 1875) Comme Montaigne, Pascal ou Rousseau, Edgar Quinet appartient à la famille des écrivains inclassables. Il a été l’un des maîtres de la jeunesse des années 1840, qui allait faire la révolution de 1848; il a donné son nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Edgar Quinet — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Edgar Quinet (métro de Paris), Edgar, Quinet et Classe Edgar Quinet. Edgar Quinet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Quinet — Grabmal Edgar Quinets auf dem Montparnasse Friedhof in Paris Edgar Quinet (* 17. Februar 1803 in Bourg en Bresse; † 27. März 1875 in Paris) ist ein französischer Schriftsteller und Historiker. Als einziges Kind von Jérôme Quinet und Eugénie Rozat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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