Artist Hippolyte Taine

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine. Photogravure by Synnberg Photo-grav (Hippolyte Adolphe Taine. Photogravure by Synnberg Photo-gravure Co. after a painting by L. Bonnat. Iconographic Collections)

Hippolyte Taine is a French writer, philosopher and historian, member of the Académie française.

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    After passing two baccalaureates at the same time (philosophy and sciences), he failed the agrégation in philosophy. He was then transferred to Nevers and then to Poitiers.

    His major work, Les origines de la France contemporaine (1875-1893) had a great impact in the country.

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