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Havet, Eugene Auguste Ernest

HAVET, EUGENE AUGUSTE ERNEST (1813-1889), French scholar, was born in Paris on the nth of April 1813. Educated at the Lycee Saint-Louis and the Ecole Normale, he was for many years before his death on the 21st of December 1889 professor of Latin eloquence at the College de France. His two capital works were a commentary on the works of Pascal, Pensees de Pascal publiees dans leur texte aulhenlique aiiec un commentaire suivi (1852; 2nd ed. 2 vols., 1881), and Le Christianisme et ses origines (4 vols., 1871-1884), the chief thesis of which was that Christianity owed more to Greek philosophy than to the writings of the Hebrew prophets. His elder son, Pierre Antoine Louis Ha vet (b. 1849), was professor of Latin philology at the College de France and a member of the Institute. The younger, Julien, is separately noticed.

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