Albert Camus, 1913 - 1960

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Born: 7 November 1913, Mondovi, French Algeria
Died: 4 January 1960, Villeblevin, France

Camus' father died in battle the year after Camus' birth, but despite poverty Camus got most of a college education before tuberculosis forced him to drop out. He went to France as a journalist in World War II, joined the Resistance, and shared editing of Combat, an underground daily in Paris, with Jean-Paul Sartre, another of the main Existentialist philosophers. Received Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, the first African-born winner and second-youngest (after Kipling).

Biography from Wikipedia and Nobel Foundation

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