Serres, Michel

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Serres, Michel Gender: M
Serres, Michel François Marie
born on 1 September 1930 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Agen, France, 44n12, 0e37
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°02' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°01 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 03°27'

Michel Serres


French philosopher, naval officer and educator. Serres studied at the Naval college in 1949 and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1952. From 1956 to 1958 he served on a variety of ships as a marine officer for the French national maritime service.

In 1968, he gained a doctorate for a thesis on Leibniz's philosophy. During the 1960s he taught with Michel Foucault at the Universities of Clermont-Ferrand and Vincennes and was later appointed to a chair in the history of science at the Sorbonne, where he still teaches. Serres has also been a full professor at Stanford University since 1984, and he was elected to the French Academy in 1990.

He is the author of "The Troubadour of Knowledge," "The Birth of Physics, Rome," "The Book of Foundations, A History of Scientific Thought," "Angels: A Modern Myth" and many more important volumes.

He married on 26 September 1952.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Social : Begin a program of study 1949 (Naval college)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1952 (Ecole Normale Superierure)
  • Work : New Career 1956 (Marine officer, two years)
  • Social : End a program of study 1968 (Doctorate)
  • Work : New Job 1984 (Professor at Stanford Univ.)
  • Work : Gain social status 1990 (Elected to French Academy)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'Philosophes' pdf file, p. 89.

Petitallot quotes B.C. in Cadran No.11, 9/1994


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Sorbonne for 30 years)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (History and Science)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy