Laffitte, Pierre

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Laffitte, Pierre Gender: M
born on 21 February 1823 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Béguey, France, 44n39, 0w19
Timezone LMT m0w19 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°11' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°33 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°01'

Pierre Laffitte


French philosopher, the closest disciple of the philosopher Auguste Comte, who taught in his doctrine of Positivism that only knowledge verifiable by the methods of the empirical sciences is valid.

On Comte’s death in 1857, Laffitte, who was one of his executors, became head of the Comité Positiviste. He was appointed professor of the general history of science at the Collège de France in 1892. In 1893 he was appointed to the new chair founded at the Collège de France for the exposition of the general history of science, and it was largely due to his inspiration that a statue to Comte was erected in the Place de la Sorbonne in 1902.

He died 4 January 1903, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Gauquelin, vol 6


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession