Vacherot, Étienne

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Vacherot, Étienne Gender: M
born on 29 July 1809 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Torcenay, France, 47n4856, 5e2756
Timezone LMT m5e2756 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°27' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°04 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 04°24'

Portrait of Étienne Vacherot 
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Étienne Vacherot
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French philosophical writer who succeeded his master Victor Cousin as professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne in 1839. His Histoire critique de l'école d'Alexandrie (3 vols. 1846-1851), was his first and best-known work. It drew on him attacks from the Clerical party which led to his suspension in 1851. Shortly afterwards he refused to swear allegiance to the new imperial government, and was dismissed from his post. His work Démocratie (1859) led to a political prosecution and imprisonment.

On 7 March 1868 he was elected to the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. Upon the fall of the Empire, he took an active part in politics, was maire of a district of Paris during the siege, and in 1871 was in the National Assembly, voting as a Moderate Liberal. He was one of the three deputies of Paris who voted in favour of making peace with Germany.

He died on 28 July 1897 in Paris, aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Cousin, Victor (born 28 November 1792)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (stating 2 AM) from the online Haute-Marne archives.

Gauquelin, vol 6, p.24 also has 2 am. It appears to have been incorrectly quoted in the past.


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy