Hippolyte Taine

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism.

Born: April 21, 1828 in Vouziers, France
Died: March 5, 1893 (aged 64) in Paris, France


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