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Irving Babbitt

Irving BabbittBorn: 2-Aug-1865
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Died: 15-Jul-1933
Location of death: Cambridge, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philosopher

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Early leader of Neohumanism

Father: Edwin Dwight Babbitt (physician)
Mother: Augusta Darling (d. when Irving was 11)
Brother: Tom
Sister: Katherine
Wife: Dora May Drew (m. 12-Jun-1900)
Daughter: Esther
Son: Edward Sturges

    High School: Woodward High School, Cincinnati, OH
    University: Harvard University (1889)
    Professor: Latin and Greek, University of Montana (1889-91)
    University: Sorbonne (1891-92)
    University: MA Oriental Studies, Harvard University (1893)
    Professor: Instructor of Romance Languages, Williams College
    Professor: French, Harvard University (1894-12)
    Professor: French Literature, Harvard University (1912-33)
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Sorbonne (1923)

    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1930

Author of books:
Literature and the American College (1908, nonfiction)
The New Laoko÷n: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts (1910, nonfiction)
The Masters of Modern French Criticism (1912, nonfiction)
Rousseau and Romanticism (1919, nonfiction)
Democracy and Leadership (1924, nonfiction)
On Being Creative and Other Essays (1932, essays)
The Spanish Character and Other Essays (1940, essays)

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