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Jaurès, Jean
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Jaurès, Jean

(September 3, 1859, Castres – July 31, 1914, Paris [assassinated]), French politician and political commentator. He came from a middle-class family in southwest France, and was probably the most important French Socialist of the prewar period. Originally Professor of Philosophy at Toulouse, he was not only active as parliamentarian, party leader and political commentator. As no one else, he also successfully programmatically left his mark on the French Socialist movement as a theorist and historian.

Jaurès’s thinking and action revolved around the two poles …

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Mollenhauer, Daniel, “Jaurès, Jean”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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