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Joseph Ernest Renan

Birthplace: Tréguier, Cotes-d'Armor, Brittany, France
Death: Died in Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Philibert Renan and Magdeleine Féger
Husband of Cornélie Henriëtte Scheffer
Father of Cornélie Henriette Noémi Renan
Brother of Henriette Renan

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Joseph Ernest Renan

Joseph Ernest Renan (28 February 1823 – 2 October 1892) was a French expert of Middle East ancient languages and civilizations, philosopher and writer, devoted to his native province of Brittany. He is best known for his influential historical works on early Christianity and his political theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity. Renan is credited as being among the first scholars to advance the Khazar theory, which held that Ashkenazi Jews were descendants of Turkic peoples who had adopted Jewish religion and migrated to Western Europe following the collapse of their khanate.


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February 28, 1823
Tréguier, Cotes-d'Armor, Brittany, France
Age 38
October 2, 1892
Age 69
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France