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Ernest Renan
  • Name: Ernest Renan
  • Born: 02/28/1823
  • Died: 10/02/1892 (69 years old)

Joseph Ernest Renan (French:[ʁənɑ̃]; 27 February 1823? 2 October 1892) was a French Orientalist, expert of Semitic languages and civilizations, philologist, philosopher, biblical scholar and critic, and historian of religion. He is best known for his influential and pioneering historical works on the origins of early Christianity, and his political theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity. Renan is credited as being among the first scholars to advance the now-discredited Khazar theory, which held that Ashkenazi Jews were descendants of the Khazars, Turkic peoples who had adopted Jewish religion and migrated to Western Europe following the collapse of their khanate.

Birth Name: Joseph Ernest Renan

Alias: Joseph Ernest Renan

Birth Place: Tréguier, Brittany

Death Place: Paris, France

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