Auguste Comte

  • Birth

    Isidore Marie Auguste François Xavier Comte was a French philosopher, born January 19, 1798 in Montpellier, he grew up in the French Revolution. . His main focus was on the study of society, which he named sociology
  • During School

    During School
    He enrolled Ecole Plytechnique and proved to be a brilliant mathematician and scientist. He left school before graduating and settled in Paris with no for sure way to support himself
  • A partnership

    A partnership
    Auguste partnership ended with Henri de Saint-Simon, a theorist interested in utopian reform and an early founder of European socialism. It ended over disputed authorship of their writings.
  • Lectures

    He began presenting multiple lectures to a group of distinguished French intellectuals. Half way through his lectures he would suffer from nervous breakdowns.
  • Dismissal at Ecole Polytechnique

    Dismissal at Ecole Polytechnique
    Comte's efforts continued to contribute the study of society, and the development of sociology. He supported himself with a post at Ecole Polytechnique but had a disagreement with different administrators and was later dismissed from the institute.
  • Relationships

    The year that Comte was dismissed from Ecole Polytechnique he divorced his wife Caroline Massin Comte, after 17 years of marriage. and in 1844 he became romantically involved with Clotilde de Vaux, a French aristocrat and writer. She was said to have inspired comet's studies of religion of humanity.
  • Death of Clotilde De Vaux

    Death of Clotilde De  Vaux
    In 1846, Clotilde De Vaux passed away from tuberculosis. Her death furthermore pushed him to Comte write the System of Positive Polity.
  • Comtes Death

    Comtes Death
    Comte continued his quest to reshape and encourage his new world order, attempting to bring together history, psychology and economics through scientific understanding of society. His work was widely known by many Europe's individuals and even influenced Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot. He died of stomach cancer in Paris on September 5, 1857