Eugène Auguste Ernest Havet

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Eugène Auguste Ernest Havet

Eugène Auguste Ernest Havet (April 11, 1813 – December 21, 1889), French scholar, was born in Paris. He was the father of Pierre Antoine Louis Havet and Julien Havet.

Educated at the Lycée Saint-Louis and the Ecole Normale, he was for many years before his death professor of Latin eloquence at the Collège de France.[1]

His two capital works were a commentary on the works of Pascal, Pensées de Pascal, publiées dans le texte authentique, avec un commentaire suivi et une étude littéraire (1852; 2nd ed. 2 vols., 1881), and Le Christianisme et ses origines (4 vols., 1871–1884), the chief thesis of which was that Christianity owed more to Greek philosophy than to the writings of the Hebrew prophets.[1]


  1. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Havet, Eugène Auguste Ernest". Encyclopædia Britannica. 13 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 82.