German Philosopher who was remembered for his reinforcement and exploration of Hegel's theories.
He taught himself German in order to read Phenomenology of Spirit by Hegel.
He was elected to the Collège de France in 1963.
His family was residing in Jonzac, France, when he was born.
He and fellow Philosopher Jean Paul Sartre both graduated from the École Normale Supérieure around the same time.