Prof. Henri Bergson Attains 70th Birthday

Professor Henri Bergson, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature last year, attained his seventieth birthday today.

Professor Bergson was born in Paris on October 18th, 1859, the son of Michael Bergson, a Jewish immigrant from Poland, who settled in Paris and became a naturalized Frenchman. He was a musician by profession and the leader of an orchestra. His mother, Madame Kate Bergson, was an Englishwoman who died last February at the age of 99.

Professor Bergson was elected in 1900 to a professorship at the College of France. His great work. “Creative Evolution.” published in 1907, has had a profound influence on both science and philosophy. Until 1925, when he resigned on account of ill-health. Professor Bergson was President of the League of Nations Commission on Intellectual Cooperation. He has taken no interest in Jewish affairs. He is often associated with Professor Einstein and Professor Freud as the outstanding examples in the present day of Jewish genius.

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