Date of Birth: 04/01/1914
Jean-Pierre Vernan born January 4, 1914, he studied at the Lycee Carnot, and then at the Sorbonne (Paris). In 1937 he received the title of agrege, giving the right to lecturing at universities (under section philosophy). During the Second World War he became an active member of the resistance movement. Under the name of Colonel Berthier directed by French internal forces of the Resistance in the south-west of France. After 1945, J.-P. Vernan resumed research activities by focusing its interests in the field of the history of Greek thought. He held various positions at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). In 1975 he was elected Professor kafedrysravnitelnyh study of ancient religions in the College de France. Since 1984, in retirement, he becomes an honorary professor of the college.
Jean-Pierre Vernan repeatedly visited the Soviet Union, where he first visited with a delegation of university teachers and students back in 1934 at the invitation of the Institute istoriiestestvoznaniya and Technology of the USSR Academy of Sciences, he read a series of lectures and held a series of workshops as part of their studies.
A member of many scientific societies, J.-P. Vernan has several awards of the French government. He - an officer of the Order of the Legion of Honour, a member of the Resistance, a knight of the Order of the Military Cross, and so on..