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Jules Simon (1814–1896)

Simon, Jules François Suisse (sē-mô‘). A notable French statesman and writer on philosophical and political subjects; born at Lorient, Dec. 31, 1814; died at Paris, June 8, 1896. He became a member of the Academy, 1875, and the same year was appointed senator for life. Among his works are: ‘Studies on the Theodicy of Plato and Aristotle’ (1840); ‘History of the School of Alexandria’ (2 vols., 1844); ‘Duty’ (1854); ‘Natural Religion’ (1856); ‘The Workingwoman’ (1861; 9th ed. 1891); ‘Labor’ (1866), a work which arrested public attention; ‘Free Trade’ (1870); ‘Reform of Secondary Education’ (1874); ‘The Twentieth-Century Woman’ (1891); ‘Four Portraits: Lamartine, Lavigerie, Renan, and Emperor William II.’ (1896).