Jean Paul Sartre (1905–1980), was a French philosopher.
Jean Paul Sartre (1905–1980), a French philosopher, is considered by many as the best known philosopher of the twentieth century. His perpetual pursuit of philosophical thought, literary creativity and, in the second half of his life, active political commitment, gained him worldwide renown and admiration. In spite of the fact that Franck Kafka (1883-1924) was the initiator of the Existentialist philosophy (Existentialism), Sartre is commonly considered as the father of Existentialism. Sartre was the companion of the French novelist, philosopher and feminist Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86)