Birth: 1906-10-14 Death: 1975-12-04
"In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism."
A Jewish political scientist, Hannah Arendt was born in Germany but fled the Nazis in 1941, moving to the United States. She was a professor and lecturer at leading universities, including the University of Chicago. She was the first woman and American to be awarded the Sonning Prize by the Danish government for her contributions to European civilization.
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