Marcel Légaut( 27 April 1900 - 6 November 1990 )
Marcel Légaut was a French Christian philosopher and mathematician.
Marcel Légaut was born in Paris, where he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the ">École Normale Supérieure in 1925. He taught in various faculties until 1943. Under the impact of the Second World War and the rapid French defeat in 1940, Légaut acknowledged the lack of certain fundamental aspects in his life as well as in the lives of other university professors and civil servants. That is why he tried to alternate teaching with farm work. After three years his project was no longer accepted and he left the University to live as a shepherd in the Pré-Alpes . Légaut had married in 1940, and between 1945 and 1953 he became the father of six children.
Twenty years after this renunciation of his social status , Légaut,...