Who am i?
Auguste Comte was born on January 20th, 1798 in Montpellier, a city in southern France. Comte lived with his father mother and sister, where his mother over indulged him with care while his father and sister lived most of their lives in ill health. His family was described as devoted Catholics and royalists, people who support kings or a royal government. At the age of 14 Comte declared that he did not believe in god and declared himself as a republican. Comte claimed his family was “covetous and hypocritical” and that they were unable to support him due to his father and sisters illnesses.
After the French revolution, that caused a radical social and political change in France, Comte who was only in his teens left his town and moved to Paris. Comte settled into Paris and attended a school named Ecole Polytechnique. It was at this school he was proven to be a brilliant mathematician and scientist. Ecole Polytechnique trained there students to be military engineers under the rule of napoleon. Comte saw this structure as a model for future societies so he organized and led a student rebellion which resulted in him being expelled. At the age of 19 Comte became the secretary to Saint-Simmon. This position introduced him to politics and the public eye. This was the beginning of Comte’s published work, where he started with an ample number of articles. Due to Saint-Simmons and Comte’s difference, Comte left his position as secretary in 1824.
The same year Comte left his secretary position he was married to Caroline Massin. This marriage lasted 18 years and Comte referred to it as “the only error in his life.” Comte did remarry the woman who was claimed to be the love of his life, unfortunately for her to only pass away one year later. Around the middle to older years of Comte’s life he experienced psychotic episodes and occasionally was hospitalized. He was never diagnosed as cured of any mental ill-nesses. On September 25th, 1857...