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Amedee Jacques (4 July 1813 - 13 October 1865), often known as Amadeo, was a Franco-Argentine pedagogue and philosopher and one of the most prestigious educators of his time.
Jacques was the son of Marie Gerard and Nicolas Jacques, a Parisian painter of miniatures. He studied at the Lycee Condorcet and the Ecole Normale Superieure. He received his doctorate in letters from the Sorbonne at the age of twenty-four, and soon afterwards received a degree in natural sciences. He worked as a docent at the Ecole Normale Superieure and the Lycee Louis-le-Grand.
Jacques clashed with the Minister of Public Education, Victor Cousin, with whom he, Simon, and Saisset differed politically. In 1847, the three professors founded a journal of opinion, Liberte de penser, although Simon soon resigned due to Jacques's collectivist sympathies.
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