Jean baudrillard was born in Reims, France on July 29th, 1929 and died March 6th 2007 in Paris, France. Being the first in his family to attend university, Baudrillard studied German at the Sorbonne. After completing his studies at the Sorbonne he taught German literature (1956-66), published essays in Les Temps Modernes, and translated german literary and philosophical works. During this time he taught sociology from 1966-1968 and attended the Paris West University Nanterre La Défense where he finished his thesis in sociology: ‘Le Système des objects (1968), and taught sociology from 1966-1968. After the student revolts of 1968 he moved the University of Paris at Dauphine, where he retired from in 1987.