That grammatically incorrect phrase connotes something other than you intend. Unless you want to once and future king him, just stick with was. People are born once and then live their lives, your construction seems to trap him at birth.
Why choose Europe? His birthplace is well documented and giving him an entire continent as his birthplace just seems a trifle bizarre.
When I read your sample, I think he has been born, shall be born and shall always be born in Germany.
If you wish to imply that a philosophical giant has far reaching influence beyond the span of his years, that does not do it.
Keep trying. For this reader, it seems a bit contorted which will damage immersion.
We disobey the rules of grammar with respect and try to do it rarely. They do exist for a reason, as grammatically correct text is easier to comprehend.