Paris in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 536

  • 0845-03-28 Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 0888-01-13 Odo, Count of Paris, becomes King of the Franks.
  • 1242-06-06 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
  • 1259-12-04 Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX
  • 1277-03-07 Condemnation of 219 philosophical and theological theses by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris.
  • 1303-05-20 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges for marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella
  • 1323-03-06 Treaty of Paris - Flemish relinquish claims over the County of Zeeland
  • 1349-10-05 Paris theologian Jean de Fayt warns against the Flagellants at Avignon
  • 1370-04-22 Building begins on the Bastille fortress in Paris
  • 1390-10-29 First trial for witchcraft in Paris.
  • 1393-01-28 Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)
  • 1418-06-12 An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
  • 1420-12-01 Henry V of England enters Paris.
  • 1463-01-05 French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
  • 1525-03-20 Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants
  • 1550-01-10 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris
  • 1562-03-15 General Francois de Guise enters Paris
  • 1572-08-24 St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces
  • 1576-02-03 Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
  • 1581-10-15 Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine" is staged in Paris
  • 1588-05-09 Duke Henri de Guise's troops occupy Paris
  • 1588-05-12 Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris
  • 1588-05-13 King Henri III flees Paris
  • 1590-09-05 Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris
  • 1594-03-22 French King Henri IV festival in Paris
  • 1596-12-22 Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die
  • 1610-05-15 Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king
  • 1635-02-10 The Académie française forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
  • 1640-03-09 Pierre Corneilles "Horace," premieres in Paris
  • 1651-02-06 -7] Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris
  • 1652-07-04 Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris
  • 1652-10-13 Prince of Condé flees Paris
  • 1652-10-21 King Louis XIV returns to Paris
  • 1653-02-03 Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
  • 1656-12-14 Artificial pearls 1st manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales
  • 1659-01-24 Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
  • 1664-07-31 Pierre Corneille's "Othon" premieres in Paris
  • 1665-09-22 Moliere's "L'amour Medecin" premieres in Paris
  • 1665-12-04 Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand" premieres in Paris
  • 1667-04-09 1st public art exhibition at the Palais-Royale in Paris
  • 1667-11-07 Jean Racine's "Andromaque" premieres in Paris
  • 1668-12-13 Jean Racine's "Britannicus" premieres in Paris
  • 1670-11-28 Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Berenice" premieres in Paris
  • 1672-01-01 Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris
  • 1673-01-13 Jean Racine's "Mithridate" premieres in Paris
  • 1674-10-11 Pierre Corneille's "Surena" premieres in Paris
  • 1679-01-31 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon" premieres in Paris
  • 1682-05-01 Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory
  • 1686-02-15 Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide" premieres in Paris
  • 1696-12-19 Jean-Francois Regnard's "Le Joueur" premieres in Paris
  • 1705-12-29 Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
  • 1708-12-14 Prosper Jolyot's "Electre" premieres in Paris
  • 1710-01-01 Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe
  • 1714-02-17 Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree

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1718-11-18 Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1720-10-17 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour" premieres in Paris
  • 1722-05-03 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris
  • 1726-05-05 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
  • 1727-05-31 France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
  • 1727-06-13 Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
  • 1728-04-22 Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris
  • 1730-12-11 Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris
  • 1732-01-29 Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual
  • 1732-08-13 Voltaire's "Zaire" premieres in Paris
  • 1762-11-03 Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
  • 1762-12-09 British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris
  • 1763-02-10 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • 1765-03-09 After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.
  • 1770-01-13 De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis" premieres in Paris

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1771-09-26 Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1771-11-04 Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
  • 1774-04-19 CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris
  • 1778-01-27 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres in Paris
  • 1778-02-06 France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty
  • 1783-09-03 Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and United States of America
  • 1783-12-01 Jacques Charles and Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
  • 1784-01-14 US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris
  • 1784-05-20 Britain & Netherlands sign peace treaty (Peace of Paris)

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1785-09-28 Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1787-07-15 Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
  • 1789-07-15 Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
  • 1789-10-05 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris
  • 1789-10-06 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1791-03-02 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
  • 1791-07-17 Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.
  • 1791-09-30 The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.
  • 1792-07-25 The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed.
  • 1792-08-10 Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
  • 1792-09-02 September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
  • 1792-12-26 Trial of French King Louis XVI, court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze
  • 1793-01-21 Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason.
  • 1793-06-10 1st public zoo opens in Paris
  • 1793-08-10 Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts
  • 1793-10-31 Execution of Girondins ain Paris during Reign of Terror
  • 1793-11-12 Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
  • 1794-07-27 Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
  • 1794-07-28 French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
  • 1794-11-19 Jakobin Club forms in Paris
  • 1795-09-23 Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
  • 1796-05-15 France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 247

  • 1201-10-09 Robert de Sorbon, founded Sorbonne University, Paris
  • 1340-11-30 John duke of Berry, captain of Paris/art collector

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1519-03-31 Henry II, King of France (1547-59), born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris (d. 1559)

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • 1613-09-25 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre), born in Paris, France
  • 1625-08-14 François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)

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1628-01-12 Charles Perrault, author (Mother Goose), born in Paris, France

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • 1657-12-15 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, born in Paris (d. 1726)
  • 1663-10-18 Prince Eugene of Savoy, famous military commander for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French, born in Paris, France
  • 1664-08-04 Louis Lully, musician, born in Paris, France
  • 1667-09-24 Jean-Louis Lully, composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1667)
  • 1668-11-10 Francois Couperin, composer/organist (Concerts Royaux), born in Paris, France
  • 1676-12-19 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, composer/organist, born in Paris, France
  • 1688-02-04 Pierre De Marivaux, writer (Marianne), born in Paris, France

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1694-11-21 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1707-02-15 Claude Prosper, novelist, born in Paris, France
  • 1715-01-26 Claude Helvetius, philosopher, born in Paris, France

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1740-06-02 Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name., born in Paris, France

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • 1743-08-26 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry (Oxygen), born in Paris, France

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1744-08-01 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution), born in Paris, France

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

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1754-08-02 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., born in Paris, France (d. 1825)

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
  • 1766-11-16 Rodolphe Kreitzer, France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1770-02-05 Alexandre Brongniart, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary), born in Paris, France

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1771-11-14 Marie François Xavier bichat, anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), born in Paris, France (d. 1802)

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • 1775-08-28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)

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1776-04-01 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1831)

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain
  • 1779-01-15 Jean Coralli, ballet producer/choreographer, born in Paris, France
  • 1779-12-19 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, engraver, born in Paris, France
  • 1780-08-19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)

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1787-11-18 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer, born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France (d. 1851)

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • 1793-09-28 Denis-Auguste Affre, Franc, archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe
  • 1800-03-25 Paulin Paris, French historian
  • 1802-08-05 Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
  • 1803-04-07 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, born in Paris (d. 1844)
  • 1808-05-22 Gérard de Nerval [Gérard Labrunie], French writer, born in Paris (d. 1855)
  • 1809-03-27 Georges Eugene Haussmann, architect, born in Paris, France
  • 1810-02-11 Loisa Puget, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1889)
  • 1810-12-11 Alfred de Musset, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine), born in Paris, France
  • 1818-06-17 Charles Francois Gounod, opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France
  • 1830-12-17 Jules de Goncourt, French novelist (Germinie), wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, born in Paris (d. 1870)

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1832-01-23 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet

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1838-10-25 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet

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1840-11-14 Claude Monet, impressionist (Water Lilies), born in Paris, France (d. 1926)

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • 1844-02-21 Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer/prof (Paris Conservatory)
  • 1848-02-24 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris)
  • 1848-08-19 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
  • 1849-04-24 Joseph S Gallieni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)
  • 1850-08-05 Anton Simon, Russian composer, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • 1852-09-20 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro)

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1852-09-28 Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], chemist (Nobel 1906), born in Paris, France (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 1853-03-08 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)
  • 1854-09-01 Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel), born in Siegburg, Westphalia (d. 1921)

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1859-12-02 Georges Seurat, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • 1861-12-08 George Melies, early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon), born in Paris, France

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1869-11-22 Andre Gide, writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris, France

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide

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1873-01-28 Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist and performer (Gigi), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1873-11-10 Henri Rabnaud, composer (Le Premer Glaire), born in Paris, France
  • 1874-01-25 [William] Somerset Maugham, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France
  • 1875-04-04 Pierre Monteux, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24), born in Paris, France
  • 1875-07-31 Harry Northrup, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in Paris, France
  • 1876-04-04 Maurice de Vlaminck, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow), born in Paris, France
  • 1878-06-25 Jean Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1959)
  • 1878-10-17 Henri Mulet, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1881-11-08 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe, born in Paris, France
  • 1882-12-22 Charles Vildrac, poet/playwright, born in Paris, France
  • 1884-01-31 Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), born in Paris, France
  • 1886-03-07 Raymond Largay, Wisc, actor (April in Variety Girl), born in Paris, France
  • 1888-05-27 Louis Durey, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1979)
  • 1888-09-12 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer, "thank heaven for little girls" (Gigi), born in Paris
  • 1889-01-27 Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
  • 1889-05-23 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • 1890-08-15 Jacques Ibert, composer (Escales), born in Paris, France
  • 1891-01-26 Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
  • 1891-04-19 Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband), born in Paris, France
  • 1891-09-11 Noel Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1893-12-16 Vladimir Golschmann, conductor with Immortal Downbeat, born in Paris, France
  • 1894-04-23 George Renevant, actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), born in Paris, France
  • 1894-12-17 David Butler, director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1897-04-04 Pierre Fresnay, actor (Grand Illusion), born in Paris, France

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1897-09-12 Irene Joliot-Curie, physicist, (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935), born in Paris, France (d. 1956), daughter of Marie Curie

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1897-12-23 Julien Carette, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), born in Paris, France
  • 1898-04-12 Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)
  • 1899-01-07 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • 1899-09-23 Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], actor (China Gate), born in Paris, France
  • 1899-11-16 Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
  • 1899-12-31 Gaston Glass, film executive, born in Paris, France
  • 1900-04-06 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1900-11-17 Marcel Dalio, actor (Casablanca), born in Paris, France
  • 1900-11-25 Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
  • 1901-03-19 Jo Mielziner, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman), born in Paris, France

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1901-11-03 Andre Malraux, [Berger], novelist/art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1902-04-03 Henri Garat, actor (Congress Dances), born in Paris, France
  • 1902-04-13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • 1902-12-22 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
  • 1903-02-21 Madeleine Renaud, actress (Helene, Longest Day), born in Paris, France
  • 1903-05-08 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
  • 1903-08-19 Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported)
  • 1903-09-13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1904-06-18 Manuel Rosenthal, composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France
  • 1905-04-02 Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet)
  • 1905-04-08 George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1763-05-17 Philosopher Marquis de Sade (22) weds Renee Pelagie de Montreuil in Paris

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • 1846-08-16 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 2nd wife Olympe Pélissier in Paris

HeartWedding of Interest

1870-03-28 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (29) weds model Camille Doncieux in Paris

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet

HeartWedding of Interest

1925-01-28 Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France

HeartWedding of Interest

1926-10-04 Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot (26) in Paris, France

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie

HeartWedding of Interest

1934-01-30 Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) in a civil ceremony in Paris

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali

HeartWedding of Interest

1935-08-19 French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf

HeartWedding of Interest

1937-07-12 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

HeartWedding of Interest

1960-06-04 "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

1962-08-17 Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress/model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France

HeartWedding of Interest

1966-04-09 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

HeartWedding of Interest

1967-02-14 Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch

HeartWedding of Interest

1970-06-29 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Françoise Gilot (48) in Paris

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

HeartWedding of Interest

1994-12-17 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • 2002-09-01 "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Terry Farrell (38) weds actor Brian Baker (35) at Paris Las Vegas in in Paradise, Nevada
  • 2005-05-12 "La Femme Nikita" actress Anne Parillaud (45) weds musician Jean-Michel Jarre (56) in Paris

HeartWedding of Interest

2007-07-07 Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-02-02 23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-02-14 Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris

Actress Salma Hayek
Actress
Salma Hayek

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-03-15 Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
Actress Isla Fisher
Actress
Isla Fisher
  • 2010-11-07 Supermodel and who's also the face of L'Oreal Paris Doutzen Kroes (25) weds DJ Sunnery James in Amsterdam, Netherlands

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-12-10 Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 2014-04-01 Media personality Willard Scott (80) weds Paris Keena in Fort Myers, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • 0898-01-01 Odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies at about 39
  • 0901-11-10 Adelaide of Paris, Queen of Western Francia
  • 0956-02-17 Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55
  • 1160-07-21 Peterus Lombardus, Italian theologist/bishop of Paris, dies
  • 1393-01-28 Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball in Paris
  • 1416-07-15 John, Duke of Berry, captain of Paris, dies
  • 1572-08-24 Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris
  • 1603-12-13 François Viète, French mathematician dies in Paris (b. 1540)
  • 1655-07-28 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
  • 1687-03-22 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Paris, Italian-born French baroque composer, dies at 54
  • 1703-11-19 Man in the Iron Mask, prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris, dies
  • 1801-08-24 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
  • 1815-12-29 Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris
  • 1835-11-16 Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1848-06-27 Denis-Auguste Affre, archbsp of Paris (1840-48), shot to death at 54
  • 1856-02-17 Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris

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1900-11-30 Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1914-07-30 Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
  • 1916-02-29 Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62
  • 1916-05-27 Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies

BattleExecution

1917-10-15 Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari

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1918-03-25 Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La Mer), dies in Paris at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1926-06-25 Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
  • 1927-06-14 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • 1937-07-11 George Gershwin, American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • 1937-12-28 Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
  • 1947-11-28 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44
  • 1960-01-24 John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
  • 1960-10-25 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
  • 1960-11-28 Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
  • 1963-08-31 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, dies at 81
  • 1965-10-28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • 1965-10-29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
  • 1971-06-25 Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • 1972-08-14 Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65

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1974-04-02 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1974-09-04 Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • 1974-09-28 Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
  • 1975-10-24 Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
  • 1977-01-18 Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • 1977-08-21 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
  • 1977-09-16 Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • 1978-08-03 Ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered
  • 1978-11-17 Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
  • 1979-08-29 Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
  • 1979-12-07 Prince Chahryar Shafik, Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris

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1980-04-15 Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74

  • 1982-01-07 Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
  • 1982-01-19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
  • 1982-01-20 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
  • 1986-03-31 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60
  • 1988-01-20 Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
  • 1988-05-23 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
  • 1990-07-23 Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
  • 1990-10-13 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
  • 1991-08-06 Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris
  • 1991-10-02 Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies

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1992-05-06 Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Singer/Actress
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1993-08-10 Ken England, US screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • 1993-08-29 Dorian Corey, actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
  • 1994-02-05 Fred de Bruyne, Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
  • 1996-10-24 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53

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1997-08-31 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

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2004-11-11 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 2006-05-01 Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • 2011-02-03 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), dies at 58
  • 2015-01-07 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), killed in terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris at 76
  • 2016-04-02 Gato Barbieri, Argentinian Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), dies at 83