French History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 2,163

  • 1829-03-22 The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1829-08-08 French government of De Polignac forms
  • 1830-06-12 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
  • 1830-07-05 France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
  • 1830-08-02 Charles X of France abdicates in favour of his grandson the Duc de Bordeaux
  • 1830-08-09 Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
  • 1830-12-20 Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium
  • 1831-03-10 The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
  • 1832-11-23 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
  • 1832-12-04 French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp
  • 1834-03-09 French Foreign Legion is founded.
  • 1835-07-09 St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
  • 1837-02-10 Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is fatally injured in a duel with French officer Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès (1/29 OS)
  • 1838-11-30 Mexico declares war on France

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1839-01-02 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • 1839-01-09 Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 1840-03-01 Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.
  • 1840-08-18 French colony established in Akaroa, South Island of New Zealand

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1840-12-15 Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1843-11-28 Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1848-02-24 King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared
  • 1848-02-26 2nd French Republic proclaimed
  • 1848-03-05 Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.
  • 1848-03-12 2nd republic established in France
  • 1848-04-28 Free last slaves in French colonies
  • 1848-09-16 Slavery abolished in all French territories
  • 1849-07-03 The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
  • 1851-12-02 French President Charles Louis Bonaparte in a Coup d'etat overthrows the Second Republic establishing himself as Emperor.
  • 1851-12-04 Pres Louis Napoleon Boaparte's forces crush an attempted coup d'etat in France
  • 1852-09-24 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power
  • 1853-09-24 France annexes New Caledonia
  • 1854-03-28 Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War)
  • 1854-07-13 In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon.
  • 1854-09-04 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
  • 1854-09-14 Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea
  • 1854-09-20 Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians
  • 1854-11-05 Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000 at Inkerman
  • 1855-06-17 Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed
  • 1855-09-08 British and French troops capture Sevastopol from the Russians, effectively ending the Crimean War.
  • 1857-03-03 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
  • 1857-07-18 Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
  • 1858-01-14 French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
  • 1858-02-11 First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France
  • 1859-02-16 The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.
  • 1859-06-04 Second Italian War of Independence: Battle of Magenta, results in a French-Sardinian victory under Napoleon III over the Austrians under Marshal Ferencz Gyulai

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1859-06-24 Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I.

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1860-09-21 In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
  • 1860-10-12 British & French troops capture Beijing
  • 1862-03-10 Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar

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1862-04-20 The first pasteurization test is completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1862-05-05 French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
  • 1862-06-25 Battle of Oak Grove, VA (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
  • 1863-04-30 Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1863-06-07 Mexico City captured by French troops
  • 1863-08-11 Cambodia becomes French protectorate
  • 1864-06-19 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
  • 1864-09-03 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
  • 1864-09-05 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • 1864-09-05 Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • 1866-05-18 French government of De Putte resigns
  • 1867-01-31 Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
  • 1867-03-12 Last French troops leave Mexico

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1867-11-03 Battle at Mentana: French & Papal troops beat Giuseppe Garibaldi

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1868-08-18 French Astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse
  • 1868-09-28 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • 1868-09-30 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
  • 1869-07-15 Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy
  • 1870-07-19 France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
  • 1870-07-23 Emperor Napoleon III appoints Empress Eugenie as Regent of France
  • 1870-08-06 Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France
  • 1870-08-18 Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties
  • 1870-09-04 The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan
  • 1870-09-20 Capture of Rome by Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II unifies Italy and ends 1,116 year reign of Papal States
  • 1870-12-31 J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)
  • 1871-05-10 Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany ends Franco-Prussian war
  • 1871-05-21 -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die

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1873-01-30 "Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne is published in France by Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

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1873-07-10 French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

  • 1873-09-15 Last German troops leave France
  • 1873-09-16 German troops leave France
  • 1877-05-16 May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • 1878-12-18 French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanelles, 210 killed
  • 1879-01-30 French President Patrice de Mac-Mahon resigns
  • 1879-04-08 Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers
  • 1879-08-17 Ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company
  • 1880-06-29 France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)

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1880-08-16 The French state commissions sculptor Auguste Rodin for a large sculpted doorway 'The Gates of Hell' for the proposed Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • 1880-09-23 Jules Ferry forms French government
  • 1880-11-08 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
  • 1881-03-23 Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die
  • 1881-04-25 French troops occupy Algeria & Tunisia
  • 1881-05-12 Treaty of Bardo, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate
  • 1881-07-26 French marines occupy Tunisian harbor city Sfax
  • 1881-10-24 Levi P Morton, US ambasador to France drives first rivet in Statue of Liberty
  • 1881-11-05 French government-Ferry resigns
  • 1881-11-14 Leon Gambetta forms French government
  • 1882-01-26 France government of Gambetta falls
  • 1882-05-13 Toba indians killed 20 members of French expedition
  • 1882-05-20 Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
  • 1882-09-03 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,721

  • 1821-03-16 Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
  • 1821-04-09 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, France, symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • 1821-06-13 Albert, duc de Broglie, France, premier (1873-74, 1977)
  • 1821-07-18 Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)

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1821-08-04 Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France (d. 1892)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • 1821-08-29 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, Meylan, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs
  • 1821-09-27 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
  • 1821-11-23 Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
  • 1821-12-12 Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
  • 1822-01-12 Étienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)
  • 1822-02-08 Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)
  • 1822-03-04 Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1822-03-16 Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
  • 1822-05-20 Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
  • 1822-05-20 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)
  • 1822-09-09 Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention
  • 1822-12-24 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)

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1822-12-27 Louis Pasteur, Dole, France, bacteriologist (pasturization), (d. 1895)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1823-01-27 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • 1823-02-28 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
  • 1823-03-14 Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
  • 1823-06-02 Gédéon Ouimet, French Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • 1823-06-21 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)
  • 1823-09-28 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • 1823-12-21 Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
  • 1824-01-15 Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)
  • 1824-02-22 Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • 1824-02-28 Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist
  • 1824-03-15 Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • 1824-04-24 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • 1824-05-11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1824-06-28 Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
  • 1824-07-12 Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
  • 1824-07-27 Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
  • 1824-12-14 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • 1825-03-17 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
  • 1825-04-11 Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician/founder (Allgemeiner)
  • 1825-05-04 Augustus Le Plongeon, French antiquitarian (d. 1908)
  • 1825-10-31 Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)
  • 1825-11-29 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)
  • 1826-04-06 Gustave Moreau, French painter
  • 1826-05-05 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
  • 1826-12-18 Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
  • 1827-02-01 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • 1827-04-16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • 1827-04-17 French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)
  • 1827-05-11 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • 1827-05-19 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • 1827-09-16 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
  • 1827-10-29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)
  • 1827-11-30 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)

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1828-02-08 Jules Verne, writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1828-02-14 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
  • 1828-04-21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)
  • 1828-05-02 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
  • 1828-08-17 Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  • 1828-10-02 Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • 1828-10-08 Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic
  • 1828-11-26 René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1829-07-08 Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
  • 1829-12-05 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)
  • 1830-01-23 Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)
  • 1830-03-15 Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1830-03-18 Numa D Fustel de Coulanges, French historian/sociologist
  • 1830-05-10 Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
  • 1830-05-20 Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)

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1830-07-10 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean/French painter (Impressionism), born in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands) (d. 1903)

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1830-09-08 Frederic Mistral, French Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), born in Maillane, France (d. 1914)

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1830-12-17 Jules de Goncourt, French novelist (Germinie), wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • 1831-06-03 Otho French Strahl, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1831-09-07 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)
  • 1832-01-06 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)

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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
  • 1832-04-05 Jules-Francois Camille Ferry, French statesman
  • 1832-11-09 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)

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1832-12-15 Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], French engineer (Eiffel tower), (d. 1923)

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • 1833-10-17 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration
  • 1834-01-01 Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)
  • 1834-07-19 Edgar Degas, France, impressionist painter, sculptor and artist

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1834-08-02 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor and designer of the Statue of Liberty, born in Colmar, France (d. 1904)

  • 1834-09-17 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer
  • 1834-12-16 Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory)
  • 1835-07-31 Henri Brisson, French statesman (d. 1912)
  • 1835-07-31 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (d. 1903)
  • 1835-10-02 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian
  • 1835-10-09 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)
  • 1835-11-09 Emile Gaboriau, author (father of French detective novels)
  • 1835-12-07 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk/musicologist
  • 1836-01-14 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)
  • 1836-10-04 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)
  • 1836-10-15 James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)
  • 1836-12-15 Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)
  • 1837-04-29 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1837-05-31 Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror)
  • 1837-08-11 Marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated
  • 1837-11-02 Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. (1891)
  • 1837-12-09 Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)
  • 1838-01-05 Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)
  • 1838-02-28 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910)
  • 1838-03-31 Leon Dierx, French poet

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 2,192


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1829-12-18 Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  • 1830-03-17 Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • 1830-08-27 Louis H J Condé, French prince, commits suicide at 74
  • 1830-12-08 H Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63

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1831-06-27 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, dies at 55

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain
  • 1831-10-14 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)
  • 1832-01-28 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
  • 1832-03-04 Jean-François Champollion, French scholar (b. 1790)

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1832-05-13 Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769)

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • 1832-05-31 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (b. 1811)
  • 1832-07-22 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • 1832-07-30 Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
  • 1832-08-24 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)
  • 1832-11-15 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63
  • 1833-01-12 Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)
  • 1833-01-19 Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold, French composer (b. 1791)
  • 1833-02-06 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (b. 1762)
  • 1833-05-10 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician, dies at 74
  • 1833-07-05 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1834-01-16 Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)
  • 1834-05-20 Marquis de Lafayette, French general, dies
  • 1834-07-14 Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (b. 1763)
  • 1834-08-07 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  • 1834-09-16 Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies
  • 1835-03-20 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (b. 1794)
  • 1835-07-28 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (b. 1768)
  • 1836-06-10 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • 1836-08-16 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  • 1836-08-21 Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (b. 1785)
  • 1836-09-17 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748)
  • 1836-11-06 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), dies at 79
  • 1836-11-27 Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer, dies
  • 1837-08-09 Xavier Sigalon, French painter (b. 1787)
  • 1837-10-05 Hortense de Beauharnais, French queen of Neth (1806-10), dies at 54
  • 1837-10-09 Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies
  • 1837-11-04 Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist, dies at 69
  • 1838-05-17 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat (b. 1754)
  • 1838-05-17 René Caillé, French explorer (b. 1799)
  • 1838-06-25 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (b. 1774)
  • 1838-08-21 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), dies at 57
  • 1838-09-05 Charles Percier, French architect (b. 1764)
  • 1838-12-14 Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (b. 1806)
  • 1839-04-23 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (b. 1768)
  • 1839-05-13 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, dies
  • 1839-07-29 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  • 1839-10-18 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter, dies at 68
  • 1840-03-22 Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1840-04-25 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)
  • 1840-06-06 Marcellin Champagnat, French priest (b. 1789)
  • 1841-03-01 Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • 1841-03-16 Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49
  • 1841-04-28 Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  • 1841-11-01 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
  • 1842-01-08 Viscount Pierre Cambronne, French General during the wars of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, dies at 71
  • 1842-03-23 Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Lamiel), dies at 59
  • 1842-03-30 Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)
  • 1842-05-08 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (b. 1790)
  • 1842-05-15 Emanuel A D M J count de las Cases, French historian (Napoleon), dies at 76
  • 1842-07-25 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766)
  • 1842-08-18 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779)
  • 1842-09-15 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1842-12-05 MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82
  • 1843-05-24 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1765)
  • 1843-09-19 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (b. 1792)
  • 1844-01-31 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)
  • 1844-06-03 Louis-Antoine Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme, dies
  • 1844-06-19 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772)
  • 1844-07-12 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63
  • 1844-07-15 Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
  • 1844-09-27 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies
  • 1844-10-12 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies
  • 1845-02-14 Joseph Lakanal, French Politician and Educator, dies at 82
  • 1845-07-04 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French philosopher/Council of 500, dies
  • 1845-09-04 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher, dies at 82
  • 1845-10-25 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81
  • 1845-10-27 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60
  • 1846-01-10 Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75
  • 1846-07-24 Louis Napoleon, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67
  • 1846-12-23 Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent, French naturalist (b. 1780)
  • 1847-03-29 Auguste De Polignac, premier France, dies at 66
  • 1847-05-29 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (b. 1766)
  • 1847-06-09 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies
  • 1847-09-13 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (b. 1767)
  • 1848-05-31 Eugénie de Guérin, French writer (b. 1805)
  • 1848-07-04 Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala)/diplomat, dies
  • 1849-02-08 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48
  • 1849-05-11 Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier, French socialite (b. 1777)
  • 1849-06-10 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)

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1849-10-17 Frederic Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin
  • 1850-08-26 Louis-Philippe of France (b. 1773)
  • 1850-12-10 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (b. 1787)

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1851-07-10 Louis Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (b. 1787)

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • 1851-11-26 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)

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1852-01-06 Louis Braille, French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, dies of tuberculosis at 43

Braille Inventor Louis Braille
Braille Inventor
Louis Braille
  • 1852-02-02 Francois MP Liberman, French founder (Congr of H Heart), dies at 49
  • 1852-07-19 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Antwerp), dies at 83
  • 1852-07-22 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (b. 1774)
  • 1852-11-28 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  • 1853-10-02 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies
  • 1854-02-17 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71