French History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 2,200

  • 1881-03-23 Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die
  • 1881-04-28 French troops sent into 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
  • 1883-02-01 French Lt-Colonel Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger
  • 1883-02-21 2nd French government of Ferry begins
  • 1883-04-02 Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
  • 1883-04-12 French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
  • 1883-05-31 French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar
  • 1883-12-16 Tonkin Campaign: The French capture the citadel in Hanoi
  • 1885-01-03 The beginning of the Battle of Nui Bop in the Sino-French War
  • 1885-03-21 2nd French government of Ferry resigns
  • 1885-06-12 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
  • 1885-06-17 Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'
  • 1885-12-17 France declares Madagascar a protectorate
  • 1887-02-20 Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
  • 1887-02-23 French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
  • 1887-12-02 French president Jules Grévy resigns
  • 1888-12-11 French Panama Canal Company fails
  • 1889-01-10 Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
  • 1890-04-06 French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
  • 1890-04-27 French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan
  • 1890-08-05 British & French accord to divide African colonization
  • 1891-01-01 French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
  • 1891-02-24 French troops under capt Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan

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1891-04-01 French painter Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • 1891-06-09 French painter Paul Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti
  • 1891-07-26 France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1891-10-12 Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated
  • 1892-01-24 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • 1892-08-17 Russian and French generals, Obruchev and Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance
  • 1892-11-02 French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
  • 1893-03-10 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • 1893-08-14 France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test
  • 1893-12-17 Russia ratifies Double Alliance with France
  • 1893-12-28 French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
  • 1893-12-30 Russia signs military accord with France
  • 1894-01-04 France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
  • 1894-04-24 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
  • 1894-05-21 22-year-old French Anarchist Émile Henry is executed by guillotine. His last words were reputed to be "Courage, camarades! Vive l'anarchie!"
  • 1894-10-15 Captain Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage in France
  • 1894-11-16 French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
  • 1894-11-26 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • 1894-12-22 French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)

  • 1895-01-05 French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
  • 1895-01-15 French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
  • 1895-01-17 French president Casimir-Perier resigns; Félix Faure installed.
  • 1895-06-28 French painter Paul Gauguin leaves France for Tahiti for the second time
  • 1895-09-23 French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
  • 1895-09-30 France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
  • 1896-02-28 France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
  • 1896-07-01 Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier of Canada
  • 1896-08-06 France annexes Madagascar
  • 1897-03-20 France signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
  • 1897-08-14 The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 1897-08-30 The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
  • 1898-02-23 In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus
  • 1898-06-14 France signs Niger Convention
  • 1898-07-04 French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die
  • 1898-07-12 Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda Sudan
  • 1898-09-29 French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught
  • 1898-11-02 French government of Dupuy forms

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1898-12-21 French Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1899-02-16 President of France Félix Faure dies in office.
  • 1899-03-21 British & French accord over West Africa
  • 1899-09-09 French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds

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1900-02-15 Boer War: Siege of Kimberley broken by British troops under Lieutenant-General John French after a 124 day siege. Kimberley defense led by Cecil Rhodes.

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • 1900-03-13 In France the length of the working day for women and children is limited by law to 11 hours.
  • 1900-08-04 An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion
  • 1900-08-20 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
  • 1900-09-05 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad
  • 1900-10-28 After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close
  • 1900-11-22 Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France
  • 1900-12-14 France and Italy sign a secret agreement by which Italy recognizes France's right to exploit Morocco in return for France's conceding her the same right in Tripoli
  • 1900-12-24 The French Chamber of Deputies and Senate pass a bill calling for an end to agitation or prosecutions against those involved in the Dreyfus affair, which has divided France since 1894
  • 1901-07-20 Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony
  • 1901-09-16 French painter Paul Gauguin settles in Atuona in the Marquesas Islands
  • 1901-11-07 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • 1902-01-04 The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million; this will tip the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaraugua
  • 1902-03-20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • 1902-06-28 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • 1902-10-20 The Chamber of Deputies appoints a committee to consider questions on the separation of Church and State in France
  • 1902-11-01 France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente
  • 1903-03-18 Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders
  • 1903-05-01 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Paris, where he is feted in a first step toward improving Anglo-French relations, culminating in the sighing of the Entente Cordiale on 8 April, 1904
  • 1903-06-06 President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • 1903-11-17 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
  • 1903-12-29 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
  • 1904-04-08 Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific
  • 1904-04-24 President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church
  • 1904-05-21 France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart
  • 1904-10-03 France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
  • 1905-01-18 French government of Combes falls

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,788


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1830-07-10 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and 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, French engineer and architect who designed and built the Eiffel tower, born in Dijon, France (d. 1923)

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • 1833-10-17 Paul Bert, 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, born in Auxerre, Burgundy (d. 1886)
  • 1834-01-01 Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)
  • 1834-07-19 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist

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

  • 1834-09-17 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney, poet and stage writer, born in Paris, France (d. 1899)
  • 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 (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso), born in Paris (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 François Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), born in Limoges, France (d. 1894)
  • 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)
  • 1838-03-04 Paul Lacôme, French composer, born in Le Houga, Gascony (d. 1920)
  • 1838-03-31 Leon Dierx, French poet
  • 1838-04-03 Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82)
  • 1838-04-18 Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (d. 1912)
  • 1838-05-20 Jules Méline, French statesman (d. 1925)

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

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1838-11-07 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (d. 1889)
  • 1838-12-31 Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)

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1839-01-19 Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter (The Basket of Apples), born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1906)

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1839-03-16 René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
  • 1839-05-08 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (O Canada) (d. 1920)
  • 1839-07-25 Francis Garnier, French explorer, born in Saint-Étienne, France (d. 1873)
  • 1839-08-30 Gulstan Ropert, French Roman Catholic prelate, born in Kerfago, Brittany, France (d. 1903)
  • 1839-10-30 Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter
  • 1839-11-16 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
  • 1840-01-10 Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)
  • 1840-02-28 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1840-04-02 Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (J'accuse), born in Paris, France (d. 1902)
  • 1840-04-20 Odilon Redon [Bertrand-Jean Redon], French symbolist painter, born in Bordeaux (d. 1916)
  • 1840-05-13 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1897)
  • 1840-09-26 Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923)
  • 1840-11-09 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1898)

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1840-11-12 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Kiss, Thinker), born in Paris, France (d. 1917)

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • 1841-01-14 Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
  • 1841-01-18 Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
  • 1841-01-30 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
  • 1841-02-04 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)

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1841-02-25 Pierre Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter and sculptor (Bal du moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party), born in Limoges, France (d. 1919)

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1841-02-28 Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
  • 1841-04-13 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)
  • 1841-05-22 Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)

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1841-09-28 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, born in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France (d. 1929)

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 1841-11-06 Armand Fallières, French president (d. 1931)
  • 1841-11-16 Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)
  • 1841-12-06 Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)
  • 1841-12-20 Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
  • 1842-01-02 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
  • 1842-01-12 Francois Coppee, French poet
  • 1842-02-07 Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
  • 1842-03-18 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • 1842-04-04 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)
  • 1842-04-17 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (d. 1911)
  • 1842-05-12 Jules Emile Fred Massenet, Montaud France, composer (Manon, Le Cid)
  • 1842-10-01 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)
  • 1842-12-22 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
  • 1843-01-20 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
  • 1843-02-22 Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
  • 1843-05-21 Louis Renault, French lawyer
  • 1843-09-27 Gaston Tarry, French mathematician (d. 1913)
  • 1843-10-21 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)
  • 1843-10-30 A G Henri Regnault, French water colors painter
  • 1844-02-21 Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer/prof (Paris Conservatory)
  • 1844-03-30 Paul M Verlaine, French lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)
  • 1844-04-16 Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)
  • 1844-05-03 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist
  • 1844-05-21 Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter (The Dream, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope), born in Laval, France (d. 1910)
  • 1844-08-07 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (d. 1911)
  • 1845-01-13 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer (d. 1896)
  • 1845-01-22 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer
  • 1845-04-05 Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
  • 1845-05-12 Gabriel Urbain Faure, Pamiers France, composer (Requiem, Ballade)
  • 1845-06-18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)
  • 1845-07-18 Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
  • 1845-08-16 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist and inventor, born in Bonnevoie, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (d. 1921)
  • 1845-10-22 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), born in Paris, France (d. 1923)
  • 1846-04-04 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)
  • 1846-07-11 Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

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  • 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

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1850-04-16 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, dies at 88

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1850-12-10 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, dies at 63

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1851-07-10 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (daguerreotype), dies at 63

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
  • 1854-06-07 Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
  • 1855-01-26 Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)
  • 1855-12-15 Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician (b. 1803)
  • 1856-01-05 Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
  • 1856-05-03 Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer/critic (Giselle), dies at 52
  • 1856-05-12 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (b. 1786)
  • 1856-08-14 Constant Prévost, French geologist (b. 1787)
  • 1856-08-19 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, dies at 39
  • 1856-11-04 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
  • 1857-02-16 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
  • 1857-05-02 LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies
  • 1857-05-11 E Francois Vidocq, French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81
  • 1857-05-23 Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and physicist, dies at 67
  • 1857-06-30 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist, dies at 54
  • 1857-07-29 Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino, dies at 54
  • 1857-08-03 Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
  • 1857-09-05 Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)
  • 1857-10-28 Louis Eugène Cavaignac, French soldier and politician (b. 1802)
  • 1858-05-04 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer and botanist, dies at 84 (date disputed)
  • 1859-04-16 Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (b. 1805)
  • 1859-05-04 Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician (b. 1771)
  • 1859-07-05 Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
  • 1859-08-04 Jean Vianney, French parish priest (b. 1786)
  • 1859-12-05 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
  • 1860-08-14 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
  • 1860-10-24 Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician, dies at 80

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1861-06-13 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65

  • 1862-02-03 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87
  • 1862-03-17 Fromental Halevy, [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62
  • 1862-08-30 Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91
  • 1863-01-17 E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73
  • 1863-08-13 Eugène Delacroix, French painter (b. 1798)
  • 1864-01-28 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
  • 1864-02-26 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (b. 1807)
  • 1864-03-27 Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1864-07-31 Louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64
  • 1864-08-31 Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician (ADA), dies at 39
  • 1864-10-04 Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802)
  • 1864-11-30 Otto French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • 1865-01-08 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1865-01-16 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)
  • 1865-01-19 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
  • 1865-09-11 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general, dies at 59
  • 1866-02-03 François-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)
  • 1866-06-16 Joseph Méry French poet (b. 1798)
  • 1867-01-12 Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education, dies at 74
  • 1867-01-14 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), dies at 86
  • 1867-03-02 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect, dies at 50
  • 1867-08-23 Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)
  • 1867-11-13 Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)
  • 1867-12-06 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physician (b. 1794)
  • 1867-12-22 Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79
  • 1868-08-05 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (b. 1788)
  • 1868-09-27 Alexander Walewski, French earl/duke/diplomat/Foreign minister, dies
  • 1868-12-24 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (b. 1802)
  • 1869-03-08 Louis Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65
  • 1869-03-24 Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1869-12-26 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), dies at 72
  • 1870-01-26 Victor, 3rd duc de Broglie, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1785)
  • 1870-05-30 Gustave Vogt, French composer, dies at 89
  • 1870-06-20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39
  • 1870-09-23 Prosper Mérimée, French author (b. 1803)
  • 1870-11-24 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  • 1870-11-28 Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841)

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1870-12-05 Alexandre Dumas, French writer (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 68

  • 1871-01-10 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
  • 1871-01-29 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer and Seigneur (b. 1786)
  • 1871-05-12 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
  • 1872-10-21 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78
  • 1873-01-09 Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
  • 1873-03-27 Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  • 1873-05-20 Sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
  • 1873-09-23 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
  • 1873-10-29 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52
  • 1873-12-21 Francis Garnier, French explorer, dies at 34