French History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 2,163

  • 1883-02-01 French Lt-Col 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 Grevy (80) 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
  • 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/French generals Obruchev/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 Capt 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 Capt 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.
  • 1895-09-23 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
  • 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
  • 1900-02-15 General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes
  • 1900-03-13 In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law.
  • 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
  • 1901-11-07 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
  • 1905-01-27 Maurice Rouvier forms government in France
  • 1905-04-12 French Dufaux brothers test helicopter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905-05-02 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1905-06-06 French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
  • 1905-11-22 British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
  • 1905-12-09 French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
  • 1906-01-10 The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
  • 1906-02-27 France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
  • 1906-03-03 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
  • 1906-03-10 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • 1906-06-26 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
  • 1906-07-04 Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land
  • 1906-07-12 Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
  • 1906-07-17 Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with George Clemenceau
  • 1906-09-07 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
  • 1906-10-25 Georges Clemenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien premier of France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,721

  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1839-01-19 Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence Provence, French painter (d. 1906)

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1839-03-16 René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, 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 (d. 1873)
  • 1839-08-30 Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (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 (d. 1902)
  • 1840-04-22 Odilon Redon, French painter (d. 1916)
  • 1840-05-13 L-M Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon)
  • 1840-09-26 Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923)
  • 1840-11-09 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1898)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, France, 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1841-02-25 Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor

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)
  • 1841-09-28 Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
  • 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, France, 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
  • 1844-05-20 Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream)
  • 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, France, 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
  • 1845-10-22 Sarah Bernhardt, France, actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth)
  • 1846-04-04 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)
  • 1846-07-11 Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
  • 1846-08-25 Louise J Gautier, French poetess
  • 1846-12-02 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier
  • 1847-04-01 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)
  • 1847-07-02 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)
  • 1847-11-02 George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions)
  • 1847-11-08 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907)
  • 1847-12-17 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)
  • 1848-01-21 Henri Duparc, French composer
  • 1848-02-05 Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
  • 1848-02-14 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)
  • 1848-06-07 Paul Gaugin, [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter
  • 1848-07-31 Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)
  • 1848-08-19 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
  • 1848-10-03 Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
  • 1849-01-12 Jean Béraud, French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1849-02-04 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)
  • 1849-03-28 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)
  • 1849-06-02 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (La femme)
  • 1849-07-19 F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian
  • 1849-07-19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (d. 1906)
  • 1850-01-14 Pierre Loti, French writer (d. 1923)
  • 1850-02-16 Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
  • 1850-04-20 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
  • 1850-08-05 Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)
  • 1850-08-26 Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)
  • 1850-10-08 Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist (d. 1936)
  • 1851-03-27 Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
  • 1851-04-06 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
  • 1851-04-21 Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
  • 1851-05-21 Leon Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)
  • 1851-05-29 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)
  • 1851-06-08 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)
  • 1851-06-09 Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)
  • 1851-10-02 Ferdinand Foch, France, Allied military commander and hero during WW I
  • 1851-11-05 Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 2,192

  • 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 (b. 1789)
  • 1857-06-30 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (b. 1802)
  • 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 (b. 1773)
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 (b. 1806)
  • 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 (b. 1780)
  • 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
  • 1870-09-23 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1872-10-23 Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61
  • 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 (b. 1839)
  • 1874-01-08 Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)
  • 1874-02-09 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75
  • 1874-04-04 Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)
  • 1874-09-12 François Guizot, French historian and statesman (b. 1787)
  • 1874-09-21 JBAL Leonce Elie the Beaumont, French geologist, dies at 75
  • 1875-01-03 Pierre Larousse, French editor (b. 1817)
  • 1875-01-20 Jean-François Millet, French painter (b. 1814)
  • 1875-02-19 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76
  • 1875-02-22 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)
  • 1875-03-01 Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)
  • 1875-03-27 Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • 1875-04-30 Jean Frederic Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1875-06-03 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), dies at 36

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1875-06-09 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (b. 1795)
  • 1875-06-25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (b. 1796)
  • 1875-10-12 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
  • 1876-03-05 Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • 1876-05-12 Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
  • 1876-06-08 George Sand, French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
  • 1876-10-10 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814)
  • 1877-03-31 Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75
  • 1877-09-03 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Rep (1871-77), dies at 80
  • 1877-10-16 Theodore Barrière, French dramatist (b. 1823)
  • 1877-12-31 JD Gustave Courbet, French painter (Baigneuses), dies at 58
  • 1878-01-07 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)