French History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 2,200

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1905-05-02 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1906-07-17 Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with Georges Clémenceau

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 1906-09-07 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
  • 1906-10-25 Georges Clémenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien as Prime Minister of France
  • 1906-12-31 French, British and Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
  • 1907-05-16 In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa
  • 1907-06-10 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
  • 1907-07-18 French troops occupy Casablanca
  • 1907-07-29 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
  • 1907-07-30 Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners
  • 1907-08-16 Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan
  • 1907-08-31 Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente
  • 1907-10-07 France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane
  • 1907-11-13 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • 1908-01-13 French pilot Henry Farman is first European to fly 1km circuit
  • 1908-04-23 Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord
  • 1908-08-03 French brothers Amadee and Jean Bouyssonie discover the fossil remains of a nearly complete 60,000 year-old Neanderthal man 'Old man of La Chappelle' at La Chappelle-aux-Saints, France
  • 1909-02-08 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco
  • 1909-02-20 Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
  • 1909-03-02 Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
  • 1909-06-28 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
  • 1909-07-25 France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
  • 1909-08-29 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
  • 1909-08-29 World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
  • 1909-09-07 Eugene Lefebvre becomes first pilot to die in an airplane craft, while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy
  • 1909-09-17 Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan discover the skull of an adult male Neanderthal (La Ferrassie 1) during excavations in a rock shelter near La Ferrassie, France
  • 1909-10-18 Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m
  • 1910-03-28 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • 1910-09-27 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
  • 1910-12-09 French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
  • 1911-01-17 Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
  • 1911-01-28 Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
  • 1911-05-02 French troops occupy Fès El Bali, Morocco
  • 1911-05-21 French troop enter Fez in Morocco to quell anti-European agitation
  • 1911-06-28 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
  • 1911-06-30 Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
  • 1911-09-25 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • 1911-09-29 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode
  • 1911-11-04 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco & Congo

  • 1912-01-10 Caillaux government in France resigns
  • 1912-01-14 Raymond Poincaré becomes Premier of France
  • 1912-03-30 French protectorate in Morocco established
  • 1912-07-25 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
  • 1913-01-17 Raymond Poincaré elected president of France
  • 1913-01-19 Raymond Poincaré installed as President of France
  • 1913-01-21 Aristide Briand forms French government for the 2nd time
  • 1913-02-18 French modernist painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" by Marcel Duchamp causes an uproar when shown in New York
  • 1913-08-19 Frenchman Adolphe Célestin Pégoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe
  • 1913-08-20 1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe Pégoud, France)
  • 1913-09-06 1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France
  • 1913-09-21 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France
  • 1913-12-02 French Government of Louis Barthou falls due to overtime conscription
  • 1914-07-30 French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
  • 1914-07-30 John French appointed British supreme commander
  • 1914-08-01 France & Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI
  • 1914-08-02 German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg
  • 1914-08-03 French fleet sails to North Africa
  • 1914-08-03 Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: French cavalry enters Belgium
  • 1914-08-06 Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.
  • 1914-08-07 French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
  • 1914-08-07 French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
  • 1914-08-08 French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
  • 1914-08-10 WWI: French fall back at Alsace
  • 1914-08-12 France and Great Britian declare war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1914-08-14 British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France
  • 1914-08-17 French troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins
  • 1914-08-18 French troops under general Dubail occupy Sarrebourg
  • 1914-08-20 Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing thousands
  • 1914-08-20 Bavarian troops kill 50 inhabitants of Nomeny, France
  • 1914-08-21 French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre
  • 1914-08-22 Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French
  • 1914-08-25 German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan
  • 1914-08-28 British General John French evacuate Amiens
  • 1914-08-29 Battle of St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac
  • 1914-09-02 -3] Gen von Hausen & countess of France regime flees to Bordeaux
  • 1914-09-03 French troops vacate Rheims
  • 1914-09-04 General von Moltke ceases German advance in France
  • 1914-09-04 France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace
  • 1914-09-05 World War I: Battle of Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)
  • 1914-09-05 French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine
  • 1914-09-05 Great Britain, France, Belgium and Russia sign pact of London
  • 1914-09-15 First Battle of Aisne finishes, Germans vs. French & British during WW I
  • 1914-09-18 Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I
  • 1914-10-04 Dardanelles: French & British fleet bombards Turkish forts
  • 1914-10-31 Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey
  • 1914-12-10 French government returns to Paris
  • 1914-12-16 French offensive in Artois (Pétain)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,788

  • 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, French writer (Against the Grain)
  • 1848-02-14 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1848-06-07 Paul Gauguin, [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter who worked in French Polynesia, born in Paris (d. 1903)

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • 1848-07-31 Jean Robert Planquette, French composer (Bells of Corneville), born in Paris (d. 1903)
  • 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, French writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
  • 1850-04-20 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
  • 1850-08-05 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), born in Château de Miromesnil, France (d. 1893)
  • 1850-08-26 Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)
  • 1850-10-08 Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist, born in Paris (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, French 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, French Allied military commander and hero during WW I
  • 1851-11-05 Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
  • 1852-01-01 Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, French chemist (d. 1904)
  • 1852-01-12 Joseph J C Joffre, French fieldmarshal (Indo China, Marne)
  • 1852-01-26 Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)
  • 1852-03-01 Theophile Delcasse, French statesman
  • 1852-09-02 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • 1852-09-28 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1852-09-28 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), born in Paris (d. 1907)

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 1852-10-23 Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer
  • 1852-11-22 Paul H B d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1852-12-15 Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), born in Paris, France (d. 1908)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1853-01-16 Andre Michelin, French industrialist,tire manufacturer (Michelin) and publisher of the Michelin Guide, born in Paris (d. 1931)

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • 1853-04-22 Alphonse Bertillon, French anthropologist, devised crime ID system
  • 1853-04-27 Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (d. 1914)
  • 1853-05-21 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1853-07-07 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Le Pacha Bonneval)
  • 1853-09-23 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar
  • 1853-12-17 Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933)
  • 1853-12-26 René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)
  • 1854-04-29 Henri Poincaré, French mathematician/astronomer/philosopher
  • 1854-10-20 Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1854-10-20 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and adventurer (Illuminations), born in Charleville, France (d. 1891)

  • 1854-11-05 Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1854-11-17 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)
  • 1855-02-13 Paul Deschanel, French President (d. 1922)
  • 1855-11-05 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere)
  • 1856-03-04 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1856-03-16 E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince
  • 1856-04-24 Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)
  • 1856-05-20 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter
  • 1856-05-25 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (d. 1942)
  • 1856-07-24 Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1856-10-15 R G Nivelle, French military man
  • 1857-02-26 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
  • 1857-03-22 Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th President of France (1931-32)
  • 1857-03-30 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
  • 1857-04-29 Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)
  • 1857-07-11 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist who invented the first practical IQ test (Binet–Simon test), born in Nice, France (d. 1911)
  • 1857-07-23 French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)
  • 1857-11-02 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (Babinski reflex)
  • 1858-01-19 Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • 1858-01-27 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • 1858-03-13 Maximilien Luce, French painter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1858-03-18 Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer (invented the diesel engine), born in Paris, France (disappeared 1913)

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • 1858-04-04 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
  • 1858-04-15 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • 1858-05-19 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer/traveller (Surinam)
  • 1858-06-25 Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright
  • 1858-06-30 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Libre) [or 7/31]
  • 1858-08-01 Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
  • 1858-09-15 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit
  • 1858-11-25 Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
  • 1859-02-10 Alexandre Millerand, French President (d. 1943)
  • 1859-05-15 Pierre Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1859-05-30 Pierre Marie Felix Janet, French psychologist/neurologist
  • 1859-09-03 AAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves)
  • 1859-10-09 Alfred Dreyfus, French Jewish artillery officer (Dreyfus Affair), born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1935)
  • 1859-10-18 Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1859-12-02 Georges Seurat, French post-impressionist painter (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • 1859-12-12 Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)
  • 1859-12-17 Paul César Helleu, French artist (d. 1927)
  • 1859-12-21 Gustave Kahn, French poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
  • 1860-01-11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
  • 1860-02-11 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
  • 1860-04-06 René Lalique, French jewel designer
  • 1860-06-25 Gustave Charpentier, French composer (opera Louise)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,248

  • 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, dies at 78
  • 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 Cournot, French philosopher and mathematician (rule of Cournot), 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)
  • 1878-01-18 Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist who pioneered the study of electric and luminescent phenomena, dies at 89
  • 1878-01-19 Henri V. Regnault, French physicist and chemist, dies at 67
  • 1878-02-19 Charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies at 61
  • 1879-01-16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)
  • 1879-03-30 Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1879-04-16 Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France
  • 1879-09-17 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (b. 1814)
  • 1879-10-28 Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)
  • 1880-05-08 Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)
  • 1880-05-31 Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, French chemist and inventor of margarine, dies at 62
  • 1880-07-09 Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • 1880-11-24 Napoléon Henri Reber, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1880-12-12 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), dies at 83
  • 1881-01-01 Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805)
  • 1881-03-24 Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
  • 1881-05-11 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59
  • 1881-06-02 Émile Littré, French lexicographer (b. 1801)
  • 1881-06-28 Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (b. 1798)
  • 1882-05-13 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer, murdered at 35
  • 1882-06-25 François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
  • 1882-09-08 Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (surface of Liouville), dies
  • 1882-10-13 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
  • 1882-12-31 Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44
  • 1883-01-04 Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy, French general (b. 1823)
  • 1883-01-23 Gustave Doré, French artist, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1832)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1883-04-30 Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass) dies at 51

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • 1883-06-20 Olivier Gloux, [Gustave Aimard], French world explorer, dies at 64
  • 1883-12-13 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (b. 1812)
  • 1885-02-14 Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1885-05-22 Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo
  • 1886-01-04 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
  • 1886-03-30 Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
  • 1886-11-11 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration, dies of dysentery at 53
  • 1887-05-11 Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (b. 1802)
  • 1887-07-17 Dorothea Dix, french social activist (b. 1802)
  • 1887-08-20 Jules Laforgue, French poet (Les Complaintas), dies at 27
  • 1888-03-16 Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman, dies at 86
  • 1888-08-09 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45
  • 1889-04-09 Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist (b. 1786)
  • 1889-04-23 Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (b. 1808)
  • 1889-08-19 Jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60
  • 1889-09-29 Louis Faidherbe, French general (b. 1818)
  • 1889-10-24 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79
  • 1890-04-04 Edmond Hébert, French geologist (b. 1812)
  • 1890-08-03 Louise Ackermann-Choquet, French author (Journal), dies at 76
  • 1890-09-03 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • 1891-01-11 Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French senator/baron, dies at 81
  • 1891-01-31 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1891-02-09 Johan B Jongkind, Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71
  • 1891-03-15 Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823)
  • 1891-03-17 Napoleon JKP Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention, dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-03-29 Georges Seurat, French post-impressionist painter (Pointillism), dies at 31

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • 1891-05-11 Edmond Becquerel, French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity and optics (photovoltaic effect), dies at 71
  • 1891-07-31 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77
  • 1891-08-05 Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
  • 1891-09-09 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic, dies at 84
  • 1891-09-30 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)
  • 1891-10-03 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-11-10 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1892-02-27 Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, dies at 70

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • 1892-04-25 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • 1892-06-22 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • 1892-09-11 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), dies at 84
  • 1892-11-26 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
  • 1893-03-05 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian, dies at 64
  • 1893-03-17 Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)
  • 1893-07-06 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), French author, dies at 42
  • 1893-08-16 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825)
  • 1893-10-16 Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)
  • 1893-10-18 Charles F Gounod, French composer (La reine the Saba), dies at 75
  • 1893-11-04 Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)
  • 1893-11-13 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 78
  • 1894-02-21 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding designer/painter, dies at 45
  • 1894-05-21 Emile Henry, French anarchist (b. 1872)
  • 1894-06-24 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), assassinated by Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio at 56