French History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 2,204

  • 1914-12-10 French government returns to Paris
  • 1914-12-16 French offensive in Artois (Pétain)
  • 1915-02-13 The French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region
  • 1915-02-28 WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards - at the cost of 50,000 casualties
  • 1915-03-18 French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
  • 1915-04-05 French begin Woëvre-offensive
  • 1915-04-18 French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
  • 1915-04-26 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia
  • 1915-05-09 German & French fight Battle of Artois
  • 1915-06-10 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
  • 1915-10-08 Battle of Loos, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed
  • 1915-10-19 US bankers arrange a $500 million loan to the British and French
  • 1915-10-29 Aristide Briand becomes Prime Minister of France for the 3rd time
  • 1915-12-03 General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies
  • 1915-12-12 Aristide Briand forms French war government
  • 1916-01-11 French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
  • 1916-01-28 German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France
  • 1916-02-08 French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374
  • 1916-02-23 French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
  • 1916-02-26 Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
  • 1916-03-12 French airship mistakenly attacks and sinks British submarine D3 with loss of all hands
  • 1916-03-24 German submarines torpedo the unarmed French cross-channel packet 'Sussex'
  • 1916-04-05 French troops occupy Bois de Caillette

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1916-04-18 Edith Wharton is appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, for her contribution to the war effort

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1916-04-22 France battles at Fort Douaumont
  • 1916-05-09 British-France Sykes-Picot conference over division of Turkey
  • 1916-05-22 French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun
  • 1916-05-24 French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured

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1916-09-17 The Red Baron [Manfred von Richthofen], WWI flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1916-10-19 France extends formal recognition of the Provisional Government in Crete proclaimed Eleftherios Venizelos
  • 1916-11-02 Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
  • 1916-12-13 French chief of staff Joffre replaced by Nivelle
  • 1916-12-15 French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun
  • 1916-12-26 Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France
  • 1917-04-09 Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops

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1917-05-18 First units of the American Expeditionary Force, commanded by General John J. Pershing, is ordered to France

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • 1917-06-26 1st US Expeditionary Force arrives in France during World War I
  • 1917-08-09 Canadian Parliament passes the Compulsory Military Act which is oppossed by many French-Canadians from Québec
  • 1917-09-06 French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft
  • 1917-09-20 British assault on Polygon Forest, France
  • 1917-09-26 British assault on Menin-street, France
  • 1917-10-04 British assault on Broodseinde, France
  • 1917-10-21 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I: US troops enter front lines at Sommervillier under French command
  • 1917-12-06 French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700

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1917-12-07 The USA's 42nd 'Rainbow' Division arrives in France (with Colonel Douglass MacArthur among its ranks)

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1917-12-12 French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543
  • 1918-04-15 Clemenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents
  • 1918-04-21 World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron", shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France, Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill
  • 1918-06-04 French troops, with the aid of US troops, stop the Germans at Chateau-Thierry as they attempt to cross the Marne
  • 1918-06-12 1st aerial bombing raid by an American unit, France
  • 1918-07-18 World War I: US and French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive
  • 1918-07-19 World War I: German armies retreat across Marne River in France
  • 1918-08-06 Ferdinand Foch becomes Marshal of France during WWI
  • 1918-08-08 6 US soldiers surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York given command, shoots 20 Germans and captures 132 more
  • 1918-11-06 WW I: On the Western Front, Germany is now retreating as French and American troops cross the Meuse and move to take Sedan
  • 1918-11-13 Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1918-12-04 US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st President to travel outside US while in office

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1918-12-09 French troops occupies Mainz
  • 1918-12-26 After spending Christmas with American troops in France, Wilson goes to London for preliminary discussions about the forthcoming peace conference
  • 1919-01-30 Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army
  • 1919-02-20 French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
  • 1919-04-19 French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
  • 1919-05-06 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
  • 1919-06-09 General steel strike in France
  • 1919-06-28 Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France
  • 1920-01-11 French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
  • 1920-01-17 Paul Deschanel elected president of France
  • 1920-01-19 Alexandre Millerand forms French government
  • 1920-02-02 France occupies (German) Memel territory
  • 1920-03-11 Syria proclaims Emir Feisal king after the country has fought off French domination
  • 1920-04-06 To force German evacuation of the Ruhr area, the French occupy Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Hanau
  • 1920-08-15 With the strategic help of the French, Polish troops defeat the Soviets at the Battle of Warsaw (Miracle upon the Vistula)
  • 1920-09-01 France creates Greater Lebanon
  • 1920-09-23 Alexander Millerand elected president of France
  • 1920-10-02 The Chinese sign an agreement with the Russo-Asiatic Bank, largely French and Russian controlled, which will oversee the Chinese Eastern Railway, but give local supervision to China
  • 1921-01-30 French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death
  • 1921-06-15 Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot
  • 1921-10-20 The French and Mustafa Kemal nationalists sign a treaty at Ankara fixing the Turko-Syrian border
  • 1921-11-13 US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • 1922-02-06 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • 1922-03-15 France, which up until now has insisted on currency for all WWI reparation payments from Germany, now accepts raw materials as payment
  • 1922-06-29 France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."
  • 1922-11-19 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
  • 1923-01-11 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
  • 1923-03-31 French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die
  • 1924-01-25 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • 1924-02-04 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
  • 1924-03-27 New French government of Poincaré begins
  • 1924-05-04 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • 1924-05-11 Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election
  • 1924-06-13 Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
  • 1924-08-17 French-German trade agreement signed
  • 1924-08-18 France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr

Sport awardGolf Major

1924-09-20 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at French Lick CC, Indiana

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1924-09-28 French government names Gen Serrail governor-general of Syria
  • 1924-10-28 French-Russian trade agreement signed
  • 1924-11-30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh
  • 1925-01-04 French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"
  • 1925-01-05 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • 1925-02-09 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,798

  • 1859-12-21 Gustave Kahn, France, 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)
  • 1860-07-26 Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama), born in Paris (d. 1940)
  • 1860-08-11 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)
  • 1860-08-16 Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
  • 1860-08-20 Raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)
  • 1860-09-28 Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays
  • 1860-11-07 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (d. 1936)
  • 1860-12-13 Lucien Guitry, French actor (d. 1925)
  • 1861-06-10 Pierre M M Duhem, French naturalist/philosopher/historian
  • 1861-10-30 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (d. 1929)
  • 1861-11-30 French Gailliard, Belgian painter (Zeustempel in Athens)
  • 1861-12-08 Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)
  • 1861-12-08 George Melies, early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon), born in Paris, France
  • 1861-12-16 Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (d. 1917)
  • 1862-03-28 Aristide Briand, 11x Prime Minister of France (1909-22) (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), born in Nantes (d. 1932)
  • 1862-04-05 Louis Ganne, French composer, born in Buxières-les-Mines (d. 1923)
  • 1862-05-02 Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)
  • 1862-07-18 Victor, Prince Napoleon (Napoleon V), French pretender to throne

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1862-08-22 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1862-09-25 Leon Boellmann, French organist/composer (Variations Symphoniques)
  • 1862-12-07 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)
  • 1862-12-08 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
  • 1862-12-14 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
  • 1862-12-26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]
  • 1863-01-01 Pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games)
  • 1863-01-31 F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher (Revue the Synthesis)
  • 1863-07-12 Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)
  • 1863-08-01 Gaston Doumergue, premier/President of France (1913..34)
  • 1863-09-23 Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague)
  • 1863-10-10 Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (d. 1912)
  • 1863-10-13 C-E Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer (Rateau steam turbine)
  • 1863-11-08 René [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
  • 1863-11-11 Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1863-12-05 Paul P Painlevé, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]
  • 1863-12-15 Paul [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]
  • 1863-12-22 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)
  • 1863-12-25 Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957)
  • 1864-01-17 Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
  • 1864-01-24 Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
  • 1864-02-22 Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)
  • 1864-06-15 Guy Ropartz [Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz], French composer, born in Guingamp, France (d. 1955)
  • 1864-10-14 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental)
  • 1864-11-24 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
  • 1864-12-27 René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)
  • 1865-01-31 Henri Desgrange, Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)
  • 1865-03-25 Pierre Weiss, Mulhouse, France, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism)
  • 1865-06-09 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, French composer
  • 1865-06-26 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)
  • 1865-09-15 Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie)
  • 1865-10-01 Paul Dukas, French composer (d. 1935)
  • 1865-12-08 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)
  • 1865-12-28 Félix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)
  • 1866-01-29 Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)
  • 1866-05-17 Erik Satie, French composer (Gymnopédies), born in Honfleur, Normandy (d. 1925)
  • 1866-09-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)
  • 1866-09-21 Charles Jean Henri Nicolle France, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928)
  • 1866-12-04 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian-born German, French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • 1867-01-20 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)
  • 1867-01-21 Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
  • 1867-08-23 Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants), born in Chaville, France
  • 1867-10-03 Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator
  • 1867-11-27 Charles Koechlin, French composer (d. 1950)
  • 1868-03-03 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
  • 1868-04-01 Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1868-04-17 Charles R Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary)
  • 1868-05-06 Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)
  • 1868-05-28 Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)
  • 1868-06-30 C V France, Bradford England, actor (Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail)
  • 1868-08-06 Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)
  • 1868-09-01 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)
  • 1868-10-24 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)
  • 1868-11-11 Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist
  • 1868-12-02 Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
  • 1869-04-05 Albert Roussel, Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende)
  • 1869-04-12 Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer
  • 1869-09-20 Marcel Cachin, co-founder (French Communistic Party)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1869-11-22 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris (d. 1951)

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 1870-03-11 Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)
  • 1870-06-18 Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician
  • 1870-09-30 Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)
  • 1870-11-29 Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)
  • 1870-12-02 Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1870-12-10 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • 1870-12-10 Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • 1871-01-07 Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • 1871-03-03 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
  • 1871-04-05 Jeanne Bougeois, [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)
  • 1871-05-06 Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1871-07-10 Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)
  • 1871-08-02 John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
  • 1871-08-29 Albert Lebrun, French politician (d. 1950)
  • 1872-01-18 Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)
  • 1872-01-23 Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)
  • 1872-02-01 Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose
  • 1872-04-09 Leon Blum, French premier (People's front government)
  • 1872-05-10 Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (d. 1950)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 2,253

  • 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
  • 1894-09-13 Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (b. 1841)
  • 1894-12-07 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French engineer/diplomat/earl, dies at 89
  • 1895-01-28 Francois Certain de Canrobert, French marshal, dies at 85
  • 1895-03-02 Berthe MP Morisot, French painter/aquarelliste, dies at 54
  • 1895-07-19 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants), dies at 67

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1895-09-28 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), dies at 72

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1895-11-27 Alexandre Dumas fils, French writer and playwright (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name
  • 1896-01-08 Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • 1896-01-18 Charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)
  • 1896-02-12 Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at 84
  • 1896-05-29 Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (b. 1814)
  • 1896-06-26 Louis CPR of Orleans, French duke (chosen king of Belgian), dies at 81
  • 1896-10-20 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer, dies at 51
  • 1896-10-26 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)
  • 1897-02-22 Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, dies at 72
  • 1897-03-19 Antoine T. d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87
  • 1897-10-11 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • 1897-12-16 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57
  • 1898-07-07 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • 1898-07-11 Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • 1898-07-12 Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • 1898-08-08 Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
  • 1898-09-09 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • 1898-09-25 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
  • 1898-10-24 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
  • 1899-01-25 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • 1899-02-16 Francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57
  • 1899-03-14 Emile Erckmann, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76
  • 1899-05-15 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70
  • 1899-05-25 Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French painter, dies at 68
  • 1899-06-10 Ernest Chausson, French composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
  • 1900-03-19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (b. 1819)
  • 1900-04-05 Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/South African general, dies in battle
  • 1900-05-18 Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher (b. 1813)
  • 1901-01-14 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), dies at 78
  • 1901-01-16 Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
  • 1901-09-09 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
  • 1902-03-03 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • 1902-04-12 Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)
  • 1902-07-14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1902-08-08 Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies
  • 1902-09-28 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
  • 1903-04-29 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (b. 1835)

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1903-05-08 Paul Gauguin [Eugene Henri], French painter who worked in French Polynesia, dies at 54

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • 1903-08-02 Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian (b. 1850)
  • 1903-09-01 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies

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1903-11-13 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French Impressionist painter, dies at 73

  • 1904-01-10 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • 1904-03-07 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • 1904-05-19 Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
  • 1904-05-26 Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857)
  • 1904-08-10 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies

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1904-10-04 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), dies of tuberculosis at 70

  • 1905-02-04 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • 1905-02-12 Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies
  • 1905-02-28 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905-03-24 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1905-05-26 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
  • 1905-07-04 Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
  • 1905-07-23 Jean-Jacques Henner, French painter, dies at 76
  • 1905-09-04 Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
  • 1905-09-13 René Goblet, French politician (b. 1828)
  • 1905-09-14 Pietro/Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, 1st French Congo gov (1890-98), die
  • 1905-09-25 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
  • 1905-10-02 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62
  • 1905-10-28 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • 1906-04-19 Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
  • 1906-07-19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)

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1906-10-22 Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter (The Basket of Apples), dies of pneumonia at 67

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1907-01-25 René Pottier, French cyclist (b. 1879)
  • 1907-02-13 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer, dies at 59

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1907-02-20 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), dies of appendicitis at 54

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 1907-03-11 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (b. 1847)
  • 1907-03-18 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)
  • 1907-07-19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • 1907-09-07 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • 1908-05-23 Francois Coppee, French poet, dies
  • 1908-05-31 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (b. 1839)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-08-25 Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), dies at 55

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • 1908-11-08 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • 1908-11-16 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-born Canadian politician (b. 1829)
  • 1908-11-27 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (b. 1827)
  • 1909-11-18 Renee Vivien, British-born poet, wrote in French, dies at 32
  • 1909-12-04 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (Elle), dies at 60
  • 1910-01-04 Leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
  • 1910-01-25 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • 1910-01-29 Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
  • 1910-03-20 Félix Tournachon, [Nadar], French writer/photographer, dies at 89
  • 1910-03-26 Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
  • 1910-03-28 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, French violinist/conductor, dies
  • 1910-05-16 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53
  • 1910-05-22 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46
  • 1910-08-30 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57
  • 1910-09-02 Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter (The Dream, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope), dies of a blood clot at 66
  • 1910-09-30 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • 1911-04-14 Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1911-06-07 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (b. 1842)