French History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 2,163

  • 1926-07-23 French government of Poincaré forms
  • 1926-08-01 Battles between Druze & French in Damascus
  • 1926-08-05 French & German trade agreement signed
  • 1926-09-30 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes
  • 1926-12-29 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
  • 1928-10-03 French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • 1928-11-11 France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
  • 1929-07-31 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France for the 6th time
  • 1929-09-05 French premier A Briand requests a US of Europe
  • 1929-10-22 French government of Briand falls
  • 1930-02-17 French government of André Tardieu falls for the first time
  • 1930-03-04 Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
  • 1930-10-05 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • 1930-12-13 French government of André Tardieu falls for the second time
  • 1930-12-13 Theodore Steeg forms French government
  • 1931-01-22 French government of Steeg falls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931-03-27 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1931-05-13 Paul Doumer elected president of France
  • 1931-06-14 French "St Philbert" overturns off St Nazaire France, drowns 450
  • 1931-07-23 France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA olympics
  • 1931-08-24 France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-02-20 Pierre Laval's first French government falls

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1932-02-21 Andre Tardieu becomes Premier of France
  • 1932-05-10 Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes President of France
  • 1932-06-04 Edouard Herriot becomes Premier of France
  • 1932-06-13 Great Britain & France sign peace treaty
  • 1932-07-27 Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death
  • 1932-09-05 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
  • 1932-10-29 French liner Normandie is launched
  • 1932-11-29 France & USSR sign non-aggression pact
  • 1932-12-14 French government of Herriot falls
  • 1933-01-28 French government of Paul Boncour falls
  • 1933-01-31 French government of Daladier takes power
  • 1933-08-30 Air France forms from five French airlines
  • 1933-10-26 French government of Serraut forms
  • 1933-11-26 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
  • 1933-12-24 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
  • 1934-01-27 French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
  • 1934-02-06 Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • 1934-02-08 Gaston Doumergue forms new French government
  • 1934-02-12 France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists
  • 1934-06-30 French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit
  • 1934-07-27 French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms
  • 1934-10-09 Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1935-01-07 French Foreign minister Pierre Laval and Benito Mussolini sign the Franco-Italian Agreement

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1935-05-29 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd
  • 1935-06-03 French liner SS Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of four days, three hours and 14 minutes on her maiden voyage
  • 1936-01-24 Pierre Laval's second French government falls
  • 1936-01-24 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
  • 1936-05-03 French People's Front wins elections
  • 1936-05-16 1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France
  • 1936-07-14 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
  • 1936-10-02 French franc devalued, relatively late and after Britain (1931) and the US (1933)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-11-05 French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 1936-11-06 Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London
  • 1937-06-04 Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France
  • 1937-06-21 French People's front government-Blum falls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-02-27 Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1938-04-10 2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France
  • 1938-07-04 France-Turkish friendship treaty

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1938-12-06 French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1939-02-06 Spanish government flees to France
  • 1939-02-27 France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain
  • 1939-03-31 Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
  • 1939-04-15 Albert Lebrun elected president of France

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-04-16 Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1939-04-17 Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact
  • 1939-05-20 1st regular transatlantic airmail (Pan Am: NY to Marsseille France)
  • 1939-06-17 Last public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the prison Saint-Pierre.
  • 1939-06-23 France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey
  • 1939-09-03 WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-19 British Expeditionary Force reaches France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-10-06 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-03-18 Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
  • 1940-03-19 French government of Daladier falls
  • 1940-03-20 Paul Reynoud becomes French premier
  • 1940-05-10 French marines stationed on Aruba
  • 1940-05-10 French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands
  • 1940-05-12 French marines occupy St Maarten
  • 1940-05-12 Nazi blitzkrieg conquest of France began by crossing Muese River
  • 1940-05-15 German armoured division moves into Northern France
  • 1940-05-17 Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France
  • 1940-05-19 French counter attack at Pronne under Gen De Gaulle
  • 1940-05-21 Allied counter attack at Atrecht, northern France
  • 1940-05-21 Reynaud forms French government
  • 1940-05-24 German tanks reach Atrecht France
  • 1940-05-27 British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII
  • 1940-05-28 British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway
  • 1940-05-29 In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France
  • 1940-06-03 Last British & French troops evacuated from Dunkirk
  • 1940-06-04 British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allied troops from France
  • 1940-06-05 Battle of France begins in WW II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-06-05 General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1940-06-07 British/French troops evacuate Narvik
  • 1940-06-10 French government moves to Bordeaux
  • 1940-06-10 Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
  • 1940-06-15 World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris
  • 1940-06-17 France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
  • 1940-06-17 World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
  • 1940-06-18 Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy Nazi occupiers

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,721

  • 1878-04-02 Émilie Charmy, Saint-Etienne France, avant-garde artist
  • 1878-05-28 Paul Pelliot, French sinologist (d. 1945)
  • 1878-06-06 Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney (d. 1956)
  • 1878-06-17 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician (Minister of Armament WW1), born in Champigny-sur-Marne (d. 1932)
  • 1878-07-22 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un destin: Martin Luther)
  • 1878-08-30 Paul Hazard, French literature historian
  • 1878-10-02 Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist
  • 1878-10-15 Paul Reynaud, premier France (May-June 1940)
  • 1878-11-14 Julie Manet, French painter, daughter of Berthe Morisot (d. 1966)
  • 1879-01-18 Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
  • 1879-02-09 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
  • 1879-04-20 Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)
  • 1879-06-05 René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
  • 1879-07-01 Leon Jouhaux, France, socialist/co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951)
  • 1879-09-30 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Viola d'amour)
  • 1879-11-23 Andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)
  • 1879-12-22 Stanislas Bizot, French world checker champion (1925)
  • 1880-01-02 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
  • 1880-02-20 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1880-05-25 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist (d. 1967)
  • 1880-07-21 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)
  • 1880-08-26 Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
  • 1880-09-06 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess)
  • 1880-10-12 Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)
  • 1881-01-18 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]
  • 1881-02-04 Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1881-02-21 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • 1881-03-23 Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
  • 1881-05-01 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist
  • 1881-08-29 Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)
  • 1881-11-08 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe, born in Paris, France
  • 1882-03-20 René Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
  • 1882-05-13 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, born in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise (d. 1963)
  • 1882-10-18 Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • 1882-10-29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)
  • 1882-11-18 Jacques Maritain, France, Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas)
  • 1882-12-22 Charles Vildrac, poet/playwright, born in Paris, France
  • 1883-02-03 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter
  • 1883-03-05 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1883-06-28 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), born in Châteldon, France (d. 1945)

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1883-08-19 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)
  • 1883-09-01 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
  • 1883-10-31 Marie Laurencin, French painter (d. 1956)
  • 1883-12-16 Max Linder, Caverne France, actor/comic/director (Max Prend un Bain)
  • 1883-12-17 Raimu, French actor (d. 1946)
  • 1883-12-22 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer (d. 1965)
  • 1883-12-25 Maurice Utrillo, France, painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre)
  • 1884-01-02 Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
  • 1884-01-28 Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, astronomer (chromosome of sun)
  • 1884-01-31 Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), born in Paris, France
  • 1884-06-13 Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
  • 1884-06-18 Edouard Daladier, premier France (1933..40)
  • 1884-06-19 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • 1884-06-27 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)
  • 1884-06-30 Georges Duhamel, French author (d. 1966)
  • 1884-07-06 Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter/cartoonist
  • 1884-08-04 Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)
  • 1884-08-27 Vincent Auriol, president of France (1947-53)
  • 1884-09-24 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1885-02-01 Camille Chautemps, premier France
  • 1885-02-21 Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)
  • 1885-06-05 Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader, born in Chatou, Yvelines (d. 1944)
  • 1885-06-26 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)
  • 1885-07-05 Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian (Traité du paysage)
  • 1885-07-11 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
  • 1885-07-26 Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer
  • 1885-08-12 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
  • 1885-08-26 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
  • 1885-10-11 Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)
  • 1885-11-14 Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist
  • 1885-12-23 Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
  • 1886-01-18 Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
  • 1886-03-04 Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
  • 1886-03-07 Raymond Largay, Wisc, actor (April in Variety Girl), born in Paris, France
  • 1886-05-03 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1886-05-24 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1886-06-29 Robert Schuman, French premier
  • 1886-10-03 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
  • 1886-10-26 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
  • 1886-11-07 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]
  • 1886-11-15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • 1886-11-27 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japans/French painter
  • 1887-02-21 Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • 1887-05-07 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes)
  • 1887-05-31 Saint-John Perse, France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960) [or Mar 31]
  • 1887-07-02 Marcel Tabuteau, Compiègne France, oboist (Philadelphia Orch 1915-54)
  • 1887-07-07 Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist (I & The Village), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1887-07-28 Marcel Duchamp, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in Blainville-Crevon, France (d. 1968)

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1887-09-15 Jean/Hans Arp, French/Swiss sculptor, artist and poet
  • 1887-09-16 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor
  • 1887-10-24 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • 1887-12-24 Louis Jouvet, Crozon France, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise)
  • 1888-02-20 Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
  • 1888-03-17 Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961)
  • 1888-03-18 Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor
  • 1888-04-23 Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and diplomat (d. 1967)
  • 1888-05-15 Jean Wahl, French philosopher
  • 1888-07-13 Jean Murat, Pergneux France, actor (Eternal Rain, Carnival Flanders)
  • 1888-07-26 Marcel Jouhandeau, French writer, dies at 90
  • 1888-08-05 Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,192

  • 1917-11-14 William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1917-11-17 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • 1917-12-20 Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (b. 1882)
  • 1917-12-26 Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71
  • 1918-01-09 Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-03-25 Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La Mer), dies in Paris at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1918-04-05 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73
  • 1918-05-19 Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
  • 1918-07-19 Joost van Vollenhoven, Neth, gov-gen (French West-Africa), dies
  • 1918-10-05 Roland Garros, French stunt flyer, dies
  • 1918-10-19 Joseph Lesage, French painter/etcher (WW I), dies at 34
  • 1918-12-02 Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • 1919-05-04 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (b. 1880)
  • 1919-05-21 Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
  • 1919-06-23 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1919-12-03 Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1920-01-01 Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57
  • 1920-02-12 Jean Allemane, French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77
  • 1920-07-10 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Emperor of France, dies at 94
  • 1920-11-25 Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)
  • 1921-05-13 Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
  • 1921-06-05 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • 1921-07-11 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75
  • 1921-12-16 Charles Camille Saint-Saens, French composer, dies at 86
  • 1922-02-25 Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
  • 1922-03-22 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian, dies at 86
  • 1922-05-18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1845)
  • 1922-09-04 Georges Sorel, French social philosopher, dies at 74
  • 1922-09-05 Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
  • 1922-11-18 Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
  • 1923-03-22 Theophile Delcasse, French statesman, dies at 71
  • 1923-05-14 Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister (b. 1828)
  • 1923-06-10 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • 1923-09-12 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor (b. 1841)
  • 1923-11-05 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)
  • 1923-11-19 French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1923-11-26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60
  • 1923-12-08 Dom Joseph Pothier, French Benedictine/musicologist, dies at 88
  • 1923-12-12 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • 1924-03-22 R G Nivelle, French general (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 1924-05-15 Paul d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist, dies at 71
  • 1924-05-29 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies
  • 1924-10-12 Anatole France, writer, dies at 80
  • 1924-10-13 Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies
  • 1924-11-04 Gabriel Urbain Faure, French composer (Requiem), dies at 79
  • 1925-04-23 Andre Caplet, French composer (Le miroir de Jesus), dies at 45
  • 1925-05-22 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, British field marshall (WWI), dies at 72
  • 1925-06-04 Pierre Louys, [PF Louis], French writer (Aphrodite), dies
  • 1925-07-01 Erik Satie, French composer (Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
  • 1925-09-07 René [Raphael] Viviani, French premier (1914-15), dies at 61
  • 1925-09-29 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • 1925-11-27 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1926-03-05 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • 1926-05-03 Napoleon V Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
  • 1926-05-17 Lucien Herr, French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller), dies
  • 1926-07-02 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), dies
  • 1926-09-21 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-12-05 Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • 1926-12-06 Claude [Oscar] Monet, French painter (impressionist), dies at 86
  • 1926-12-12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • 1927-03-23 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)
  • 1927-04-15 Gaston Leroux, French writer (b. 1868)
  • 1927-07-30 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
  • 1928-10-23 F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian, dies
  • 1929-01-30 La Goulue, French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)
  • 1929-03-20 Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France (WW I), dies at 77
  • 1929-04-22 Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
  • 1929-06-25 Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies
  • 1929-08-10 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • 1929-09-30 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies
  • 1929-10-01 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  • 1929-11-24 Georges Clemenceau, French journalist/premier (1917-20), dies at 88
  • 1929-12-20 Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90
  • 1930-01-13 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 1930-01-27 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, dies at 52
  • 1931-01-03 Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, dies at 78
  • 1931-01-09 Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies
  • 1931-05-31 Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866)
  • 1931-06-22 Armand Fallières, French president (b. 1841)
  • 1931-08-31 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar, dies
  • 1931-12-02 Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80
  • 1931-12-13 Gustave le Bon, French psychologist (b. 1840)
  • 1932-02-16 Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)
  • 1932-02-28 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)
  • 1932-03-07 Aristide Briand, 11 x Prime Minister of France (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), dies at 69
  • 1932-04-10 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1932-05-01 Paul Doumer, Pres France (1931-32), assassin by Russia's Paul Gargalov
  • 1932-05-07 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician (Minister of Armament WW1), dies at 53
  • 1932-07-20 René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
  • 1932-09-13 Paul Gorguloff, murderer of French pres Doumer, beheaded
  • 1932-10-29 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (B-Reflex), dies
  • 1932-11-19 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • 1933-02-12 Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
  • 1933-10-29 Paul, [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies
  • 1933-11-03 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • 1934-01-08 Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
  • 1934-01-13 Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934-07-04 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1934-07-08 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848)
  • 1934-07-25 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer (b. 1874)