Francois Mitterrand

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand Full Name: Francois Mitterrand
Nationality: French

Profession: 21st President of France
Why Famous: The longest-serving President of France (1981-95).

Born: October 26, 1916
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarnac, France

Died: January 8, 1996 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

Historical Events in the Life of Francois Mitterrand

  • 1953-09-03 French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy
  • 1965-09-09 Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency
  • 1965-12-19 French President De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
  • 1981-05-10 Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Presidency of France
  • 1981-05-21 Francois Mitterrand becomes president of France
  • 1985-12-04 French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski
  • 1988-05-08 Francois Mitterrand elected president of France
  • 1990-09-24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah
  • 1990-11-21 French President Fran├žois Mitterrand voices support of a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf

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