Paris in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 612

  • 1871-03-26 Municipal elections bring revolutionaries to power in Paris to form Commune government
  • 1871-05-21 -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die
  • 1871-05-28 Paris communards revolt put down
  • 1873-05-24 Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit" premieres in Paris

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1874-04-15 First 'Impressionist' exhibition opens in Paris, features Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
Painter Camille Pissarro
Painter
Camille Pissarro
Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1875-01-05 Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris

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1875-03-03 Georges Bizet's last and greatest opera "Carmen" premieres in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1876-08-10 1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada
  • 1877-04-19 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
  • 1877-04-27 Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced in Paris
  • 1881-02-10 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
  • 1881-02-13 The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by activist Hubertine Auclert
  • 1882-06-02 Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris

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1882-12-11 Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt
  • 1883-03-20 Unity treaty of Paris signed: protects industrial property
  • 1883-04-14 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres in Paris

TrainThe Orient Express

1883-10-04 The Orient Express departs on its first official journey from Paris to Istanbul

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1884-01-19 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet

USAStatue of Liberty

1884-07-04 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris

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The Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty, New York
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1884-07-29 Society of Independent Artists founded in Paris by Albert Dubois-Pillet, Odilon Redon, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • 1884-12-01 Society of Independent Artists hold 1st exhibition in Polychrome Pavilion, Paris, includes Georges Seurat's "Bathers at Asnières"
  • 1885-11-30 Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
  • 1886-08-20 Second Salon exhibition by Society of Independent Artists held in Paris; includes Georges Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"

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1887-01-28 Work begins on the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Engineer and Architect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Architect
Gustave Eiffel
  • 1887-05-18 Emmanuel Chabrier's opera "Le roi malgré lui" (King, in spite of himself) premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris; after 3 performances the theatre burns down
  • 1887-05-25 Gas lamp at Paris Opera catches fire; 200 die
  • 1887-11-24 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca" premieres in Paris
  • 1887-12-17 Georges Feydeau's "Tailleur Pour Dames" premieres in Paris
  • 1888-05-07 Édouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris

FranceEiffel Tower Opens

1889-03-31 Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris. Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man made structure for 41 years.

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The Eiffel Tower on opening day in Paris
The Eiffel Tower on opening day in Paris
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  • 1889-05-06 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris opens with the recently completed Eiffel Tower serving as the entrance arch
  • 1889-05-18 Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris
  • 1889-10-06 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris
  • 1889-10-31 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris closes after 32 million visitors
  • 1891-04-01 London-Paris telephone connection opens
  • 1891-05-15 Jules Massenet's opera "Grisélidis" premieres in Paris

  • 1894-01-09 Georges Feydeau's "Un à la Patte" premieres in Paris
  • 1894-02-12 Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20
  • 1894-03-16 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris, includes piece “Méditation” for violin and orchestra
  • 1894-06-23 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • 1894-11-01 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
  • 1894-12-05 Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris

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1894-12-22 Claude Debussy's first orchestral masterpiece "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1895-06-13 Emile Levassor wins the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes (1,178 km)
  • 1895-10-22 In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop, crosses more than 30 meters of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse
  • 1895-12-28 Filmmakers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris
  • 1896-02-08 Georges Feydeau's "Le Dindon" premieres in Paris

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1896-02-11 Oscar Wilde's "Salome" premieres in Paris

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1896-05-20 The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others
  • 1897-12-09 Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde in Paris.
  • 1897-12-28 Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" premieres in Paris
  • 1898-09-13 20,000 Paris construction workers go on strike

Spain Declares War Against the United StatesSpain Declares War Against the United States

1898-12-10 Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish–American War is signed by US President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam

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Colonel ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt (centre, with glasses and holstered gun) with his ‘Rough Riders’ after victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill.
Colonel ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt (centre, with glasses and holstered gun) with his ‘Rough Riders’ after victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill.
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  • 1899-04-11 Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US

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1900-01-06 Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso" premieres in Paris

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1900-02-02 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 1900-04-15 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris opens (till 12th Nov)
  • 1900-05-20 II Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in Paris (last 5 months)
  • 1900-08-19 Start of first and only Olympic cricket match in Paris; GB beats France by 158 runs
  • 1900-10-19 Painter Henry O Tanner wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition
  • 1900-10-28 II Summer (Modern) Olympic Games, Paris, France: competition ends after 5 months; no opening or closing ceremonies conducted
  • 1900-11-12 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris closes after 50 million visitors - Art Nouveau style dominates

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1901-03-17 At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

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1901-06-24 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso aged 19, opens in Paris

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1901-10-26 First recorded use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
  • 1901-11-20 Opera "Grisélidis" by Jules Massenet, Armand Silvestre and Eugène Morand premieres in Paris
  • 1902-04-05 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte (Pavane for A Dead Princess)" premieres in Paris, performed by Spanish pianist Ricardo Viñes
  • 1902-04-30 Claude Debussy's only completed opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" premieres in Paris

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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

King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII
  • 1903-07-01 Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris
  • 1904-05-17 Maurice Ravel's "Shéhérazade" premieres in Paris
  • 1904-05-21 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris

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1905-03-13 Mata Hari first performs her dance act at the Guimet Museum, Paris

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari

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1906-02-18 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Composer
Vincent d'Indy
  • 1906-06-06 Paris Métro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orléans (today known as Gare d'Austerlitz)
  • 1906-12-01 Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's 1st cinema, opens (Paris)
  • 1907-03-02 Georges Feydeaus' "La Puce à l'Oreille" premieres in Paris
  • 1907-05-10 Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
  • 1907-08-10 Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
  • 1908-02-12 NY to Paris auto race (via Alaska & Siberia) begins in NYC George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel
  • 1908-05-30 Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane
  • 1908-07-30 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
  • 1908-08-17 Projection in Paris of the very first animated cartoon, Fantasmagorie realized by Émile Cohl
  • 1909-02-02 Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
  • 1910-01-26 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
  • 1910-02-07 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • 1910-03-08 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the 1st ever licensed female pilot

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1910-06-25 Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" premieres at the Opéra de Paris, Paris

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky

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1911-11-20 The funeral of Paul and Laura Lafargue (daughter of Karl Marx) in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1912-05-29 Ballets Russes premieres their ballet L'après-midi d'un faune (The Afternoon of a Faun) in Paris, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky
  • 1912-12-20 Paul Claudels "L'Annonce Faite à Marie" premieres in Paris
  • 1913-05-29 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) premieres in Paris, provoking a riot
  • 1913-11-28 Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris
  • 1913-12-09 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
  • 1914-01-22 Paul Claudel's play "L'échange" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 772

  • 1804-05-31 Louise Farrenc, French pianist, composer and only female professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • 1804-07-01 George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant], French novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro), born in Paris, France (d. 1876)
  • 1804-07-22 Victor Schoelcher, French writer (abolitionism), born in Paris (d. 1893)
  • 1806-05-27 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1835)
  • 1806-10-28 Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, French-Swiss botanist, born in Paris (d. 1893)
  • 1806-12-06 Gilbert Duprez, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1896)

Person of interestNapoleon III

1808-04-20 Napoleon III, Emperor of France (1852-70), born in Paris (d. 1873)

Emperor of France Napoleon III
Emperor of France
Napoleon III
  • 1808-05-22 Gérard de Nerval [Gérard Labrunie], French writer, born in Paris (d. 1855)
  • 1808-11-18 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1877)
  • 1808-12-04 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius), born in Paris (d. 1886)
  • 1809-03-27 Georges Eugene, Baron Haussmann, French administrator and architect, born in Paris (d. 1891)
  • 1809-04-23 Eugene-Prosper Prevost, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1872)
  • 1809-08-27 Hannibal Hamlin, American attorney and 15th Vice President of U.S. (1861-65), born in Paris, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • 1810-02-11 Loisa Puget, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1889)
  • 1810-12-11 Alfred de Musset, French writer (Un Caprice, Bettine), born in Paris, France (d. 1857)
  • 1812-04-15 Théodore Rousseau, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1867)
  • 1812-05-23 Henri-François-Alphonse Esquiros, French poet and writer (Les Vierges Folles), born in Paris (d. 1876)
  • 1812-11-09 Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame), born in Paris (d. 1884)
  • 1813-11-30 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1813-11-30 Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (works characterized by a deep sense of pessimism), born in Paris (d. 1890)
  • 1814-07-02 Thérèse Wartel, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1865)
  • 1814-10-25 Prince Louis, French Duke of Nemours, born in Palais Royal, Paris (d. 1896)
  • 1815-05-05 Eugène Marin Labiche, French playwright (The Italian Straw Hat), born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1815-10-13 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1882)
  • 1815-11-03 Adrien Louis Boieldieu, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1883)
  • 1816-01-15 Marie LaFarge, French murderer, born in Paris, France (d. 1852)
  • 1817-05-31 Édouard Deldevez, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1897)
  • 1818-06-17 Charles Gounod, French opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France (d. 1893)
  • 1818-09-13 Gustave Aimard, French world explorer and writer (Grande Flibuste), born in Paris (d. 1883)
  • 1819-07-20 Paul Henrion, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1901)
  • 1819-09-17 Leon Foucault, French physicist whose pendulum proved that the Earth rotates, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • 1819-09-21 Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, born in Élysée Palace, Paris, France (d. 1864)
  • 1820-03-24 Edmond Becquerel, French physicist who studied the solar spectrum, magnetism, electricity and optics (photovoltaic effect), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)
  • 1820-04-05 Nadar [Félix Tournachon], French photographer and balloonist, took the first aerial photograph, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 1820-08-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1873)
  • 1821-04-09 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), born in Paris, France (d. 1867)
  • 1821-06-13 Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Prime Minister of France (1873-74, 1977), born in Paris (d. 1901)
  • 1821-07-18 Pauline Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 1821-09-17 Arthur Saint-Leon, French composer and dancer, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • 1824-04-25 Gustave Boulanger, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1825-10-01 Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • 1827-10-29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry), born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • 1830-01-23 Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, French general & Minister of War (1899-1900), born in Paris, France (d. 1909)
  • 1830-12-17 Jules de Goncourt, French novelist (Germinie), wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, born in Paris (d. 1870)

Person of interestEdouard Manet

1832-01-23 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • 1834-03-06 George du Maurier, Franco-British illustrator and writer (Trilby), born in Paris, France (d. 1896)
  • 1834-07-19 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist (The Bellelli Family), born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1834-09-17 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney, poet and stage writer, born in Paris, France (d. 1899)
  • 1835-05-01 Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Natti" Duffié, French-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Paris, France (d. 1880)
  • 1835-10-09 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Samson et Dalila; Organ Symphony), born in Paris (d. 1921)

Person of interestGeorges Bizet

1838-10-25 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1839-04-05 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1905)
  • 1839-04-12 Victorin de Joncières, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1903)
  • 1839-10-30 Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter, born in Paris (d. 1899)
  • 1840-04-02 Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (J'accuse - I Accuse), born in Paris, France (d. 1902)

Person of interestAuguste Rodin

1840-11-12 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Kiss, Thinker), born in Paris, France (d. 1917)

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin

Person of interestClaude Monet

1840-11-14 Claude Monet [Oscar-Claude], French impressionist painter (Water Lilies, Haystacks, Poplars), born in Paris, France (d. 1926)

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • 1841-01-30 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (1895-99), born in Paris (d. 1899)
  • 1841-04-13 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor, born in Paris (d. 1905)
  • 1841-10-04 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, born in Paris, Maine (d. 1891)
  • 1841-12-20 Ferdinand Buisson, French academic & pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1927), born in Paris, France (d. 1932)
  • 1842-08-30 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • 1843-05-29 Émile Pessard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1843-06-19 Charles-Édouard Lefebvre, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1843-10-30 Henri Regnault, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1871)
  • 1843-11-19 Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (founded the epistemological theory of knowledge known as empirical criticism), born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • 1844-02-21 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist (Saint-Sulpice, 1870-1933), composer (10 organ symphonies), and professor (American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, 1921-34), born in Lyon, France (d. 1937)
  • 1844-04-16 Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault], French writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921), born in Paris (d. 1924)
  • 1844-05-03 Édouard Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1844-08-07 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and petrologist, born in Paris (d. 1911)

Person of interestSarah Bernhardt

1844-10-22 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), born in Paris, France (d. 1923) (birth poss 23rd Oct)

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt
  • 1845-04-05 Jules Cambon, French ambassador, to U.S. (1897), Spain (1902–07) and Germany (1907–14), born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1846-05-26 Arthur Coquard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 1846-08-25 Judith Gautier, French poetess, novelist (Le Dragon Impérial) and daughter of Theophile Gautier, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1847-07-02 Marcel Bertrand, French geologist and mine engineer (tectonic geology), born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • 1847-08-09 Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, Queen consort of Spain (1870-73), born in Paris (d. 1876)
  • 1847-11-08 Jean Casimir-Périer, French politician (President of France 1894-95), born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • 1847-12-16 Augusta Holmes, Irish-French pianist and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1903)
  • 1848-02-24 Johanna Barbiers, Dutch actress (Voddenraper of Paris), born in Zaandam, The Netherlands (d. 1927)

Person of interestPaul Gauguin

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 painter (Rue de Paris) and member of Impressionists, born in Paris (d. 1894)
  • 1848-10-03 Henry Lerolle, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1929)
  • 1848-11-13 Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1889-1922), born in Paris (d. 1922)
  • 1849-04-24 Joseph Gallieni, French general (Battle of Marne) and military governor of Paris, born in Saint-Béat, France (d. 1916)
  • 1849-06-02 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter and graphic artist (La femme), born in Paris, France (d. 1909)
  • 1849-08-18 Benjamin Godard, French composer and violinist, born in Paris, France (d. 1895)
  • 1850-08-05 Anton Simon, Russian composer, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • 1850-10-08 Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist, born in Paris (d. 1936)

Person of interestVincent d'Indy

1851-03-27 Vincent d'Indy, French composer (Symphony on a French Mountain Air), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1931)

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Composer
Vincent d'Indy
  • 1851-05-21 Léon-Victor-Auguste Bourgeois, French Prime Minister (1895-96, Nobel 1920), born in Paris (d. 1925)
  • 1852-09-20 Édouard Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro), born in Belœil, Belgium (d. 1929)

Person of interestHenri Moissan

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

Person of interestHenri Becquerel

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 interestAndré Michelin

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

Industrialist and Publisher André Michelin
Industrialist and Publisher
André Michelin
  • 1853-03-08 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina), born in Antwerp (d. 1916)
  • 1853-04-21 Charles Malherbe, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1911)
  • 1853-04-22 Alphonse Bertillon, French police officer and anthropologist (devised crime ID system), born in Paris (d. 1914)
  • 1854-08-03 Fernand de La Tombelle, French organist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1928)
  • 1855-11-05 Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere), born in Paris (d. 1913)

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