Toulouse in History

Historical Events

  • 0721-06-09 Odo of Aquitaine defeats a Umayyad Muslim army at the Battle of Toulouse
  • 1229-04-12 Queen Blanche of Castile & Earl Raymond VII of Toulouse sign peace
  • 1875-06-22 Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000
  • 1944-04-05 140 Lancasters bomb aircraft factory in Toulouse
  • 1994-06-30 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
  • 2001-09-21 AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
  • 2005-04-27 The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France

Whale of a Plane!

2018-07-19 Airbus Beluga XL, painted to look like the whale, makes its first flight, landing in Toulouse-Blagnac, France

  • 2019-02-28 Lost Caravaggio painting "Judith and Holofernes" (1607) announced rediscovered in a Toulouse attic in 2014 to be auctioned worth $171 million

Famous Birthdays

  • 1156-10-27 Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1194-1222), born in Saint-Gilles, Gard, France (d. 1222)
  • 1220-11-11 Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France, born in Poissy, France (d. 1271)
  • 1813-06-05 Prosper Sainton, French violin teacher, and conductor (The Queen's Band, 1848-55), born in Toulouse, France (d. 1890)
  • 1831-09-07 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1900)
  • 1847-06-24 Gaston Salvayre, French composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1916)
  • 1864-11-24 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and printmaker (At the Moulin Rouge), born in Albi, France (d. 1901)
  • 1867-05-04 Dynam-Victor Fumet, French composer and organist, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1949)
  • 1934-09-03 Xavier Darasse, French organist and composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1992)
  • 1935-06-27 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), born in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France (d. 2010)
  • 1946-03-25 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2010)
  • 1968-04-19 Pascal Kleiman, French DJ, producer and musician, born in Toulouse, France
  • 1976-12-05 Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer, born in Toulouse, France
  • 1982-03-31 Philippe Mexès, French soccer defender (France 29 caps), born in Toulouse, France
  • 1985-07-26 Gaël Clichy, French footballer (İstanbul Başakşehir), born in Toulouse, France

Famous Deaths

  • 1218-06-25 Simon de Montfort the elder, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader dies in the siege of Toulouse
  • 1222-08-02 Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1194-1222), dies at 65
  • 1249-09-27 Count Raymond VII of Toulouse (b. 1197)
  • 1271-08-21 Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France, dies at 50
  • 1297-08-19 Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)
  • 1901-09-09 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and printmaker (At the Moulin Rouge), dies from the effects of alcoholism and syphilis at 36