French History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 2,197

  • 1822-09-27 French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone
  • 1825-05-20 Charles X becomes King of France
  • 1825-06-20 Coronation of Charles X, the last Bourbon king of France
  • 1825-10-17 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
  • 1827-10-20 Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet
  • 1828-04-20 Frenchman René Caillié is the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu, returns to win 10,000 franc prize from Société de Géographie
  • 1828-10-07 The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.
  • 1829-03-22 The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1829-08-08 French government of De Polignac forms
  • 1830-06-12 Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
  • 1830-07-05 France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
  • 1830-08-02 Charles X of France abdicates in favour of his grandson the Duc de Bordeaux
  • 1830-08-09 Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
  • 1830-12-20 Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium
  • 1831-03-10 The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria
  • 1832-11-23 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
  • 1832-12-04 French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp
  • 1834-03-09 French Foreign Legion is founded.
  • 1835-07-09 St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
  • 1837-02-10 Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is fatally injured in a duel with French officer Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès (1/29 OS)
  • 1838-11-30 Mexico declares war on France

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1839-01-02 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • 1839-01-09 Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 1840-03-01 Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.
  • 1840-08-18 French colony established in Akaroa, South Island of New Zealand

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1840-12-15 Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1843-11-28 Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1848-02-24 King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared
  • 1848-02-26 2nd French Republic proclaimed
  • 1848-03-05 Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance
  • 1848-03-12 2nd Republic established in France
  • 1848-04-28 Slavery abolished in French colonies
  • 1848-06-22 Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
  • 1848-06-26 End of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
  • 1848-09-16 Slavery abolished in all French territories
  • 1849-07-03 The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.
  • 1851-12-02 French President Charles Louis Bonaparte in a Coup d'etat overthrows the Second Republic establishing himself as Emperor.
  • 1851-12-04 Pres Louis Napoleon Boaparte's forces crush an attempted coup d'etat in France
  • 1852-09-24 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power
  • 1853-09-24 France annexes New Caledonia
  • 1854-03-28 Britain and France declare war on Russia during the Crimean War
  • 1854-07-13 In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon.
  • 1854-09-04 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
  • 1854-09-20 Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians
  • 1854-11-05 Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000 at Inkerman
  • 1855-06-17 Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed
  • 1855-09-08 British and French troops capture Sevastopol from the Russians, effectively ending the Crimean War
  • 1857-03-03 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China
  • 1857-07-18 Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
  • 1858-01-14 French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
  • 1858-02-11 First vision of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France

  • 1859-02-16 The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch
  • 1859-06-04 Second Italian War of Independence: Battle of Magenta, results in a French-Sardinian victory under Napoleon III over the Austrians under Marshal Ferencz Gyulai

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1859-06-24 Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • 1859-06-30 French acrobat Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
  • 1860-09-21 In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
  • 1860-10-12 British & French troops capture Beijing
  • 1862-03-10 Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar

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1862-04-20 First pasteurization test completed by Frenchmen Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1862-05-05 French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo
  • 1862-06-25 Battle of Oak Grove, VA (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
  • 1863-04-30 Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.
  • 1863-06-07 Mexico City captured by French troops
  • 1863-08-11 Cambodia becomes French protectorate
  • 1864-06-11 CSS Alabama, a Confederate screw sloop-of-war, arrives in port at Cherbourg, France
  • 1864-06-19 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
  • 1864-09-03 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
  • 1864-09-05 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • 1864-09-05 Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • 1866-05-18 French government of De Putte resigns
  • 1867-01-31 Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
  • 1867-03-12 Last French troops leave Mexico

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1867-11-03 Battle at Mentana: French & Papal troops beat Giuseppe Garibaldi

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • 1868-08-18 French Astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse
  • 1868-09-28 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
  • 1868-09-30 Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France
  • 1869-07-15 Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy
  • 1870-07-19 France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins
  • 1870-07-23 Emperor Napoleon III appoints Empress Eugenie as Regent of France
  • 1870-08-06 Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France
  • 1870-08-18 Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties
  • 1870-09-04 The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan
  • 1870-12-31 J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)
  • 1871-05-10 Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany ends Franco-Prussian war
  • 1871-05-21 -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die

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1873-01-30 "Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne is published in France by Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

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1873-07-10 French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

  • 1873-09-15 Last German troops leave France
  • 1873-09-16 German troops leave France
  • 1877-05-16 May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • 1878-12-18 French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanelles, 210 killed
  • 1879-01-30 French President Patrice de Mac-Mahon resigns
  • 1879-04-08 Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French and British ministers
  • 1879-08-17 Ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company
  • 1880-06-29 France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)

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1880-08-16 The French state commissions sculptor Auguste Rodin for a large sculpted doorway 'The Gates of Hell' for the proposed Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • 1880-09-23 Jules Ferry forms French government
  • 1880-11-08 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater
  • 1881-03-23 Gas lamp sets fire to opera house in Nice, France; 70 die
  • 1881-04-28 French troops sent into Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,779

  • 1815-07-24 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1815-10-13 Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist
  • 1815-12-21 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
  • 1815-12-22 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
  • 1816-01-15 Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
  • 1816-04-22 Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general
  • 1816-07-11 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect
  • 1816-07-14 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882)
  • 1816-08-21 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • 1817-02-03 Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881)
  • 1817-02-15 Charles F Daubigny, French restauranteur/painter
  • 1817-10-23 Pierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer (d. 1875)
  • 1817-10-24 Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, French chemist and inventor of margarine, born in Draguignan, France
  • 1818-06-03 Louis Faidherbe, French general (d. 1889)
  • 1818-06-17 Charles Francois Gounod, opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France
  • 1818-08-07 Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
  • 1818-11-22 Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • 1819-03-11 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
  • 1819-06-10 J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine)
  • 1819-06-20 Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1819-07-02 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900)
  • 1819-09-17 Leon Foucault, French physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates), born in Paris (d. 1968)
  • 1819-09-21 Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864)
  • 1819-09-23 Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896)
  • 1819-10-19 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)
  • 1819-12-22 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)
  • 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 painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist
  • 1820-05-27 Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess and socialite (d. 1904)
  • 1820-05-30 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, French Canadian politician (d. 1890)
  • 1820-06-16 Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)
  • 1820-09-17 Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889)
  • 1821-02-11 Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)
  • 1821-03-16 Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
  • 1821-04-09 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • 1821-06-13 Albert, duc de Broglie, French premier (1873-74, 1977)
  • 1821-07-18 Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)

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1821-08-04 Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France (d. 1892)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • 1821-08-29 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, born in Meylan, France (d. 1898)
  • 1821-09-27 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
  • 1821-11-23 Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
  • 1821-12-12 Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (Madame Bovary)
  • 1822-01-12 Étienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)
  • 1822-02-08 Maxime Du Camp, French writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)
  • 1822-03-04 Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)
  • 1822-03-16 Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
  • 1822-05-20 Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
  • 1822-05-20 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)
  • 1822-05-26 Edmond de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Jules de Goncourt, born in Nancy (d. 1896)
  • 1822-09-09 Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention
  • 1822-12-24 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1901)

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1822-12-27 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), born in Dole, France (d. 1895)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1823-01-27 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • 1823-02-28 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
  • 1823-03-14 Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
  • 1823-06-02 Gédéon Ouimet, French Canadian politician (d. 1905)
  • 1823-06-21 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)
  • 1823-09-28 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
  • 1823-12-21 Jean Henri Fabre, French entomologist (insects & spiders)
  • 1824-01-15 Marie Duplessis [Alphonsine Rose Plessis], French courtesan, born in Nonant-le-Pin, Normandy, France (d. 1847)
  • 1824-02-22 Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • 1824-02-28 Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, born in St. Omer (d. 1897)
  • 1824-03-15 Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • 1824-04-24 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • 1824-05-11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1824-06-28 Paul Broca, French brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
  • 1824-07-12 Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
  • 1824-12-14 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • 1825-03-17 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
  • 1825-04-11 Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician/founder (Allgemeiner)
  • 1825-05-04 Augustus Le Plongeon, French antiquitarian (d. 1908)
  • 1825-10-31 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1892)
  • 1825-11-29 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)
  • 1826-04-06 Gustave Moreau, French painter
  • 1826-05-05 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
  • 1826-12-18 Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
  • 1827-02-01 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • 1827-04-16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • 1827-04-17 French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)
  • 1827-05-11 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)
  • 1827-05-19 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • 1827-09-16 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)
  • 1827-10-29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)
  • 1827-11-30 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)

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1828-02-08 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France (d. 1905)

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1828-02-14 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
  • 1828-04-21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)
  • 1828-05-02 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
  • 1828-08-17 Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  • 1828-10-02 Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • 1828-10-08 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), born in Dourdan, France (d. 1899)
  • 1828-11-26 René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1829-07-08 Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
  • 1829-12-05 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)
  • 1830-01-23 Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)
  • 1830-03-15 Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1830-03-18 Numa D Fustel de Coulanges, French historian/sociologist
  • 1830-05-10 Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
  • 1830-05-20 Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)

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1830-07-10 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French painter (Impressionism), born in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands) (d. 1903)


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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 2,244

  • 1824-05-04 Joseph Joubert, French essayist and moralist (b. 1754)
  • 1824-06-16 Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (b. 1739)
  • 1824-06-21 Étienne Aignan, French writer (b. 1773)
  • 1824-09-12 Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer, dies at 62

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1824-09-16 Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
  • 1825-04-10 Paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53
  • 1825-05-19 Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, French political philosopher (b. 1760)

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1825-06-14 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., dies at 70

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
  • 1825-12-29 Jacques-Louis David, French Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat), dies at 77
  • 1826-01-03 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French marshal (b. 1770)
  • 1826-08-13 René Laënnec, French physician (invented the stethoscope), dies of tuberculosis at 46
  • 1827-03-05 Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)
  • 1827-03-27 François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer (b. 1747)
  • 1827-07-14 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (b. 1788)
  • 1828-01-10 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (b. 1750)
  • 1828-07-15 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
  • 1828-08-22 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • 1828-09-10 Count d'Andreossi, French general/parliament leader, dies at 67
  • 1829-01-29 Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)
  • 1829-11-14 Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • 1830-03-17 Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • 1830-08-27 Louis H J Condé, French prince, commits suicide at 74
  • 1830-11-25 Pierre Rode, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1830-12-08 H Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63

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1831-06-27 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, dies at 55

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain
  • 1831-10-14 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)
  • 1832-01-28 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
  • 1832-03-04 Jean-François Champollion, French scholar (b. 1790)

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1832-05-13 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, dies at 62

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • 1832-05-31 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (Group theory), dies at 20
  • 1832-07-22 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • 1832-07-30 Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
  • 1832-08-24 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)
  • 1832-11-15 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63
  • 1833-01-12 Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)
  • 1833-01-19 Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold, French composer (b. 1791)
  • 1833-02-06 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (b. 1762)
  • 1833-05-10 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician, dies at 74
  • 1833-07-05 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1834-01-16 Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)

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1834-05-20 Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot and French revolutionary, dies at 76

French General and Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
French General and Aristocrat
Marquis de Lafayette
  • 1834-07-14 Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (b. 1763)
  • 1834-08-07 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  • 1834-09-16 Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies
  • 1835-03-20 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (b. 1794)
  • 1835-07-28 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (b. 1768)
  • 1836-06-10 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • 1836-08-16 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  • 1836-08-21 Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist (b. 1785)
  • 1836-09-17 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748)
  • 1836-11-06 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), dies at 79
  • 1836-11-27 Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer, dies
  • 1837-08-09 Xavier Sigalon, French painter (b. 1787)
  • 1837-10-05 Hortense de Beauharnais, French queen of Neth (1806-10), dies at 54
  • 1837-10-09 Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies
  • 1837-11-04 Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist, dies at 69

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1838-05-17 Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, French statesman, dies at 84

Politician and Diplomat Talleyrand
Politician and Diplomat
Talleyrand
  • 1838-05-17 René Caillé, French explorer (b. 1799)
  • 1838-06-25 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (b. 1774)
  • 1838-08-21 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), dies at 57
  • 1838-09-05 Charles Percier, French architect, dies at 74
  • 1838-12-14 Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (b. 1806)
  • 1839-04-23 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (b. 1768)
  • 1839-05-13 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, dies
  • 1839-07-29 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  • 1839-10-18 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter, dies at 68
  • 1840-03-22 Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1840-04-25 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)
  • 1840-06-06 Marcellin Champagnat, French priest (b. 1789)
  • 1841-03-01 Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • 1841-03-16 Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49
  • 1841-04-28 Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  • 1841-06-03 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), dies at 91
  • 1841-11-01 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
  • 1842-01-08 Viscount Pierre Cambronne, French General during the wars of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, dies at 71
  • 1842-03-23 Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), dies at 59
  • 1842-03-30 Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)
  • 1842-05-08 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (b. 1790)
  • 1842-05-15 Emanuel A D M J count de las Cases, French historian (Napoleon), dies at 76
  • 1842-07-25 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766)
  • 1842-08-18 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779)
  • 1842-09-15 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1842-12-05 MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82
  • 1843-05-24 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1765)
  • 1843-09-19 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (b. 1792)
  • 1844-01-31 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)
  • 1844-03-08 Charles XIV [Jean Bernadotte], French-born King of Sweden & Norway (1818-44), Marshall of France, dies at 81
  • 1844-06-03 Louis-Antoine Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme, dies
  • 1844-06-19 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772)
  • 1844-07-12 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63
  • 1844-07-15 Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
  • 1844-09-27 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies
  • 1844-10-12 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies
  • 1844-11-14 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, dies at 41
  • 1845-02-14 Joseph Lakanal, French Politician and Educator, dies at 82
  • 1845-07-04 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French philosopher/Council of 500, dies
  • 1845-09-04 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher, dies at 82
  • 1845-10-25 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81
  • 1845-10-27 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60
  • 1846-01-10 Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75