French History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 2,308

  • 1870-08-18 Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties

Historic Event

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

Historic Publication

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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)

Historic Event

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

Film & TV History

1880-11-08 French actress Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater

  • 1881-03-23 Gas lamp sets fire to Théâtre Municipal” opera house in Nice, France; 70 die, and building completely destroyed
  • 1881-04-28 French troops sent into Tunisia
  • 1881-05-12 Treaty of Bardo, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate
  • 1881-07-26 French marines occupy Tunisian harbor city Sfax

Statue of Liberty

1881-10-24 Levi P Morton, US ambassador to France drives first rivet in Statue of Liberty

  • 1881-11-05 French government-Ferry resigns
  • 1881-11-14 Leon Gambetta forms French government
  • 1882-01-26 France government of Gambetta falls
  • 1882-05-13 Toba indians kill 20 members of French expedition in Argentina, including explorer Jules Nicolas Crevaux
  • 1882-09-03 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
  • 1883-02-01 French Lt-Colonel Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger
  • 1883-02-21 2nd French government of Ferry begins
  • 1883-04-02 Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
  • 1883-04-12 French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
  • 1883-05-31 French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar
  • 1883-12-16 Tonkin Campaign: The French capture the citadel in Hanoi
  • 1885-01-03 The beginning of the Battle of Nui Bop in the Sino-French War
  • 1885-03-21 2nd French government of Ferry resigns
  • 1885-06-12 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France

Historic Event

1885-06-17 Statue of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'

  • 1885-12-17 France declares Madagascar a protectorate
  • 1887-02-20 Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
  • 1887-02-23 French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
  • 1887-12-02 French president Jules Grévy resigns
  • 1888-12-11 French Panama Canal Company fails
  • 1889-01-10 Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
  • 1890-04-06 French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
  • 1890-04-27 French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou, West Sudan
  • 1890-08-05 British and French accord to divide African colonization
  • 1891-01-01 French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
  • 1891-02-24 French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan

Historic Event

1891-04-01 French painter Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti

  • 1891-06-09 French painter Paul Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti
  • 1891-07-26 France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1891-10-12 Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated
  • 1892-01-24 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • 1892-08-17 Russian and French generals, Obruchev and Boisdeffre sign Double Alliance
  • 1892-11-02 French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
  • 1893-01-17 Franco-Russian Alliance is signed
  • 1893-03-10 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • 1893-08-14 France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test
  • 1893-12-17 Russia ratifies Double Alliance with France
  • 1893-12-28 French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
  • 1893-12-30 Russia signs military accord with France
  • 1894-01-04 France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia

World Record

1894-04-24 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in a world record time of 2:39:18

  • 1894-05-21 22-year-old French Anarchist Émile Henry is executed by guillotine. His last words were reputed to be "Courage, camarades! Vive l'anarchie!"

Historic Event

1894-10-15 Captain Alfred Dreyfus arrested and accused of espionage in France

  • 1894-11-16 French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
  • 1894-11-26 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • 1894-12-22 French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
  • 1895-01-05 French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
  • 1895-01-15 French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
  • 1895-01-17 French president Casimir-Perier resigns; Félix Faure installed.
  • 1895-06-28 French painter Paul Gauguin leaves France for Tahiti for the second time
  • 1895-09-23 French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
  • 1895-09-30 France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
  • 1896-02-28 France dismisses Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar and exiles her to the island of Réunion

Historic Event

1896-07-01 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as 1st French speaking Prime Minister of Canada

Treaty of Interest

1897-03-20 France signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

  • 1897-08-14 The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 1897-08-30 The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar
  • 1898-01-13 Emile Zola publishes his open letter "J'accuse" accusing the French government of framing Alfred Dreyfus for sabotage
  • 1898-02-23 In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus
  • 1898-06-14 France signs Niger Convention
  • 1898-07-04 French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die
  • 1898-07-12 Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda, Sudan
  • 1898-09-29 Wassoulou Empire leader Samori Ture captured by French troops in West Africa ending his 20 year rule
  • 1898-11-02 French government of Dupuy forms

Historic Event

1898-12-21 Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium

Historic Siege

1900-02-15 Boer War: Siege of Kimberley broken by British troops under Lieutenant-General John French after a 124 day siege. Kimberley defense led by Cecil Rhodes.

  • 1900-03-13 In France the length of the working day for women and children is limited by law to 11 hours.
  • 1900-08-04 An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion
  • 1900-08-20 Great Britain beats France by 158 runs in Paris; cricket's only appearance at an Olympic Games
  • 1900-09-05 France proclaims a protectorate over Chad

Historic Event

1900-11-22 Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France

  • 1900-12-14 France and Italy sign a secret agreement by which Italy recognizes France's right to exploit Morocco in return for France's conceding her the same right in Tripoli

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,960

  • 1815-01-01 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1903)
  • 1815-01-13 William Henry French, American Major General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1881)
  • 1815-02-21 Ernest Meissonier, French painter and sculptor
  • 1815-03-28 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist and poet, born in Bruyères, France (d. 1896)
  • 1815-05-05 Eugène Marin Labiche, French playwright (The Italian Straw Hat), born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1815-05-08 Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1888)
  • 1815-07-24 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1815-10-13 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1882)
  • 1815-12-21 Thomas Couture, French history painter & teacher, born in Senlis, France (d. 1879)
  • 1815-12-22 Lucien Petipa, French ballet dancer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1898)
  • 1816-01-15 Marie LaFarge, French murderer, born in Paris, France (d. 1852)
  • 1816-04-22 Charles-Denis Bourbaki, French general, born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 1897)
  • 1816-06-04 Régis de Trobriand, French aristocrat, lawyer and Bvt Mjr Gen (Union), born in Tours, France (d. 1897)
  • 1816-07-11 French-Andries Durlet, Belgian sculptor and architect, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1867)
  • 1816-07-14 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882)
  • 1816-08-21 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • 1816-09-04 François Bazin, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1878)
  • 1817-02-03 Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881)
  • 1817-02-15 Charles-François Daubigny, French painter of the Barbizon school, born in Paris (d. 1878)
  • 1817-07-17 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, born in Gambsheim, Alsace, France (d. 1891)
  • 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 (d. 1880)
  • 1818-06-03 Louis Faidherbe, French general and colonel administrator in Senegal, born in Lille, France (d. 1889)
  • 1818-06-17 Charles Gounod, French opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France (d. 1893)
  • 1818-08-07 Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, born in London, England (d. 1891)
  • 1818-09-13 Gustave Aimard, French world explorer and writer (Grande Flibuste), born in Paris (d. 1883)
  • 1818-11-22 Samuel Gibbs French, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Mullica Hill, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • 1818-11-26 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, born in Bourges, France (d. 1884)
  • 1819-03-11 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
  • 1819-06-10 Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine), born in Ornans, Doubs, Kingdom of France (d. 1877)
  • 1819-06-20 Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1819-07-02 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), born in Renescure, France (d. 1900)
  • 1819-07-03 Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, born in Sarre (d. 1898)
  • 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)
  • 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, born in Montpellier, France (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 photographer and balloonist, took the first aerial photograph, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 1820-05-27 Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess (daughter of Napoleon's brother Jérôme Bonaparte and his second wife, Catharina of Württemberg, daughter of King Frederick I of Württemberg) and socialite, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1904)
  • 1820-06-16 Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)
  • 1820-08-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1873)
  • 1820-09-17 Émile Augier, French dramatist, born in Valence, Drôme, Kingdom of France (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 poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), born in Paris, France (d. 1867)
  • 1821-04-16 Ford Madox Brown, British painter, born in Calais, France (d. 1893)
  • 1821-04-23 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter, born in Lyon, France (d. 1870)
  • 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 pianist, mezzo-soprano, and composer (Cendrillon), born in Paris (d. 1910)

Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton (1821-1892)

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

  • 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)
  • 1821-11-09 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, born in Alsace, Guebwiller (d. 1910)
  • 1821-11-23 Charles Meryon, British-French etcher who was color blind, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • 1821-12-12 Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (Madame Bovary), born in Rouen, France (d. 1880)
  • 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 Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French animalière painter (The Horse Fair; Buffalo Bill), and sculptor, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1899)
  • 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 Napoléon JKP Bonaparte, French prince and member of National Convention, born in Trieste, Austrian Empire (d. 1891)
  • 1822-12-24 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1901)

Louis PasteurLouis Pasteur (1822-1895)

1822-12-27 French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), born in Dole, France

  • 1823-01-27 Édouard Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole; Le roi d'Ys), born in Lille, France (d. 1892)
  • 1823-02-28 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
  • 1823-03-14 Théodore de Banville, French writer, born in Moulins, France (d. 1891)
  • 1823-06-13 Gustave Paul Cluseret, French Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Suresnes, France (d. 1900)
  • 1823-06-21 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1873)
  • 1823-09-28 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (Birth of Venus), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1889)
  • 1823-12-01 Ernest Reyer, French opera composer, born in Marseilles, France (d. 1909)
  • 1823-12-21 Jean Henri Fabre, French naturalist and entomologist (insects & spiders), born in Saint-Léons, Aveyron, France (d. 1915)
  • 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, discovered helium, born in Paris, France (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 Roman Catholic priest (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart), born in Richelieu, Touraine, France (d. 1907)
  • 1824-04-24 François Fournier, Swiss-French postage stamp forger, born in Croix-de-Rozon, Switzerland (d. 1917)
  • 1824-04-25 Gustave Boulanger, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1824-05-11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1904)
  • 1824-06-28 Paul Broca, French brain surgeon and anthropologist (located speech center), born in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France (d. 1880)
  • 1824-07-12 Eugène Boudin, French painter (beach scenes), born in Honfleur, France (d. 1898)
  • 1824-12-14 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter, born in Lyon, Rhône, France (d. 1898)
  • 1825-03-17 Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)
  • 1825-04-11 Ferdinand Lassalle, French socialist and political activist (Allgemeiner), born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1864)
  • 1825-05-04 Augustus Le Plongeon, French-American photographer and antiquitarian, born in Island of Jersey, France (d. 1908)
  • 1825-07-09 Jules Oppert, French-German Assyriologist (decodes characters), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1825-10-31 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1892)
  • 1825-11-29 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist, born in Paris, France (d. 1893)
  • 1826-04-06 Gustave Moreau, French painter
  • 1826-05-05 Eugénie de Montijo, Empress of France (1853-71), born in Granada, Kingdom of Spain (d. 1920)
  • 1826-07-10 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1890)
  • 1826-12-18 Alexandre Chatrian [wrote as Erckmann-Chatrian jointly with Émile Erckmann], French writer (L'ami Fritz), born in Abreschviller, France (d. 1890)
  • 1827-02-01 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • 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 and palaeontologist, born in St Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1908)
  • 1827-10-29 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry), born in Paris (d. 1907)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 2,496

  • 1833-01-19 (Louis Joseph) Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist, violinist, and composer of over twenty operas, dies from tuberculosis at 41
  • 1833-02-06 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (first detailed classification of crustaceans and insects), dies at 70
  • 1833-05-10 François Andrieux, French playwright, dies at 74
  • 1833-07-05 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1834-01-16 Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)

Marquis de LafayetteMarquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)

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

  • 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 merchant who invented the programmable loom (Jacquard loom), forerunner to today's computers, dies at 82
  • 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)
  • 1836-03-09 Antoine Destutt de Tracy, French Enlightenment philosopher, dies at 81
  • 1836-06-10 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • 1836-06-26 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French author and composer (Marseillaise), dies at 76
  • 1836-08-16 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (Parseval's theorem), dies at 81
  • 1836-08-21 Claude-Louis Navier, French engineer and physicist who specialized in mechanics (Navier–Stokes equations), dies at 51
  • 1836-09-17 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (Classification of flowering plants), dies at 88

Charles XCharles X (1757-1836)

1836-11-06 King of France (1824-30), dies of cholera at 79

  • 1836-11-27 Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer, dies at 78
  • 1837-08-09 Xavier Sigalon, French painter (b. 1787)
  • 1837-10-05 Hortense de Beauharnais, French Queen of Holland (1806-10), dies at 54
  • 1837-10-09 Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies
  • 1837-11-04 Jean-Louis-Marc Alibert, French dermatologist, dies at 69

TalleyrandTalleyrand (1754-1838)

1838-05-17 French statesman, dies at 84

  • 1838-05-17 René Caillé, French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu, dies at 38
  • 1838-06-25 François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo, French Army general, dies at 64
  • 1838-08-21 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), dies at 57
  • 1838-09-05 Charles Percier, French architect, dies at 74
  • 1839-04-23 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer, dies at 70
  • 1839-05-13 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal, diplomat and senator (Uncle of Napoleon), dies at 76
  • 1839-06-13 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, French musician and composer, dies at 66
  • 1839-07-29 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)
  • 1839-10-18 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter, dies at 68
  • 1839-12-18 Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, dies at 75
  • 1840-03-22 Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician, dies at 41
  • 1840-04-25 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (Poisson distribution) and physicist, dies at 58
  • 1840-06-06 Marcellin Champagnat, French priest (b. 1789)
  • 1840-10-06 François Budan de Boislaurent, French mathematician, dies at 80
  • 1841-03-01 Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French marshal, dies at 76
  • 1841-03-16 Félix Savart, French surgeon and physicist (Law of Biot & Savart), dies at 49
  • 1841-04-28 Peter Chanel, French priest & saint, dies at 37
  • 1841-06-03 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), dies at 91
  • 1841-11-01 Antoine Philippe Vischer, comte de Celles, Belgian-French politician, dies at 61
  • 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 and naval officer, dies at 51
  • 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 and navigator (published the first map to show a full outline of the coastline of Australia in 1811), dies at 62
  • 1842-09-15 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1842-12-05 Marie-Jean Auguste Vestris, French ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • 1843-05-24 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician, dies at 78
  • 1843-09-11 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, died at 57
  • 1843-09-19 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (b. 1792)
  • 1844-01-31 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general and engineer, dies at 70
  • 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, French Duke of Angoulême and General of France, dies at 68
  • 1844-06-19 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist, dies at 72
  • 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 at 63
  • 1844-10-12 Claude Tillier, French journalist and writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies at 43
  • 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
  • 1845-09-04 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and 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 Étienne Pivert de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75
  • 1846-07-24 Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67
  • 1846-12-23 Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent, French naturalist (b. 1780)
  • 1847-03-29 Auguste De Polignac, Premier of France, dies at 66
  • 1847-05-29 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French general and marshal, dies at 80
  • 1847-06-09 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher and poet (Orphée), dies at 70
  • 1847-09-13 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal, dies at 81
  • 1848-05-31 Eugénie de Guérin, French writer (b. 1805)
  • 1848-07-04 Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala), dies at 79
  • 1849-02-08 France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48
  • 1849-05-11 Juliette Récamier, French socialite, dies at 71
  • 1849-06-03 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 73
  • 1849-06-10 Friedrich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1849-06-10 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly, dies at 64

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

1849-10-17 Polish pianist and composer (Concerto in F Minor), dies of tuberculosis at 39

  • 1849-12-12 Marc Isambard Brunel, French-born English engineer (Thames Tunnel, father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel), dies at 80

Madame TussaudMadame Tussaud (1761-1850)

1850-04-16 French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, dies at 88

  • 1850-05-09 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist & chemist, dies at 71
  • 1850-08-18 Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (La Comédie Humaine), dies at 51
  • 1850-08-26 Louis-Philippe, Duke of Chartres, the last King of France (1830-48), dies in exile in England at 76
  • 1850-12-10 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, dies at 63
  • 1851-11-26 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal, 10th Prime Minister of France, dies at 82

Louis BrailleLouis Braille (1809-1852)

1852-01-06 French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, dies of tuberculosis at 43

  • 1852-02-02 Francis Libermann, French religious leader (Congregation of Heart), dies at 49
  • 1852-07-19 Anne François Mellinet, French-Belgian general (Antwerp), dies at 83
  • 1852-07-22 Auguste Marmont, French marshal, dies at 77
  • 1852-11-28 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  • 1853-04-11 Louis-Emmanuel Jadin, French pianist, music director, and composer, dies at 84
  • 1853-09-08 Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar and founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, dies at 40
  • 1853-10-02 François Arago, French astronomer, physicist (chromosome) and politician, dies at 67
  • 1853-10-03 George Onslow, British-French composer, chiefly of chamber music, dies at 69