French History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 2,308

  • 1900-12-24 The French Chamber of Deputies and Senate pass a bill calling for an end to agitation or prosecutions against those involved in the Dreyfus affair, which has divided France since 1894
  • 1901-07-20 Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony

Historic Event

1901-09-16 French painter Paul Gauguin settles in Atuona in the Marquesas Islands

  • 1901-11-07 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • 1902-01-04 The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million, tipping the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaragua
  • 1902-03-20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • 1902-05-08 Mount Pelée on the French overseas island of Martinique erupts, wiping out the city of Saint-Pierre, killing 30,000 and leaving only two survivors
  • 1902-06-28 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • 1902-10-20 The Chamber of Deputies appoints a committee to consider questions on the separation of Church and State in France
  • 1902-11-01 France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente
  • 1903-03-18 Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders

Historic Event

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 signing of the Entente Cordiale on 8 April, 1904

  • 1903-06-06 President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • 1903-11-17 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate
  • 1903-12-29 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad and Ubangi-Shari
  • 1904-04-08 Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • 1904-04-08 Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific

Historic Event

1904-04-24 President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church

  • 1904-05-21 France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart
  • 1904-10-03 France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence
  • 1905-01-18 French government of Combes falls
  • 1905-01-27 Maurice Rouvier forms government in France
  • 1905-04-12 French Dufaux brothers test helicopter

Historic Publication

1905-05-02 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Verne's unpublished work

  • 1905-06-06 French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
  • 1905-11-22 British, Italian, Russian, French and Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
  • 1905-12-09 French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
  • 1906-01-10 The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
  • 1906-02-27 France and Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
  • 1906-03-03 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traian Vuia tested in France
  • 1906-03-10 Europe's worst mining accident when a coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • 1906-06-26 Hungarian driver Ferenc Szisz in a Renault AK 90CV wins 1st Grand-Prix motor racing event in Le Mans, France
  • 1906-07-04 Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land

Historic Event

1906-07-12 Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France

Election of Interest

1906-07-17 Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with Georges Clémenceau

  • 1906-09-07 Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.
  • 1906-10-25 Georges Clémenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien as Prime Minister of France

Nobel Prize

1906-12-10 Frenchman Henri Moissan is presented with the Nobel prize for Chemistry for isolating Fluoride

  • 1906-12-31 French, British and Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
  • 1907-05-16 In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa
  • 1907-06-10 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
  • 1907-06-21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Frenchman Arnaud Massy wins by 2 strokes from J.H. Taylor; first non-Briton to win Open Championship
  • 1907-07-18 French troops occupy Casablanca
  • 1907-07-29 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
  • 1907-07-30 Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners
  • 1907-08-16 Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan
  • 1907-08-31 Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente
  • 1907-11-13 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • 1908-04-23 Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord
  • 1908-08-03 French brothers Amadee and Jean Bouyssonie discover the fossil remains of a nearly complete 60,000 year-old Neanderthal man 'Old man of La Chappelle' at La Chappelle-aux-Saints, France
  • 1909-02-08 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco
  • 1909-02-20 Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal "Le Figaro"
  • 1909-03-02 Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
  • 1909-06-28 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
  • 1909-07-25 France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
  • 1909-08-29 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
  • 1909-08-29 World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
  • 1909-09-07 Eugene Lefebvre becomes first pilot to die in an airplane craft, while test piloting new French-built Wright biplane at Juvisy
  • 1909-09-17 Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan discover the skull of an adult male Neanderthal (La Ferrassie 1) during excavations in a rock shelter near La Ferrassie, France
  • 1909-10-18 Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m
  • 1910-03-28 1st seaplane takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • 1910-09-27 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
  • 1910-12-09 French troops occupy the Moroccan harbor city of Agadir

Assassination Attempt

1911-01-17 Failed assassination attempt on French Prime Minister Aristide Briand in the French Assembly

  • 1911-01-28 Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
  • 1911-05-02 French troops occupy Fès El Bali, Morocco
  • 1911-05-21 French troop enter Fez in Morocco to quell anti-European agitation
  • 1911-06-28 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
  • 1911-06-30 Adolphe Messimy appointed French Minister of War

Sports History

1911-06-30 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's Golf Club: Harry Vardon wins his 5th Championship by 10 shots in a playoff with 1907 champion Arnaud Massy of France

  • 1911-09-25 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • 1911-11-04 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco & Congo
  • 1912-01-10 Caillaux government in France resigns
  • 1912-01-14 Raymond Poincaré becomes Premier of France
  • 1912-03-30 French protectorate in Morocco established
  • 1912-07-25 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
  • 1913-01-17 Raymond Poincaré elected president of France
  • 1913-01-19 Raymond Poincaré installed as President of France
  • 1913-01-21 Aristide Briand forms French government for the 2nd time

Historic Event

1913-02-18 French modernist painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" by Marcel Duchamp causes an uproar when shown in New York

  • 1913-08-19 Frenchman Adolphe Célestin Pégoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe
  • 1913-08-20 1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe Pégoud, France)
  • 1913-09-06 1st aircraft to loop the loop - Adolphe Pégoud in France
  • 1913-09-21 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France
  • 1913-12-02 French Government of Louis Barthou falls due to overtime conscription
  • 1914-07-30 French troops withdraw 10 km from German border

Appointment of Interest

1914-07-30 John French appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force

  • 1914-08-01 France and Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI
  • 1914-08-02 German press falsely reports that French have bombed Nuremberg
  • 1914-08-03 French fleet sails to North Africa
  • 1914-08-03 Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France, beginning World War I
  • 1914-08-06 Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: French cavalry enters Belgium
  • 1914-08-07 French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
  • 1914-08-07 French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
  • 1914-08-08 French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
  • 1914-08-10 WWI: French fall back at Alsace
  • 1914-08-12 France and Great Britain declare war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1914-08-14 British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,961

  • 1827-11-30 Henri Ernest Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants), born in Calais, France (d. 1895)

Jules VerneJules Verne (1828-1905)

1828-02-08 French writer known as the "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France

  • 1828-02-14 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (Le Roi des montagnes), born in Dieuze, Lorraine (d. 1885)
  • 1828-04-21 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher and historian (Voyage in Italy), born in Vouziers, Ardennes, France (d. 1893)
  • 1828-05-02 Désiré Charnay, French traveller and archaeologist, born in Fleurie, France (d. 1915)
  • 1828-08-17 Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)
  • 1828-10-02 Charles Floquet, French statesman and 44th Prime Minister of France, born in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France (d. 1896)
  • 1828-10-08 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), born in Dourdan, France (d. 1899)
  • 1828-11-26 René Goblet, French politician (41st Prime Minister of France), born in Aire-sur-la-Lys, France (d. 1905)
  • 1829-07-08 Pierre Alexis de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer (Rocambole), born in Montmaur, France (d. 1871)
  • 1829-12-05 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-Canadian politician (7th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia), born in Épernay, France (d. 1908)
  • 1830-01-23 Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, French general & Minister of War (1899-1900), born in Paris, France (d. 1909)
  • 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)

Camille PissarroCamille Pissarro (1830-1903)

1830-07-10 Danish Antillean and French Impressionist painter, born in Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)

Frederic MistralFrederic Mistral (1830-1914)

1830-09-08 French Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), born in Maillane, France

  • 1830-12-17 Jules de Goncourt, French novelist (Germinie), wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • 1831-06-03 Otho French Strahl, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1831-09-07 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1900)
  • 1832-01-06 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1883)

Edouard ManetEdouard Manet (1832-1883)

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

  • 1832-04-05 Jules Ferry, French statesman, born in Saint-Dié, France (d. 1893)
  • 1832-11-09 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), born in Saujon, France (d. 1873)

Gustave EiffelGustave Eiffel (1832-1923)

1832-12-15 French engineer and architect who designed and built the Eiffel tower, born in Dijon, France

  • 1833-10-17 Paul Bert, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration, born in Auxerre, Burgundy (d. 1886)
  • 1834-01-01 Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)
  • 1834-03-06 George du Maurier, Franco-British illustrator and writer (Trilby), born in Paris, France (d. 1896)

Edgar DegasEdgar Degas (1834-1917)

1834-07-19 French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist (The Bellelli Family), born in Paris

Frédéric-Auguste BartholdiFrédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904)

1834-08-02 French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), born in Colmar, France

  • 1834-09-17 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney, poet and stage writer, born in Paris, France (d. 1899)
  • 1834-12-16 Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory), born in Évreux,, France (d. 1910)
  • 1835-05-01 Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Natti" Duffié, French-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Paris, France (d. 1880)
  • 1835-07-31 Henri Brisson, French statesman (d. 1912)
  • 1835-07-31 Paul du Chaillu, French-American explorer who the 1st modern explorer to confirm existence of gorillas and pygmies [birth year disputed], born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1903)
  • 1835-10-02 Louis-Antoine Ranvier, French anatomist and historian, born in Lyon, France (d. 1922)
  • 1835-10-09 Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (Samson et Dalila; Organ Symphony), born in Paris (d. 1921)
  • 1835-12-07 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk and musicologist, born in Bouzemont, France (d. 1923)
  • 1835-12-12 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1908)
  • 1836-01-14 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1904)
  • 1836-02-21 (Clement) Léo Delibes, French romantic composer (Coppélia; Sylvia; Le roi l'a dit; Lakmé), born in Saint-Germain-du-Val, France (d. 1891)
  • 1836-10-04 Juliette Adam, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue) and feminist, born in Verberie, Oise, France (d. 1936)
  • 1836-10-15 James Tissot, French artist, born in Nantes, France (d. 1902)
  • 1836-12-15 Edmond Picard, French-Belgian lawyer and writer (La forge Roussel), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1837-04-29 Georges Boulanger, French general and politician, born in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1891)
  • 1837-05-31 Ernest Daudet, French journalist and writer (White Terror), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1921)
  • 1837-06-26 Victor Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lauw, France (d. 1864)
  • 1837-07-11 Paul Lacombe, French composer, born in Carcassonne, France (d. 1927)
  • 1837-08-11 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), born in Limoges, France (d. 1894)
  • 1837-08-24 Theodore Dubois, French composer, born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)
  • 1837-11-02 Émile Bayard, French artist and illustrator, born in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. (1891)
  • 1837-12-09 Émile Waldteufel, French pianist and composer (Estudiantina), born in Strasbourg (d. 1915)
  • 1838-01-05 Camille Jordan, French mathematician, born in Lyon, France (d. 1922)
  • 1838-02-28 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910)
  • 1838-03-04 Paul Lacôme, French composer, born in Le Houga, Gascony (d. 1920)
  • 1838-03-31 Leon Dierx, French poet
  • 1838-04-03 Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney and 37th Prime Minister of France (1881-82), born in Cahors, Kingdom of France (d. 1882)
  • 1838-04-18 Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist, born in Cognac, France (d. 1912)
  • 1838-05-20 Jules Méline, French statesman (d. 1925)
  • 1838-07-23 Édouard Colonne, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1910)

Georges BizetGeorges Bizet (1838-1875)

1838-10-25 French composer (Carmen), born in Paris

  • 1838-11-07 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (Contes cruels), born in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, France (d. 1889)
  • 1838-12-13 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, French composer, born in Chartres, France (d. 1873)
  • 1838-12-31 Emile Loubet, French politician (President 1899-1906), born in Marsanne, France (d. 1929)

Paul CézannePaul Cézanne (1839-1906)

1839-01-19 French artist and Post-Impressionist painter (The Basket of Apples), born in Aix-en-Provence, France

  • 1839-03-16 René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
  • 1839-04-05 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1905)
  • 1839-04-12 Victorin de Joncières, French composer (Dimitiri), and music critic, born in Paris (d. 1903)
  • 1839-05-08 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist ("O! Canada"), born in Saint-Placide, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • 1839-07-25 Francis Garnier, French explorer, born in Saint-Étienne, France (d. 1873)
  • 1839-08-30 Gulstan Ropert, French Roman Catholic prelate, born in Kerfago, Brittany, France (d. 1903)
  • 1839-10-30 Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter, born in Paris (d. 1899)
  • 1840-02-28 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer of the Sahara, born in Paris, France (d. 1892)
  • 1840-04-02 Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (J'accuse - I Accuse), born in Paris, France (d. 1902)
  • 1840-04-12 Edmond Audran, French composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1901)
  • 1840-04-20 Odilon Redon [Bertrand-Jean Redon], French symbolist painter, born in Bordeaux (d. 1916)
  • 1840-05-13 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1897)
  • 1840-10-04 Charles Lenepveu, French composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1910)
  • 1840-11-09 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer and politician, born in Sainte-Thérèse, Canada (d. 1898)

Auguste RodinAuguste Rodin (1840-1917)

1840-11-12 French sculptor (Kiss, Thinker), born in Paris, France

  • 1841-01-14 Berthe Morisot, French painter, born in Bourges, France (d. 1895)
  • 1841-01-18 (Alexis) Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (España; Joyeuse marche; Le roi malgré lui), born in Ambert, Puy-de-Dôme (d. 1894)
  • 1841-01-30 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (1895-99), born in Paris (d. 1899)
  • 1841-02-04 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)

Pierre Auguste RenoirPierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

1841-02-25 French Impressionist painter and sculptor (Bal du moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party), born in Limoges, France

  • 1841-02-28 Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
  • 1841-04-13 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor, born in Paris (d. 1905)
  • 1841-05-22 Catulle Mendès, French poet, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1909)
  • 1841-08-28 Louis Le Prince, French artist and original inventor of the motion picture camera sometimes called "the father of cinematography", born in Metz, France (d. 1890)

Georges ClémenceauGeorges Clémenceau (1841-1929)

1841-09-28 Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, born in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France

  • 1841-11-06 Armand Fallières, French president (1906-13), born in Mézin, France (d. 1931)
  • 1841-11-16 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor, born in Langres, France (d. 1923)
  • 1841-12-06 Frédéric Bazille, French painter, born in Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (d. 1870)
  • 1841-12-20 Ferdinand Buisson, French academic & pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1927), born in Paris, France (d. 1932)
  • 1842-01-02 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
  • 1842-01-12 Francois Coppee, French poet
  • 1842-02-07 Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)
  • 1842-02-26 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy, born in Montigny-le-Roi, Haute-Marne, France (d. 1925)
  • 1842-03-18 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,496

  • 1854-02-17 Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, French Catholic priest and writer (L'avenir), dies at 71
  • 1854-06-07 Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
  • 1855-01-26 Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)
  • 1855-12-15 Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician (b. 1803)
  • 1856-01-05 Pierre J David [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
  • 1856-05-03 Adolphe Charles Adam, French composer/critic (Giselle), dies at 52
  • 1856-05-12 Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (b. 1786)
  • 1856-08-14 Constant Prévost, French geologist, dies at 69
  • 1856-08-19 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, dies at 39
  • 1856-11-04 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter, dies at 62
  • 1857-02-16 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
  • 1857-05-02 Alfred de Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies at 46
  • 1857-05-11 Eugène François Vidocq, French criminal & police detective, dies at 81
  • 1857-05-23 Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and physicist, dies at 67
  • 1857-06-30 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist, dies at 54
  • 1857-07-25 Joseph Napoleon Ney, French politician, dies at 54
  • 1857-07-29 Charles Lucien Bonaparte, French prince of Canino and Musignano, dies at 54
  • 1857-08-03 Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
  • 1857-09-05 Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)
  • 1857-10-28 Louis Eugène Cavaignac, French soldier and politician (b. 1802)
  • 1858-01-03 Rachel Félix [Elisabeth "Eliza/Élisa"], French singer and actress (Muse), dies at 36

Aimé BonplandAimé Bonpland (1773-1858)

1858-05-04 French explorer and botanist who traveled with Alexander von Humboldt, dies at 84 (date disputed)

  • 1859-04-16 Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (b. 1805)
  • 1859-05-04 Joseph Diez Gergonne, French mathematician, dies at 87
  • 1859-07-05 Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
  • 1859-08-04 Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, and eventual saint, dies at 73
  • 1859-12-05 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician and instrument maker, dies at 82
  • 1860-03-14 Louis-Antoine Jullien, French conductor, dies at 47
  • 1860-08-14 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
  • 1860-10-24 Élie, Duke Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician (Sainte-Martin-de-Laye, France), dies at 80
  • 1862-02-03 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (Biot-Savart law), dies at 87
  • 1862-03-17 Fromental Halévy, French composer, dies at 62
  • 1862-08-30 Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91
  • 1863-01-17 Horace Vernet, French painter of battles and Orientalist subjects, dies at 73
  • 1863-08-13 Eugène Delacroix, French painter and etcher (Journal), dies at 65
  • 1863-09-17 Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny, French musketeer and writer (Moise, Chatterton), dies at 66
  • 1864-01-28 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
  • 1864-03-27 Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1864-07-31 Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette), dies at 64
  • 1864-08-31 Ferdinand Lassalle, French socialist and political activist (Allgemeiner), dies at 39
  • 1864-10-04 Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man, dies at 61
  • 1864-11-30 Otto French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • 1865-01-08 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and statesman, dies at 85
  • 1865-01-19 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
  • 1865-05-25 Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint and founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, dies at 85
  • 1865-09-11 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general during conquest of Algeria, dies at 59
  • 1866-06-16 Joseph Méry French poet (b. 1798)
  • 1867-01-12 Victor Cousin, French philosopher and educational reformer, dies at 74
  • 1867-01-14 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), dies at 86
  • 1867-03-02 French-Andries Durlet, Belgian sculptor and architect, dies at 50
  • 1867-08-23 Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)
  • 1867-08-31 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), dies at 46
  • 1867-11-13 Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist, dies at 61
  • 1867-12-06 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist, dies at 73
  • 1867-12-19 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, dies at 57
  • 1867-12-22 Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer who was one of the founders of modern projective geometry, dies at 79
  • 1868-07-16 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, dies at 87
  • 1868-08-05 Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (discovered flint tools in the gravels of the Somme valley), dies at 79
  • 1868-09-27 Alexander Walewski, French earl and Foreign Minister, dies at 58
  • 1868-12-24 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist, dies at 66
  • 1869-01-28 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, French composer, dies at 72

Hector BerliozHector Berlioz (1803-1869)

1869-03-08 French composer (Symphonie fantastique), dies at 65

  • 1869-03-24 Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • 1869-03-31 Allan Kardec, French author and founder of Spiritism, dies at 64
  • 1869-10-23 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian-French composer, dies at 72
  • 1869-12-26 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), dies at 72
  • 1870-01-26 Victor de Broglie, 3rd Duke of Broglie, 14th Prime Minister of France (1835-36), dies at 84
  • 1870-05-30 Gustave Vogt, French composer, dies at 89
  • 1870-06-20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39
  • 1870-07-25 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter ("Les Bœufs"; "Le Chant du pain"), dies at 49
  • 1870-09-23 Prosper Mérimée, French author (Carmen), dies at 66
  • 1870-11-24 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (Les Chants de Maldoror), dies at 24
  • 1870-11-28 Frédéric Bazille, French painter, dies at 28

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

1870-12-05 French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 68

  • 1871-01-10 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
  • 1871-05-12 Daniel François Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), dies at 89

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871)

1871-06-13 French magician and father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65

  • 1872-08-19 Eugene-Prosper Prevost, French composer, dies at 63
  • 1872-10-21 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78
  • 1872-10-23 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), dies at 61

Napoleon IIINapoleon III (1808-1873)

1873-01-09 Emperor of France (1852-70), dies at 64

  • 1873-03-05 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, French composer, dies at 34
  • 1873-03-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1873-03-27 Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  • 1873-03-30 Benedict Augustin Morel, Austrian-French psychologist (dementia praecox), dies at 63
  • 1873-05-20 Sir George-Étienne Cartier, French Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
  • 1873-09-23 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer, dies at 50
  • 1873-09-28 Emile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), dies at 37
  • 1873-10-29 Ernest-Aimé Feydeau, French author (Fanny), dies at 52
  • 1873-12-21 Francis Garnier, French explorer, dies at 34
  • 1874-01-08 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian, dies at 59
  • 1874-02-09 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75
  • 1874-04-04 Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)
  • 1874-09-12 François Guizot, French historian and politician (17th Prime Minister of France), dies at 86
  • 1874-09-21 JBAL Leonce Elie the Beaumont, French geologist, dies at 75
  • 1875-01-03 Pierre Larousse, French editor (b. 1817)
  • 1875-01-20 Jean-François Millet, French painter (b. 1814)
  • 1875-02-19 Jean B. Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76
  • 1875-02-22 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter, dies at 78
  • 1875-03-01 Tristan Corbière, French poet, dies at 29