French History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 2,340

  • 1920-01-11 French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
  • 1920-01-17 Paul Deschanel elected President of France
  • 1920-01-19 Alexandre Millerand forms French government
  • 1920-02-02 France occupies (German) Memel territory
  • 1920-03-11 Syria proclaims Emir Feisal king after the country has fought off French domination
  • 1920-04-06 To force German evacuation of the Ruhr area, the French occupy Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Hanau
  • 1920-09-01 France creates Greater Lebanon
  • 1920-09-23 Alexander Millerand elected president of France
  • 1920-10-02 The Chinese sign an agreement with the Russo-Asiatic Bank, largely French and Russian controlled, which will oversee the Chinese Eastern Railway, but give local supervision to China
  • 1921-01-30 French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death
  • 1921-06-15 Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1921-07-02 Jack Dempsey KOs French boxer Georges Carpentier in 4 in 3rd heavyweight title defence, crowd of 91,000 brings in 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1921-10-20 The French and Mustafa Kemal nationalists sign a treaty at Ankara fixing the Turko-Syrian border
  • 1921-11-13 US, France, Japan and British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • 1922-02-06 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • 1922-03-15 France, which up until now has insisted on currency for all WWI reparation payments from Germany, now accepts raw materials as payment

  • 1922-06-29 France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."
  • 1922-07-20 French and British Togoland made seperate mandates within League of Nations
  • 1922-11-19 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
  • 1923-01-11 French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
  • 1923-03-31 French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die
  • 1924-01-25 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • 1924-02-04 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
  • 1924-03-27 New French government of Poincaré begins
  • 1924-05-04 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • 1924-05-11 Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election
  • 1924-06-13 Gaston Doumergue elected as the 1st protestant French President
  • 1924-07-07 American Robert LeGendre sets then long jump world record at 25' 5½" in Paris, France
  • 1924-08-17 French-German trade agreement signed
  • 1924-08-18 France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr

Sport awardGolf Major

1924-09-20 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at French Lick CC, Indiana

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1924-09-28 French government names Gen Serrail governor-general of Syria
  • 1924-10-28 French-Russian trade agreement signed
  • 1924-11-30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh
  • 1925-01-04 French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"
  • 1925-01-05 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • 1925-02-09 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
  • 1925-04-11 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
  • 1925-04-17 Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier
  • 1925-04-23 Having badly defeated Spain and driven her out of Spanish Morocco, the native Riffi, led by Abd-el-Krim, turn on the French in French Morocco
  • 1925-05-08 French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco

  • 1925-06-22 Spain and France fight Morocco
  • 1925-07-13 French occupation force begins evacuating country
  • 1925-07-20 Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
  • 1925-09-29 French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
  • 1925-10-05 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • 1925-10-14 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
  • 1925-10-18 -20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus
  • 1925-11-28 7th French government of Briand sworn-in
  • 1926-04-29 France and US reach accord on repayment of WW I
  • 1926-05-19 French air force bombs Damascus Syria
  • 1926-05-23 Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate
  • 1926-06-15 7th French government of Briand falls
  • 1926-06-23 8th government of Briand van France forms
  • 1926-07-19 2nd French government of Herriot, forms
  • 1926-07-23 French government of Poincaré forms
  • 1926-08-01 Battles between Druze & French in Damascus
  • 1926-08-05 French & German trade agreement signed
  • 1926-08-13 Enrique Tirabocchi of Argentina becomes the first to swim the English Channel from France to England (record 16 hours 33 minutes)
  • 1926-09-30 German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes
  • 1926-12-29 Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index
  • 1928-10-03 French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • 1928-11-11 France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
  • 1929-07-31 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France for the 6th time
  • 1929-09-05 French premier Aristide Briand requests a United States of Europe
  • 1929-10-22 French government of Briand falls
  • 1930-02-17 French government of André Tardieu falls for the first time
  • 1930-03-04 Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
  • 1930-10-05 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • 1930-12-13 French government of André Tardieu falls for the second time
  • 1930-12-13 Theodore Steeg forms French government
  • 1931-01-22 French government of Steeg falls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931-03-27 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1931-05-13 Paul Doumer elected president of France
  • 1931-06-14 French "St Philbert" overturns off St Nazaire France, drowns 450
  • 1931-07-23 France announces it can't afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics
  • 1931-08-24 France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-02-20 Pierre Laval's first French government falls

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1932-02-21 Andre Tardieu becomes Premier of France
  • 1932-05-10 Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes President of France
  • 1932-06-04 Edouard Herriot becomes Premier of France
  • 1932-06-13 Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
  • 1932-07-27 Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death
  • 1932-09-05 The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger
  • 1932-10-29 French liner Normandie is launched
  • 1932-11-29 France & USSR sign non-aggression pact
  • 1932-12-14 French government of Herriot falls
  • 1933-01-28 French government of Paul Boncour falls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-01-31 French government of Édouard Daladier takes power

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier
  • 1933-08-30 Air France forms from five French airlines
  • 1933-10-26 French government of Serraut forms
  • 1933-11-26 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
  • 1933-12-24 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
  • 1934-01-27 French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
  • 1934-02-06 Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France
  • 1934-02-08 Gaston Doumergue forms new French government
  • 1934-02-12 France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists
  • 1934-06-30 French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934-07-06 American doubles specialist Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles title as she and Simone Mathieu of France defend their crown 6-3, 6-3 vs Dorothy Andrus & Sylvie Henrotin

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1934-07-27 French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 3,021

  • 1854-11-05 Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1854-11-17 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)
  • 1855-02-13 Paul Deschanel, French President (d. 1922)
  • 1855-11-05 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere)
  • 1856-03-04 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1856-03-16 Napoléon IV, Prince Imperial, Emperor of the French (1873-79), born in Paris, French Empire (d. 1879)

Person of interestPhilippe Pétain

1856-04-24 Philippe Pétain, French marshal and Chief of the French State (1940-44), born in Cauchy-à-la-Tour, France (d. 1951)

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain
  • 1856-05-20 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter
  • 1856-05-25 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (d. 1942)
  • 1856-07-24 Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1856-10-15 Robert Nivelle, French military officer, born in Tulle, France (d. 1924)
  • 1856-12-27 André Gedalge, French composer (le Petit Savoyard, Phoebé) and Mayor of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, born in Paris, France (d. 1926)
  • 1857-02-26 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
  • 1857-03-22 Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th President of France (1931-32)
  • 1857-03-30 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
  • 1857-04-29 Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)
  • 1857-07-08 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist who invented the first practical IQ test (Binet–Simon test), born in Nice, France (d. 1911)
  • 1857-10-30 Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist and namesake of Tourette's syndrome, born in Saint-Gervais-les-Trois-Clochers, France (d. 1904)
  • 1857-11-02 Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), born in Paris (d. 1932)
  • 1858-01-19 Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • 1858-01-27 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • 1858-03-13 Maximilien Luce, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1941)

Person of interestRudolf Diesel

1858-03-18 Rudolf Diesel, French-born German engineer (invented the diesel engine), born in Paris, France (disappeared 1913)

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • 1858-04-04 Remy de Gourmont, French poet, born in Bazoches-en-Houlmes, France (d. 1915)
  • 1858-04-15 Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • 1858-04-20 Auguste Chapuis, French composer, born in Dampierre-sur-Salon, France (d. 1933)
  • 1858-05-19 Roland Napoléon Bonaparte, French prince and president of the Société de Géographie, born in Paris, France (d. 1924)
  • 1858-06-25 Georges Courteline [Moineau], French playwright, born in Tours, France (d. 1929)
  • 1858-06-30 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Libre) [or 7/31]
  • 1858-09-15 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit
  • 1858-11-25 Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
  • 1859-02-10 Alexandre Millerand, French President (d. 1943)
  • 1859-05-02 Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1918)
  • 1859-05-15 Pierre Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1903) and husband of Marie Curie, born in Paris, France (d. 1906)
  • 1859-05-30 Pierre Marie Felix Janet, French psychologist/neurologist
  • 1859-09-03 Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves), born in Castres, Second French Empire (d. 1914)
  • 1859-10-09 Alfred Dreyfus, French Jewish artillery officer (Dreyfus Affair), born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1935)
  • 1859-10-14 Camille Chevillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1923)
  • 1859-10-18 Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)

Person of interestGeorges Seurat

1859-12-02 Georges Seurat, French post-impressionist painter (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • 1859-12-12 Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers), born in Paris (d. 1945)
  • 1859-12-17 Paul César Helleu, French artist (d. 1927)
  • 1859-12-21 Gustave Kahn, French poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
  • 1860-01-11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
  • 1860-02-11 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
  • 1860-04-06 René Lalique, French jewel designer
  • 1860-06-25 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1956)
  • 1860-07-26 Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama), born in Paris (d. 1940)
  • 1860-08-03 William Kennedy Dickson, Scottish inventor (devised an early motion picture camera), born in Le Minihic-sur-Rance, Brittany, France (d. 1935)
  • 1860-08-11 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)
  • 1860-08-16 Jules Laforgue, French poet (Les Complaintas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1887)
  • 1860-08-20 Raymond Poincaré, French president and Prime Minister (1912), born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1934)
  • 1860-09-28 Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays, born in Saint-Germain-au-Mont-d'Or, France (d. 1934)
  • 1860-11-07 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (Father of The Tank), born in Condé en Barrois, France (d. 1936)
  • 1860-12-13 Lucien Guitry, French actor (La Dame aux camélias), born in Paris, France (d. 1925)
  • 1861-02-21 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), born in Bar-le-Duc, Meuse (d. 1949)
  • 1861-06-10 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • 1861-10-30 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (d. 1929)
  • 1861-11-30 French Gailliard, Belgian painter (Zeustempel in Athens)
  • 1861-12-08 Aristide Maillol, French painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)
  • 1861-12-08 George Melies, early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon), born in Paris, France
  • 1861-12-16 Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (d. 1917)
  • 1862-03-28 Aristide Briand, 11x Prime Minister of France (1909-22) (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), born in Nantes (d. 1932)
  • 1862-04-05 Louis Ganne, French composer, born in Buxières-les-Mines (d. 1923)
  • 1862-05-02 Maurice Emmanuel, French composer and musicologist (Salamine), born in Bar-sur-Aube, France (d. 1938)
  • 1862-07-18 Victor, Prince Napoléon (Napoléon V ), French pretender to throne, born in Palais-Royal, Paris (d. 1926)

Person of interestClaude Debussy

1862-08-22 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1862-09-25 Leon Boellmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques), born in Ensisheim, France (d. 1897)
  • 1862-10-19 Auguste Lumière, French filmmaker, made 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory), born in Besançon, France (1954)
  • 1862-12-07 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde), born in Paris (d. 1920)
  • 1862-12-08 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
  • 1862-12-26 Alexander Amfiteatrov, Russian-French-Italian writer, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1923)
  • 1863-01-01 Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee), born in Paris, France (d. 1937)
  • 1863-01-31 F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher (Revue the Synthesis)
  • 1863-07-12 Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin), born in Nice, France (d. 1933)
  • 1863-08-01 Gaston Doumergue, 60th Prime Minister of France (1913-14 and 1934) and 1st protestant French President (1924-31), born in Aigues-Vives, France (d. 1937)
  • 1863-09-23 Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague)
  • 1863-10-11 Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, French composer, born in Velletri, Italy (d. 1919)
  • 1863-10-13 Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer and inventor (Rateau steam turbine), born in Royan, France (d. 1930)
  • 1863-11-08 René [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
  • 1863-11-11 Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1863-12-05 Paul Painlevé, French Prime Minister (1917, 1925), born in Paris (d. 1933)
  • 1863-12-22 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)
  • 1863-12-25 Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (Pathé Brothers, 1896), born in Paris, France (d. 1957)
  • 1864-01-17 Lucien Herr, French scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
  • 1864-01-24 Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
  • 1864-02-22 Jules Renard, French writer (Poil de Carotte)
  • 1864-06-15 Guy Ropartz [Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz], French composer, born in Guingamp, France (d. 1955)
  • 1864-07-24 Michel-Gaston Carraud, French composer, born in Le Mée-sur-Seine, France (d. 1920)
  • 1864-10-05 Louis Lumière, French inventor, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895, born in Besançon, France (d. 1948)
  • 1864-10-14 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental), born in Paris (d. 1924)
  • 1864-11-24 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
  • 1864-12-27 René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)
  • 1865-01-31 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)
  • 1865-03-25 Pierre Weiss, Mulhouse, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism)
  • 1865-06-09 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, French composer
  • 1865-06-26 Charles Bonin, French explorer and diplomat (China), born in Poissy, France (d. 1929)
  • 1865-09-15 Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie)
  • 1865-10-01 Paul Dukas, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1865-12-08 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,540


Person of interestLouis Vuitton

1892-02-27 Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, dies at 70

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • 1892-04-25 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • 1892-06-22 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • 1892-09-11 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), dies at 84
  • 1892-11-26 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal, dies at 67
  • 1893-03-05 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian, dies at 64
  • 1893-03-17 Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)
  • 1893-03-17 Jules Ferry, French statesman, dies at 60
  • 1893-07-06 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), French author, dies at 42
  • 1893-08-16 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825)
  • 1893-10-16 Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)
  • 1893-10-18 Charles F Gounod, French composer (La reine the Saba), dies at 75
  • 1893-11-04 Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)
  • 1893-11-13 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 78
  • 1893-12-26 Victor Schoelcher, French writer (abolitionism), dies at 89
  • 1894-02-21 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding designer/painter, dies at 45
  • 1894-05-21 Emile Henry, French anarchist (b. 1872)
  • 1894-06-24 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), assassinated by Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio at 56
  • 1894-09-13 Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (España, Joyeuse marche, Le Roi Malgré Lui), dies from general paresis at 53
  • 1894-10-19 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (translations of the Avesta, the sacred scripture of Zoroastrianism), dies at 45
  • 1894-12-07 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French engineer/diplomat/earl, dies at 89
  • 1895-01-28 François Certain Canrobert, French marshal and parliament member, dies at 85
  • 1895-03-02 Berthe MP Morisot, French painter/aquarelliste, dies at 54
  • 1895-07-19 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants), dies at 67

Person of interestLouis Pasteur

1895-09-28 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), dies at 72

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1896-01-08 Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • 1896-01-18 Charles Floquet, French statesman and 44th Prime Minister of France, dies at 67
  • 1896-02-12 Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at 84
  • 1896-02-26 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist and poet, dies at 80
  • 1896-05-29 Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist, dies at 81
  • 1896-06-26 Louis CPR of Orleans, French duke (chosen king of Belgian), dies at 81
  • 1896-06-26 Prince Louis, French Duke of Nemours, dies at 81
  • 1896-09-23 Gilbert Duprez, French composer, dies at 89
  • 1896-10-20 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer, dies at 51
  • 1896-10-26 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)
  • 1897-02-22 Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, dies at 72
  • 1897-03-19 Antoine T. d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87
  • 1897-10-11 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • 1897-12-16 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57
  • 1898-04-21 Louis Théodore Gouvy, French-German composer, dies at 78
  • 1898-06-13 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, dies at 57
  • 1898-07-07 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • 1898-07-11 Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • 1898-07-12 Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • 1898-08-08 Eugène Boudin, French painter (beach scenes), dies at 74
  • 1898-09-09 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • 1898-09-25 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
  • 1898-10-24 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter, dies at 73
  • 1899-01-25 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • 1899-02-16 Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (1895-99), dies at 57
  • 1899-03-14 Emile Erckmann, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76
  • 1899-05-15 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70
  • 1899-05-25 Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French painter, dies at 68
  • 1899-06-10 Ernest Chausson, French composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
  • 1900-03-19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (b. 1819)
  • 1900-04-05 Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/South African general, dies in battle
  • 1900-04-20 Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter, dies at 68
  • 1900-05-18 Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher (b. 1813)
  • 1901-01-14 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), dies at 78
  • 1901-01-16 Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
  • 1901-08-17 Edmond Audran, French composer, dies at 61
  • 1901-09-09 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
  • 1901-10-24 Paul Henrion, French composer, dies at 82
  • 1902-03-03 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • 1902-04-12 Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)
  • 1902-07-14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1902-08-08 James Tissot, French painter and illustrator, dies at 65
  • 1902-09-28 Emile Zola, French writer and critic (J'accuse), dies at 62
  • 1903-01-04 Gulstan Ropert, French Roman Catholic prelate, dies at 63
  • 1903-01-28 Jean Robert Planquette, French composer (Bells of Corneville), dies at 54
  • 1903-04-29 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (b. 1835)
  • 1903-08-02 Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian (b. 1850)
  • 1903-09-01 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies
  • 1903-10-26 Victorin de Joncières, French composer, dies at 64

Person of interestCamille Pissarro

1903-11-13 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean and French Impressionist painter, dies at 73

  • 1904-01-10 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • 1904-03-07 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • 1904-05-19 Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
  • 1904-05-26 Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist and namesake of Tourette's syndrome, dies from Syphilis at 46
  • 1904-08-10 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies

Person of interestFrédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

1904-10-04 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), dies of tuberculosis at 70

  • 1905-01-20 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1905-02-04 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • 1905-02-12 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Coeur double), dies at 37
  • 1905-02-28 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85

Person of interestJules Verne

1905-03-24 Jules Verne, French writer known as the "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1905-05-26 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
  • 1905-07-04 Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
  • 1905-07-23 Jean-Jacques Henner, French painter, dies at 76
  • 1905-08-21 Jules Oppert, French-German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80
  • 1905-09-04 Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
  • 1905-09-13 René Goblet, French politician (41st Prime Minister of France), dies at 76
  • 1905-09-14 Pietro/Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, 1st French Congo gov (1890-98), die
  • 1905-09-25 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
  • 1905-10-02 José Maria de Heredia, Cuban-French sonnet poet (Les Trophées), dies at 62
  • 1905-10-28 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • 1906-04-19 Pierre Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1903) and husband of Marie Curie, dies in a cart accident at 46
  • 1906-07-19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic, dies at 57
  • 1906-07-29 Alexandre Luigini, French composer, dies at 56

Person of interestPaul Cézanne

1906-10-22 Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter (The Basket of Apples), dies of pneumonia at 67

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne