French History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 2,308

  • 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
  • 1924-02-05 1st Winter Olympic Games close at Chamonix, France
  • 1924-03-27 New French government of Poincaré begins
  • 1924-05-04 VIII Summer Olympic Games open at Olympic Stadium of Colombes, 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

PGA Championship

1924-09-20 PGA Championship Men's Golf, French Lick CC: 1921 champion Walter Hagen beats Englishman Jim Barnes 2-up in the final

  • 1924-09-28 French government names General 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  • 1924-11-30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh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

Treaty of Interest

1925-02-09 German Minister Gustav 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 General 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

Historic Event

1925-11-28 7th French government of Aristide 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 Aristide Briand falls
  • 1926-06-23 8th French government of Aristide Briand forms
  • 1926-07-19 2nd French government of Herriot, forms
  • 1926-07-23 French government of Raymond 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 Raymond 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 8th French government of Aristide 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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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
  • 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 Édouard Herriot falls
  • 1933-01-28 French government of Paul Boncour falls

Historic Event

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

  • 1933-08-30 Air France forms from five French airlines
  • 1933-10-26 French government of Albert Sarraut 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

Sports History

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

  • 1934-07-27 French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms
  • 1934-09-12 "L'Atalante", French film directed by Jean Vigo, starring Michel Simon, Dita Parlo and Jean Dasté, is released
  • 1935-05-29 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd
  • 1935-06-03 French liner SS Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of four days, three hours and 14 minutes on her maiden voyage
  • 1936-01-24 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France
  • 1936-01-24 Pierre Laval's second French government falls

Murder of Interest

1936-04-14 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris

  • 1936-05-03 French People's Front wins elections
  • 1936-05-16 1st British air hostess Daphne Kearley flies to France
  • 1936-07-14 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
  • 1936-08-07 Twenty-two nations line-up as the first basketball competition in the Olympics Games starts in Berlin; Estonia beats France 34-29 in the first game
  • 1936-08-10 First time the Olympic cycling road race is conducted as a mass start event with Frenchmen Robert Charpentier and Guy Lapébie taking gold and silver, and France winning the teams gold medal
  • 1936-10-02 French franc devalued, relatively late and after Britain (1931) and the US (1933)

Historic Event

1936-11-05 French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

Theater Premiere

1936-11-06 Terence Rattigan's play "French Without Tears" premieres in London

Historic Event

1937-06-01 Edith Wharton suffers a heart attack and collapses at the French country home of Ogden Codman

Historic Event

1937-06-04 Léon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France

Victory in Battle

1937-06-19 Francisco Franco's troops conquer the Bilbao Basques


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,961

  • 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 Édouard Rod, France-Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1910)
  • 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
  • 1858-01-31 André Antoine, French actor and stage manager (founded Théâtre-Libre), born in Limoges, France (d. 1943)
  • 1858-03-13 Maximilien Luce, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1941)

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel (1858-1913)

1858-03-18 French-born German engineer who invented the diesel engine, born in Paris

  • 1858-04-04 Remy de Gourmont, French poet, born in Bazoches-en-Houlmes, France (d. 1915)
  • 1858-04-15 Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social), born in Épinal, France (d. 1917)
  • 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)
  • 1858-09-15 Charles Eugène, vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer and a hermit, born in Strasbourg, French Empire (d. 1916)
  • 1858-11-25 Alfred Capus, French journalist and playwright, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (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 Janet, French psychologist and neurologist (contributed to the modern concept of mental and emotional disorders involving anxiety, phobias, and other abnormal behaviour), born in Paris (d. 1947)
  • 1859-09-03 Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves), born in Castres, Second French Empire (d. 1914)

Alfred DreyfusAlfred Dreyfus (1859-1935)

1859-10-09 French Jewish artillery officer (Dreyfus Affair), born in Mulhouse, France

  • 1859-10-14 Camille Chevillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1923)
  • 1859-10-18 Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)

Georges SeuratGeorges Seurat (1859-1891)

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

  • 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 symbolist poet & art critic, born in Metz, France (d. 1936)
  • 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, born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France (d. 1929)
  • 1861-11-30 Franz Gailliard, Belgian painter (Zeustempel in Athens), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1932)
  • 1861-12-08 Aristide Maillol, French painter and sculptor (Seated Woman), born in Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roussillon, France (d. 1944)
  • 1861-12-08 George Méliès, French early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon), born in Paris (d. 1938)
  • 1861-12-16 Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (d. 1917)

Aristide BriandAristide Briand (1862-1932)

1862-03-28 11 time Prime Minister of France (1909-22) and 1926 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Nantes, France

  • 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)

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy (1862-1918)

1862-08-22 French composer (La Mer; Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • 1862-09-25 Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques; Suite Gothique), born in Ensisheim, Alsace, France (d. 1897)
  • 1862-10-19 Auguste Lumière, French engineer and filmmaker who made the 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory), born in Besançon, France (d. 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), born in Paris (d. 1921)
  • 1862-12-26 Alexander Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian journalist, newspaper editor, novelist, and historian, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1923)
  • 1863-01-01 Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee; President IOC 1896–1925), born in Paris, France (d. 1937)
  • 1863-01-31 Henri Berr, French philosopher (Revue de synthèse), born in Lunéville, France (d. 1954)
  • 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 Yersin, Swiss French bacteriologist (discovered bubonic plague bacillus), born in Aubonne, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 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 Viviani, French historian and 61st Prime Minister of France (1914-15), born in Sidi Bel Abbès, French Algeria (d. 1925)
  • 1863-11-11 Paul Signac, French painter (developed the technique called pointillism with Georges Seurat), born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1863-12-05 Paul Painlevé, French Prime Minister (1917, 1925), born in Paris (d. 1933)
  • 1863-12-22 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, French military officer & explorer in Africa, born in Thoissey, France (d. 1934)
  • 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 intellectual and librarian (École Normale Supérieure), born in Altkirch, Haut-Rhin, France (d. 1926)
  • 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 and printmaker (At the Moulin Rouge), born in Albi, France (d. 1901)
  • 1864-12-27 René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange (1865-1940)

1865-01-31 French cyclist, journalist and founder of the Tour de France, born in Paris, France

  • 1865-03-25 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism), born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1940)
  • 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 Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie) (d. 1937)
  • 1865-10-01 Paul Dukas, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1865-12-08 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (proved the prime number theorem), born in Versailles, France (d. 1963)
  • 1865-12-28 Félix Vallotton, Swiss-French painter and writer (Chaste Suzanna), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1925)
  • 1866-01-29 Romain Rolland, French writer (Jean-Christophe, Nobel Prize for Literature 1915), born in Clamecy, France (d. 1944)
  • 1866-05-17 Erik Satie, French composer (Gymnopédies), born in Honfleur, Normandy (d. 1925)
  • 1866-09-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist, born in Besançon, Doubs, France (d. 1947)
  • 1866-09-21 Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1928), born in Rouen, France (d. 1936)
  • 1866-12-04 Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • 1866-12-12 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), born in Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France (d. 1919)
  • 1867-01-20 Yvette Guilbert [Emma Laure Esther Guilbert], French singer and actress, born in Paris, France (d. 1944)
  • 1867-01-21 Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
  • 1867-05-04 Dynam-Victor Fumet, French composer and organist, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1949)
  • 1867-06-11 Charles Fabry, French physicist, discoverer of ozone layer in upper atmosphere, born in Marseille, France (d. 1945)
  • 1867-08-23 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants), born in Chaville, France (d. 1905)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,496

  • 1893-12-26 Victor Schœlcher, French abolitionist writer, dies at 89
  • 1894-02-21 Gustave Caillebotte, French painter (Rue de Paris) and member of Impressionists, 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 pianist and 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 diplomat (built Suez Canal), 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 Henri Ernest Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants), dies at 67

Louis PasteurLouis Pasteur (1822-1895)

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

  • 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 Ambrose Thomas, French opera composer (Mignon), and music professor, 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 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
  • 1897-12-16 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 animalière painter (The Horse Fair; Buffalo Bill), and sculptor, dies at 68
  • 1899-06-10 Ernest Chausson, French Romantic composer (Poème; Solitude dance le bois), dies in a cycling accident at 44
  • 1900-03-19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), dies at 80
  • 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, dies at 86
  • 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 and printmaker (At the Moulin Rouge), dies from the effects of alcoholism and syphilis 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 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-American explorer who the 1st modern explorer to confirm existence of gorillas and pygmies, dies aged between 61-73
  • 1903-08-02 Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian (Louis Pasteur Institute), dies at 53
  • 1903-09-01 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies
  • 1903-10-26 Victorin de Joncières, French composer (Dimitiri), and music critic, dies at 64

Camille PissarroCamille Pissarro (1830-1903)

1903-11-13 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 Waldeck-Rousseau, French politician (29th Prime Minister of France), dies at 57

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

1904-10-04 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, dies at 63
  • 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

Jules VerneJules Verne (1828-1905)

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

  • 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
  • 1905-09-13 René Goblet, French politician (41st Prime Minister of France), dies at 76
  • 1905-09-14 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer of the Congo (Brazzaville named after him), dies at 53
  • 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 (Ballet égyptien), dies at 56

Paul CézannePaul Cézanne (1839-1906)

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

  • 1907-01-25 René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), dies at 27
  • 1907-02-13 Marcel Bertrand, French geologist and mine engineer (tectonic geology), dies at 59

Henri MoissanHenri Moissan (1852-1907)

1907-02-20 French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), dies of appendicitis at 54

  • 1907-03-07 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1907-03-11 Jean Casimir-Périer, French politician (President of France 1894-95), dies at 59
  • 1907-03-18 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry), dies at 79
  • 1907-07-19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • 1907-09-07 Sully Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, first Nobel Prize for Literature 1901), dies at 68
  • 1907-11-01 Alfred Jarry, French writer (ubu Roi), dies at 33
  • 1908-02-14 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, French composer, dies at 72
  • 1908-05-23 Francois Coppee, French poet, dies

Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel (1852-1908)

1908-08-25 French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), dies at 55

  • 1908-11-08 Victorien Sardou, French playwright, several of which were adapted as operas (Fedora, Tosca; Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • 1908-11-16 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (7th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia), dies at 78
  • 1908-11-27 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and palaeontologist, dies at 81
  • 1908-12-13 Augustus Le Plongeon, French-American photographer and antiquitarian, dies at 83
  • 1909-11-18 Renee Vivien, British-born poet, wrote in French, dies at 32