French History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 2,328

  • 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 In boxing's first million dollar gate ($1.7m), world heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey KOs Frenchman Georges Carpentier in round 4 of his 3rd title defence; crowd 91,000 at Boyle's Thirty Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey

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

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

1924-01-25 1st Winter Olympic Games open in Chamonix, France
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Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
Einar Landvik, Nordic skiier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924

  • 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

Sport awardPGA 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

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 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 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 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
  • 1934-09-12 "L'Atalante", French film directed by Jean Vigo, starring Michel Simon, Dita Parlo and Jean Dasté, is released

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1935-01-07 French Foreign minister Pierre Laval and Benito Mussolini sign the Franco-Italian Agreement

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 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 Pierre Laval's second French government falls
  • 1936-01-24 Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,981

  • 1856-03-16 Napoléon IV, Prince Imperial, Head of the House of Bonaparte (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 during WWI, born in Mostaganem, French Algeria (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 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)

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 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)
  • 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 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)
  • 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), born in Paris (d. 1921)
  • 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 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 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)

Person of interestHenri Desgrange

1865-01-31 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • 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 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 1915)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 2,523

  • 1893-03-17 Jules Ferry, French statesman, dies at 60
  • 1893-07-06 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), dies four days after trying to commit suicide by cutting his throat 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 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 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 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

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

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 (Ballet égyptien), 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
  • 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

Person of interestHenri Moissan

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

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • 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