French History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,600 of 2,319

  • 1942-09-04 Transport #28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-07 Transport #29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-11 Transport #31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-21 Transport #35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-23 Transport #36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-09-29 French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-10-05 Budy Massacre at Auschwitz sub-camp, 90 French-Jewish women beaten to death by prison guards

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1942-10-22 US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1942-11-07 First US President to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-11-08 Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1942-11-08 Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
  • 1942-11-09 Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-11-11 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
  • 1942-11-11 Germany completes its WWII occupation of France
  • 1942-11-11 Jews in the Free Zone of France ordered to wear a yellow star of David
  • 1942-11-11 Transport #45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany

  • 1942-11-14 Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
  • 1942-11-24 French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
  • 1942-11-27 French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them
  • 1943-01-30 German assault on French in Tunisia
  • 1943-02-11 Transport #47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943-03-04 Transport #50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor
  • 1943-05-20 French, British and US victory parade in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1943-05-27 French resistance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1943-05-30 French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1943-07-31 Transport #58 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 1943-09-09 US, British & French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche)
  • 1943-09-12 Free French lands on Corsica
  • 1943-10-04 Corsica freed by Free French
  • 1943-11-08 France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate
  • 1943-11-22 France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprisoned Lebanese government
  • 1943-12-17 Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943-12-27 France transfers most of her powers in Lebanon to Lebanese government
  • 1944-03-16 French Vichy Internal minister Pierre Pucheu sentenced to death for treason
  • 1944-03-21 General Eisenhower postpones invasion of the south of France until after Normandy
  • 1944-03-27 1,000 Jews leave Drancy, France, for Auschwitz concentration camp

  • 1944-04-06 Jewish nursery at Izieu-Ain, France, overrun by Nazis
  • 1944-04-13 Transport #71 departs Drancy (France) internment camp, taking 1,500 French Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi German occupied Poland; an estimated 91 survived
  • 1944-05-30 Transport number 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 1944-06-04 French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in London

Battle of InterestD-Day

1944-06-05 As part of Operation Tonga, the 1st British gliders touch down on French soil to prepare for the D-Day invasion

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Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
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  • 1944-06-06 Operation Overlord: As part of the D-Day landings, the 82nd Airborne Division arrives at the French town of Sainte-Mère-Église

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-06-06 Operation Overlord: D-Day begins as the 156,000-strong Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France, during World War II

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Robert Capa
  • 1944-06-07 British forces attack Bréville in France during the Normandy invasion while other British forces attempt to encircle Caen
  • 1944-06-10 Nazi forces carry out a massacre of 642 civilians in the French village Oradour-sur-Glane
  • 1944-06-14 General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France
  • 1944-06-17 -19] French troops under Lattre de Tssigny conquer Elba
  • 1944-06-19 French troops free Elba
  • 1944-06-27 Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies
  • 1944-06-30 French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands
  • 1944-07-06 French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-07-06 US General Patton lands in France

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1944-07-07 RAF Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1944-07-21 British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-07-28 Adolf Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944-07-28 US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France

  • 1944-07-31 Transport #77 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 1944-08-10 US/French offensive at Alencon
  • 1944-08-11 French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-08-11 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz

Gestapo Chief Klaus Barbie
Gestapo Chief
Klaus Barbie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-04-26 Marshal Philippe Pétain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during World War II, arrested for treason

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain

Victory in BattleNazi Germany Surrenders

1945-05-08 German General Wilhelm Keitel formally surrenders to the Allies represented by the United States, the UK, France and the Soviet Union in Berlin

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German commander Wilhelm Keitel signs the final unconditional surrender of Germany in the ruins of Berlin
German commander Wilhelm Keitel signs the final unconditional surrender of Germany in the ruins of Berlin
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  • 1945-06-04 US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany
  • 1945-06-05 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1945-07-31 Pierre Laval, fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval

Conference of InterestNuremberg Trials

1945-08-08 US, USSR, Britain and France sign Treaty of London which sets down procedures for the Nuremberg war trials of Nazi leaders

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Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-08-14 Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh movement launch a coordinated uprising against French rule across Vietnam following the Japanese surrender

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1945-09-02 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independent from France (National Day)
  • 1945-10-21 Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time
  • 1945-10-24 In France PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)
  • 1946-01-07 Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
  • 1946-01-20 F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
  • 1946-03-06 France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
  • 1946-03-19 French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas "departments" of France
  • 1946-04-07 Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
  • 1946-04-12 Syria gains independence from France
  • 1946-04-17 Syria declares independence from French administration
  • 1946-06-24 Georges Bidault elected premier of France
  • 1946-11-10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • 1946-11-23 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • 1946-11-28 French Fourth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • 1946-12-13 Léon Blum elected French premier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946-12-16 French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house Christian Dior

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 2,973

  • 1878-04-24 Jean Crotti, Swiss-French artist, born in Bulle, Fribourg, Switzerland (d. 1958)
  • 1878-05-28 Paul Pelliot, French Sinologist and Orientalist best known for his explorations of Central Asia and his discovery of many important Chinese texts among the Dunhuang manuscripts, born in Paris (d. 1945)
  • 1878-06-06 Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney, born in Paris (d. 1956)
  • 1878-06-17 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician (Minister of Armament WW1), born in Champigny-sur-Marne (d. 1932)
  • 1878-06-25 Jean Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1959)
  • 1878-07-22 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un destin: Martin Luther)
  • 1878-08-30 Paul Hazard [Paul-Gustave-Marie-Camille Hazard], French critic and literature historian, born in Nordpeene, France (d. 1944)
  • 1878-10-02 François Conrad Schlumberger, French physicist, born in Guebwiller, Upper Rhine (d. 1936)
  • 1878-10-15 Paul Reynaud, Premier of France (May-June 1940), born in Barcelonette, France (d. 1966)
  • 1878-10-17 Henri Mulet, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1878-11-14 Julie Manet, French painter, daughter of Berthe Morisot (d. 1966)
  • 1878-11-23 André Caplet, French composer and conductor (Conte Fantastic; Le miroir de Jesus), born on a boat sailing between Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) and Honfleur (Calvados) in France (d. 1925)
  • 1879-01-18 Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
  • 1879-01-22 Francis Picabia, French avante-garde artist, writer and typographist (Amorous Parade), born in Paris, France (d. 1953)
  • 1879-02-09 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
  • 1879-04-04 Gabriel Grovlez, French pianist, conductor (Opéra de Paris, 1914-34), and composer (L'Almanach aux images), born in Lille, France (d. 1944)
  • 1879-04-20 Paul Poiret, French couturier, the most fashionable dress designer of pre-World War I, born in Paris (d. 1944)
  • 1879-06-05 René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), born in Moret-sur-Loing, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 1907)
  • 1879-07-01 Leon Jouhaux, French socialist and co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951), born in Paris (d. 1954)
  • 1879-07-03 Philippe Gaubert, French musician and composer, born in Cahors, France (d. 1941)
  • 1879-07-05 Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1959)
  • 1879-09-30 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Preludes for Viola d'amour), born in Paris, France (d. 1947)
  • 1879-11-13 Maurice Delage, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1961)
  • 1879-12-22 Stanislas Bizot, French draughts champion (1925), born in Nice, France (d. 1950)
  • 1880-01-02 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
  • 1880-02-20 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1880-05-25 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist who helped identify the Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome, born in Nantes, France (d. 1967)
  • 1880-07-21 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)
  • 1880-08-26 Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
  • 1880-08-29 Marie-Louise Meilleur, French-Canadian supercentenarian lived past 117, born in Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada (d. 1998)
  • 1880-09-06 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1880-10-12 Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), born in Brest, France (d. 1913)
  • 1881-01-18 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]
  • 1881-02-04 Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1881-03-23 Roger Martin du Guard, French novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
  • 1881-05-01 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher and paleontologist (The Phenomenon of Man), born in Orcines, Auvergne, France (d. 1955)
  • 1881-08-29 Valery-Nicolas Larbaud, French novelist and translator (Enfantines), born in Vichy, France (d. 1957)
  • 1881-09-15 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1881-10-02 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, born in Mulhouse (d. 1951)
  • 1881-11-08 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe, born in Paris (d. 1957)
  • 1882-03-19 Gaston Lachaise, American sculptor (Standing Woman), born in Paris, France (d. 1935)
  • 1882-03-20 René Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
  • 1882-05-13 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, born in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise (d. 1963)
  • 1882-09-13 Henri Potiron, French composer, born in Rezé-lès-Nantes, Loire-Atlantique (d. 1972)
  • 1882-10-29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), born in Bellac, Haute-Vienne, France (d. 1944)
  • 1882-11-18 Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas), born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1882-11-22 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • 1883-02-03 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter

Person of interestPierre Laval

1883-06-28 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), born in Châteldon, France (d. 1945)

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1883-07-23 Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, British field marshal, born in Bragnieres-de-Bigorre, France (d. 1963)

Person of interestCoco Chanel

1883-08-19 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), born in Saumur, France (d. 1971)

Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel
  • 1883-10-31 Marie Laurencin, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1956)
  • 1883-11-02 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1947)
  • 1883-12-16 Max Linder [Gabriel-Maximilien Leuvielle], French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck: Max Prend un Bain), born in Saint-Loubès, Gironde, France (d. 1925)
  • 1883-12-17 Raimu [Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire], French actor (The Baker's Wife, Marius, Fanny), born in Toulon, Var, France (d. 1946)
  • 1883-12-22 Edgard Varèse, French-American composer (Ionisation; Poème électronique), born in Burgundy, France (d. 1965)
  • 1883-12-25 Maurice Utrillo, French painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre)
  • 1884-01-02 Jacques Chardonne [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
  • 1884-01-28 Lucien H d'Azambuja, French astronomer (chromosome of sun)
  • 1884-01-31 Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement, Desk Set, Boss Lady), born in Paris, France (d. 1964)
  • 1884-06-13 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian, born in Paris (d. 1978)

Person of interestÉdouard Daladier

1884-06-18 Edouard Daladier, 72nd Prime Minister of France (1933, 1934 and 1938-40) and PM at the start of World War II, born in Carpentras, Vaucluse, France (d. 1970)

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier
  • 1884-06-19 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1974)
  • 1884-06-25 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art dealer and publisher, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1884-06-27 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu), born in Bar-sur-Aube, France (d. 1962)
  • 1884-06-30 Georges Duhamel, French author (Vie et aventures de Salavin, 5 vol.), born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1884-07-06 André Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter and cartoonist, born in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, France (d. 1974)
  • 1884-08-27 Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), born in Revel, France (d. 1966)
  • 1885-02-01 Camille Chautemps, premier France
  • 1885-02-21 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1885-03-14 Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace, born in Chamalières, France (d. 1918)
  • 1885-03-28 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, French composer, born in Saint-Quentin, France (d. 1931)
  • 1885-06-05 Georges Mandel [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader, born in Chatou, Yvelines (d. 1944)
  • 1885-06-29 André Gailhard, French classical music composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1885-07-05 André Lhote, French painter and art historian (Traité du paysage), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1962)
  • 1885-07-11 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
  • 1885-07-26 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), born in Elbeuf, France (d. 1967)
  • 1885-08-12 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
  • 1885-08-26 Jules Romains, French novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
  • 1885-10-11 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1970)
  • 1885-11-14 Sonia Delaunay, Russian-born French artist (Orphism), born in Hradyzk, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1885-12-23 Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
  • 1886-01-18 Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
  • 1886-03-04 Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
  • 1886-05-03 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1971)
  • 1886-05-24 Paul Paray, French organist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1951-62), and composer, born in Le Tréport, France (d. 1979)
  • 1886-06-29 Robert Schuman, Luxembourg-born French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1947-48), born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (d. 1963)
  • 1886-10-03 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Le Grand Meaulnes), born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, Cher, France (d. 1914)
  • 1886-10-26 Mark Aldanov,, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), born in Kiev (d. 1957)
  • 1886-11-15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • 1886-11-27 Tsugouharu Foujita, Japanese-French painter and printmaker, born in Tokyo (d. 1968)
  • 1887-02-21 Savielly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia,n Empire (d. 1956)
  • 1887-05-07 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes), born in Ambert, France (d. 1959)
  • 1887-05-31 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and poet (Nobel 1960), born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (d. 1975)
  • 1887-07-02 Marcel Tabuteau, French-American oboist (Philadelphia Orch 1915-54), born in Compiègne, Oise, France (d. 1966)
  • 1887-07-06 Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist (I & The Village), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Person of interestMarcel Duchamp

1887-07-28 Marcel Duchamp, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in Blainville-Crevon, France (d. 1968)

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1887-09-16 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • 1887-09-16 (Hans) "Jean" Arp, German-French sculptor, artist and poet, born in Strassburg, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire (now Strasbourg, France)(d. 1966)
  • 1887-10-05 René Cassin, French jurist and judge (Nobel Peace Prize 1968), born in Bayonne, Basque Country, France (d. 1976)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 2,513

  • 1923-05-14 Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister (b. 1828)
  • 1923-05-30 Camille Chevillard, French composer, dies at 63
  • 1923-06-10 Pierre Loti [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • 1923-07-14 Louis Ganne, French composer, dies at 61
  • 1923-09-12 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor, dies at 81
  • 1923-11-05 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)
  • 1923-11-19 Frans Netscher, Dutch author and journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1923-11-26 Alexander Amfiteatrov, Russian-French-Italian writer, dies at 60
  • 1923-12-08 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk and musicologist, dies at 88
  • 1923-12-12 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • 1924-01-16 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental), dies at 59
  • 1924-03-22 Robert Nivelle, French military officer, dies at 67
  • 1924-04-14 Roland Napoléon Bonaparte, French prince and president of the Société de Géographie, dies at 65
  • 1924-05-15 Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat and pacifist (Nobel 1909), dies at 71
  • 1924-05-29 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies
  • 1924-06-11 Theodore Dubois, French composer, dies at 86
  • 1924-10-12 Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault], French writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921), dies at 80
  • 1924-11-04 Gabriel Urbain Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), dies at 79
  • 1925-04-22 André Caplet, French composer & conductor (Conte Fantastic, Le miroir de Jesus), dies from WWI gas attack issues at 45
  • 1925-05-22 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, 1st Earl of Ypres and British WWI field marshal, dies at 72
  • 1925-06-01 Lucien Guitry, French actor (La Dame aux camélias), dies at 64
  • 1925-06-04 Pierre Louÿs, French writer (Aphrodite), dies at 54
  • 1925-06-07 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy, dies at 83
  • 1925-07-01 Erik Satie, French composer (Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
  • 1925-09-07 René Viviani, French historian and 61st Prime Minister of France (1914-15), dies at 61
  • 1925-09-29 Léon-Victor-Auguste Bourgeois, French Prime Minister (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • 1925-11-01 Max Linder [Gabriel-Maximilien Leuvielle], French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck: Max Prend un Bain), commits suicide at 41
  • 1925-11-27 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor and painter, dies of tuberculosis at 40
  • 1926-02-05 André Gedalge, French composer (le Petit Savoyard, Phoebé) and Mayor of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, dies at 69
  • 1926-03-05 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • 1926-05-03 Victor, Prince Napoléon [Napoléon V], French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
  • 1926-07-02 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), dies
  • 1926-09-21 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)

Person of interestClaude Monet

1926-12-05 Claude Monet [Oscar-Claude], French impressionist painter (Water Lilies, Haystacks, Poplars), dies from lung cancer at 86

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • 1926-12-12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • 1927-03-23 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)
  • 1927-04-15 Gaston Leroux, French writer (The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 58
  • 1927-06-05 Paul Lacombe, French composer, dies at 89
  • 1927-07-30 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
  • 1928-08-13 Fernand de La Tombelle, French organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1928-10-23 François Victor Alphonse Aulard, French historian, dies at 79
  • 1928-12-18 Lucien Capet, French composer and violinist, dies at 55
  • 1929-01-30 La Goulue, French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)
  • 1929-03-20 Ferdinand Foch, French Allied military commander and marshal of France during WW I, dies at 77
  • 1929-04-22 Henry Lerolle, French painter, dies at 80
  • 1929-06-25 Georges Courteline [Moineau], French playwright, dies at 71
  • 1929-08-10 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • 1929-09-30 Charles Bonin, French explorer and diplomat (China), dies at 64
  • 1929-10-01 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor, dies at 67

Person of interestGeorges Clémenceau

1929-11-24 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, dies at 88

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • 1929-12-20 Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90
  • 1930-01-13 Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer and inventor (Rateau steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 1930-01-27 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, dies at 52
  • 1931-01-03 Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, dies at 78
  • 1931-01-09 Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies at 62

Person of interestAndré Michelin

1931-04-04 Andre Michelin, French industrialist, tire manufacturer and publisher of the Michelin Guide, dies of respiratory failure at 78

Industrialist and Publisher André Michelin
Industrialist and Publisher
André Michelin
  • 1931-06-22 Armand Fallières, French president (1906-13), dies at 89
  • 1931-08-31 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar, dies
  • 1931-10-07 Daniel Chester French, American sculptor (Minute Man), dies at 81
  • 1931-11-30 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, French composer, dies at 46

Person of interestVincent d'Indy

1931-12-02 Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher, dies at 80

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Vincent d'Indy
  • 1931-12-13 Gustave le Bon, French psychologist (b. 1840)
  • 1932-02-16 Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)
  • 1932-02-28 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)

Person of interestAristide Briand

1932-03-07 Aristide Briand, 11 time Prime Minister of France (1909-22) and 1926 Nobel Peace Prize winner, dies at 69

11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand
  • 1932-04-10 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1932-05-01 Paul Doumer, President France (1931-32), assassin by Russia's Paul Gargalov
  • 1932-05-07 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician (Minister of Armament WW1), dies at 53
  • 1932-07-20 René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
  • 1932-09-13 Paul Gorguloff, murderer of French President Doumer, beheaded
  • 1932-10-29 Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), dies at 74
  • 1932-11-19 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • 1933-02-12 Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
  • 1933-10-29 Paul Painlevé, French Prime Minister (1917, 1925), dies at 69
  • 1933-10-29 Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin), dies at 70
  • 1933-11-03 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • 1934-01-08 Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
  • 1934-01-13 Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73

Person of interestMarie Curie

1934-07-04 Marie Curie, Polish-French scientist who discovered radium and the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903, 1911), dies at 66

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie
  • 1934-07-08 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer, dies at 1934
  • 1934-07-25 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer, dies at 60
  • 1934-07-27 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79
  • 1934-10-05 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), dies of complications from tuberculosis at 29
  • 1934-10-09 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer, French Premier and Foreign Minister, assassinated by Croatian nationalist at 72
  • 1934-10-15 Raymond Poincaré, French president and Prime Minister (1912), dies at 74
  • 1934-11-30 Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)
  • 1935-02-12 Auguste Escoffier, French chef & writer (Le Guide Culinaire), dies at 88
  • 1935-05-17 Paul Dukas, French composer (The Sorcerer's Apprentice), dies at 69
  • 1935-05-19 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, French composer, dies at 74
  • 1935-06-27 Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (b. 1857)
  • 1935-07-03 André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (b. 1878)

Person of interestAlfred Dreyfus

1935-07-12 Alfred Dreyfus, French Jewish artillery officer (Dreyfus Affair), dies at 75

Jewish Artillery Officer Alfred Dreyfus
Jewish Artillery Officer
Alfred Dreyfus
  • 1935-08-30 Henri Barbusse, French novelist (Le feu), dies at 62
  • 1935-09-19 Jules Cambon, French ambassador, to U.S. (1897), Spain (1902–07) and Germany (1907–14), dies at 90
  • 1935-10-04 Jean Béraud, French painter (b. 1849)
  • 1935-12-25 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic, dies at 83
  • 1936-01-07 Guy d'Hardelot [Helen Rhodes], French composer (Because), dies at 78
  • 1936-02-09 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57
  • 1936-02-28 Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1928), dies at 69
  • 1936-03-16 Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (b. 1864)