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Édouard Daladier

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier

Profession: Prime Minister of France


Biography: Daladier served as the Prime Minister of France several times between 1933 and 1940. He led the country through the early years of World War II, staunchly opposing attempts by Nazi Germany to reach tentative peace near the invasion of France.

He was replaced as Prime Minister by Paul Reynaud, having resigned over his failure to aid Finland during hostilities with the Soviet Union.

Born: June 18, 1884
Birthplace: Carpentras, Vaucluse, France

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: October 10, 1970 (aged 86)

Historical Events

  • 1933-01-31 French government of Édouard Daladier takes power
  • 1938-04-10 Second government of Blum replaced by Édouard Daladier's government in France
  • 1938-09-30 Treaty of Munich signed by Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Édouard Daladier and Neville Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany. Chamberlain infamously declares "Peace for our time" on his return to London.
  • 1940-03-19 French government of Édouard Daladier falls

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