Georges Clémenceau

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau

Full Name: Georges Benjamin Clemenceau
Profession: Prime Minister of France


Biography: Clemenceau, also known as Le Tigre (The Tiger), was the 54th Prime minister of France (1905-1909 and 1917-1920) and a major contributor to the Allied victory in WWI.

Taking a hard line in the postwar Treaty of Versailles negotiations, Clemenceau won agreement on Germany's payment of large reparations.

Born: September 28, 1841
Birthplace: Mouilleron-en-Pareds, Vendée, France
Star Sign: Libra

Died: November 24, 1929 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

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Historical Events

  • 1906-07-17 Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with Georges Clémenceau
  • 1906-10-25 Georges Clémenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien as Prime Minister of France
  • 1918-04-15 Georges Clémenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents
  • 1919-02-20 French Prime Minister Georges Clémenceau injured during assassination attempt

Quotes by Georges Clémenceau

  • "Civil servants make the best husbands: when they get home, they are well rested and they have already read the newspaper."

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