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King Philip IMay 23, 1059

Richard IMar 25, 1199

Edward IIIJan 26, 1340

Joan of ArcJan 9, 1431

Ludovico SforzaApr 10, 1500

Julius IIOct 7, 1506

Henry VIIIAug 16, 1513

Leo XSep 13, 1515

Jacques CartierJul 24, 1534

Henry IIMar 31, 1547

Samuel de ChamplainJun 19, 1610

Louis XIVMay 14, 1643

Charles IIOct 17, 1662

George WashingtonJul 4, 1754

Benjamin FranklinOct 26, 1776

NapoleonMay 12, 1797

Robert FultonAug 9, 1803

Alexander von HumboldtAug 3, 1804

Louis XVIIIJul 9, 1815

The Red BaronSep 17, 1916

Charlie ChaplinMar 27, 1931

Franco Feb 27, 1938

StalinApr 17, 1939

Adolf HitlerOct 6, 1939

Benito MussoliniMar 18, 1940

Charles de GaulleJun 14, 1944

PattonJul 6, 1944

Winston ChurchillJul 21, 1944

Ho Chi MinhSep 2, 1945

Florence ChadwickSep 11, 1951

Georges PompidouApr 14, 1962

Henry HillApr 8, 1968

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Jana NovotnaNov 23, 1997

Lance ArmstrongJul 24, 2005

Uma ThurmanFeb 7, 2006

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France - Historical Events
Date Event
303-09-25

On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.

732-10-11

Battle at Tours: France under Karel Martel beat Moors

754-07-28

Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France

823-04-05

Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France

843-08-10

Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bare divide France

891-09-01

Northmen defeated near Louvaine, France

921-11-07

Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other

922-06-09

French republic chooses Robert I, King of France

923-06-15

Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.

939-10-02

Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans

954-11-12

Lotharius becomes king of France

979-06-08

Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France

987-06-19

Louis IV, crowned king of France

1027-05-14

Robert II, the Vrome, names son Henry I, king of France

1031-07-20

Henry I succeeds father Robert II as King of France

1059-05-23

Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France

1070-06-04

Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France

1108-08-03

Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned

1131-10-25

Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France

1148-07-24

Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.

1180-09-18

Philip Augustus becomes king of France.

1199-03-25

Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6.

1202-04-28

King Philip II throws out John without Country, from France

1204-06-01

King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.

1214-01-08

Earl Ferrand of Flanders drops ties with France

1214-07-02

Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England attempt to reclaim Normandy from France

1217-05-20

The Second Battle of Lincoln is fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke.

1217-08-24

Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France

1223-07-14

Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II

1249-02-16

Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.

1250-04-13

The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France is captured.

1250-07-03

Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself.

1253-07-23

Jews are expelled from Vienne France by order of Pope Innocent IV

1260-10-24

The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1270-10-30

The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.

1288-04-24

Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder

1295-07-05

Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.

1306-07-22

King Phillip the Fair, orders expulsion of Jews out of France

1310-05-11

Fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics.

1317-01-09

Phillips V, the Tall, crowned king of France

1321-08-21

160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake

1322-06-24

Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time

1328-08-23

King Philip VI of France, crowned

1340-01-26

English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

1340-09-25

England & France sign disarmament treaty

1346-08-26

Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle

1362-04-06

Robber bastion Tard-Venus strikes at Brignais France

1367-04-13

Battle at Nájera Spain: Castile & England beat Aragon & France

1380-11-14

King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12

1392-06-13

Assassination attempt on Pierre de Craon Van Clisson of France fails

1394-09-17

Jews are expelled from France by order of King Charles VI

1394-11-03

Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI

1420-05-21

Treaty of Troyes following Englsh victory at Agincourt: Henry V of England and his heirs would inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI of France

1422-10-28

Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France

1429-07-17

Dauphin crowned king of France

1431-01-09

Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

1431-05-30

Hundred Years' War: in Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal.

1431-12-16

King Henry VI of England crowned king of France

1434-04-14

The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.

1451-07-31

Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.

1483-05-14

Coronation of Charles VIII of France ("Charles l'Affable").

1489-07-22

Treaty of Frankfurt signed between Maximilian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France

1490-01-04

Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.

1492-03-04

King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.

1492-10-02

King Henry VII of England invades France

1492-11-07

The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

1492-11-09

Peace of Etaples (Henry VII of England & Charles VIII of France)

1493-01-19

France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona

1495-01-28

Pope Alexander VI (Roderic Llançol i de Borgia) gives his son Cesare as hostage to Charles VIII of France

1497-02-25

Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France

1499-02-09

France & Venice sign treaty against Milan

1500-04-10

France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan

1500-11-11

Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide Naples

1503-04-28

Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France

1503-12-27

Battle at Garigliano] Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France

1503-12-29

Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France

1504-03-31

France & Spain sign ceasefire

1506-10-07

Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

1509-04-07

France declares war on Venice

1512-08-10

Battle at Brest: English fleet beats France

1513-08-16

Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France

1515-01-01

Francis, Duke of Angouleme succeeds King Louis XII as Francis I of France

1515-09-13

-14] Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers & Pope Leo X

1516-08-13

The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.

1520-06-06

France & England sign treaty of Scotland

1520-07-10

King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais

1521-11-19

Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan

1522-04-27

Battle at Bicacca: Charles I & Pope Adrianus VI beat France

1523-10-27

English troops occupy Montalidier France

1524-03-19

Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas

1524-10-26

Spanish troops give Milan to France

1526-03-26

King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France

1526-05-22

Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac

1527-04-30

England & France sign Treaty of Westminster to end the War of the League of Cognac

1528-01-22

England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V

1529-06-21

Battle at Landriano: Leyva beats France

1532-06-23

Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against emperor Karel V

1534-07-24

Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France

1536-02-18

France & Turkey sign milt/trade agreement against King Karel

1544-08-17

Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France

1544-09-30

King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

1547-03-31

Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France

1547-07-25

Henry II of France is crowned.

1548-08-15

Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France

1549-08-08

France declares war on England

1550-03-24

France & England sign Peace of Boulogne

1552-01-15

France signs secret treaty with German Protestants

1552-04-10

Henri II of France occupies Metz

1557-06-07

England declares war on France

1557-08-10

Battle at St Quentin: Lamoraal of Egmont & Philibert beat France

1558-01-07

Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French

1558-07-13

Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.

1558-07-23

Battle of Grevelingen: Gen/earl Lamoraal of Egmont beat France

1559-04-02

England & France sign 1st Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis

1559-04-03

Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis

1559-06-30

King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery.

1560-03-15

Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France

1561-08-19

Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith, Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France

1562-01-17

Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France

1563-04-30

Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI

1563-08-17

King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult

1564-04-11

England & France sign Peace of Troyes

1567-09-29

War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX

1572-04-21

France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant

1574-02-23

France begins 5th holy war against Huguenots

1574-05-30

Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France

1575-02-13

Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims.

1576-02-05

Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours

1578-04-27

Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.

1582-12-10

France begins use of Gregorian calendar

1583-06-28

Duke Frans de Valois returns to France

1585-01-02

Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

1590-09-05

Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris.

1591-04-19

Chartres surrenders to king Henri IV in France

1591-09-21

French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France

1593-07-25

France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic faith

1594-02-27

Henri IV crowned king of France

1595-09-17

Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henri IV as king of France

1596-05-26

England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain

1597-03-11

Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France

1598-05-02

France & Spain sign Peace of Vervins

1600-08-06

Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588

1601-01-17

France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain

1609-06-17

Netherlands, England & France sign 12 year Covenant

1610-05-14

Assassination of Henri IV of France, bringing Louis XIII to the throne.

1610-06-19

Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

1615-06-02

First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.

1621-04-15

Hugo the Great arrives in France

1624-06-10

Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne

1624-08-13

Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII

1627-03-20

France & Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism

1629-04-14

England & France sign Peace of Susa

1630-11-10

Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu

1631-01-23

France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald

1631-05-30

The Treaty of Fontainebleau signed between Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and the Kingdom of France, establishing a secret alliance between them during the Thirty Years' War.

1632-07-23

Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.

1633-03-01

Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.

1634-07-04

The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec.

1634-08-18

Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.

1635-05-19

France declares war on Spain

1635-09-18

Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France

1637-05-13

Cardinal Richelieu of France reputedly creates the table knife

1641-06-01

France & Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant

1641-12-25

Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France

1643-05-14

Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4

1643-11-24

Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France

1647-03-14

Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.

1651-11-07

King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age

1653-02-07

Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France

1654-06-07

Louis XIV crowned King of France

1655-11-03

England & France sign miltary & economic treaties

1656-09-15

England & France sign peace treaty

1657-03-23

France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk

1658-06-03

Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France.

1658-08-15

France/Sweden/Bavarian/Brunswick/Munster/Hessen-Kassel form Confederation of the Rhine

1659-05-22

France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty

1659-05-31

Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague

1659-11-17

Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.

1660-12-31

James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.

1662-04-27

Netherlands & France sign military covenant

1662-10-17

Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)

1663-07-26

France annexes Venaissin

1664-04-06

France & Saxony sign alliance

1664-05-07

Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.

1666-01-26

France declares war on England & Munster

1667-03-31

France & England sign anti-Dutch military accord

1668-09-16

King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France

1668-09-19

Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France

1669-12-31

France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty

1670-02-17

France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty

1670-12-31

France & England sign Boyne-treaty

1672-04-06

France declares war on Netherlands

1672-04-29

Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

1672-05-17

Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada)

1672-09-06

Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden from France

1673-06-06

France & Brandenburg sign peace treaty

1674-05-28

German Parliament declares war on France

1674-07-01

Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance

1676-04-22

Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded

1678-07-26

England & Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France

1678-08-10

Netherlands & France sign peace treaty in Nijmegen

1678-09-17

France & Spain sign Treaties of Nijmegen

1678-09-29

France & Brandenburg signs peace treaty

1679-02-05

German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France

1682-04-09

Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France

1682-05-06

Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.

1684-08-15

Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France

1685-02-18

Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.

1686-11-18

Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.

1687-12-31

1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope

1688-09-24

France declares war on Germany

1688-12-09

King James II's wife & son flee England for France

1688-12-19

King James II's wife & son flee to France

1688-12-23

English King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France and from William of Orange

1688-12-25

British king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France

1689-02-15

German Parliament declares war on France

1689-05-09

English King William III declares war on France

1689-07-25

France declares war on England

1689-08-05

1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine, in New France.

1691-07-22

Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France

1692-05-29

Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France

1693-07-29

War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.

1696-07-29

Louis XIV. King of France, & Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg

1698-10-11

France, England & Netherlands sign 1st Extermination treaty

1699-06-11

England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain

1701-03-09

France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance

1701-08-02

Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk

1702-05-14

England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain

1702-09-16

Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria

1708-07-11

Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France

1709-09-11

Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: Engl/Aust/Dutch Great Alliance beat France

1710-12-11

Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)

1712-07-17

England, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]

1712-07-24

Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army

1713-04-11

Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain - English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty

1713-04-12

Dutch State-Gen signs peace with France: Neth loses Orange Princedom

1714-09-07

Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine

1715-09-01

King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

1716-02-10

Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France

1716-10-09

Britain & France sign treaty

1717-01-04

Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance

1717-02-01

Henri d'Aguesseau's 1st appointment as chancellor of France

1717-08-17

France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement

1718-01-09

France declares war on Spain

1718-12-17

France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.

1721-03-27

France & Spain sign Treaty of Madrid

1725-09-03

Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover

1727-05-31

France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris

1727-11-12

France & Bavaria renew secret treaty

1729-11-09

Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville

1733-09-26

France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant

1733-10-10

France declares war on emperor Charles VI

1733-11-07

France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain)

1734-06-21

In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.

1735-10-03

France & Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord

1738-08-02

France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey

1738-11-18

France & Austria sign peace

1741-05-08

France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg

1744-06-06

France & Prussia sign peace treaty

1744-09-30

France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.

1746-09-20

Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland

1746-10-01

Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France

1747-07-01

Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army

1748-12-26

France & Austria signs treaty about Southern Netherlands

1751-07-29

1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England

1751-12-23

France sets plan to tax clergymen

1754-07-04

George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France

1756-05-01

France & Austria sign alliance

1756-05-17

Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)

1756-05-18

England declares war on France

1756-08-29

England & France meet in war

1757-05-01

Austria & France divide Prussia

1758-09-11

Battle of Saint Cast France repels British invasion during the Seven Year's War.

1759-05-01

British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France

1759-08-01

Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France

1759-08-18

-19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France

1764-11-26

France bans Jesuit enorde

1772-02-12

Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India

1774-05-10

Louis XVI ascends to throne of France

1776-05-02

France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels

1776-10-26

Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.

1776-12-23

Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France

1777-12-17

France recognizes independence of British colonies in America

1778-02-06

Britain declares war on France

1778-02-06

France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty

1778-02-14

"Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)

1778-07-10

American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1783-07-15

1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France

1785-11-10

Netherlands & France sign treaty

1786-09-26

Britain & France sign trade agreement

1788-01-28

Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France

1788-06-21

Vizille France population demands local parliament

1789-06-17

3rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly

1789-06-20

Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken

1790-03-04

France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.

1791-03-10

Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy

1791-09-13

France's King Louis XVI accepts constitution

1792-04-14

France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars

1792-04-20

France declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia

1792-04-25

Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier

1792-07-08

France declares war on Prussia

1792-07-30

500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time

1792-09-21

Collot D'Herbois, first man to propose to abolish the monarchy in France at National Convention

1792-09-26

Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.

1792-12-11

France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state

1793-01-21

Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason.

1793-02-01

France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands

1793-03-18

2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France

1793-03-26

Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France

1793-06-24

1st republican constitution in France adopted

1793-07-24

France passes 1st copyright law

1793-08-01

France becomes 1st country to use the metric system

1793-10-05

French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.

1793-11-10

France ends forced worship of God

1793-11-26

Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France

1794-05-06

Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France

1794-05-18

2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)

1794-06-01

Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.

1794-06-10

France revolutionary regime begins trials

1794-07-02

2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria

1794-12-15

Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France

1795-02-21

Freedom of worship established in France under constitution

1795-03-05

Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France

1795-04-07

France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.

1795-07-27

Spain & France sign peace treaty

1795-10-01

France annexes Southern Netherlands

1795-10-01

Belgium is conquered by France.

1796-05-15

France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris

1796-08-19

Spain & France sign anti-British alliance

1797-02-19

One third of papal domain ceded to France

1797-04-18

France & Austria signs cease fire

1797-05-12

First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.

1797-10-17

Peace of Campo Formio: Austrian Dutch possessions & France

1798-07-07

Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'

1798-09-05

New conscription law goes into effect in France

1799-03-12

Austria declares war on France

1799-08-23

Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.

1799-11-09

Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France

1799-12-10

Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so

1800-01-08

Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France

1800-10-01

Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty

1801-02-09

France & Austrian sign Peace of Luneville

1801-10-01

Britain & France signs Preliminary of London

1802-03-25

France, Netherlands, Spain & Great Britain sign Peace of Amiens

1802-06-04

Grieving over the death of his wife, Marie Clotilde of France, King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.

1802-08-25

Toussaint L'Ouverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France

1802-09-11

France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.

1803-04-26

Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France

1803-05-18

Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland

1803-08-09

Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France

1803-11-30

Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France

1803-12-20

French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M

1804-01-01

Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)

1804-05-18

Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate

1804-08-03

Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt lands at Bordeaux, France completing his 5 year expedition to Latin America

1804-12-02

Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris

1805-10-14

Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria

1805-12-26

France & Austria signs Peace of Pressburg

1805-12-31

End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism

1806-10-09

Prussia declares war on France.

1807-07-07

France, Russia & Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit

1807-12-17

France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.

1807-12-22

Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain & France

1808-04-17

Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

1809-01-05

Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France

1809-02-08

Franz I of Austria declares war on France

1809-03-28

Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.

1809-05-17

Papal States annexed by France

1810-08-21

Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.

1814-03-07

Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.

1814-05-04

Bourbon reign restored in France

1814-11-01

Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.

1815-02-26

Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France

1815-06-01

Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.

1815-06-18

Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher

1815-07-09

King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

1815-07-09

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France.

1815-11-20

2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.

1816-01-12

France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever

1818-09-30

Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England

1818-10-09

Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya

1822-05-03

Society for the Propagation of the Faith founded (Lyon, France)

1825-05-20

Charles X becomes King of France

1829-03-22

The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.

1830-07-05

France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest

1830-08-02

Charles X of France abdicates in favour of his grandson the Duc de Bordeaux

1830-08-09

Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X

1830-12-20

Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium

1835-07-09

St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France

1838-11-30

Mexico declares war on France

1840-03-01

Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.

1843-11-28

Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.

1848-03-12

2nd republic established in France

1851-12-04

Pres Louis Napoleon Boaparte's forces crush an attempted coup d'etat in France

1853-09-24

France annexes New Caledonia

1854-03-28

Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War)

1854-09-14

Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea

1857-03-03

Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.

1858-02-11

1st apparition of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes, France

1862-03-10

Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar

1864-06-19

CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France

1864-09-05

Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.

1868-09-28

Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France

1868-09-30

Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France

1870-07-19

France declares war on Prussia; Franco-Prussian war begins

1870-07-23

Emperor Napoleon III appoints Empress Eugenie as Regent of France

1870-08-06

Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France

1870-08-18

Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties

1870-12-31

J D Schneiter patents rocket mail in France, (not done)

1871-05-10

Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany ends Franco-Prussian war

1873-09-15

Last German troops leave France

1873-09-16

German troops leave France

1877-05-16

May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.

1880-06-29

France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)

1881-03-23

Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die

1881-10-24

Levi P Morton, US ambasador to France drives first rivet in Statue of Liberty

1882-01-26

France government of Gambetta falls

1882-05-20

Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance

1885-06-12

Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France

1885-12-17

France declares Madagascar a protectorate

1887-02-20

Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance

1889-01-10

Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France

1891-07-26

France annexes Tahiti.

1891-10-12

Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated

1893-08-14

France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test

1893-12-17

Russia ratifies Double Alliance with France

1893-12-30

Russia signs military accord with France

1894-01-04

France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia

1894-10-15

Capt Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage in France

1894-11-26

King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France

1895-01-17

Félix Faure installed as president of France

1895-09-30

France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar

1896-02-28

France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar

1896-08-06

France annexes Madagascar

1897-03-20

France signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

1897-08-30

The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.

1898-02-23

In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus

1898-06-14

France signs Niger Convention

1899-02-16

President Félix Faure of France dies in office.

1900-03-13

In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law.

1900-08-20

Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games

1900-09-05

France proclaims a protectorate over Chad

1900-10-28

After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close

1900-11-22

Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France

1900-12-14

France and Italy sign a secret agreement by which Italy recognizes France's right to exploit Morocco in return for France's conceding her the same right in Tripoli

1900-12-24

The French Chamber of Deputies and Senate pass a bill calling for an end to agitation or prosecutions against those involved in the Dreyfus affair, which has divided France since 1894

1901-07-20

Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony

1901-11-07

A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896

1902-03-20

France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea

1902-10-20

The Chamber of Deputies appoints a committee to consider questions on the separation of Church and State in France

1902-11-01

France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente

1902-11-20

Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

1903-01-19

New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced

1903-06-06

President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France

1903-07-01

1st Tour de France bicycle race begins

1904-04-08

Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific

1904-04-24

President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church

1904-05-21

France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart

1904-10-03

France & Spain sign treaty for Morocco Independence

1905-01-27

Maurice Rouvier forms government in France

1906-02-27

France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides

1906-03-03

Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France

1906-03-10

Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France

1906-06-26

Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)

1906-07-04

Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land

1906-07-12

Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France

1906-07-17

Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with George Clemenceau

1906-09-07

Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.

1906-10-25

Georges Clemenceau succeeds Ferdinand Sarien premier of France

1907-05-16

In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa

1907-06-10

France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East

1907-07-29

1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France

1907-08-16

Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan

1907-08-31

Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente

1907-10-07

France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane

1908-04-23

Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord

1908-08-03

French brothers Amadee and Jean Bouyssonie discover the fossil remains of a nearly complete 60,000 year-old Neanderthal man at La Chappelle-aux-Saints, France. Known as the 'Old man of La Chappelle' his skeleton shows that Neanderthals led physically stressful lives with high risk of injury.

1909-02-08

France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco

1909-03-02

Gr Brit, France, Germ & It asks Serbia to set no territorial demands

1909-07-25

France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel

1909-08-29

AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m

1909-08-29

World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins

1909-09-07

Eugene Lefebvre (1878-1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.

1909-09-17

Denis Peyrony and Louis Capitan discover the skull of an adult male Neanderthal (La Ferrassie 1) during excavations in a rock shelter near La Ferrassie, France

1909-10-18

Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m

1910-03-28

1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)

1910-09-27

1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)

1911-06-28

Joseph Caillaux forms government in France

1911-11-04

France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo

1912-01-10

Caillaux government in France resigns

1912-01-14

Raymond Poincaré becomes premier of France

1913-01-17

Raymond Poincaré elected president of France

1913-01-19

Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France

1913-07-27

Belgian Philippe Thys wins Tour de France

1913-08-20

1st pilot to parachute from an aircraft (Adolphe Pégoud, France)

1913-09-06

1st aircraft to loop the loop (Adolphe Pégoud-France)

1913-09-21

1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France

1914-08-01

France & Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI

1914-08-03

Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I

1914-08-11

France declares war on Austria-Hungary

1914-08-13

France declares war on Austria-Hungary

1914-08-14

British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France

1914-08-20

Bavarian troops kill 50 inhabitants of Nomeny, France

1914-08-25

German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan

1914-09-02

-3] Gen von Hausen & countess of France regime flees to Bordeaux

1914-09-04

General von Moltke ceases German advance in France

1914-09-04

France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace

1914-09-05

Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London

1914-10-31

Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey

1915-04-26

Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia

1915-10-29

Aristide Briand becomes premier of France

1916-01-28

German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France

1916-04-22

France battles at Fort Douaumont

1916-05-09

British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey

1916-09-17

World War I: Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.

1916-10-19

France extends formal recognition of the Provisional Government in Crete proclaimed Eleftherios Venizelos

1916-11-02

Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France

1916-12-26

Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France

1917-04-09

Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops

1917-06-26

1st US Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I

1917-09-20

British assault on Polygon Forest, France

1917-09-26

British assault on Menin-street, France

1917-10-04

British assault on Broodseinde, France

1918-04-21

World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill.

1918-06-12

1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France

1918-07-19

German armies retreat across Marne River in France (WW I)

1918-08-06

Ferdinand Foch becomes Marshal of France during WWI

1918-08-08

6 US soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command & shoots 20 Germans & captures 132 more

1918-12-04

Pres Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st chief executive to travel outside US while in office

1918-12-13

Wilson, becomes 1st to make a foreign visit as president (France)

1919-01-18

WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France

1919-01-30

Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army

1919-05-06

Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa

1919-06-09

General steel strike in France

1919-06-28

Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France - also established the League of Nations

1920-01-17

Paul Deschanel elected president of France

1920-02-02

France occupies (German) Memel territory

1920-09-01

France creates Greater Lebanon

1920-09-23

Alexander Millerand elected president of France

1921-06-15

Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot

1921-07-24

Belgium's Leon Scieur wins Tour de France

1921-11-13

US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty

1922-02-06

US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation

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."

1924-01-25

1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France

1924-02-04

1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix France

1924-05-04

8th Olympic games open at Paris, France

1924-08-18

France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr

1925-01-10

France-Saarland forms

1925-02-09

German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France

1925-06-22

Spain & France fight Morocco

1925-07-20

Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France

1925-09-12

20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)

1926-02-16

Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France

1926-04-29

France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I

1926-06-23

8th government of Briand van France forms

1926-09-11

21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship

1927-09-10

22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)

1928-07-29

23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)

1928-11-11

France's 5th government of Poincaré forms

1929-07-28

24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)

1929-07-29

Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France

1929-07-31

Aristide Briand becomes premier of France

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.

1930-07-27

Andre Leducq wins Tour de France

1930-07-27

25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)

1930-10-05

British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais France, 48 die

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

1931-07-26

26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)

1931-08-24

France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty

1932-01-12

France's Laval government falls

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 & France sign peace treaty

1932-07-31

27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)

1932-11-28

France & USSR sign not-aggression treaty

1932-11-29

France signs non-agression pact with Soviet Union

1932-11-29

USSR & France sign no attack treaty

1933-07-30

28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)

1933-08-30

Air France forms

1933-12-24

Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)

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.

1934-02-12

France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists

1934-10-09

Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.

1935-07-28

Belgium's Romain Maes wins Tour de France

1936-01-24

Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France

1936-05-16

1st British air hostess (Daphne Kearley) flight to France

1937-06-04

Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France

1938-02-27

Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

1938-04-10

2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France

1938-07-04

France-Turkish friendship treaty

1939-02-06

Spanish government flees to France

1939-02-27

France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain

1939-03-31

Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany

1939-04-15

Albert Lebrun elected president of France

1939-04-17

Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact

1939-05-20

1st regular transatlantic airmail (Pan Am: NY to Marsseille France)

1939-06-17

Last public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the prison Saint-Pierre.

1939-06-23

France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey

1939-07-30

Belgium Sylvere Maes wins 33rd Tour de France

1939-09-03

WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada

1939-09-19

British Expeditionary Force reaches France

1939-10-06

Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

1940-03-18

Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain

1940-05-12

Nazi blitzkrieg conquest of France began by crossing Muese River

1940-05-15

German armoured division moves into Northern France

1940-05-17

Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium & begins invasion of France

1940-05-21

Allied counter attack at Atrecht, northern France

1940-05-24

German tanks reach Atrecht France

1940-05-29

In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France

1940-06-04

British complete the "miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 300,000 allies troops from France

1940-06-05

Battle of France begins in WW II

1940-06-10

Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II

1940-06-15

France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris during WWII

1940-06-17

France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II

1940-06-17

World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.

1940-06-22

France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms

1940-06-24

France signs an armistice with Italy during WW II

1940-06-25

Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in France

1940-07-05

Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France

1940-07-11

Marshall Henri Petain, French hero of World War One, becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France.

1940-08-26

Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.

1940-09-06

Generalissimo Gamelin arrested in France

1940-09-12

4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings

1940-10-03

France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status

1941-02-26

Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory

1941-04-12

Vichy-France's head of government Admiral Dalarn consults with Hitler

1941-07-07

World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.

1941-11-26

Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France

1941-12-20

Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miquelon

1942-03-30

1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau

1942-04-29

Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands & Vichy-France

1942-06-18

Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m

1942-08-17

US bombers 8th Air Force stage 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France

1942-08-19

WWI: Over 4,000 Canadian & British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France

1942-08-26

7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France

1942-11-08

Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US

1942-11-11

During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France

1942-11-11

Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David

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 imprison Lebanese government

1943-12-27

France transfers most of her powers in Lebanon to Lebanese government

1944-03-21

Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion 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

1944-06-06

Operation Neptune, D-Day: 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force lands in Normandy, France in WWII

1944-06-10

Nazi murders in Oradour-sur-Glane, France

1944-06-14

General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France

1944-06-27

Cherbourg, France liberated by Allies

1944-07-06

US General Patton lands in France

1944-07-07

RAF Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France

1944-07-21

British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

1944-07-28

Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

1944-07-28

US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France

1944-08-11

Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz

1944-08-20

Gen de Gaulle returns to France

1944-08-23

Allied troops capture Marseilles, France

1944-08-25

France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame

1944-09-03

Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France

1944-10-05

Suffrage is extended to women in France.

1945-01-01

France joins the UN

1945-01-03

British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

1945-04-26

Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason

1945-06-04

US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany

1945-06-05

USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany

1945-07-31

Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.

1945-08-08

US, USSR, Britain & France sign Treaty of London, set down procedures for Nuremberg trials

1945-09-02

Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)

1945-10-21

Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time

1945-10-24

France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)

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

1946-06-24

Georges Bidault elected premier of France

1946-12-24

France's Fourth Republic is founded.

1947-01-16

Vincent Aurial elected president of France

1947-07-02

Military coup discovered in France

1948-03-18

France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels

1948-09-05

In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.

1949-04-03

North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada

1949-07-01

Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France

1949-10-28

Georges Bidault elected president of France

1950-06-12

2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die

1950-09-09

Mass arrests of communists in France

1950-12-30

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union

1951-03-23

Wages in France increase 11%

1951-04-18

France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community

1951-07-16

1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)

1951-09-11

Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

1952-02-29

Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB

1952-07-20

Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France

1953-09-29

US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China

1953-10-22

Laos gains full independence from France

1953-10-23

France grants Laos' sovereignty

1953-12-24

René Coty elected president of France

1954-05-07

US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO

1954-06-04

France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union

1954-07-21

At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam

1954-08-01

Louison Bobet wins his 2nd Tour de France

1954-10-23

Britain, England, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany

1954-11-01

The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.

1954-11-24

France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria

1955-04-24

Gaullists lose elections in France

1955-05-07

USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain

1955-05-15

Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence

1955-06-13

Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France

1955-07-28

The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.

1955-07-30

Louison Bobet wins his 3rd Tour de France

1956-01-31

Guy Mollet becomes Prime Minister of France.

1956-03-02

Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France

1956-03-03

Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)

1956-03-20

Tunisia gains independence from France

1956-07-05

France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria

1956-07-20

France recognizes Tunisian independence

1956-10-22

France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella

1956-10-31

Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal

1956-11-05

Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to seizure of Suez Canal

1956-12-03

Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt

1957-01-01

France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep

1957-09-19

Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".

1957-11-06

Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France

1958-06-01

Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

1958-07-19

Charly Gaul wins Tour de France

1958-09-28

France adopts constitution

1958-09-28

Guinea votes for independence from France

1958-10-02

Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)

1958-10-04

Fifth Republic of France is established.

1958-12-11

Upper Volta (now Bourkina Faso) gains autonomy from France

1958-12-21

Charles de Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France

1959-01-08

Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic

1959-04-12

France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria

1959-04-27

"Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)

1960-01-01

Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs

1960-01-01

Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France

1960-01-11

Chad declares independence from France

1960-02-13

France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

1960-04-01

France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria

1960-04-04

Senegal declares independence from France

1960-04-13

France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara

1960-05-11

French liner "France" launched

1960-06-20

Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France

1960-06-25

Madagascar gains independence from France

1960-06-26

Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France

1960-08-01

Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France

1960-08-03

Niger gains independence from France

1960-08-05

Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France

1960-08-07

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gains independence from France

1960-08-11

Chad declares Independence from France

1960-08-13

Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France

1960-08-15

Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France

1960-08-17

Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)

1960-09-15

France spends 9 billion guilders on atomic experiments

1960-09-22

Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France

1960-10-19

France grants Mauritania independence

1960-11-28

Mauritania gains independence from France (Natl Day)

1960-12-07

Ivory Coast claims independence from France

1960-12-27

France performs nuclear test

1961-04-25

France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

1961-11-07

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1962-02-18

France & Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war

1962-03-14

Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France

1962-04-08

Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France

1962-04-14

Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré

1962-05-01

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1962-06-03

Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130

1962-07-01

Algeria votes for independence from France

1962-07-20

France & Tunisia recover diplomatic relations

1962-11-29

Great Britain & France decide to jointly build Concord(e)

1963-01-22

The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

1963-03-18

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-03-30

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-10-10

France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.

1963-10-20

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1964-02-06

France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel

1964-02-11

Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France

1964-07-14

Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France

1964-11-28

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-01-07

France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold

1965-02-27

France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-05-30

France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)

1965-07-16

Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens

1965-10-01

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-11-26

France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)

1965-11-27

1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space

1966-02-16

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1966-07-02

1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll

1966-07-19

France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island

1966-09-11

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1966-09-24

France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

1966-10-04

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1966-11-26

1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France

1967-03-19

French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France

1967-07-02

Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women's open golf tournament

1967-12-11

SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)

1968-02-06

10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France

1968-02-10

Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France

1968-02-18

10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France

1968-04-08

Gangsters Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000

1968-05-27

The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.

1968-07-07

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1968-07-12

Couve de Murville forms government in France

1968-07-15

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1968-07-21

Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman

1968-08-03

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1968-08-24

France became world's 5th thermonuclear power with detonation on Mururoa

1968-09-08

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1968-09-11

Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.

1968-09-27

France denies UK entry into common market

1969-01-04

France begins arms embargo against Israel

1969-04-28

Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

1969-05-01

Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting

1969-06-20

Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

1969-07-20

Eddy Merckx wins Tour de France

1969-08-23

France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)

1970-02-10

Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France)

1970-04-16

70 die in a snow crush (France)

1970-05-15

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1970-05-22

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1970-07-27

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1970-08-02

France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

1970-08-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1970-11-01

Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die

1970-11-01

Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die

1971-03-14

The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

1971-07-04

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1971-07-18

Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France

1971-08-08

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1971-08-14

France performs nuclear test

1972-06-15

Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die

1972-07-09

1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

1972-07-23

Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France

1972-07-29

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1973-04-12

France recognizes North Vietnam

1973-06-25

Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France

1973-06-28

New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone after France's refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an 'honourable' one

1973-07-21

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific

1973-07-28

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1973-08-19

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1973-08-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1973-08-28

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1974-03-08

Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France

1974-07-17

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1974-07-21

Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France

1974-07-26

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1974-07-29

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1974-08-15

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1974-08-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1975-06-28

The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria

1975-07-06

Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)

1975-10-01

Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production

1975-11-26

France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

1976-01-21

Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain & France

1976-04-03

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1976-05-24

In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines.

1976-06-27

Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda

1976-06-27

Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany

1976-07-03

Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers

1976-07-04

Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)

1976-07-11

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1976-07-18

Lucien van Impe wins Tour de France

1976-07-23

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1977-01-11

France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics

1977-02-19

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-03-19

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-06-27

Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France

1977-07-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-09-10

Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France.

1977-11-12

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-11-24

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1977-12-17

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1978-02-01

Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl

1978-02-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1978-03-22

France performs nuclear test

1978-04-26

France sends troops to Chad

1978-06-26

Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France

1978-07-19

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1978-07-26

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1978-11-02

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1978-11-30

France performs nuclear test

1978-12-18

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1978-12-19

France performs nuclear test

1979-03-09

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1979-07-09

A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.

1979-07-27

France performs nuclear Test

1979-07-28

France performs nuclear Test

1980-02-16

Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France

1980-02-23

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1980-03-03

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1980-03-23

France performs nuclear test

1980-04-01

France performs nuclear test

1980-04-03

France performs nuclear test

1980-05-30

1st papal visit to France since 1814

1980-07-06

France performs nuclear test

1980-07-18

Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France

1980-07-20

Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France

1980-07-30

Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France

1980-11-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1981-03-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1981-03-28

France performs nuclear test

1981-04-10

France performs nuclear test

1981-05-10

Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Presidency of France

1981-05-21

Francois Mitterrand becomes president of France

1981-07-08

France performs nuclear test

1981-07-08

PM Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France

1981-07-11

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1981-08-03

France performs nuclear test in Pacific

1981-09-18

Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.

1981-10-09

Abolition of capital punishment in France.

1981-11-07

France performs nuclear test

1981-12-05

France performs nuclear test

1981-12-08

France performs nuclear test

1982-02-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1982-03-20

France performs nuclear test

1982-07-21

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1982-07-25

France performs nuclear Test

1982-07-31

46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France

1982-07-31

Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die

1982-07-31

Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)

1982-10-11

English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England

1982-11-28

71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)

1983-01-19

Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia

1983-04-05

France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats

1983-04-19

France performs nuclear test

1983-04-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1983-05-25

France performs nuclear test

1983-06-22

"Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France

1983-07-05

France invades Algeria

1983-07-15

8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France

1983-07-20

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1983-07-24

Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France

1983-08-04

France performs nuclear test

1983-12-03

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1983-12-07

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1984-04-21

Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS

1984-05-08

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1984-05-12

France performs nuclear test

1984-06-27

France wins soccer's European Cup

1984-07-17

Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France

1984-07-22

Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France

1984-08-11

101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France

1984-10-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1984-11-02

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1984-12-01

France performs nuclear test

1984-12-06

France performs nuclear test

1985-04-30

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1985-05-08

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1985-06-09

Bernard Hinault wins Tour de France

1985-07-21

Bernard Hinault wins his 5th & last Tour de France

1985-08-03

Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed

1985-09-22

France premier confesses on attack of Rainbow Warrior

1985-11-26

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1986-02-07

Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti

1986-04-26

France performs nuclear test

1986-05-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1986-05-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1986-05-30

France performs nuclear test

1986-07-27

Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France

1986-11-12

France performs nuclear test

1986-12-06

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1986-12-10

France performs nuclear test

1987-04-18

Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)

1987-05-05

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1987-06-03

"Little Shop of Horrors" released in France

1987-06-03

"Pee-wee's Big Adventure" released in France

1987-07-04

Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France

1987-07-17

Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations

1987-07-26

Stephen Roche wins Tour de France

1987-08-11

France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf

1987-08-30

Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)

1987-10-03

Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile

1987-10-15

The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.

1987-10-23

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1987-11-05

France performs nuclear test

1987-11-19

France performs nuclear test

1987-11-29

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1987-12-01

Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel

1988-05-08

Francois Mitterrand elected president of France

1988-05-11

France performs nuclear test

1988-07-25

Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France

1988-08-30

France performs nuclear test

1988-10-25

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1988-11-05

France performs nuclear test

1988-11-23

France performs nuclear test

1988-11-30

France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island

1989-05-11

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-07-21

Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time

1989-10-24

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-10-31

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-11-15

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-11-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1989-12-05

France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph

1990-02-13

US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify

1990-07-04

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1990-07-08

Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph)

1990-07-22

Greg LeMond of US wins his 3rd Tour de France

1990-09-12

US, England, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge

1990-09-15

France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf

1990-09-27

Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House

1990-10-30

Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel

1990-11-14

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1991-05-07

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1991-05-15

Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier

1991-05-18

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1991-07-05

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1991-07-15

France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1991-07-28

Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race

1991-11-18

France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti

1991-12-01

80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)

1992-02-08

16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France

1992-02-23

16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France

1992-04-02

Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

1992-04-12

Euro Disney opens in Marne-la-Vallee France

1992-09-20

France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty

1992-09-22

Heavy storm in South France, 34 die

1992-09-23

Mud storm kills 30 in South France

1993-06-09

"Amantes" (1991) premieres in France

1993-06-09

"Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France

1993-06-09

"Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France

1993-06-09

"Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France

1993-06-09

"Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France

1993-07-25

Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France

1994-05-06

Chunnel linking England & France officially opens

1994-05-11

"Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" released in France

1994-06-30

Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)

1994-07-24

Miguel Indurain wins Tour de France

1994-12-24

4 Moslem fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers

1994-12-26

French commando's terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille

1995-07-23

Miguel Indurains wins his 5th Tour de France

1996-01-27

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

1996-12-01

85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2)

1997-06-02

Liberals beat Conservatives in France

1997-06-13

American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.

1997-10-05

35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)

1997-11-23

Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

1998-04-20

TAME Boeing 727-200 chartered by Air France crashes into Cerro El Cable mountain after takeoff from Bogotá, Colombia, killing 53.

1998-07-12

France beats Brazil 3-0 for soccer's 16th World Cup (1st title)

1999-08-11

Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)

1999-10-22

Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.

1999-12-05

88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)

1999-12-26

Severe weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).

2000-07-20

Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.

2000-07-25

Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.

2000-10-01

United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75

2001-09-21

AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people

2001-12-20

90th Davis Cup: France beats Australia in Melbourne (3-2)

2002-12-01

91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)

2003-02-10

France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.

2003-07-20

France: Sixteen people are injured after two bombs explode outside a tax office in Nice.

2004-11-27

New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris

2004-12-14

The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.

2005-04-27

The Superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.

2005-05-29

France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution.

2005-07-24

Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory (stripped for doping in 2012)

2005-11-27

The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.

2006-01-12

The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.

2006-02-07

Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature

2006-03-28

At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.

2006-07-09

Italy beats France 5-3 for soccer's 18th World Cup in Germany

2007-05-16

Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France

2009-06-01

Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.

2010-02-24

Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009

2010-06-24

John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in tennis history.

2010-12-05

99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)

2012-03-17

Wales defeat France to record their eleventh Grand Slam in the Six Nations Championship

2012-05-06

Francois Hollande elected President of France

2012-06-17

France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election

2012-08-29

The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles

2012-11-09

An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people

2013-01-19

Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

2013-04-28

3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France

2013-07-29

€103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France

2013-08-11

2 people are killed and 30 are injured after a coach crash in southern France

2014-07-27

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy wins the Tour de France

2015-11-04

France lifts ban on gay men as blood donors

2015-11-14

Paris attacks: Horror as terror strikes France again, killing 132 people

2016-01-16

Drug trial participant brain dead, 5 others hospitalized in France

2016-02-19

France Rejects Russia's Proposed UN Resolution on Syria

2016-03-16

Al Qaeda says Ivory Coast attack was revenge against France

2016-04-05

France opens probe after Panama leaks

2016-04-24

France calls on EU to adopt new sanctions against North Korea

2016-06-19

20 Russian Soccer Fans Deported by France for Fighting

2016-07-11

Portugal stuns host France to win Euro 2016

2016-07-25

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome completes third race victory

2016-11-29

France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo

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France - Notable Birthdays

King Philip IMay 23, 1052

Joan of ArcJan 6, 1412

NostradamusDec 14, 1503

Henry IIMar 31, 1519

Marguerite BourgeoysApr 17, 1620

Charles PerraultJan 12, 1628

Louis XIVSep 5, 1638

Maria Theresa of SpainSep 10, 1638

VoltaireNov 21, 1694

Denis DiderotOct 5, 1713

Marquis de CondorcetSep 17, 1743

Pierre Charles L'EnfantAug 2, 1754

Marie AntoinetteNov 2, 1755

Louis XVIIINov 17, 1755

TussaudDec 7, 1761

NapoleonAug 15, 1769

Georges CuvierAug 23, 1769

Louis-Jacques DaguerreNov 18, 1787

Victor HugoFeb 26, 1802

Alexandre DumasJul 24, 1802

Louis BrailleJan 4, 1809

Louis VuittonAug 4, 1821

Louis PasteurDec 27, 1822

Frederic MistralSep 8, 1830

Frederic Auguste BartholdiAug 2, 1834

BizetOct 25, 1838

Auguste RodinNov 12, 1840

Pierre Auguste RenoirFeb 25, 1841

Henri MoissanSep 28, 1852

Arthur RimbaudOct 20, 1854

Georges SeuratDec 2, 1859

Andre GideNov 22, 1869

Charles de GaulleNov 22, 1890

Christian DiorJan 21, 1905

Simone de BeauvoirJan 9, 1908

Henri Cartier-BressonAug 22, 1908

Georges PompidouJul 5, 1911

Philippe de BrocaMar 15, 1933

Yasser ArafatAug 24, 1933

Nicolas SarkozyJan 28, 1955

Yannick NoahMay 18, 1960

Henri LeconteJul 4, 1963

Cedric PiolineJun 15, 1969

Lance ArmstrongSep 18, 1971

Emma WatsonApr 15, 1990

France - Birthdays
Date Event
823-06-13

Charles II, the Bald, King of France (843-77)/emperor (875-77)

879-09-17

Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)

972-03-27

King Robert II of France (d. 1031)

1008-05-04

King Henry I of France (d. 1060)

1052-05-23

King Philip I of France (d. 1108)

1081-12-01

Louis VI of France (d. 1137)

1113-08-24

Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, France, conquered Normandy (d. 1151)

1160-10-04

Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. 1220)

1165-08-21

Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)

1170-04-23

Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France (d. 1190)

1187-09-05

Louis VIII, [Coeur-de-Lion] king of France (1223-26)

1188-03-04

Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France (d. 1252)

1214-04-25

Louis IX, King of France (1226-70)

1220-11-11

Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (d. 1271)

1245-04-03

Philips III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85)

1245-04-30

King Philip III of France (d. 1285)

1254-05-13

Maria of Brabant, queen of France (d. 1321)

1270-03-12

Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (d. 1325)

1289-10-04

Louis X, the Stubborn, king of France (1314-16)

1315-05-20

Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)

1316-11-15

Jean I, King of France (Nov 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 5 days)

1319-04-16

King John II of France (d. 1364)

1326-05-08

Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)

1338-01-21

King Charles V, (Charles the Wise), of France (1364-80)

1338-02-03

Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)

1344-09-18

Marie Valois, Princess of France (d. 1404)

1367-01-06

Richard II, Bordeaux, France, King of England (1377-99) (d. 1400)

1368-02-03

Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)

1368-12-03

Charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422)

1371-05-28

John, the Fearless, Burgundy France, Duke of Burgundy/warrior

1372-03-13

Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, brother of Charles VI of France (d. 1407)

1387-08-29

Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)

1401-08-16

Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)

1403-02-22

Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove out the English from Northern France. Died 1461.

1404-10-14

Marie of Anjou, queen of France (d. 1463)

1412-01-06

Joan of Arc, Domrémy, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)

1423-07-03

Louis XI, King of France (1461-83)

1462-06-27

Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515)

1464-04-23

Johanna van Valois, Queen of France

1470-06-30

Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), invaded Italy

1493-03-15

Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, marshal of France

1494-09-12

King Francis I of France (1515-47), (d. 1547)

1496-03-18

Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)

1498-11-15

Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)

1499-09-03

Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II of France (d. 1566)

1499-10-14

Claude of France, wife of Louis XII of France (d. 1524)

1503-12-14

Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, astrologist/prophet (Les Propheties), (d. 1566)

1510-10-25

Renée of France, French princess and Duchess of Ferrara (d. 1574)

1515-12-22

Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland

1516-10-23

Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)

1519-03-31

Henry II, King of France (1547-59)

1519-04-13

Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons

1523-06-05

Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)

1533-02-28

Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher

1543-04-01

François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)

1544-01-19

Francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60)

1547-04-13

Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)

1547-11-12

Claude of Valois, French princess (d. 1575). 2nd daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.

1550-06-27

Charles IX, King of France (1560-74)

1551-09-19

Henry III, duke of Anjou/king of Poland/France (1573/4-89)

1553-04-30

Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, queen of France (d. 1601)

1553-12-13

Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)

1553-12-14

Henri IV the Bourbon, King of Navarra (Henri III)/France

1554-06-05

Elisabeth of Austria, queen consort of France (d. 1592)

1573-04-26

Marie de'Medici, Queen of France

1579-04-12

Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France

1585-09-09

Armand-Jean du Plessicide de Richelieu, premier of France (1624-42)

1585-10-28

Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader

1588-05-28

Pierre Seguier, Chancellor of France (d. 1672)

1588-09-08

Marin Mersenne, France, mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)

1596-03-31

René Descartes, France, philosopher (he thought, therefore he was)

1601-09-22

Anna van Oostenrijk, queen of France/daughter of Philip III

1601-09-27

Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)

1602-07-14

Jules Mazarin, France, cardinal, French 1st Minister (1642-61)

1606-02-10

Christine Marie of France, regent of Savoy (d. 1663)

1606-06-06

Pierre Corneille, France, dramatist (El Cid, Horace)

1611-09-11

Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France (d. 1675)

1620-04-17

Marguerite Bourgeoys, Troyes France, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (first Canadian saint)

1622-05-12

Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor General of New France (d. 1698)

1622-05-22

Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)

1624-08-25

François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709)

1625-06-08

Giovanni D Cassini, Perinaldo, France, discoverer (4 moons of Saturn)

1628-01-12

Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)

1635-11-27

Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)

1638-09-05

Louis XIV, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, King of France (1643-1715), (Sun King), (d. 1715)

1638-09-10

Maria Theresa of Spain, El Escorial, Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)

1641-10-05

Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)

1643-12-22

Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer (Louisiana)

1644-01-10

Louis Boufflers, marshall of France

1646-12-04

Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)

1650-02-15

Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (hugenot)

1651-08-06

Francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)

1653-05-08

Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshall of France (d. 1734)

1656-04-10

René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)

1657-02-11

Bernard Fontenelle, France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)

1663-10-18

Prince Eugene of Savoy, Paris France, famous military commander for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French

1664-08-04

Louis Lully, Paris France, musician

1667-09-24

Jean-Louis Lully, Paris France, composer

1668-11-10

Francois Couperin, Paris France, composer/organist (Concerts Royaux)

1668-11-27

Henri F d'Aguesseau, chancellor of France (1717..50)

1674-08-02

Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)

1676-12-19

Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist

1683-02-19

Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)

1683-09-25

Jean-Philippe Rameau, Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized)

1683-12-19

Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)

1685-12-06

Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France (d. 1712)

1688-02-04

Pierre De Marivaux, Paris France, writer (Marianne)

1689-01-18

Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)

1692-08-18

Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (d. 1740)

1694-11-21

Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayist, philosopher and playwright (Candide) (d. 1778)

1698-09-28

Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer

1703-06-23

Maria Leszczyńska, queen of Louis XV of France (d. 1768)

1707-02-15

Claude Prosper, Paris France, novelist

1710-02-15

Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)

1712-06-28

Jean Jacques Rousseau, France, composer/social contractor (Confession)

1713-04-21

Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France

1713-10-05

Denis Diderot, Langres, France, enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), (d. 1784)

1714-02-25

René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)

1715-01-26

Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher

1715-07-16

Charles, Prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France

1717-10-05

Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)

1718-10-19

Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (d. 1804)

1726-09-07

Francois-Andre Danican Philidor, France, composer/chess champion

1727-08-14

Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752)

1727-08-14

Louise-Elisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)

1732-01-24

Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)

1732-03-23

Marie Adélaïde of France, daughter of Louis XV (d. 1800)

1733-05-11

Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1799)

1736-09-15

Jean-Sylvain, French historian (History of France)

1736-11-26

Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Mercure de France)

1737-07-15

Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)

1737-07-15

Louise de France, Movies for Louise

1738-05-28

Joseph Ignace Guillotin, France, physician/inventor (guillotine)

1739-03-19

Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (d. 1824)

1740-08-26

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)

1743-05-24

Jean-Paul Marat, France, revolutionist

1743-09-17

Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician

1743-09-17

Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794)

1748-08-30

Jacques-Louis David, France, Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)

1749-06-19

Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)

1752-10-17

Nicolas Appert, Châlons-sur-Marne, France, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)

1753-09-02

Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)

1754-08-02

Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Anet France, architect laid out Wash DC, (d. 1825)

1754-08-23

Louis XVI, Versailles, king of France (1774-93) eventually guillotined

1755-11-02

Marie Antoinette, Vienna, Queen of France(1774-1792), "let them eat cake", (d. 1793)

1755-11-17

Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

1757-09-03

Charles X, Versailles France, Duke of Prussia

1757-10-09

Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed

1757-10-21

Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (d. 1816)

1759-10-26

Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice

1760-03-02

Camille Desmoulins, France, journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader

1761-12-07

Madame [Marie Grosholtz] Tussaud, Strasbourg, France, created wax museum, (d. 1850)

1763-05-07

Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general/marshal of France (d. 1813)

1763-06-23

Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I and first Empress of France (1804-14) at Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique (d.1814)

1764-02-13

Talleyrand, France/Napoleon's foreign minster

1764-05-03

Elisabeth PMH, princess of France/son of king Louis XVI

1766-11-16

Rodolphe Kreitzer, France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)

1767-03-25

Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15)

1767-12-22

Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, rebellion leader (fought Napoleon's France)

1768-09-04

Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)

1769-05-10

Jean Lannes, duc de Montebello, Marshal of France

1769-08-15

Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica, resident of Elba (emperor of France 1804-13, 1814-15), (d. 1821)

1769-08-23

Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], Montbéliard, France, French naturalist and zoologist

1771-06-24

E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)

1773-10-06

King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)

1775-08-06

Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme/General of France

1779-12-19

Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver

1780-09-28

Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure

1781-02-17

René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)

1783-01-23

Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)

1783-12-19

Charles-Julien Brianchon, France, mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)

1784-10-15

Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (d. 1849)

1785-03-27

Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95)

1786-07-09

Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France (d. 1787)

1787-11-18

Louis-Jacques Daguerre, Cormeilles-en-Parisis France, inventor and photographer (d. 1851)

1790-10-21

Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)

1797-04-10

Claude Ambroise Seurat, Troyes France, (World's skinniest man)

1797-04-18

Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France

1798-08-21

Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)

1800-12-03

France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)

1802-02-26

Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

1802-07-24

Alexandre Dumas, Aisne France, author (3 Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo), (d. 1870)

1804-07-01

George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)

1805-02-01

Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)

1805-07-29

Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America)

1805-11-19

Ferdinand de Lesseps, France, diplomat (built Suez Canal)

1808-02-20

Daumier, Marseilles France, artist

1808-04-20

Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)

1809-01-04

Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)

1809-01-15

Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist)

1809-03-24

Joseph Liouville, France, discover of transcendental numbers

1809-03-27

Georges Eugene Haussmann, Paris France, architect

1811-08-31

Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)

1812-04-02

Louise-Marie of France, queen of Belgium (d. 1850)

1817-10-24

Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, Draguignan, France, French chemist and inventor of margarine

1818-06-17

Charles Francois Gounod, Paris France, opera composer (Faust)

1819-09-21

Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1864)

1821-04-09

Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, France, symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)

1821-06-13

Albert, duc de Broglie, France, premier (1873-74, 1977)

1821-08-04

Louis Vuitton, Anchay France, Founder of the leather goods company

1821-12-12

Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)

1822-02-08

Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)

1822-12-27

Louis Pasteur, Dole, France, bacteriologist (pasturization), (d. 1895)

1823-01-27

Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole)

1823-12-21

Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)

1824-02-28

Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist

1824-06-28

Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)

1824-07-27

Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)

1826-05-05

Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France

1828-02-08

Jules Verne, France, pioneered sci-fi (From the Earth to the Moon)

1830-09-08

Frederic Mistral, Maillane, France, Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), (d. 1914)

1830-12-17

Jules de Goncourt, France, novelist (Germinie)

1834-07-19

Edgar Degas, France, impressionist painter, sculptor and artist

1834-08-02

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)

1838-10-25

Georges Alexandre-Cesar-Leopold Bizet, France, composer (Carmen)

1838-12-31

Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)

1839-03-16

René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)

1840-11-12

Auguste Rodin, Meudon, France, sculptor (Kiss, Thinker), (d. 1917)

1841-01-18

Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)

1841-02-25

Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor

1841-09-28

Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)

1842-05-12

Jules Emile Fred Massenet, Montaud France, composer (Manon, Le Cid)

1843-02-22

Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)

1844-02-21

Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer/prof (Paris Conservatory)

1844-03-30

Paul M Verlaine, France, lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)

1844-04-16

Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)

1844-04-16

Anatole France, Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg

1845-01-22

Paul Vidal de la Blanche, France, geographer

1845-05-12

Gabriel Urbain Faure, Pamiers France, composer (Requiem, Ballade)

1845-10-22

Sarah Bernhardt, France, actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth)

1848-02-05

Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)

1848-07-31

Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)

1849-02-04

Jean Richepin, Mothers of France

1850-02-16

Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)

1850-08-05

Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)

1851-05-21

Leon Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)

1851-10-02

Ferdinand Foch, France, Allied military commander and hero during WW I

1852-09-28

Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906), (d. 1907)

1853-01-16

Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)

1853-04-22

Alphonse Bertillon, France, anthropologist, devised crime ID system

1854-04-29

Henri Poincaré, France, mathematician/astronomer/philosopher

1854-10-20

Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville, France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations)

1857-03-22

Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th Pres of France (1931-32)

1857-04-29

Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)

1859-05-15

Pierre Curie, France, physicist (Nobel 1903)

1859-05-30

Pierre Marie Felix Janet, France, psychologist/neurologist

1859-10-18

Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)

1859-12-02

Georges Seurat, Paris France, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), (d. 1891)

1859-12-21

Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)

1860-08-20

Raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)

1861-12-08

Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)

1861-12-08

George Melies, Paris France, early film maker (A trip to the Moon)

1862-03-28

Aristide Briand, France, 11x premier (1909-22) (Nobel 1926)

1863-01-01

Pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games)

1863-08-01

Gaston Doumergue, premier/pres of France (1913..34)

1863-12-22

Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)

1864-01-17

Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)

1864-02-22

Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)

1864-11-24

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)

1865-01-31

Henri Desgrange, Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)

1865-03-25

Pierre Weiss, Mulhouse, France, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism)

1866-01-29

Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)

1866-09-21

Charles Jean Henri Nicolle France, bacteriologist (Nobel-1928)

1868-04-01

Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)

1868-06-30

C V France, Bradford England, actor (Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail)

1868-06-30

C.V. France, The Skin Game

1868-08-06

Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)

1869-04-05

Albert Roussel, Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende)

1869-11-22

Andre Gide, Paris, France, writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)

1870-09-30

Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)

1870-12-10

Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)

1871-07-10

Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)

1872-01-18

Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)

1873-05-17

Henri Barbusse, Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)

1873-06-28

Alexis Carrel, France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)

1873-11-10

Henri Rabnaud, Paris France, composer (Le Premer Glaire)

1875-02-21

Jeanne Louise Calment, France, world's oldest woman (died at 122)

1875-04-04

Pierre Monteux, Paris France, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24)

1875-07-31

Harry Northrup, Paris France, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door)

1876-08-03

Francis Byrne, Rose-France

1876-09-22

André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)

1877-06-03

Raoul Dufy, France, Fauvist painter (Palm)

1878-04-02

Émilie Charmy, Saint-Etienne France, avant-garde artist

1878-10-15

Paul Reynaud, premier France (May-June 1940)

1879-07-01

Leon Jouhaux, France, socialist/co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951)

1879-07-15

Louis de Carbonnat, Le tour de France par deux enfants

1880-08-26

Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)

1881-03-23

Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)

1881-05-01

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist

1881-08-29

Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)

1882-03-20

René Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)

1882-11-18

Jacques Maritain, France, Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas)

1882-12-22

Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright

1883-06-28

Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)

1883-12-16

Max Linder, Caverne France, actor/comic/director (Max Prend un Bain)

1883-12-25

Maurice Utrillo, France, painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre)

1884-01-28

Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, astronomer (chromosome of sun)

1884-01-31

Nicholas Joy, Paris France, actor (Boss Lady)

1884-06-18

Edouard Daladier, premier France (1933..40)

1884-08-27

Vincent Auriol, president of France (1947-53)

1885-02-01

Camille Chautemps, premier France

1885-02-21

Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)

1885-07-26

Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer

1885-08-26

Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)

1885-10-11

Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)

1886-06-29

Robert Schuman, The Cold War: Act 1 - France

1887-05-31

Saint-John Perse, France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960) [or Mar 31]

1887-07-02

Marcel Tabuteau, Compiègne France, oboist (Phila Orch 1915-54)

1887-12-24

Louis Jouvet, Crozon France, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise)

1888-02-20

Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)

1888-07-13

Jean Murat, Pergneux France, actor (Eternal Rain, Carnival Flanders)

1889-07-05

Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)

1890-08-15

Jacques Ibert, Paris France, composer (Escales)

1890-11-22

Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, President of France (1958-69), (d. 1970)

1891-11-17

Jean Del Val, [Gautier], France, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)

1892-03-10

Arthur Honegger, Le Havre, France, composer (King David, Pacific 231)

1892-04-19

Germaine Tailleferre, [Les Six], Pau-St-Maur France, composer

1892-08-15

Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)

1892-08-21

Charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)

1892-09-04

Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien)

1893-12-16

Vladimir Golschmann, Paris France, conductor with Immortal Downbeat

1894-06-13

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, France, photographer

1895-07-25

Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)

1896-09-04

Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)

1897-02-02

Aimé Avignon, France's former oldest living man (d. 2007)

1897-04-04

Pierre Fresnay, Paris France, actor (Grand Illusion)

1897-10-16

Louis de Cazenave, France's oldest living man

1897-12-19

Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, France, anti-Semite/nazi collaborator

1897-12-23

Julien Carette, Paris France, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom)

1898-01-20

Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)

1898-04-12

Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)

1898-05-15

Arlette-Leonie Arletty, [Bathiat], Courbevoie France, actress (Maxime)

1898-08-13

Jean Borota, France, tennis champ (35 Wimbledons between 1922-64)

1898-08-22

Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)

1899-02-15

Georges Auric, Lodve France, Composer

1899-05-24

Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times)

1899-08-28

Charles Boyer, France, actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park)

1899-09-23

Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], Paris France, actor (China Gate)

1899-12-09

Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)

1899-12-31

Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive

1901-02-20

René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)

1901-05-18

Henri-Pierre Sauguet, Bordeaux France, composer (La Chotte)

1901-05-21

Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)

1901-09-16

Andree Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)

1901-11-03

Andre Malraux, [Berger], Paris, France, novelist/art historian (La Condition Humaine)

1902-01-31

Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer

1902-04-03

Henri Garat, Paris France, actor (Congress Dances)

1902-05-03

Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)

1902-06-28

Pierre Brunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)

1902-08-03

Ray Block, France, orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)

1902-08-09

Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)

1902-12-22

Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)

1903-01-10

Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor

1903-02-21

Madeleine Renaud, Paris France, actress (Helene, Longest Day)

1903-05-08

Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)

1903-08-19

Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported)

1903-12-13

Richard De Rochemont, The Cold War: Act 1 - France

1904-02-15

Antonin Magne, French bicyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)

1904-06-18

Manuel Rosenthal, Paris France, composer (Bootleggers)

1904-12-22

Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)

1905-01-21

Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

1905-04-08

George Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged)

1905-04-26

Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)

1905-06-21

Jacques Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)

1905-06-26

Jan Louis Guillaume "Yvan" Doornik, Neth resistance fighter in France

1905-07-02

Jean-Rene Lacoste, France, US Open (1926)/alligator shirt designer

1905-08-08

Andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)

1906-04-28

Pierre [Louis] Boileau, Paris France, novelist (Vertigo)

1906-06-24

Pierre Fournier, Paris France, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire)

1906-10-31

Louise Talma, Arcachon France, composer (Summer Sounds)

1907-01-11

Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)

1907-01-11

Pierre Mendès-France, The Sorrow and the Pity

1907-01-24

Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)

1907-02-05

Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France

1907-04-29

Tino Rossi, Ajaccio France, singer (Deux Amours, Marlene)

1907-09-25

Robert Bresson, France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)

1907-11-20

Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, director (Le salaire de la peur)

1907-11-22

Dora Maar, Tours France, French painter and photographer and lover of Picasso

1907-11-30

Jacques Barzun, France, author (The House of Interlect), (d. 2012)

1908-01-09

Simone de Beauvoir, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)

1908-01-31

René Simone Mathieu, France, doubles tennis star (Wimbledon 1934)

1908-04-21

Louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)

1908-07-03

Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)

1908-08-18

Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)

1908-08-22

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment' (d. 2004)

1908-10-09

Jacques Tati[scheff], La Pecq France, director (Traffic, Playtime)

1908-12-10

Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)

1908-12-26

Georgette Le Tourneur de Marcay, Dawn Over France

1909-09-26

Bill France, Sr., American car racing executive (d. 1992)

1910-01-07

Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron

1910-01-10

Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer

1910-06-23

Jean Anouilh, France, dramatist (Thieves' Carnival)

1910-09-08

Jean-Louis Barrault, Vesinet France, actor (Les Enfants du Paradis)

1910-09-20

Jacques-Baptise LeBrun, France, finn yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1932)

1910-12-19

Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)

1910-9-02

Rolla France, À Nous la Liberté

1911-01-05

Jean-Pierre Aumont, Paris France, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001)

1911-04-09

Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)

1911-04-23

Simone Simon, France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)

1911-07-05

Georges Pompidou, Paris, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), (d. 1974)

1912-04-06

France Aubert, Adventure in Paris

1912-04-12

Georges Franju, France, director (Judex, L'homme sans visage)

1912-04-28

Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)

1912-08-10

Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)

1912-10-08

France Ehren, T-Men

1912-11-13

Claude Pompidou, Premières dames de France

1913-01-02

Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist

1913-03-18

Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)

1913-04-11

Oleg Cassini, Paris France, fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy)

1913-10-19

Jean Urruty, France, Jai-Alai champion

1913-12-11

Jean Marais, Cherbourgh France, actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus)

1914-01-10

Claude Gallimard, France, publisher

1914-04-04

Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)

1914-05-18

Pierre A Balmain, France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look")

1914-06-26

Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)

1914-07-31

Louis De Funes, Courbevoie France, actor (I Tartassati, Fantomas)

1914-11-29

Taisen Deshimaru, Saga City Japan, found several Zen centers in France

1915-01-31

Thomas Merton, France, Trappist monk/poet/essayist (7 Storey Mt)

1915-02-16

Annie France, Mon amour est près de toi

1916-01-22

Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer

1916-03-20

Pierre Messmer, PM (France)

1916-10-26

Francois Mitterand, Jarnac France, President of France (1981-95)

1916-12-31

Suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws)

1917-01-22

Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac, De Gaulle à Matignon, sept mois qui ont changé la France

1917-05-01

Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)

1917-10-20

Jean-Pierre Melville, Paris France, director (A Cop)

1917-11-22

Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Paris France, Mexican surrealist painter

1918-01-28

Suzanne Flon, Paris France, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)

1918-08-10

France Cerar, Lucija

1918-08-31

George Aldwin, Reunion in France

1918-12-01

Basil Bookasta, Reunion in France

1919-04-13

Robert Ripa, France

1919-06-19

Louis Jourdan, Marseilles France, actor (Gigi, Can-Can, Madame Bovary)

1919-11-12

France Stiglic, The Ninth Circle

1920-01-08

Anny Gould, Un garçon de France

1920-01-10

Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)

1920-01-22

George Breakston, Paris France, actor/director (Jungle Stampede)

1920-02-03

Stan Ockers, Belgian bicyclist (Tour de France 1955, 56)

1920-04-04

Eric Rohmer, Nancy France, actor (6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval)

1920-05-16

Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)

1920-05-17

Jean Mercanton, Son of France

1920-06-17

Francois Jacob, France, biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), (d. 2013)

1921-04-02

France Roche, Gina Manès

1921-05-19

Daniel Gelin, Angers France, Maria Schneider's dad, actor (Obsession)

1921-07-04

Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)

1921-07-14

Cecile Starr, France: Conquest to Liberation

1921-10-13

Yves Montand, France, actor/singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix)

1921-9-16

France Jamnik, Valley of Peace

1922-01-07

Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist

1922-06-03

Alain Resnais, France, director (Providence, Hiroshima, Mon Amour)

1922-06-03

M Alain Resnais, Vannes France, director (Melo, I Want to Go Home)

1922-07-07

Pierre Cardin, Paris France, fashion designer (Unisex)

1922-08-18

Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)

1922-08-20

France Delahalle, Playtime

1922-10-03

France Kosmac, Lucija

1922-12-04

Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)

1922-12-23

Micheline Ostermeyer, France, shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)

1923-03-04

Piero J d'Inzeo, France, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)

1923-03-13

France Asselin, Classe Tous Risques

1923-03-22

Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)

1924-01-20

Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist

1924-04-29

Renée Jeanmaire, Paris France, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson)

1924-06-09

Christine Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1964)

1924-09-12

Jean Le Poulain, Marseille, France, actor (Divine)

1924-09-13

Maurice Jarre, Lyons France, composer (Dr Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)

1925-03-12

Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55)

1925-03-26

Pierre Boulez, Montbrison France, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial)

1925-04-30

Corinne Calvet, Paris France, actress (Phantom of Hollywood)

1925-07-20

Frantz Fanon, Martinique, France, psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), (d. 1961)

1925-09-08

Denise Darcel, Paris France, actress (Dangerous When Wet)

1925-12-27

Michel Piccoli, Paris France, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools)

1926-02-11

Paul Bocuse, France, great chef (Legion of Honor)

1926-03-01

Robert Clary, Paris France, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes)

1926-04-30

Corinne Calvet, France, actress (Apache Uprising)

1927-02-21

Hubert de Givenchy, Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)

1927-04-13

Maurice Ronet, Nice France, actor (Frantic, Sphinz, Circle of Love)

1927-05-26

Jacques Bergerac, France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)

1927-06-04

France Descaut, Procès au Vatican

1927-07-04

France Degand, The Blonde Gypsy

1927-07-13

Simone Veil, Pres European parliament (France)

1928-01-23

Jeanne Moreau, Paris France, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim)

1928-01-26

Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)

1928-03-30

Robert Badinter, Being Jewish in France

1928-04-18

Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor

1928-05-05

Pierre Schoendoerffer, Chamalieres, France, director and screen-writer (The Anderson Platoon), (d. 2012)

1928-06-20

Jean-Marie le Pen, France, leader (National Front party)

1928-07-14

Pierre Olaf, Cauderan France, actor (Kraft Music Hall)

1928-10-03

Christian d'Oriola, France, foils (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)

1928-12-29

William Pfaff, France: The Precarious Generation

1930-03-06

Lorin Maazel, Neuilly France, conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941)

1930-04-17

Genevieve, Paris France, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples)

1930-05-22

Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Paris France, Venezuelan sculptor

1930-08-23

Michel Rocard, Courbevoie France, Prime Minister of France

1930-10-01

Philippe Noiret, Lille France, actor (Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino)

1930-10-15

Phillipe Leroy, Paris France, actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci)

1930-10-23

Gerard Blain, Paris France, actor (Hatari)

1930-12-11

Jean-Louis Trintignant, France, actor/director (Man & a Woman, Z)

1931-01-25

Paavo Haavikko, The King Goes Forth to France

1931-06-05

Jacques Demy, France, director (Lola, Magic Donkey)

1931-07-01

Leslie Caron, Boulogne-Biliancourt France, actr (Lili, Father Goose)

1931-10-25

Annie Giradot, Paris France, actress (Gypsy, Jacko & Lise)

1932-01-14

Caterina Valente, Paris France, singer (Entertainers)

1932-02-19

Jean-Pierre Ponnele, Paris France, opera director (Carmina Burana)

1932-10-27

Jean-Pierre Cassel, Paris France, actor (Trout)

1932-10-30

Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)

1932-11-08

Stephane Audran, Versailles France, actress (Just Before Nightfall)

1932-11-29

France Clidat, Episode dated 13 November 1966

1933-01-08

Jean-Marie Straub, France, director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach)

1933-02-13

Emanuel Ungaro, France, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1969)

1933-02-26

James Goldsmith, Paris France, corporate raider (Referendum Party)

1933-03-15

Philippe de Broca, Paris France, French film director

1933-04-04

Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer (d. 2007)

1933-04-04

Bill France Jr., NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

1933-04-09

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Paris France, actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique)

1933-06-20

Jean Boiteux, France, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)

1933-08-24

Yasser Arafat, Paris France, PLO-leader (Achille Lauro, Nobel 1994)

1933-11-12

François Chardeaux, Douce France

1934-01-08

Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France bicycle racer (5-time winner)

1934-01-27

Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)

1934-03-06

Marie-France Garaud, Episode dated 21 February 2014

1934-04-02

Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)

1934-06-06

Philippe Entremont, France, pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orch)

1934-06-07

Philippe Entremont, Rheims France, concert pianist

1934-09-28

Brigitte Bardot, Paris France, sex kitten (And God Created Women)

1935-06-21

Francoise Sagan, [Quoirez], Cajarc France, novelist (Bonjour Trieste)

1935-11-08

Alain Delon, France, actor (Honor Among Thieves, Return of Zorro)

1935-11-16

France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )

1936-05-20

Ronald France, The Fall

1936-06-15

Claude Brasseur, Paris France, actor (Josepha, Pardon Mon Affair)

1936-09-29

Mylene Demongeot, Nice France, actress (3 Murderesses)

1937-01-12

Marie Dubois, Paris France, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim)

1937-07-12

Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002

1938-03-10

Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)

1938-04-20

Bernard Malivoire, France, cox pair (Olympic-gold-1952)

1938-04-22

Marie-France Boyer, Le Bonheur

1938-05-05

Richard France, Dawn of the Dead

1938-05-08

Jean Giraud, Val-de-Marne, France, comic artist (Alien, Tron), (d. 2012)

1938-08-20

Jean-Loup Jaques Marie Chretien, France, cosmonaut (T-6, TM-7, STS 86)

1938-10-26

Bernadette Lafont, Nimes France, actress (Perils of Gwendoline), (d. 2013)

1939-03-14

Bertrand Blier, Paris France, novelist/director (Going Places)

1939-05-01

France Lambiotte, La femme de Jean

1939-05-01

France Rumilly, Playtime

1939-07-31

France Nuyen, Marseilles France, actress (St Elsewhere, Diamond Head)

1939-07-31

France Nuyen, Santa Barbara

1939-12-06

Tomés Svoboda, Paris France, Czech composer (Etude)

1940-03-06

Joanna Miles, Nice France, actress (Cross Creek, Delta County USA)

1940-05-15

Mireille Darc, Toulon France, actor (Week End, Hurried Man)

1940-08-31

Alain Calmat, France, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1964)

1941-01-16

Richard Bohringer, Paris France, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow)

1941-07-13

Jacques Perrin, Paris France, actress (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon)

1941-11-06

Dawson France, Winstanley

1942-01-21

France Arnel, The Suitor

1942-01-29

Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer

1942-04-03

Marie-France Mignal, Hunting and Gathering

1942-04-26

Claudine Auger, Paris, France, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball)

1942-07-17

France Anglade, People in Luck

1942-09-29

Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa)

1942-12-25

Francoise Durr, France, tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)

1943-04-23

Herve Villechaize, France, "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)

1943-08-30

Jean Claude Killy, Paris France, alpine skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968)

1943-08-31

France Castel, Karmina

1943-10-01

Jean-Jacques Annaud, Draveil France, director (Bear, Black & White, Name of the Rose)

1943-12-27

Penny France, Around with Allen

1944-03-21

Marie-Christine Barrault, Paris France, actress (Stardust Memories)

1944-05-05

Jean-Pierre Leaud, Paris France, actor (Detective)

1944-05-10

Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)

1944-05-10

Marie-France Pisier, Love on the Run

1944-07-28

Daniel Morelon, France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)

1944-10-28

Coluche, [Michel Colucci] France, comedian (My Best Friend's Girl)

1945-04-03

Catherine Spaak, France, actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love)

1945-06-17

Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)

1945-06-27

Catherine Lacoste, Paris France, golfer (US Women's Open 1967)

1945-09-28

Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic-gold-64)

1945-11-01

Rick Grech, Bordeaux France, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic)

1946-02-09

Marie-France, Les intrigues de Sylvia Couski

1946-02-17

Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)

1946-03-11

Brigitte Fossey, Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)

1946-05-17

Charles France, Dancers

1946-07-22

Mirelle Mathieu, Acignon France, singer (So Ein Schone r Abend)

1946-09-03

Peter Morris, historian of France

1946-9-10

Michèle Alliot-Marie, Cocori... couac! Quand la France torpille ses contrats

1947-01-16

Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)

1947-01-26

Patrick Dewaere, [PJMH Bordeaux], France, actor (Les Valseuses)

1947-03-11

Dominique Sanda, [Varaigne], Paris France, actress (1900, First Love)

1947-06-18

Bernard Giraudeau, La Rochelle France, actor (L'Annee des Meduses)

1947-10-09

France Gall, French singer

1947-10-09

France Gall, Tous... pour la musique

1947-11-25

Jonathan Kaplan, Paris France, director (Heart Like a Wheel)

1948-04-11

Marcello Lippi, Final: Italy vs. France

1948-04-21

Claire Denis, Paris France, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat)

1948-05-19

Jean-Pierre Haignere, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)

1948-06-30

David France, Dixie: The People's Legend

1948-07-04

René Arnoux, France, formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)

1948-07-06

Nathalie Baye, Mainneville France, actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon)

1948-09-28

Marielle Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1968) [or 1945]

1948-10-08

Stefanie Marrian, Paris France, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

1949-02-18

France Mary, Eu Faço... Elas Sentem

1949-04-13

Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist

1949-04-19

Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], Paris France, actress (Immoral Tales)

1949-09-30

Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)

1950-01-01

Patrick Cabouat, 1945, France année Zéro

1950-02-22

Miou-Miou [Sylvette Herry], Paris France, actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband)

1950-03-23

Corrine Clery, Paris France, actress (Moonraker, Yor)

1951-06-10

France Dougnac, Coup de tête

1951-06-16

Michel Viso, France, cosmonaut

1951-07-18

Elio Di Rupo, Standing with France - The Unitry Rally

1952-04-24

Jean Paul Gaultier, Arcueil France, French fashion designer

1952-12-26

Andre-Michel Schub, Paris France, pianist (Van Cliburn-1981)

1953-01-03

Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)

1953-04-26

Doug France, North Dallas Forty

1953-11-14

Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France

1954-01-01

Fr David, Paris France, rocker

1954-01-28

Anicee Alvina, Paris France, actress (Friends)

1954-03-04

François Fillon, French politician, Prime Minister of France

1954-11-14

Bernard Hinault, French bicylist (Tour de France)

1955-01-28

Nicolas Sarkozy, Paris, President of France (2007-)

1955-03-16

Isabelle Huppert, Paris France, actress (Cactus, Heaven's Gate)

1955-04-18

Anne-Marie Palli, Ciboure France, LPGA golfer (1992 ShopRite)

1955-10-07

Yo-Yo Ma, Paris, France, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom)

1956-06-19

Ahmed Bouchaala, Made in France

1957-04-28

Leopold Eyharts, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)

1957-05-13

Claudie Andre-Deshays, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)

1957-06-15

Clio Goldsmith, Paris France, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire)

1958-02-20

Carol Ficatier, Auscene France, playmate (December, 1985)

1958-06-07

Phillipe Boccara, Le Mans France, US sprint kayak (Olympics-96)

1958-10-17

France St Louis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

1959-01-01

Loïc Faujour, La France forte

1959-11-19

Jean-Francois Clervoy, Longeville France, astronaut (STS 66, 84)

1960-05-16

Anne Parillaud, Paris France, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood)

1960-05-18

Yannick Noah, Sedan France, tennis player (French 1983)

1961-01-27

Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)

1961-06-26

Greg LeMond, US bicyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990)

1962-01-04

Michael France, Cliffhanger

1962-02-10

Jean-Marie Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)

1962-05-22

Andrew Donald Magee, Paris France, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open)

1962-08-19

Valerie Kaprisky, Paris France, actress (Breathless, Public Woman)

1962-9-16

Claudio von Planta, A Place in France

1963-07-04

Henri Leconte, Lillers France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)

1963-07-12

Thierry Tulasne, France, tennis star

1963-10-05

Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress (Sans Interdits)

1963-11-25

Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner

1964-03-09

Juliette Binoche, Paris France, actress (Unbearable Lightness)

1964-04-15

Lydie Denier, St Nazaire France, actress (General Hospital)

1964-05-15

Pierre Trentin, France, 1K time trials (Olympic-gold-1968)

1964-07-16

Miguel Indurain, Spanish bicyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)

1964-09-11

Jean-Phil LeMoine, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

1964-12-13

Gina Kimmel, Party Like the Queen of France

1964-12-19

Beatrice Dalle, Breast France, actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath)

1965-02-08

Mathilda May, Paris France, actress (Lifeforce)

1965-02-23

Sylvie Guillem, France, ballerina (Royal Ballet)

1965-04-25

Denis Perez, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

1965-05-28

Catherine Tanvier, France, tennis star

1965-07-31

Tom Stankowski, Paris France, Nike golfer

1965-08-14

Emmanuelle Seigner, Paris France, actress (The Smile)

1965-10-02

Roger Dube, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1965-10-04

France Parent, Bouledogue Bazar

1965-12-28

Martine Robine, newspaper writer/Miss Junior Miss-France (1984)

1966-01-11

Christian Pouget, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1966-03-28

Nathalie Herreman, France, tennis star

1966-03-28

Serge Djelloul, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

1966-03-30

France D'Amour, Les Boys III

1966-04-22

Serge Poudrier, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

1966-04-24

Pascale Paradis-Mangon, France, tennis star

1966-04-25

Isabelle Pasco, France, actress (Ave Maria)/model (Elle, Vogue)

1966-05-08

Eileen Bowman, Killer Tomatoes Eat France!

1966-08-14

David Hallyday, Boulougne France, actor (He's My Girl)

1966-09-18

Isabelle Demongeot, Gassin France, tennis star

1966-10-18

Angela Visser, Killer Tomatoes Eat France!

1966-11-17

Sophie Marceau, Paris France, actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque)

1966-11-30

Phillipe Bozon, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1966-9-09

Brian A. Levine, Dead in France

1967-05-15

Lisa France, Anne B. Real

1967-05-31

Sandrine Bonnaire, Clermont France, actress (Vagabond, Police)

1967-06-01

Olivier Delaitre, Metz France, tennis star (1991 Guaruja Doubles)

1967-06-08

Stephane Simian, France, tennis star

1967-08-09

Deborah Lee, Hamilton Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France)

1967-09-09

Laurence Tremolet, Rodez France, actress (Cyclo, Metisse,)

1967-11-04

Alex Rousseau, Paris France, US water polo 2m Offense (Oly-4th-92, 96)

1967-12-11

Eric Magnan, Patrouille de France

1968-03-18

Joseph Ouellet, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1968-10-21

Francois Gravel, hockey goaltender (Team France 1998)

1969-01-13

Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star (1994 Futures France)

1969-04-01

Arnaud Boetsch, Meulam France, tennis star (1985 European Junior)

1969-05-18

Jean-Chris. Filippin, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

1969-06-15

Cedric Pioline, Neuilly France, tennis star (1996 Coopenhagen)

1970-02-14

Guillaume Raoux, France, tennis star

1970-04-29

Arnaud Briand, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1970-05-03

Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle France, tennis star (1992 Aust)

1970-09-10

Julie Halard, Versailles France, tennis star (1995 Prague)

1971-01-08

Stephane Barin, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1971-05-28

Manuel Beltrán, Tour de France 2008

1971-08-24

Demetrio Albertini, Quarter-finals: Italy vs France

1971-09-18

Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs

1971-10-21

Jade Jagger, Paris France, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger

1971-9-02

Leonardo Piepoli, Tour de France 2008

1972-02-21

Karl DeWolf, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

1972-03-30

Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)

1972-04-03

Sandrine Testud, Lyon France, tennis star (1993 Strasbourg)

1972-04-04

Claire, Popstars: France

1972-06-29

Fabrice L'Henry, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1972-08-19

Pierre Allard, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1972-12-22

Vanessa Paradis, France, model (Channel)/actress (White Wedding)

1972-9-01

Benjamin Esdraffo, La France

1973-01-05

Mark France, Eo Ire Itum

1973-01-24

Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1973-08-14

Romane Bohringer, Pont-Sainte-Maxene France, actress (Savage Nights)

1973-08-19

Marco Materazzi, Final: Italy vs. France

1973-10-24

Levi Leipheimer, Tour de France 2009

1973-11-22

Alexandra Fusai, St Cloud France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Szczecin)

1974-02-10

Lea Ghirardi-Rubbi, Colombes France, tennis star (1994 Futures NC)

1974-02-13

Anthony Mortas, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1974-08-11

Marie-France Dubreuil, Champion Revealed

1974-08-18

France Massartic, Cause toujours!

1975-03-27

Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

1975-06-20

Francois Rozenthal, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1975-06-20

Maurice Rozenthal, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1975-07-16

Jonathan Zwinkel, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1975-07-17

Cécile de France, Belgian actress

1975-07-17

Cécile De France, Hereafter

1975-09-03

Christobal Huet, hockey goalie (Team France 1998)

1975-09-13

Patricia Spehar, Miss France Universe (1997)

1975-11-03

Grischa Niermann, Tour de France 2009

1975-11-13

Sarah Pitkowski, Seclin France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Koksijde)

1976-01-24

Laure Belleville, Miss Universe-France (1996)

1976-03-15

Laurent Gras, hockey forward (Team France 1998)

1976-10-04

Mauro Camoranesi, Final: Italy vs. France

1977-01-04

David Millar, Blood Sweat and Gears: Racing Clean to the Tour de France

1977-02-04

Danforth France, Housewarming Party

1977-03-18

Willy Sagnol, Final: Italy vs. France

1977-05-06

Christophe Brandt, Tour de France 2008

1977-05-29

Massimo Ambrosini, Group C: France vs. Italy

1977-08-17

William Gallas, Final: Italy vs. France

1977-10-07

Coralie, Popstars: France

1977-11-28

Fabio Grosso, Final: Italy vs. France

1977-9-17

Simone Perrotta, Final: Italy vs. France

1978-06-26

Alexandra, Popstars: France

1978-08-08

Louis Saha, Semi-Finals: Portugal vs France

1978-11-30

Pierrick Fédrigo, Tour de France 2009

1979-03-14

Nicolas Anelka, Group A: Uruguay vs France

1979-07-27

Sidney Govou, Semi-Finals: Portugal vs France

1979-11-21

Vincenzo Iaquinta, Final: Italy vs. France

1979-9-11

Éric Abidal, Final: Italy vs. France

1980-01-04

Miguel, Semi-Finals: Portugal vs France

1980-04-30

Amber France, Sleep

1980-06-13

Florent Malouda, Final: Italy vs. France

1980-07-07

Marie-France Monette, L'enfant d'eau

1980-10-08

Marjorie, Popstars: France

1981-03-18

Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France 2009

1981-07-15

Alou Diarra, Final: Italy vs. France

1982-03-30

Frédéric Deltour, Mister France 2003

1982-03-30

Philippe Mexes, Group D: Sweden vs France

1982-04-20

Matt Sausmer, Blood Sweat and Gears: Racing Clean to the Tour de France

1982-07-05

Alberto Gilardino, Final: Italy vs. France

1982-12-06

Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist and 2007 Tour de France winner

1984-03-13

Friedelise Stutte, Pour la France

1984-03-21

Franck Perera, Montpellier France, racing car driver

1984-04-13

Jacques Ballard, May Allah Bless France!

1984-10-25

Lee Cheney, Dead in France

1986-04-12

Severin France, Prom Night

1986-05-25

Geraint Thomas, Tour de France 2010

1986-07-12

Simone Laudehr, Germany vs. France

1988-02-14

Quentin Mosimann, Swiss singer, winner of Star Academy France 7

1989-01-14

Sextuplets, Paris France, (to a 29-year-old woman)

1990-04-15

Emma Watson, Paris, France, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series)

1991-03-21

Antoine Griezmann, Quarter-Finals: France vs. Germany

France - Notable Weddings

Henry IIOct 28, 1533

Marie AntoinetteMay 16, 1770

Louis XVIIIMay 14, 1771

Louis PasteurMay 29, 1849

Marie CurieJul 26, 1895

Maurice MaeterlinckFeb 15, 1919

Gloria SwansonJan 28, 1925

Irene Joliot-CurieOct 4, 1926

Aga Khan IIIDec 7, 1929

Edward VIIIJun 3, 1937

Albert CamusDec 3, 1940

Jack LemmonAug 17, 1962

Philippe de BrocaAug 6, 1983

Richie SamboraDec 17, 1994

Yannick NoahFeb 11, 1995

Eva LongoriaJul 7, 2007

Nicolas SarkozyFeb 2, 2008

Sacha Baron CohenMar 15, 2010

Martina HingisDec 10, 2010

Keira KnightleyMay 4, 2013

Avril LavigneJul 1, 2013

Angelina JolieAug 23, 2014

France - Weddings
Date Event
1152-05-16

Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the future King Henry II of England most of France, which is why kings of England claimed France for centuries thereafter.

1160-11-13

Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.

1491-12-06

King Charles VIII of France marries Anna of Bretagne

1514-10-09

King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)

1533-10-28

Prince Henry of France (later Henry II) (14) marries Florentine noblewoman Catherine de' Medici (14)

1575-02-13

Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont.

1600-12-17

Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.

1770-05-16

Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

1771-05-14

King of France Louis XVIII weds princess Maria Giuseppina of Savoy at the Palace of Versailles

1849-05-29

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

1895-07-26

Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

1919-02-15

Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

1925-01-28

Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France

1926-10-04

Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot-Curie (26) in Paris, France

1929-12-07

Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (52) weds Andrée Joséphine Carron in Aix-les-Bains, France

1937-06-03

Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France

1940-12-03

Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

1944-10-09

Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland

1962-08-17

Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress/model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France

1971-05-12

Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macia (26) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

1983-08-06

Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

1984-09-14

Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France

1994-12-17

Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

1995-02-11

Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

1999-07-28

"Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France

2006-05-06

Race car driver "Champ Car World Series" two time winner Sebastien Bourdais (27) weds Claire Bagot at Cathedral Saint-Julien in Le Mans, France

2006-07-29

"Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France

2006-09-16

Aga Khan's son Prince Hussain weds Kristin White on the grounds of Chateau de Chantilly in France

2007-07-07

Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

2008-02-02

23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

2008-03-23

France's former first lady Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (50) weds Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias (48) in Manhattan, New York

2010-03-15

Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France

2010-12-10

Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

2011-09-03

English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France

2013-05-04

Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

2013-07-01

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

2013-07-13

"Catwoman" actress Halle Berry (46) weds actor Olivier Martinez (47) at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France

2014-08-23

Actress Angelina Jolie (39) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (50) in Correns, France

France - Divorces
Date Event
1499-01-08

Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown

France - Notable Deaths

Henry IIJul 10, 1559

Maria Theresa of SpainJul 30, 1683

Louis XIVSep 1, 1715

Marie AntoinetteOct 16, 1793

Louis XVIIISep 16, 1824

Vincent van GoghJul 29, 1890

Charles de GaulleNov 9, 1970

France - Deaths
Date Event
511-11-11

Clovis, king of Salische France/founder of Merovingische, dies at 45

511-11-27

Clovis, 1st King of France, dies at about 45

524-06-21

Chlodomir, king of the France to Orleans (511-24), dies at about 28

558-12-23

Childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62

561-11-29

Chlotarius I, king of the France (558-61), dies at about 61

768-09-24

Pippin III, the short, King of France, dies at 53

804-05-19

Alcuin of York, English scholar, dies in Tours France at 69

856-02-04

Hrabanus Maurus, East France, archbishop of Mainz, dies

875-08-12

Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50

876-08-28

Louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies

877-10-06

Charles II the Bald, King of France/ Holy Roman emperor (875-77), dies at 54

882-08-05

King Louis III of France (b. 863)

882-08-25

Louis III, King of France (879-82), dies at 19

884-12-12

Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies

898-01-01

Odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies at about 39

899-12-08

Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies

923-06-15

Robert I, King of France (922-23), dies in battle

929-10-07

Charles III, the Plain, King of France (893-929), dies

936-01-15

King Rudolph of France

943-11-02

Queen Emma of France, (b. 894)

954-09-10

Louis IV, of overseas, King of France, dies

956-06-16

Hugo, the Great, duke of France, dies

986-03-01

King Lothair of France (b. 941)

986-03-02

Lotharius, King of France (954-86), dies at 44

987-05-21

Louis V, last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies

987-05-22

Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20

996-10-24

Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58

1031-07-20

Robert II de Vrome, King of France (996-1031), dies

1060-08-04

Henry I, King of France (1027-60), dies at 52

1067-09-01

Baldwin V, Count of Flanders/guardian of King of France, dies

1101-10-18

Hugh of Vermandois, son of Henry I of France (b. 1053)

1137-08-01

Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)

1154-11-18

Adélaide de Maurienne, wife of Louis VI of France (b. 1092)

1180-09-18

Louis VII, King of France, dies

1180-09-19

Louis VII, the Younger, King of France (1137-80), dies at 59

1188-10-11

Robert I of Dreux, son of Louis VI of France

1198-03-11

Marie de Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France (b. 1145)

1201-07-20

Agnes of France, queen of France, dies [or 7/18]

1206-06-04

Adèle of Champagne, wife of Louis VII of France

1223-07-14

King Philip II of France (1180-1223) dies at 57

1226-11-08

Louis VIII, the Lion, King of France (1223-26), dies at 39

1252-11-26

Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)

1270-08-25

Louis IX, the Saint, King of France (1226-70), dies from plague at 56

1271-01-28

Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)

1271-08-21

Alphonse of Toulouse, son of Louis VIII of France (b. 1220)

1285-10-05

King Philip III of France (b. 1245)

1295-12-21

Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)

1298-03-14

Petrus Johannis Olivi, South France theologist, dies

1305-04-04

Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217)

1314-11-29

Philip IV, the Handsome, King of France (1285-1314), (b. 1268)

1316-06-04

Louis X, King of France (1314-16), dies at 26

1316-11-19

Jan I, king of France (Nov 15-19 1316), dies

1317-02-14

Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)

1319-05-19

Louis d'Évreux, son of Philip III of France (b. 1276)

1321-01-12

Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)

1322-01-03

Philip V, the Tall, King of France (1316-22), dies

1325-12-16

Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)

1327-12-19

Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy

1328-02-01

Charles IV, the Handsome, King of France (1322-28), dies

1349-09-11

Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (b. 1315)

1350-08-12

Philip VI, king of France, dies

1350-08-22

Philips VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies

1364-04-08

John II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44

1378-02-06

Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (b. 1338)

1380-09-16

Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies

1405-05-29

Philippe de Mézières, advisor to Charles V of France

1418-06-12

Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Constable of France (b. 1360)

1419-09-10

John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France

1421-06-21

Jean Le Maingre, Marshal of France (b. 1366)

1422-08-31

Henry V, King of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19), dies

1422-10-21

Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422), dies at 54

1435-09-24

Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen and wife of Charles VI of France (bc. 1370)

1443-01-28

Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France

1445-08-16

Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)

1450-02-09

Agnès Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France (b. 1421)

1461-07-22

Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), dies at 58

1471-05-20

Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies

1483-08-30

Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60

1498-04-07

Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), dies at 27

1498-04-08

Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27

1505-02-04

Joan of Valois, Queen of France/saint, dies at 40

1514-01-09

Anna, Duchess of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France (b. 1477)

1515-01-01

Louis XII, "the Justified" king of France (1498-1515), dies at 52

1522-11-14

Anne of France, daughter of French King Louis XI, Princess and French Regent (for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority). Born 1461

1524-07-20

Claude of France, wife of Louis XII of France (b. 1499)

1533-06-25

Mary Tudor, queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496)

1547-03-30

Francois I of Valois-Angouleme, King of France (1515-47), dies at 52

1547-03-31

Francis I, King of France (b. 1494)

1558-02-25

Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)

1559-07-10

Henry II, King of France (1547-59), dies

1560-12-05

Francis II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16

1562-11-17

Antoine de Bourbon, father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518)

1567-11-12

Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, Marshal of France, dies at 74

1574-05-30

Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies

1575-07-12

Renée/Renata de France, duchess of Ferara/daughter of Louis XII, dies

1589-01-05

Catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69

1589-08-01

Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)

1589-08-02

Henry III, king of Poland/France (1573-89), assassinated at 37

1599-04-10

Gabrielle d'Estrée, mistress of King Henry IV of France (b. 1571)

1607-09-05

Pomponne de Bellièvre, chancellor of France (b. 1529)

1610-05-14

Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56

1610-05-27

François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)

1615-05-27

Marguerite de Valois, queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553)

1621-12-15

Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43

1626-09-21

François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (b. 1543)

1643-05-14

Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), dies at 41

1643-11-17

Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, Marshal of France (b. 1602)

1646-10-12

Francois De Bassompierre, marshal of France, dies

1661-03-08

Jules Mazarin, Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58

1661-03-09

Jules "Cardinal" Mazarin, chief minister of France, dies at 58

1666-01-20

Anna of Austria, queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64

1672-01-28

Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France (b. 1588)

1673-06-25

Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers under Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)

1675-07-27

Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne Vicomte de Turenne, gen (France), dies

1683-07-30

Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France, dies at 44

1698-11-28

Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (b. 1622)

1707-05-27

Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)

1707-10-02

Anne Jules duke the Noailles, marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57

1708-05-06

François de Laval, first bishop of New France (b. 1623)

1709-01-20

François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (b. 1624)

1712-06-11

Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)

1715-09-01

Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76

1718-08-04

René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (b. 1656)

1719-04-15

Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (b. 1635)

1725-10-10

Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)

1730-06-06

Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (b. 1646)

1734-06-17

Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France (b. 1653)

1740-01-27

Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692)

1744-12-08

Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1717)

1747-08-08

Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678)

1749-07-12

Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France

1751-02-09

Henri F D'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717..50), dies at 82

1764-04-15

Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721) of tuberculosis aged 42

1768-03-18

Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies

1774-05-10

Louis XV, king of France (1715-74), dies at 64

1787-07-04

Charles, prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France, dies at 71

1787-12-23

Louise de France, Movies for Louise

1792-07-29

René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)

1793-08-22

Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80

1793-10-16

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, beheaded at 37

1794-05-10

Elisabeth PMH, princess of France, beheaded at 30

1795-06-08

Louis XVII Charles, king of France (1793-95), dies at 10

1800-01-01

Louis J M Daubenton, France, zoologist, dies at 83

1801-10-03

Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)

1804-03-30

Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)

1810-02-20

Andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42

1813-10-19

Josef Poniatovski, Polish gen/marshal of France, dies in battle

1814-05-29

Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I and first Empress of France (1804-14), dies of pneumonia aged 50

1815-10-13

Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15), executed

1816-06-12

Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)

1817-04-04

André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince d'Essing and Marshal of France (b. 1758)

1824-06-16

Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (b. 1739)

1824-09-16

Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies

1832-07-22

Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis

1836-11-06

Charles X, King of France (1824-30), dies at 79

1847-03-29

Auguste De Polignac, premier France, dies at 66

1849-02-08

France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48

1849-06-10

Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)

1850-08-26

Louis-Philippe of France (b. 1773)

1873-01-09

Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)

1874-02-09

Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75

1879-04-16

Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France

1890-07-29

Vincent van Gogh, painter, dies in Auvers, France

1891-09-09

Jules Grévy, President of France (b. 1813)

1893-10-16

Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)

1894-06-24

M F Sadi Carnot, president of France (1887-94), murdered at about 56

1899-02-16

Francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57

1902-03-03

Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79

1916-12-09

P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73

1917-09-20

Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17

1917-11-14

William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20

1920-07-10

Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Emperor of France, dies at 94

1923-02-06

Francis Byrne, Rose-France

1924-10-12

Anatole France, writer, dies at 80

1924-10-12

Anatole France, Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg

1924-10-13

Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies

1926-12-12

Jean Richepin, Mothers of France

1928-01-03

Claude France, Madonna of the Sleeping Cars

1929-03-20

Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France (WW I), dies at 77

1932-03-07

Aristide Briand, 11 x premier of France (Nobel 1926), dies at 69

1932-05-01

Paul Doumer, Pres France (1931-32), assassin by Russia's Paul Gargalov

1934-10-15

Raymond Poincaré, premier/president France (1913-20), dies at 74

1937-06-18

Gaston Doumergue, premier/president of France (1913..34), dies

1939-01-28

William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73

1939-06-17

Eugene Weldman, last guillotined in France

1940-08-16

Henri Desgrange, French cyclist/founder (Tour de France), dies at 75

1941-08-29

Jan L G "Yvan" Doornik, Dutch resist fighter in France, executed at 36

1943-04-07

Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)

1945-09-15

André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (b. 1876)

1945-10-15

Pierre Laval, former premier of Vichy France, executed at 62

1947-11-04

Jean Mercanton, Son of France

1949-04-13

C V France, dies at 80

1949-04-13

C.V. France, The Skin Game

1950-03-06

Albert Lebrun, President of France (b. 1871)

1953-03-23

Raoul Dufy, painter, Forcalquier, France

1959-11-30

Louis de Carbonnat, Le tour de France par deux enfants

1960-11-28

Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France

1961-03-07

Max Hymans, WW II resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60

1962-01-06

Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57

1962-11-11

René Coty, pres of France, dies at 80

1963-07-01

Camille Chautemps, premier France, dies

1963-09-04

Robert Schuman, The Cold War: Act 1 - France

1966-01-01

Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82

1966-09-21

Paul Reynaud, premier France (1940), dies

1970-10-10

Edouard Daladier, premier of France (1933..40), dies at 86

1970-11-09

Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

1970-11-10

Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79

1971-06-25

Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88

1976-05-11

J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered

1982-03-29

George Aldwin, Reunion in France

1982-04-30

Taisen Deshimaru, founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67

1982-08-04

Richard De Rochemont, The Cold War: Act 1 - France

1982-10-18

Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55), dies at 75

1982-10-18

Pierre Mendès-France, The Sorrow and the Pity

1983-02-22

Romain Maes, Belgian bicyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70

1983-03-13

Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58

1983-09-08

Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies

1987-10-28

Andre Masson, France, surrealist artist (Labyrinth), dies at 91

1987-11-18

Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53

1988-06-25

Alexis France, 1900-1910: The Years of Plenty

1988-11-03

Josette France, Captain Fracasse

1991-10-17

Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, bicylist (7x Tour de France), dies

1992-06-07

William France, founder (Daytona 500), dies at 82

1992-06-08

William France, founder (Daytona 500), dies at 82

1992-08-22

France Jamnik, Valley of Peace

1993-01-13

Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies

1993-02-10

Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957), dies

1993-05-04

France Stiglic, The Ninth Circle

1994-05-19

Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48

1994-12-13

Antoine Pinay, PM of France (1952-53), dies

1995-03-03

Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85

1996-01-08

Francois Mitterrand, Pres of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79

1996-08-02

Michel Debre, PM of France in (1959-62), dies

1996-10-12

René Lacoste, The Soul of France

1997-02-01

Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50

1997-02-05

Pamela Harriman, US Ambassador (to France), dies of stroke at 76

1999-12-24

Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, Prime minister of France (b. 1907)

2000-11-10

Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Prime Minister of France (b. 1915)

2004-02-08

France Delahalle, Playtime

2005-02-06

Robert Ripa, France

2005-09-04

Penny France, Around with Allen

2005-12-25

Charles France, Dancers

2006-02-22

France Aubert, Adventure in Paris

2007-06-03

Bill France Jr., NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

2007-06-04

Bill France Jr., NASCAR pioneer (b. 1933)

2007-07-03

Claude Pompidou, Premières dames de France

2007-08-05

Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal of France

2008-10-06

Paavo Haavikko, The King Goes Forth to France

2011-04-24

Marie-France Pisier, French actress (b. 1944)

2011-04-24

Marie-France Pisier, Love on the Run

2011-06-09

François Chardeaux, Douce France

2011-06-17

Ronald France, The Fall

2012-05-17

France Clidat, Episode dated 13 November 1966

2012-12-21

Annie France, Mon amour est près de toi

2013-04-12

Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51

2013-04-12

Michael France, Cliffhanger

2013-11-14

Anny Gould, Un garçon de France

2013-12-14

France Roche, Gina Manès

2015-04-08

Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac, De Gaulle à Matignon, sept mois qui ont changé la France

2015-04-30

William Pfaff, France: The Precarious Generation

2016-09-07

World's first face transplant recipient, Isabelle Dinoire, dies aged 49 in France

2017-02-10

Tour de France stage winner Serge Baguet dies, aged 47


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