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French - Notable Historical Events

Joan of ArcMay 7, 1429

Jacques CartierMay 10, 1534

Henry VIIIFeb 11, 1543

Samuel de ChamplainJul 29, 1609

Blaise PascalNov 23, 1654

Louis XIVNov 7, 1659

Charles IIJun 1, 1670

BlackbeardNov 28, 1717

Anders CelsiusApr 20, 1736

George WashingtonMay 28, 1754

VoltaireMar 10, 1762

Benjamin FranklinOct 26, 1776

Napoléon BonaparteNov 21, 1791

Marie AntoinetteAug 13, 1792

Horatio NelsonAug 2, 1798

Arthur WellesleyAug 21, 1808

Louis XVIIIAug 19, 1821

Louis DaguerreJan 2, 1839

Victor Emmanuel IIJun 24, 1859

Arthur RimbaudJul 10, 1873

Walter HagenMay 12, 1924

Andre GideNov 5, 1936

RibbentropDec 6, 1938

StalinApr 16, 1939

Charles de GaulleJun 5, 1940

FDRNov 7, 1942

Ho Chi MinhDec 19, 1946

Ken RosewallMay 30, 1953

Albert CamusOct 17, 1957

Rod LaverJun 2, 1962

Jean-Paul SartreOct 22, 1964

Georges PompidouJan 8, 1966

Nancy RicheyJun 9, 1968

Jane FondaApr 2, 1972

Ilie NastaseJun 5, 1973

Chris EvertJun 14, 1975

Bjorn BorgJun 15, 1975

Hana MandlikovaJun 6, 1981

Martina NavratilovaJun 5, 1982

Mats WilanderJun 6, 1982

Yannick NoahJun 5, 1983

Ivan LendlJun 10, 1984

Steffi GrafJun 6, 1987

Michael ChangJun 9, 1989

Monica SelesJun 9, 1990

Thomas MusterJun 11, 1995

Iva MajoliJun 7, 1997

Serena WilliamsJun 8, 2013

BonoJul 17, 2013

Nicolas SarkozyJul 2, 2014

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French - Historical Events
Date Event
498-12-25

French King Clovis baptises himself

881-08-03

Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings

896-02-22

Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor

922-06-09

French republic chooses Robert I, King of France

987-12-30

French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king

999-04-02

Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope

1119-06-28

Battle of Sarmada - Emir Ilghazi defeats French Crusaders

1140-06-03

French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.

1198-12-26

French bishop Odo van Sully condemns Zottenfeest

1212-06-20

French & Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo

1216-05-21

French crown prince Louis enters England

1217-09-12

French prince Louis & English King Henry III sign peace treaty

1259-12-04

Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX

1275-05-23

King Edward I of England orders cessation of persecution of French Jews

1296-01-09

Earl Floris V signs accord with French King

1302-05-18

Bruges Matins; the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by local Flemish militia.

1302-07-11

Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army

1303-05-20

Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges for marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella

1303-09-08

Anagni: French King Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII

1304-08-10

-11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet

1305-06-23

French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge

1307-10-13

French King Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy

1328-05-27

French King Philip VI Valois crowned

1328-08-23

Battle at Kassel: French troops stop uprising of Flemish farmers

1340-06-24

In the Hundred Years War, English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys

1352-01-06

French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star

1356-09-19

English forces under The Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years War

1358-05-28

Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising

1358-06-10

French Jacquerie peasant leader Guillaume Cale captured at the Battle of Mello

1360-03-15

French attack English south coast, raiding Winchelsea

1360-05-08

Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French

1360-12-05

The French Franc is created.

1364-09-29

Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French in Brittany

1376-04-03

Battle of Navarrete (Najera), English beat French

1377-06-29

French raid at Rye, England

1380-11-16

French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever

1382-03-01

French Maillotin uprises against taxes

1382-11-27

Battle of Westrozebeke/Roosebeke. French army defeats the Flemish army. Flemish leader Philip Van Artevelde killed and corpse displayed

1389-10-30

French King Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII

1390-07-01

French & Genuese armada sails out against barbarian pirates

1415-10-25

Battle of Agincourt: Henry V's forces defeat larger French army and the longbow defeats the armoured knight

1419-01-19

French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War

1421-03-21

Battle of Beauge-French beat English

1423-07-31

Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant - the French army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.

1429-05-07

English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

1429-07-16

Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims

1435-09-21

Treaty of Atrecht: Philip of Bourgondy vs French King Charles II

1438-07-07

French church/King Charles VII release Pragmatieke Sanctie of Bourges

1450-04-15

French defeat English at Battle of Formigny in 100 Years' War

1453-05-29

French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated

1453-07-17

1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops

1453-10-19

2nd Battle at Castillon: French forces defeat beats the English, end of The Hundred Years' War

1463-01-05

French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris

1464-06-19

French King Louis XI forms postal service

1465-10-05

French King Louis XI signs peace with Charles the Stout

1468-10-14

Treaty of Peronne: Duke Charles the Stoute & French King Louis XI

1494-11-18

French King Charles VIII occupies Florence

1495-02-22

French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown

1495-05-20

French King Charles VIII leaves Naples

1495-05-31

Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League

1495-07-06

Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League

1495-07-20

French viceroy of Naples Montpensier surrenders

1499-10-06

French King Louis XII occupies Milan

1499-11-05

Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.

1503-02-13

Disfida di Barletta - Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.

1504-01-31

By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon

1509-04-16

French army under Louis XII enters Alps

1509-05-14

Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venitians in Northern Italy

1511-01-19

Mirandola surrenders to the French.

1511-10-05

Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League

1511-11-17

England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster

1512-02-05

French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna

1512-02-16

Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen

1512-02-19

French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia

1512-04-11

Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars

1515-09-14

Battle at Marignano ends in French/Venetian victory

1516-11-29

Treaty of Freiburg: French/Swiss "eternal" peace treaty

1518-04-27

Treaty of St Truiden: anti-French Trapdoors/Bourgondisch covenant

1521-04-22

French King Francois I declares war on Spain

1522-01-30

Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland

1522-05-30

French troops driven out of Genoa

1522-06-24

Battle of La Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian was decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army

1523-09-19

Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant

1524-04-19

Pope Clemens VII fires Neth inquisitor-general French Van de Holly

1525-02-24

Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed/wounded

1526-03-17

French King Francois I freed from Spain

1526-05-22

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

1529-08-03

"Peace of the Ladies" (Treaty of Cambrai) made between Holy Roman Empire and the French, negotiated by Louise of Savoy and Margaret of Austria

1534-05-10

French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

1534-10-18

New pursuit of French protestants

1535-09-01

French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal)

1536-07-09

French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada

1537-03-17

French troops invade Flanders

1537-07-30

Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire

1538-06-18

Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I

1541-08-23

French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.

1542-07-12

French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders

1542-08-02

French troops leave Flanders

1543-02-11

Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

1543-07-07

French troops invade Luxembourg

1543-08-05

French & Turkish troops occupy Nice

1543-09-06

French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice

1544-04-14

Battle at Carignano: French troops under Earl d'Enghien beat Swiss

1544-09-18

Peace of Crépy: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I

1545-04-12

French King Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed

1545-07-21

The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight occurs.

1549-08-12

French troops occupy Ambleteuse England

1558-01-07

Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French

1558-01-08

French troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais

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.

1558-11-07

French King Henri II occupies Calais

1561-01-28

By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended

1562-04-30

1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida

1563-07-27

French army recaptures Le Havre

1565-09-20

Spaniards capture Fort Caroline Fla & massacre the French

1567-11-10

Battle at St-Denis: French government army vs Huguenots

1568-03-23

Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike

1570-07-25

Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army

1572-08-22

Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion

1572-08-24

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces

1575-11-08

French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty

1579-05-17

Artois/Henegouwen/French-Flanders sign Treaty/Peace of Parma recognizing Spanish duke van Parma as land guardian

1580-11-26

French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty

1582-04-03

French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen

1582-08-23

French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders

1583-06-17

Brabant: Duke of Parma beats French mercenaries

1585-07-07

King Henri III & Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots lose all freedoms

1588-07-11

French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League

1589-08-01

Assination of French King Henry III by friar Jacques Clément

1589-09-21

Battle at Arques: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League

1590-03-14

Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion

1591-03-01

Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French King Henri IV

1591-08-19

French King Henri IV occupies Rouen

1591-09-21

French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France

1594-03-22

French King Henri IV festival in Paris

1595-01-17

French King Henri IV declares war on Spain

1596-10-31

English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"

1597-09-16

French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria

1597-09-25

Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV

1598-03-20

French King Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty

1598-04-13

Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots

1609-07-29

Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

1610-05-15

Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king

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

1614-10-02

French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13

1616-05-03

Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war

1616-11-20

Bishop Richelieu becomes French minister of Foreign affairs/War

1620-06-03

Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

1620-08-07

Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici

1620-12-23

French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII

1621-06-25

French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle

1622-09-05

Richelieu appointed Cardinal under French King Louis XIII

1622-10-18

French King Louis XIII & Huguenots sign treaty of Montpellier

1626-02-06

Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle

1627-10-27

English assault on French Il de Ré

1628-11-01

French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle

1629-05-03

French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain

1629-06-28

Peace of Ales: Rights of French huguenots limited

1630-03-23

French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont

1632-03-29

Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.

1635-06-28

French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean

1638-09-01

-4] French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam

1638-12-17

French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine

1639-02-07

Academie Francaise begins Dictionary of French Language

1639-07-19

French troops occupy Salses, at Perpignan

1641-07-06

Battle at La Marfée Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army

1642-09-19

Perpignan surrenders to French troops

1643-05-19

Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army

1644-09-17

French troops occupy Mainz

1645-08-03

Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians

1647-09-01

French cardinal Mazarin & duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan

1648-06-30

French premier cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together

1648-08-20

Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards

1648-11-11

Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands

1649-03-11

The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.

1650-01-18

French Prince Louis II of Condé captured

1650-04-30

French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain

1652-05-04

Battle at Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels

1654-08-05

French troops occupy Stenay

1654-11-23

French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.

1657-10-03

French troops occupy Mardyke

1658-05-24

Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought

1658-06-14

Battle at Dunes: English & French fleet beat Spanish

1658-06-24

French fleet recaptures Duinkerk

1658-06-25

Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & British

1659-11-07

Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV

1661-03-10

French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

1661-09-05

French superintendant of Finance Nicolas Fouquet arrested

1665-08-02

French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis/Algiers

1666-10-25

Brandenburg/Brunswick/Denmark/Neth form anti-French Quadruple Alliance

1667-05-24

French troops attack into Southern Netherlands

1667-06-25

Dr Jean-Baptiste Denys, French doctor, performs 1st blood transfusion

1668-01-23

England, Netherlands & Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French

1668-05-02

Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle/1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands

1669-02-01

French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion

1670-06-01

English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

1671-11-01

French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty

1671-11-11

Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine

1672-06-07

Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet

1672-06-12

French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith

1672-06-21

French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

1673-06-14

Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet

1673-06-16

Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

1673-07-06

French troops conquer Maastricht as part of the Franco-Dutch War

1673-08-21

Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet

1673-08-30

Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant

1675-01-05

Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg

1676-06-02

Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet

1677-02-15

King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands

1677-04-11

Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III

1677-04-22

Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet

1677-11-16

French troops occupy Freiburg

1678-04-25

French troops conquer Ypres

1678-05-03

French conquering fleet at Curacao, 1200 die

1678-05-11

French admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curacao

1678-08-14

Battle of Mons - French repulse William of Orange

1680-03-22

Parliament of Breisach accepts French sovereignty over Elzas

1681-10-23

French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg

1682-03-19

Nationally Council accept independence of French church

1683-09-06

Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance

1683-09-24

King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

1685-10-18

French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants

1686-07-09

Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg

1688-09-20

French troops occupies Palts

1688-11-26

French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands

1689-04-15

French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain

1689-05-11

Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle

1689-08-25

Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French

1690-01-22

Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French

1690-02-08

French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire

1690-03-16

French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland

1690-06-30

Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet

1690-07-01

Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish/Dutch army

1690-07-10

Battle of Beachy Head - French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet under Cornelis Evertsen

1690-08-01

Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus of Savoy

1691-04-09

French troops occupy Mons

1692-07-24

French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)

1692-08-03

Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army

1693-06-27

1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke

1693-07-04

Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army

1693-10-04

Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.

1694-06-29

Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports

1695-08-04

French garrison of surrenders to Willem III

1695-08-13

-15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels

1695-09-01

French garrison of castle Namur surrenders fto the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England

1696-07-28

De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance

1697-10-30

Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War

1701-09-07

Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant

1702-08-19

-24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French

1702-10-23

Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron

1704-02-29

French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100

1704-08-02

Duke of Marlborough beats French & Bavarians at Blenheim

1704-08-13

French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany

1704-08-25

Battle of Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet

1705-10-01

Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king

1706-05-23

Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed

1708-08-29

Haverhill, Mass, destroyed by French & Indians

1709-10-29

England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"

1710-12-08

Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces

1711-09-22

French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro

1712-10-08

French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast

1712-11-02

Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800

1713-01-30

England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty

1713-02-10

Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]

1713-02-18

French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao

1713-02-27

French troops bomb Willemstad Curacao

1713-04-11

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

1713-06-23

The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.

1714-03-06

Peace of Rastatt - French emperor Charles VI of Habsburg

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

1714-09-11

French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona

1715-05-04

French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)

1717-11-28

Blackbeard attacks a French merchant vessel called "La Concorde", which he would capture and rename as the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

1718-08-25

Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, founded

1720-10-10

French government proclaims strike on banknotes

1726-06-11

Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier

1729-11-28

Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

1734-06-17

French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine

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.

1736-04-20

French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

1736-05-26

Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French

1737-02-20

French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns

1738-07-20

North America: French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.

1739-04-05

French emperor Karel VI sign secret treaty

1741-08-15

French troops attack the Rhine

1741-11-26

French & Beiers army occupies Prague

1742-11-18

Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant

1744-02-08

French/Spanish fleet leaves Toulon

1744-02-09

Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)

1744-02-22

Battle at Toulon: English-French & Spanish fleet

1744-03-15

French King Louis XV declares war on Britain

1744-05-17

French army takes Austrian Netherlands

1744-05-31

French troops conquer Kortrijk

1745-06-17

American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French

1745-10-14

French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland

1745-11-28

-29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY

1746-02-22

French troops conquer Brussels

1746-06-01

French troops conquer Antwerp

1746-06-16

Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army

1746-09-21

French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais & Dupleix Madras

1746-10-11

Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies

1747-04-17

French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands

1747-05-14

A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.

1747-09-16

French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom

1747-10-25

British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.

1748-01-26

Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty

1748-05-07

French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession

1752-06-09

French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India

1753-05-06

French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle

1753-05-09

King Louis XV disbands French parliament

1754-05-28

Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville

1754-07-03

George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)

1755-07-09

Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British

1755-07-09

British General E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War

1755-07-15

French ambassador recalled from London

1755-09-08

Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French

1756-05-17

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

1756-06-27

French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca

1756-08-14

French capture Fort Oswego, NY

1756-09-08

French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.

1757-01-05

Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens

1757-07-26

Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats Duke of Cumberland

1757-08-09

English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops

1757-11-05

Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)

1758-05-21

Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.

1758-06-23

Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld - British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.

1758-07-08

British & Colonial assault on French forces at Ticonderoga, NY

1758-07-25

Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.

1758-09-12

French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue

1758-11-25

Britain captures Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French

1759-04-08

British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India

1759-04-13

French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen

1759-07-25

British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)

1759-07-26

French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY

1759-09-13

British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)

1759-09-18

Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British who capture Quebec City

1759-11-20

-22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French

1760-01-22

Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French

1760-09-08

French army surrenders Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst

1760-11-29

French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers

1761-01-16

The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.

1762-03-10

French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform

1762-04-05

British take Grenada, West Indies, from French

1763-02-10

Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain

1763-02-15

Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War

1764-02-15

St. Louis, Missouri founded as a French trading post by Pierre Laclade Ligue

1764-11-09

Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.

1766-03-05

Don Antonio de Ulloa takes possession of Louisiana Terr from French

1771-02-16

Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy

1776-05-12

Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns

1776-09-06

Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French & Dutch ships sinks; 600 die

1776-10-26

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

1779-06-18

French fleet occupies St Vincent

1779-07-04

French fleet occupies Grenada

1779-09-03

Earl d'Orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest

1780-11-05

French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.

1781-04-29

French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence

1781-04-29

French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope

1781-08-30

French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in American Revolutionary War

1781-09-05

Battle of Virginia Capes, French defeat British, trap Cornwallis

1781-09-28

9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown

1781-10-06

Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War

1782-02-04

British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet

1782-02-13

French fleet occupies St Christopher

1782-04-12

Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French

1782-07-06

British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)

1785-06-15

2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident

1785-08-15

French cardinal De Rohan arrested

1786-12-29

French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked

1787-07-06

French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax

1788-06-07

Masses stone French army at Grenoble

1788-08-08

King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together

1788-08-27

Jacques Neeker names French minister of Finance

1789-05-05

French Estates-General meets for the first time since 1614 at Versailles, summoned King Louis XVI

1789-07-14

Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille

1789-08-04

French National Meeting ending feudal system

1789-08-27

French National Assembly issues "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen"

1789-10-05

French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.

1789-10-06

French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October

1789-11-05

French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law

1791-06-20

King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution

1791-06-21

Fleeing French King Louis XVI & family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne

1791-07-14

The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.

1791-07-17

Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.

1791-09-03

French Constitution passed by French National Assembly

1791-10-01

1st session of new French legislative assembly

1791-11-21

Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

1792-02-07

Austria & Prussia sign anti-French covenant

1792-04-14

France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars

1792-06-13

King Louis XVI dissmisses French government

1792-07-11

Prussia army moves into French territory

1792-07-25

The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed.

1792-08-13

Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette

1792-09-02

September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.

1792-09-20

French defeat Prussians at Valmy

1792-09-22

French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French King of his powers

1792-11-06

Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire

1792-12-26

During trial of French King Louis XVI court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze

1793-01-16

French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution

1793-02-24

French troops conquer Breda

1793-03-04

French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Neth

1793-03-05

French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured.

1793-05-19

Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)

1793-05-30

Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public

1793-08-08

The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.

1793-08-29

Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed

1793-09-05

In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins

1793-09-20

British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti

1793-10-05

French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.

1793-11-03

French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.

1793-12-18

Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.

1793-12-26

Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.

1794-02-04

French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery

1794-03-28

Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.

1794-04-30

The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.

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.

1794-06-25

French troops occupy Charleroi

1794-06-26

Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon

1794-07-13

Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria

1794-07-28

French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris

1794-08-26

French troops occupy Lock

1794-09-27

French troops conquer Crèvecoeur

1794-10-09

French troops occupy Hertogenbosch

1794-10-29

French troops occupies Venlo

1794-11-03

French troops conquer Maastricht

1794-11-07

French troops conquer Nijmegen

1794-12-30

French troops conquer Grave Neth

1795-01-16

French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Neth

1795-01-18

French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance

1795-02-05

Zealand, Netherlands, surrenders to French general Michaud

1795-02-25

French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an "educational utopia" aiming to "put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment."

1795-05-16

Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state

1795-07-15

"Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem

1795-10-26

The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.

1796-04-21

Napoleon and the French defeat the Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi

1796-05-10

French government arrest 10 utopists

1796-05-15

French troops occupy Milan

1796-09-08

Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians

1796-11-17

Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy

1797-02-22

The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.

1798-03-07

The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.

1798-08-01

Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet

1798-08-02

British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

1798-08-22

French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.

1798-08-27

Battle at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts the English

1798-10-12

Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg

1798-12-24

Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition

1799-01-14

King of Naples flees before advancing French armies

1799-02-09

USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I

1799-07-15

The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

1799-07-25

French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir

1799-10-06

Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army

1799-10-22

Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition

1800-01-08

Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi

1800-03-20

French army defeats Turks at Helipolis & advance to Cairo

1800-05-15

Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles

1800-09-05

Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops

1801-03-08

British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt

1801-07-06

Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British

1801-07-11

French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet

1801-07-12

Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish

1802-03-27

Treaty of Amiens-French Revolutionary War ends

1802-04-08

French Protestant church becomes state-supported & -controlled

1802-05-19

French Order of Legion d'Honneur forms

1802-06-15

Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros

1803-02-04

William Dunlap, adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature"

1803-04-01

French law rules the use of intention

1803-05-17

John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine

1803-07-05

The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).

1803-11-18

Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French

1803-12-20

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

1804-03-21

French civil Code of Napoleon adopted

1804-05-18

Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate

1804-10-02

Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion

1805-10-21

Battle of Trafalgar, British Admiral Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet but shot and killed

1805-11-11

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

1805-11-16

Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French

1805-12-31

End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism

1806-01-12

French evacuate Vienna

1806-10-08

British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve

1806-10-14

Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians

1806-10-27

The French Army enters in Berlin.

1807-02-09

French Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon

1807-06-14

Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.

1808-03-31

French created Kingdom of Westphalia orders Jews to adopt family names

1808-04-09

Mayor Wolters offers French King Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace

1808-05-02

Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid

1808-05-30

Napoleon Bonaparte annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate

1808-06-05

-6] Battle at Wagram: French army beats Austrians

1808-07-15

French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples

1808-07-20

Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names

1808-08-21

Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.

1809-01-12

British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from French (until 1814)

1809-01-16

Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna

1809-02-13

French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege

1809-04-20

Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

1809-05-24

Dartmoor Prison opens to house French prisoners of war

1809-07-27

Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army

1810-02-01

Seville, Spain surrenders to French

1810-07-04

French troops occupy Amsterdam

1810-07-09

Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.

1810-08-09

Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.

1811-03-01

French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel

1811-05-16

Peninsular War: Allies defeat French at Albuera

1811-10-06

French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

1812-04-05

Brits storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish

1812-07-22

Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain

1812-09-15

French army under Napoleon reaches Kremlin, Moscow

1812-12-12

French invasion of Russia comes to an end.

1813-08-23

Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French

1813-08-30

Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.

1814-02-10

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the French beat the Russians

1814-02-18

The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.

1814-05-17

Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.

1814-05-30

Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.

1815-06-16

Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

1815-06-16

Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French

1816-07-01

French frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Géricault's painting "Raft of the Medusa"

1816-07-03

French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas

1816-07-19

Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days

1820-09-25

French Physicist Francois Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself

1821-08-19

Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

1822-03-31

The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following a rebellion attempt, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.

1825-06-20

Coronation of French King Charles X the Bourbon

1825-10-17

1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris

1827-10-20

Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet

1828-10-07

The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.

1829-08-08

French government of De Polignac forms

1830-06-12

Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.

1831-03-10

The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.

1832-11-23

French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium

1832-12-04

French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp

1834-03-09

French Foreign Legion is founded.

1839-01-02

1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)

1839-01-09

Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science

1840-08-18

French colony established in Akaroa, South Island of New Zealand

1840-12-05

Napoleon Bonaparte receives a french state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

1848-02-24

King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared

1848-02-26

2nd French Republic proclaimed

1848-03-05

Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.

1848-04-28

Free last slaves in French colonies

1848-09-16

Slavery abolished in all French territories

1849-07-03

The French entered Rome in order to restore Pope Pius IX to power. This would prove a major obstacle to Italian unification.

1851-12-02

French President Charles Louis Bonaparte in a Coup d'etat overthrows the Second Republic establishing himself as Emperor.

1852-09-24

Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power

1852-12-02

2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor

1854-07-13

In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon.

1854-09-04

English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka

1854-09-20

Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians

1854-11-05

Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000 at Inkerman

1855-06-17

Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed

1857-07-18

Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.

1858-01-14

French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed

1859-02-16

The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.

1859-06-24

Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I.

1860-09-21

In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1860-10-12

British & French troops capture Beijing

1862-05-05

French army intervenes in Puebla, Mexico: Cinco de Mayo

1862-06-25

Battle of Oak Grove, VA (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days

1863-04-30

Mexican forces attacked the French Foreign Legion in Hacienda Camarón, Mexico.

1863-06-07

Mexico City captured by French troops

1863-08-11

Cambodia becomes French protectorate

1864-09-03

US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki

1864-09-05

British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits

1866-05-18

French government of De Putte resigns

1867-01-31

Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria

1867-03-12

Last French troops leave Mexico

1867-11-03

Battle at Mentana: French & Papal troops beat Garibaldi

1868-08-18

French Astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse

1869-07-15

Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy

1870-09-04

The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan

1870-09-20

Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II seizes Rome from the French

1871-05-21

-July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die

1873-07-10

French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

1878-12-18

French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed

1879-01-30

French President MacMahon resigns

1879-04-08

Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers

1879-08-17

Ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company

1880-09-23

Jules Ferry forms French government

1880-11-08

Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater

1881-04-25

French troops occupy Algeria & Tunisia

1881-05-12

Treaty of Bardo, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate

1881-07-26

French marines occupy Tunisian harbor city Sfax

1881-11-05

French government-Ferry resigns

1881-11-14

Leon Gambetta forms French government

1882-05-13

Toba indians killed 20 members of French expedition

1882-09-03

French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die

1883-02-01

French lt-col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger

1883-02-21

2nd French government of Ferry begins

1883-04-02

Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack

1883-04-12

French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal

1883-05-31

French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar

1885-03-21

2nd French government of Ferry resigns

1885-06-17

Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'

1887-02-23

French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die

1887-12-02

French president Grevy (80) resigns

1888-12-11

French Panama Canal Company fails

1889-03-31

300m Eiffel Tower officially opens (commemorates French Revolution)

1890-04-06

French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan

1890-04-27

French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan

1890-08-05

British & French accord to divide African colonization

1891-01-01

French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed

1891-02-24

French troops under capt Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan

1892-01-24

Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries

1892-08-17

Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance

1892-11-02

French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands

1893-03-10

Ivory Coast becomes a French colony

1893-12-28

French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu

1894-04-24

French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18

1894-05-21

22-year-old French Anarchist Émile Henry is executed by guillotine.

1894-11-16

French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa

1894-12-22

French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)

1895-01-05

French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later declared innocent

1895-01-15

French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar

1895-01-17

French president Casimir-Perier resigns

1895-09-23

French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms

1896-07-01

Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier of Canada

1897-08-14

The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.

1898-07-04

French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die

1898-07-12

Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda Sudan

1898-09-29

French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught

1898-11-02

French government of Dupuy forms

1899-03-21

British & French accord over West Africa

1899-09-09

French Capt Alfred Dreyfus sentenced on unjust grounds

1900-02-15

General French relieves Kimberley/Cecil Rhodes

1900-08-04

An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion

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

1902-01-04

The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million; this will tip the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaraugua

1902-06-28

US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million

1903-03-18

Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders

1903-05-01

King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Paris, where he is feted in a first step toward improving Anglo-French relations, culminating in the sighing of the Entente Cordiale on 8 April, 1904

1903-11-17

Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.

1903-12-29

French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari

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

1905-01-18

French government of Combes falls

1905-04-12

French Dufaux brothers test helicopter

1905-05-02

French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work

1905-06-06

French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request

1905-11-22

British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos

1905-12-09

French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state

1906-01-10

The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues

1906-12-31

French/British/Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia

1907-07-18

French troops occupy Casablanca

1907-07-30

Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners

1907-11-13

French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)

1908-01-13

French pilot Henry Farman is 1st European to fly roundtrip

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.

1909-02-20

Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.

1909-06-28

1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens

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.

1910-12-09

French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir

1911-01-17

Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly

1911-05-02

French troops occupy Fès El Bali Morocco

1911-05-21

French troop enter Fez in Morocco to quell anti-European agitation

1911-06-30

Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War

1911-09-25

French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed

1911-09-29

Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode

1912-03-30

French protectorate in Morocco established

1912-07-25

Comoros proclaimed a French colonies

1912-09-29

French/British troops lands on Samoa

1913-01-21

Aristide Briand forms French government

1913-02-18

French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC

1914-07-30

French troops withdraw 10 km from German border

1914-07-30

John French appointed British supreme commander

1914-08-02

German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg

1914-08-03

French fleet sails to North Africa

1914-08-06

WWI: French cavalry enters Belgium

1914-08-06

Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.

1914-08-07

French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross

1914-08-07

French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas

1914-08-08

French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas

1914-08-10

WWI: French fall back at Alsace

1914-08-14

British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France

1914-08-17

French troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins

1914-08-18

French troops under general Dubail occupy Sarrebourg

1914-08-20

Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing thousands

1914-08-21

French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre

1914-08-22

Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French

1914-08-25

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

1914-08-28

British General John French evacuate Amiens

1914-08-29

Battle of St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac

1914-09-03

French troops vacate Rheims

1914-09-05

- till the 12th Sept Battle of Marne (WWI) begins French and British forces prevent German forces advancing on Paris

1914-09-05

French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine

1914-09-15

Battle of Aisne begins between Germans & French during WW I

1914-09-18

Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I

1914-10-04

Dardanellen (French & English) fleet bombs Turkish forts

1914-12-10

French government returns to Paris

1914-12-16

French offensive in Artois (Pétain)

1915-02-13

The French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region

1915-02-28

WWI: After the French try to drive the Germans forces back into the Champagne region, they gain a few hundred yards - at the cost of 50,000 casualties

1915-03-18

French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed

1915-04-05

French begin Woëvre-offensive

1915-04-18

French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.

1915-05-09

German & French fight Battle of Artois

1915-06-10

British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon

1915-10-08

Battle of Loos WWI, almost 430,000 French, British & Germans killed

1915-10-19

US bankers arrange a $500 million loan to the British and French

1915-12-03

General Joseph Joffre becomes Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies

1915-12-12

Aristide Briand forms French war government

1916-01-11

French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu

1916-02-08

French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374

1916-02-23

French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun

1916-02-26

Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

1916-03-12

French airship sinks British submarine D3

1916-03-24

German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed

1916-04-05

French troops occupy Bois de Caillette

1916-05-22

French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun

1916-05-24

French driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured

1916-12-13

French chief of staff Joffre replaced by Nivelle

1916-12-15

French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun

1917-09-06

French pilot Georges Guynemer shoots down 54th German aircraft

1917-12-06

French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700

1917-12-12

French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543

1918-04-15

Clemenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents

1918-07-18

US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I

1918-11-13

Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg

1918-12-09

French troops occupies Mainz

1919-02-20

French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt

1919-04-19

French assembly decides on 8 hour work day

1920-01-11

French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die

1920-01-19

Alexandre Millerand forms French government

1920-04-06

French troop attacks Main/Darmstadt/Hanau

1921-01-30

French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death

1922-11-19

Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent

1923-01-11

French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations

1923-03-31

French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die

1923-11-02

Bloody street fights in Aken (pro-French separatists driven)

1924-03-27

New French government of Poincaré begins

1924-05-11

Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election

1924-05-12

7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind

1924-06-13

Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier

1924-08-17

French-German trade agreement signed

1924-09-28

French government names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria

1924-10-28

French-Russian trade agreement signed

1924-11-30

Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied

1924-11-30

French/Belgium troops completely withdrawn from the Rurh

1925-01-04

French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"

1925-01-05

French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings

1925-04-11

Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco

1925-04-17

Paul Painlevé follows Edouard Herriot on as French premier

1925-05-08

French colonial army beats Rifkabylen in Morocco

1925-07-13

French occupation force begins evacuating country

1925-09-29

French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed

1925-10-14

Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)

1925-10-18

-20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus

1925-11-28

7th French government of Briand sworn-in

1926-05-19

French air force bombs Damascus Syria

1926-05-23

Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate

1926-06-14

2nd French Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary K Browne (6-1 6-0)

1926-06-15

7th French government of Briand falls

1926-07-19

2nd French government of Herriot, forms

1926-07-23

French government of Poincaré forms

1926-08-01

Battles between Druze & French in Damascus

1926-08-05

French & German trade agreement signed

1926-09-30

German/French/Belgian/Luxembourg steel cartel closes

1926-12-29

Vatican puts French fascist Charles Maurras' work on the index

1927-06-05

3rd French Mens Tennis: R Lacoste beats B Tilden (6-4 4-6 5-7 6-3 11-9)

1928-10-03

French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42

1929-09-05

French premier A Briand requests a US of Europe

1929-10-22

French government of Briand falls

1930-02-17

French government of Tardieu falls

1930-06-01

6th French Mens Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Bill Tilden (3-6 8-6 6-3 6-1)

1930-06-01

6th French Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2 6-1)

1930-12-04

French government of Tardieu falls

1930-12-13

Theodore Steeg forms French government

1931-01-22

French government of Steeg falls

1931-06-14

French "St Philbert" overturns off St Nazaire France, drowns 450

1932-07-27

Paul Gorgoulov, assassin of French president Doumer, sentenced to death

1932-09-05

The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.

1932-10-29

French liner Normandie is launched

1932-12-14

French government of Herriot falls

1933-01-28

French government of Paul Boncour falls

1933-01-31

French government of Daladier takes power

1933-10-26

French government of Serraut forms

1933-11-26

Camille Chautemps becomes French premier

1934-01-27

French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)

1934-02-06

Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.

1934-02-08

Gaston Doumergue forms new French government

1934-06-30

French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit

1934-07-27

French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms

1935-05-29

French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd

1935-06-03

French liner Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours

1936-01-22

French Laval government falls

1936-05-03

French People's Front wins elections

1936-07-14

1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government

1936-10-02

French franc devalued

1936-11-05

French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

1936-11-06

Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London

1937-06-21

French People's front government-Blum falls

1938-12-06

French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

1939-04-16

Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

1940-03-19

French government of Daladier falls

1940-03-20

Paul Reynoud becomes French premier

1940-05-10

French marines stationed on Aruba

1940-05-10

French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands

1940-05-12

French mariners occupy St Maarten

1940-05-19

French counter attack at Pronne under Gen De Gaulle

1940-05-21

Reynaud forms French government

1940-05-27

British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII

1940-05-28

British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway

1940-06-03

Last British/French troop leave Dunkirk

1940-06-05

General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense

1940-06-07

British/French troops evacuate Narvik

1940-06-10

French government moves to Bordeaux

1940-06-18

Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers

1940-07-03

British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.

1940-07-04

British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die

1940-07-11

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

1940-08-03

German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies

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.

1940-08-28

French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle

1940-09-23

-27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees

1940-09-26

Japanese troops attack French Indo-China

1940-10-04

French Vichy-regime proclaims end of "Statut of the Juifs"

1941-01-28

French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.

1941-06-08

British & French troops overthrow pro-German Syria

1941-06-11

Vichy-French planes bomb Tel Aviv, killing 20 Jews

1941-06-21

2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria

1941-06-22

Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.

1941-08-12

French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany

1942-02-27

1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-03-28

British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire

1942-04-17

POW French General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.

1942-05-27

Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim

1942-06-14

French government of Reynaud resigns

1942-07-16

French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris

1942-07-17

Transport nr 6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-08-07

Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-08-17

Transport nr 20 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-08-21

Transport nr 22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-08-24

Transport nr 23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-08-26

Transport nr 24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-08-28

Transport nr 25 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-09-04

Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-09-07

Transport nr 29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-09-11

Transport nr 31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-09-21

Transport nr 35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-09-23

Transport nr 36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-09-29

French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich

1942-10-22

US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria

1942-11-07

First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French

1942-11-08

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

1942-11-09

Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1942-11-11

745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz

1942-11-11

Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany

1942-11-14

Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender

1942-11-24

French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"

1942-11-27

French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them

1943-01-30

German assault on French in Tunisia

1943-02-11

Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1943-03-04

Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor

1943-05-20

French, British & US victory parade in Tunis Tunisia

1943-05-27

French resistance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris

1943-05-30

French general Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

1943-07-31

Transport nr 58 departs with French Jews to nazi Germany

1943-09-09

US, British & French troops land in Salerno (operation Avalanche)

1943-09-12

Free French lands on Corsica

1943-10-04

Corsica freed by Free French

1943-11-08

France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate

1943-12-17

Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1944-04-13

Transport nr 71 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1944-05-30

Transport number 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany

1944-06-04

1st British gliders touch down on French soil for D-Day

1944-06-04

French general De Gaulle arrives in London

1944-06-05

1st British gliders touched down on French soil for D-Day invasion

1944-06-17

-19] French troops under Lattre de Tssigny conquer Elba

1944-06-19

French troops free Elba

1944-06-30

French Cotentin Peninsula in allied hands

1944-07-06

French General Charles de Gaulle arrives in Washington, DC

1944-07-31

Transport nr 77 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1944-08-10

US/French offensive at Alencon

1944-08-11

French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées

1944-08-15

Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast

1944-08-22

Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany

1944-08-31

French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris

1944-08-31

French troops liberate Bordeaux

1944-09-03

French troops liberate Lyon

1946-01-07

Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union

1946-01-20

F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government

1946-03-19

French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas "departments" of France

1946-04-17

Syria declares independence from French administration

1946-11-10

Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election

1946-11-23

French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000

1946-11-28

French government of Bidault resigns

1946-12-13

Leon Blum elected French premier

1946-12-19

War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

1946-12-24

4th French republic established

1946-12-31

French troops leave Lebanon

1947-02-27

Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized

1947-04-16

-17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp

1947-04-19

French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522

1947-08-07

Thor Heyerdahl and his fellow adventurers aboard the Kon-Tiki reach the Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia after 101 days at sea crossing the Pacific Ocean

1947-10-19

De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections

1947-11-23

French government of Schumann forms

1948-07-19

French government of Schuman, resigns

1949-07-19

Laos becomes associated state within French Union

1950-01-01

Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

1950-02-07

Georges Bidault forms French government

1950-05-09

French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS

1950-06-03

French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal

1950-06-24

French government of Bidault resigns

1950-07-02

Henri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.

1950-07-13

René Pleven forms French government

1950-07-19

French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh

1950-09-16

Viet Minh-offensive against French bases in Vietnam

1950-10-04

French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam

1950-10-05

"Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 perfs

1950-11-07

French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta

1951-01-06

"Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 perfs

1951-02-28

French government of Pleven dissolves

1951-05-15

The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.

1951-06-18

De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election

1951-10-31

French Second Chamber accepts the Schuman Plan

1952-01-07

French Plevin government falls

1952-01-24

Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base

1952-02-01

General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia

1952-02-19

French offensive at Hanoi

1952-03-08

Antoine Pinay forms French government

1952-10-25

French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam

1952-12-08

French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die

1952-12-22

French government of Pinay, resigns

1953-01-08

René Mayer forms French government

1953-05-21

French government of Mayer resigns

1953-05-30

23rd French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats V Seixas (6-3 6-4 1-6 6-2)

1953-05-30

23rd French Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)

1953-06-27

Joseph Laniel appointed French premier

1953-08-13

4-5 million French go on strike against economizations

1953-09-03

French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

1953-11-06

French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy

1953-11-09

Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from Fance, within the French Union

1953-11-30

French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu

1954-04-21

USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam

1954-05-07

French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu

1954-06-04

France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union

1954-06-18

Pierre Mendèsforms French government

1954-08-11

Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French & Communist Vietminh

1954-10-02

Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal

1954-10-10

Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

1954-10-31

Algerian Revolution against French begins

1954-11-01

India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements

1955-02-23

Edgar Faure forms French government

1955-08-20

Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria

1956-01-02

Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections

1956-01-31

French government of Mollet forms

1956-02-06

French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers

1956-03-27

French commandos land in Algeria

1956-04-11

French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria

1956-04-28

Last French troop leave Vietnam

1956-05-10

French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria

1956-05-27

French raid in Algiers

1956-07-23

The Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs.

1956-08-29

French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis

1956-12-22

Last British/French troops leave Egypt

1957-05-21

French government of Mollet resigns

1957-06-16

French offensive in Algeria

1957-09-30

French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria

1957-10-17

French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

1958-02-08

French planes bomb Sakiet Tunisia, 75 die

1958-04-16

French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis

1958-05-13

French settlers riot against French army in Algeria

1958-05-13

Pierre Pflimlin forms French government

1958-05-28

French government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle

1958-06-04

French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers

1958-06-06

Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French

1958-06-21

French franc devalues

1958-07-27

Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open

1958-09-30

French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea

1958-10-02

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

1958-10-04

5th French republic forms

1958-10-14

Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community

1958-11-24

Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community

1958-11-25

Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community

1958-11-28

Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community

1958-11-28

Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community

1958-12-04

Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community

1958-12-18

Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)

1958-12-30

French franc devalued

1959-01-01

Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community

1959-01-13

French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death

1959-03-25

French pres De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary

1959-04-04

Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)

1959-04-12

France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria

1959-05-29

Charles de Gaulle forms French government

1959-09-16

French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination

1959-12-02

Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus

1960-01-01

Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France

1960-01-22

French president De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu

1960-01-24

Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle

1960-03-04

French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100

1960-04-01

2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)

1960-04-27

Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm

1960-05-11

French liner "France" launched

1960-09-22

Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France

1960-11-22

French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons

1960-11-30

French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons

1961-04-21

French army revolts in Algeria

1961-04-22

Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria

1961-04-23

Algiers putsch by French generals.

1961-04-26

French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria

1961-07-20

French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.

1961-07-29

Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory

1962-02-05

French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence

1962-03-25

French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested

1962-05-01

1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara

1962-06-02

32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)

1962-06-22

French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed

1962-06-30

French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria

1962-07-03

Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)

1962-07-05

Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule

1962-08-14

French & Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel

1962-08-22

Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle

1962-09-04

French president De Gaulle visits German FR

1963-02-11

Julia Child's show The French Chef premieres.

1963-03-01

200,000 French mine workers strike

1963-10-09

French air force gets first nuclear weapons

1964-06-15

Last French troops leave Algeria

1964-10-22

French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

1965-09-09

Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency

1965-11-27

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

1965-12-19

French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)

1966-01-08

Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government

1966-02-17

French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit

1966-05-27

6 French fighters crash above Spain

1966-06-11

French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry

1967-03-19

French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France

1967-04-06

Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

1967-04-20

French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia

1967-09-11

French president De Gaulle visits Poland

1967-11-17

French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia

1967-11-27

French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time

1968-05-13

1,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles De Gaulle & Georges Pompidou

1968-05-24

French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse

1968-05-30

President De Gaulle disbands French parliament

1968-06-09

38th French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats R Laver (63 61 26 62)

1968-06-09

38th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61)

1968-06-30

Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats

1968-07-13

French government-Couve de Murville forms

1969-03-01

Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast

1969-06-23

French government of Couve de Murville resigns

1969-07-07

Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang

1970-02-10

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

1970-03-04

French submarine "Eurydice" explodes

1970-05-28

The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

1970-12-23

French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia

1971-02-24

Algeria nationalizes 51 percent of French oil concessions

1972-04-02

44th Academy Awards - "French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

1972-07-05

Pierre Messmer appointed French premier

1973-06-04

43rd French Womens Tennis: Margaret Court beats C Evert (67 76 64)

1973-06-05

43rd French Men's Tennis: Ilie Nastase beats Nikki Pilic (63 63 60)

1973-06-23

World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific

1973-12-23

French Caravelle crashes in Morocco, 106 killed

1974-05-19

Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election

1974-09-13

-17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague

1974-12-22

Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French

1975-05-14

French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia

1975-06-14

45th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 62 61)

1975-06-15

45th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (62 63 64)

1975-08-21

3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway

1975-09-15

The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.

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.

1977-01-12

Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes

1977-03-20

Communists/socialists win French municipal elections

1978-03-16

Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast

1978-03-17

Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast

1978-06-11

Bjorn Borg wins French Open Title

1978-08-14

French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)

1979-06-09

49th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60)

1979-06-10

49th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Victor Pecci (63 61 67 64)

1979-09-20

Assassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman.

1980-03-06

French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)

1980-06-07

50th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (64 61 62)

1980-06-08

50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)

1981-02-01

French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq

1981-02-26

French Train Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run

1981-06-06

51st French Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (62 64)

1981-06-07

51st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)

1981-06-21

Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election

1981-06-23

French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists

1982-06-05

52nd French Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (76 61)

1982-06-06

52nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64)

1982-09-24

US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon

1983-06-04

53rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62)

1983-06-05

53rd French Men's Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76)

1984-06-09

54th French Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats C Evert (63 61)

1984-06-10

54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6 2-6 6-4 7-5 7-5)

1984-08-25

French airship capsizes

1984-12-05

French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia

1985-03-10

French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)

1985-04-03

French government adopts equal electoral system

1985-06-06

55th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Navratilova (63 67 75)

1985-06-09

55th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (36 64 62 62)

1985-07-10

French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand

1985-08-26

French government denies knowledge of attack on Rainbow Warrior

1985-09-01

US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland

1985-10-17

French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature

1985-12-04

French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski

1986-02-16

French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad

1986-03-08

4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon

1986-03-20

Jacques Chirac forms French government

1986-06-07

56th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 63 63)

1986-06-08

56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3 6-2 6-4)

1986-12-24

French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released

1987-01-07

French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum

1987-06-06

57th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (6-4 4-6 8-6)

1987-06-07

57th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (75 62 36 76)

1988-06-04

58th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats N Zvereva (6-0 6-0)

1988-06-05

58th French Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (75 62 61)

1988-06-30

French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church.

1989-01-05

2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test

1989-01-14

29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris

1989-05-24

French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice

1989-06-09

Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals

1989-06-10

59th French Womens Tennis Open: A Sanchez Vicario beats S Graf (7-6 3-6 7-5) favored Steffi Graf, also 1st Spaniard to win a grand slam title

1989-06-11

59th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62)

1989-09-19

French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die

1990-05-10

French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph

1990-06-09

60th French Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6 6-4)

1990-06-10

60th French Mens Tennis: Andres Gomez beats A Agassi (63 26 64 64)

1990-09-13

Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait

1990-09-24

Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

1990-10-23

Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages

1990-11-10

Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)

1990-11-21

French President François Mitterrand voices support of a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf

1990-12-01

British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)

1991-06-08

61st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64)

1991-06-09

61st French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats A Agassi (36 64 26 61 64)

1992-06-06

62nd French Womens Tennis Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2 3-6 10-8)

1992-06-07

62nd French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats Petr Korda (75 62 61)

1993-03-28

Conservatives win French parliamentary election

1993-03-30

French government of Balladur forms

1993-06-05

63rd French Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M J Fernandez (4-6 6-2 6-4)

1993-06-06

63rd French Mens Tennis: S Bruguera beats Jim Courier (64 26 62 36 63)

1994-06-05

64th French Men's Tennis: S Bruguera beats A Berasategui (63 75 26 61)

1994-06-05

64th French Women's Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats M Pierce (6-4 6-4)

1994-06-23

Some 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians, the first outside forces sent there since UN

1994-06-24

1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting

1994-07-16

Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights

1994-07-17

French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche

1994-08-21

The last French troops pull out of Rwanda, ending their highly controversial mission there

1994-09-08

Last US, British & French troops leave West Berlin

1994-12-26

French commando's terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille

1995-05-07

Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election

1995-06-10

65th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A.S. Vicario (7-6 4-6 6-0)

1995-06-11

65th French Mens Tennis: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (75 62 64)

1996-03-24

Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual

1996-06-08

66th French Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)

1996-06-09

66th French Mens Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats M Stich (76, 75, 76)

1997-06-07

67th French Womens Tennis: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (64 62)

1997-06-08

67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (6-3 6-4 6-2)

1997-11-05

French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

1998-06-06

68th French Womens Tennis:

1998-06-07

68th French Mens Tennis:

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).

2001-05-21

French Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.

2002-07-14

French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.

2002-10-06

The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.

2004-11-04

12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d'Ivoire civil war.

2005-02-23

Vote of the controversial French law on colonialism, repealed start of 2006.

2006-01-12

The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.

2007-04-03

Conventional train world speed record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.

2008-03-22

The French Swimmer Alain Bernard sets the world record of 47.50 for the 100 m freestyle long course after winning the European LC Championships 2008.

2009-05-15

The French Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies announce that French gross domestic product shrank 1.2% in the first quarter of 2009 after falling by 1.5% in the final quarter of 2008; the French economy had avoided narrowly a recession in 2008

2012-04-10

Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97

2013-01-12

A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths

2013-04-09

The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage

2013-04-23

The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage

2013-05-12

Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 French football title

2013-06-08

Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova to win the French Open in tennis

2013-06-09

Rafael Nadel defeats David Ferrer to win his eighth French Open title

2013-07-17

U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

2014-06-07

Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles

2014-06-08

Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open

2014-06-08

Rafael Nadal wins his ninth French Open title

2014-07-02

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors

2015-11-15

10 killed after French high-speed train derails and crashes into canal

2015-11-16

French jets bomb Syria in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa

2015-12-26

French journalist Ursula Gauthier kicked out of China for slamming Beijing's Uyghur policy

2016-06-16

French police arrest 36 after clashes with England fans

2016-09-22

French actress Cotillard denies role in Jolie, Pitt split

2017-04-24

Final French vote count puts Macron, Le Pen through to second round

2017-04-24

Japan's Nikkei hits near 3-week high on French vote relief, Sony climbs

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French - Notable Birthdays

Jacques CartierDec 31, 1491

Jeanne ManceNov 12, 1606

bossuetSep 27, 1627

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'AlembertNov 16, 1717

James WolfeJan 2, 1727

Marquis de SadeJun 2, 1740

LamarckAug 1, 1744

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreSep 19, 1749

Georges CuvierAug 23, 1769

Thomas CarlyleDec 4, 1795

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinDec 6, 1805

Frederic ChopinMar 1, 1810

Giuseppe VerdiOct 10, 1813

Camille PissarroJul 10, 1830

Edouard ManetJan 23, 1832

Gustave EiffelDec 15, 1832

Paul CézanneJan 19, 1839

ColetteJan 28, 1873

Marcel DuchampJul 28, 1887

Ho Chi MinhMay 19, 1890

Samuel BeckettApr 13, 1906

Jacques CousteauJun 11, 1910

Philippe de BrocaMar 15, 1933

André the GiantMay 19, 1946

Meryl StreepJun 22, 1949

Virginia RuziciJan 31, 1955

Mima JausovecJul 20, 1956

Yannick NoahMay 18, 1960

Henri LeconteJul 4, 1963

Mikael PernforsJul 16, 1963

Mats WilanderAug 22, 1964

Thomas MusterOct 2, 1967

Michael ChangFeb 22, 1972

French - Birthdays
Date Event
582-08-13

Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640)

1024-05-13

Hugh of Cluny, French saint (d. 1109)

1040-02-22

Rashi, French rabbi (d. 1105)

1075-02-16

Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet

1160-06-23

Johannes de Matha, French saint/founder (Trinitarians)

1213-03-09

Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (d. 1271)

1291-10-31

Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet

1321-09-29

John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)

1330-09-28

Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1417?)

1363-12-14

John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist

1394-11-24

Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)

1402-11-23

Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)

1409-03-02

John II, French duke of Alencon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc

1465-02-04

French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen

1466-03-21

French van Brederode, leader Hoeksen

1476-09-11

Louise of Savoye, French mother/regentes of king Francois I

1491-12-31

Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)

1494-12-20

Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)

1498-04-09

John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (d. 1550)

1506-02-02

René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)

1506-04-13

Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)

1507-09-27

Guillaume Rondelet, Montpellier, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals

1509-08-03

Étienne Dolet, French scholar (d. 1546)

1510-10-25

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

1513-10-29

Jacques Amyot, French humanist/translator/abbot of Bellozanne

1515-11-22

Marie Guise, French wife of king James V of Scotland

1515-12-22

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

1517-07-25

Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist

1518-08-08

Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)

1519-02-16

Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral

1519-02-17

Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)

1519-06-24

Theodore Beza, French theologian (d. 1605)

1521-04-18

Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)

1523-04-05

Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)

1524-08-23

Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat (Anti-Tribonien)

1526-04-12

Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)

1527-10-21

Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)

1528-01-07

Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra/mother of French King Henry IV

1529-06-07

Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters (d. 1615)

1530-05-07

Louis I Condé, French prince/leader of hugenots

1530-07-03

Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)

1530-11-01

Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (d. 1563)

1537-07-20

Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)

1539-11-01

Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)

1541-01-26

Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)

1545-05-01

Franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist

1547-11-12

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

1549-11-05

Philippe de Mornay (or Philippe Du-Plessis-Mornay), French writer (d. 1623)

1550-01-31

Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader (d. 1588)

1552-02-08

Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)

1554-03-26

Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (d. 1611)

1555-09-23

Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange

1556-03-07

Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)

1556-03-18

Francois-Hercule de Valois, French duke of Anjou/Brabant

1556-11-15

Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)

1558-09-09

Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (d. 1602)

1558-10-12

Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit (d. 1651)

1567-08-21

Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint

1567-11-21

Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)

1568-02-11

Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)

1571-01-09

Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (d. 1621)

1575-02-04

Pierre de Barulle, French cardinal

1580-08-19

Pierre Vernier, Ornans, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements

1580-09-15

Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (d. 1659)

1580-12-01

Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)

1581-04-24

Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)

1581-10-09

Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/theologist

1582-11-27

Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (d. 1651)

1583-02-23

Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (d. 1656)

1585-01-06

Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammarian

1588-04-15

Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist

1588-09-01

Henry II, Prince of Condé, French nobleman (d. 1646)

1589-02-05

Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet

1591-03-15

Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)

1591-09-08

Jacqueline M A de Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess

1592-07-10

Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (d. 1660)

1593-03-19

Georges de la Tour, French painter

1593-03-25

Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)

1594-06-15

Nicolas Poussin, French painter (d. 1665)

1595-01-06

Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)

1595-12-04

Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)

1597-01-12

François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)

1597-01-31

John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)

1597-02-24

Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)

1598-05-23

Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized

1600-02-02

Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)

1601-08-22

Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)

1601-11-14

Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)

1602-03-18

Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (d. 1679)

1602-05-26

Philippe de Champaigne, French painter (d. 1674)

1602-07-14

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

1602-08-10

Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (d. 1675)

1603-04-19

Michel le Tellier, French statesman (d. 1685)

1604-05-10

Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)

1604-08-04

François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)

1605-09-28

Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)

1605-10-16

Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer

1606-05-25

Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)

1606-11-12

Jeanne Mance, Langres, French Canadian settler (founded first hospital in North America)

1607-01-10

Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)

1607-11-15

Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1701)

1608-04-25

Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general

1608-05-15

René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)

1609-11-16

Henrietta Maria, French-born, Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)

1610-02-13

Jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists

1610-04-01

Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)

1610-07-04

Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)

1610-10-06

Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)

1610-12-18

Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist

1611-10-11

Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berry, French ambassador to Rome

1611-11-01

François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (d. 1656)

1612-02-06

Antoine Arnauld, [Grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theologist

1612-09-28

Michel Anguier, French sculptor

1613-02-02

Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)

1613-03-12

André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)

1613-08-15

Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)

1613-09-15

François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (d. 1680)

1613-09-25

Claude Perrault, Paris, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre)

1613-11-05

Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)

1616-01-13

Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic

1616-01-16

François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)

1616-11-19

Eustache Le Sueur, French painter

1618-04-13

Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (d. 1693)

1619-02-24

Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)

1619-03-06

Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose

1619-08-29

Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron

1619-11-07

Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (d. 1692)

1619-12-28

Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)

1620-02-15

Francois Charpentier, French scholar/archaeologist

1620-07-21

Jean Picard, French astronomer

1620-11-10

Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtesan and writer (d. 1705)

1621-07-08

Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)

1621-11-03

Renatus Rapinus, [René Rapin], French jesuit/poet (Hortorum libri IV)

1622-01-15

Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)

1622-01-28

Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)

1622-06-06

Claude-Jean Allouez, French Jesuit missionary and explorer (d.1857)

1622-10-31

Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)

1624-08-22

Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)

1624-08-25

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

1624-10-30

Paul Pellisson, French writer (d. 1693)

1625-07-10

Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (d. 1703)

1625-08-20

Thomas Corneille, French playwright

1625-10-04

Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (d. 1661)

1625-11-30

Jean Domat, French jurist (d. 1696)

1625-12-14

Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695)

1626-02-05

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)

1627-09-27

Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704)

1628-01-08

Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier

1628-12-25

Noel Coypel, French painter

1630-11-24

Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)

1631-03-16

René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)

1632-06-10

Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)

1632-08-20

Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)

1632-11-23

Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)

1633-06-16

Jean de Thévenot, French traveler and scientist (d. 1667)

1634-07-14

Pasquier Quesnel, French Jansenist theologian (d. 1719)

1635-05-05

Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)

1636-11-01

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)

1637-11-30

Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)

1638-01-01

Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright

1638-05-13

Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (d. 1712)

1638-08-06

Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher

1639-01-19

Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian

1639-12-22

Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)

1640-03-18

Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)

1640-06-15

Bernard Lamy, French mathematician (d. 1715)

1640-09-29

Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized

1640-12-06

Claude Fleury, French historian (d. 1723)

1641-01-18

Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)

1641-10-05

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

1642-02-18

Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)

1643-03-25

Louis Moréri, French encylopedist (d. 1680)

1643-11-16

Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)

1643-11-22

René R Cavelier sieur de La Salle, French explorer

1643-12-22

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

1644-04-07

François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)

1644-08-06

Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV

1644-10-02

François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)

1645-08-16

Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (d. 1696)

1646-02-17

Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)

1646-04-04

Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)

1646-04-15

Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)

1646-04-16

Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)

1646-04-20

Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)

1647-03-12

Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)

1647-07-22

Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint

1647-08-22

Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)

1647-11-08

Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer

1648-04-09

Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)

1648-04-13

Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)

1649-02-08

Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)

1649-06-13

Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)

1650-10-21

Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)

1651-04-06

André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)

1651-04-30

Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest/theorist/saint

1651-05-27

Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)

1652-04-21

Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)

1652-05-27

Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans

1653-03-25

Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician

1653-08-08

Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar

1655-02-07

Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)

1656-08-06

Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (d. 1733)

1656-09-06

Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1723)

1656-10-20

Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)

1656-11-09

Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum)

1658-01-08

Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)

1658-02-18

Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)

1658-03-05

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America

1659-03-08

Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (d. 1738)

1659-07-20

Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)

1659-07-28

Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)

1661-01-30

Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)

1661-03-25

Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)

1661-04-11

Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet

1661-05-25

Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian (d. 1737)

1661-10-11

Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat/elect (Anti-Lucretius)

1661-11-01

Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (d. 1725)

1663-02-25

Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)

1663-06-24

Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (d. 1742)

1663-07-20

Pierre Drevet, French engraver

1663-08-31

Guillaume Amontons, French physicist

1663-10-16

Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)

1663-10-18

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

1664-04-30

François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general (d. 1709)

1665-04-19

Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (d. 1721)

1665-08-21

Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer (d. 1729)

1666-09-16

Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)

1667-05-26

Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)

1668-05-08

Alain R Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier)

1669-05-26

Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)

1670-08-21

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader (d. 1734)

1671-01-11

François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)

1671-04-06

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)

1671-07-14

Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)

1672-01-18

Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)

1672-02-13

Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)

1672-02-26

Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)

1673-01-31

Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)

1674-01-15

Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)

1675-01-16

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)

1675-02-28

Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)

1675-07-14

Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (d. 1747)

1677-02-18

Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)

1677-04-25

Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly)

1678-03-03

Madeleine de Verchères, French Canadian heroine (d. 1747)

1678-03-15

Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop

1678-09-29

Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)

1678-11-26

Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)

1679-01-27

Jean-Francois de Troy, French painter

1679-08-22

Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)

1679-11-11

Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scientist

1680-04-09

Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist (d. 1754)

1681-11-17

Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (d. 1776)

1681-11-28

Jean Cavalier, French Protestant rebel leader (d. 1740)

1682-08-16

Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir-apparent to the French throne (d. 1712)

1682-10-29

Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)

1683-02-28

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)

1683-03-13

John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British philosopher (d. 1744)

1683-06-23

Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (d. 1745)

1684-01-14

Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter

1684-03-19

Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (d. 1766)

1684-10-10

Jean Antoine Watteau, French rococo painter (Onverschillige)

1685-02-08

Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)

1685-03-17

Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter

1685-11-17

Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)

1686-07-06

Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (d. 1758)

1687-03-07

Jean Lebeuf, French historian (d. 1760)

1688-04-04

Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)

1688-11-15

Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757)

1689-07-09

Alexis Piron, French writer (d. 1773)

1689-12-24

French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian

1690-01-22

Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)

1690-11-17

Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist

1691-05-17

Antoine Court, French reformed theologist

1692-02-14

Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)

1692-04-05

Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (d. 1730)

1692-10-31

Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist (d. 1765)

1692-11-06

Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)

1694-06-04

Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV

1694-07-04

Louis-Claude Daquin, [d'Acquin], French organist/composer (La Rose)

1694-07-11

Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer

1695-02-02

François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)

1695-05-03

Henri Pitot, Italian-born French engineer (d. 1771)

1696-03-13

Louis F A D Duke de Richelieu, French marshal

1696-03-27

Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)

1697-04-01

Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)

1697-07-11

Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer/cartographer

1698-02-16

Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)

1698-10-23

Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)

1698-11-22

Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)

1699-01-09

Robert J Pothier, French lawyer

1699-11-02

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)

1700-01-29

Daniel Bernoulli, Basel Switz, mathematician (10 time French award)

1700-02-07

Philippe Buache, French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)

1700-10-10

Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)

1700-11-19

Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)

1701-01-28

Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)

1701-10-18

Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)

1702-07-31

Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter (d. 1768)

1703-09-29

François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)

1703-10-28

Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d. 1768)

1703-11-25

Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)

1704-02-12

Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)

1704-02-28

Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)

1704-06-24

Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer (d. 1771)

1705-02-15

Charles A Vanloo, French painter

1706-12-17

Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire)

1709-02-24

Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)

1710-05-23

Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)

1710-11-13

Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (d. 1792)

1712-02-28

Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)

1712-03-27

Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)

1712-06-21

Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)

1712-11-25

Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)

1713-01-02

Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)

1713-04-12

Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (d. 1796)

1713-05-03

Alexis Clairault, French mathematician (d. 1765)

1713-05-06

Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)

1713-07-22

Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)

1713-08-28

Louis A A Count d'Affry, French general/ambassador to Netherland

1713-09-18

Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher

1714-01-26

Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)

1714-01-28

Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)

1714-02-22

Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)

1714-06-17

Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)

1714-07-16

Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (d. 1800)

1714-08-14

Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter

1715-05-22

François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)

1715-06-25

Joseph-François Foulon, French politician (d. 1789)

1715-08-06

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)

1715-09-22

Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)

1715-09-30

Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)

1715-10-05

Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)

1715-10-08

Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)

1715-11-23

Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)

1715-12-27

Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)

1716-01-20

Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)

1716-05-29

Louis J M Daubenton, French zoologist

1716-06-18

Joseph M Vien, French (court)painter

1716-12-01

Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)

1716-12-16

Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)

1716-12-26

Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)

1717-06-20

Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)

1717-06-27

Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (d. 1799)

1717-08-13

Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)

1717-10-05

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

1717-11-16

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)

1717-12-20

Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)

1718-01-29

Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)

1719-01-02

Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)

1719-06-28

Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (d. 1785)

1719-07-04

Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (d. 1797)

1719-08-20

Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)

1719-10-17

Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)

1720-03-22

Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799)

1720-08-17

Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)

1720-11-01

Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)

1721-10-19

Joseph de Guignes, French orientalist (d. 1800)

1721-12-06

Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (d. 1794)

1721-12-27

Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher

1721-12-29

Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th

1722-02-19

Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)

1723-02-21

Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)

1723-04-30

Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (d. 1806)

1723-07-11

Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799)

1723-08-02

Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect

1724-05-22

Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)

1724-07-31

Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (d. 1801)

1725-07-01

Comte de Rochambeau, French soldier (d. 1807)

1725-08-21

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter

1725-09-05

Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (d. 1799)

1725-09-12

Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)

1725-09-16

Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (d. 1815)

1725-10-12

Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (d. 1810)

1726-04-20

Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer

1726-11-30

Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver

1727-01-02

James Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, England, British Army officer, defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec

1727-02-25

Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer and organist (Notre Dame)

1727-04-07

Michel Adanson, French botanist (d. 1806)

1727-04-29

Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer/choreographer (ballet d'action)

1727-05-10

Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)

1727-11-18

Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist (d. 1773)

1728-02-12

Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (d. 1799)

1728-10-03

Charles G Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite

1729-04-18

Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer

1729-11-12

Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)

1730-01-03

Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician

1730-03-07

Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (d. 1807)

1730-03-31

Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (d. 1783)

1731-12-07

Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter

1732-04-05

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (d. 1806)

1732-09-30

Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)

1732-11-09

Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer (d. 1776)

1733-05-04

Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)

1734-01-17

Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza)

1736-08-26

Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)

1736-09-15

Jean-Sylvain, French historian (History of France)

1736-11-26

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

1738-06-22

Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)

1738-08-01

Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)

1739-01-25

Charles François Dumouriez, French general (d. 1823)

1739-02-15

Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect (d. 1813)

1740-02-07

Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP

1740-04-02

Armand-Gaston Camus, French CEO (Council of 500)

1740-06-02

Marquis de Sade, Paris, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

1740-07-27

Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)

1741-03-20

Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (d. 1828)

1741-08-23

Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French explorer (d. 1788)

1741-10-18

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)

1741-12-08

Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)

1742-08-14

Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)

1744-02-06

Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)

1744-08-01

Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, Paris, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution)

1745-01-06

Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Annonay, Ardèche, French inventors and 1st pioneer balloonist (Montgolfière-style hot air balloon)

1746-03-08

André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)

1746-04-23

Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)

1746-05-10

Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)

1746-11-12

Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, Beaugency, French inventor and balloonist who, with Nicholas Robert, was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon

1746-11-15

Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)

1747-01-10

Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker

1747-10-08

Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (d. 1807)

1748-04-12

Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (d. 1836)

1748-06-30

Jacques D "comte" Cassini, French astronomer

1748-12-09

Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)

1749-03-09

Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)

1749-09-08

Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (d. 1793)

1749-09-08

Marie-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe, French aristocrat (d. 1792)

1749-09-19

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)

1750-03-05

Jean B G d'Ansse de Villoison, French classical (Apollonii Lexicon)

1750-04-17

François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (d. 1828)

1750-06-21

Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French artist (d. 1818)

1750-06-23

Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)

1750-07-28

Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)

1752-04-05

Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker (d. 1831)

1753-02-06

Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet

1753-02-12

François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)

1753-02-20

Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)

1753-03-09

Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (d. 1800)

1753-04-01

Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)

1753-05-13

Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (d. 1823)

1753-05-31

Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader

1754-02-13

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French politician (d. 1838)

1754-02-17

Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)

1754-07-20

Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)

1754-08-18

François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general (d. 1833)

1755-03-12

Georges Couthon, French politician

1755-04-01

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)

1755-04-16

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)

1755-04-27

Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)

1755-06-15

Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)

1755-06-30

Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (d. 1829)

1755-07-22

Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)

1756-04-13

Louis H J Condé, French prince

1756-06-17

Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public

1757-06-05

Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (d. 1808)

1757-09-06

Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary

1758-02-04

Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer

1758-03-09

Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology)

1758-04-04

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman best known for his allegorical paintings and portraits

1758-05-06

Maximilien Robespierre, Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat (1781)

1758-08-14

Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer

1759-01-05

Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader

1759-05-06

Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician

1759-10-04

Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803)

1760-03-01

François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)

1760-03-27

MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers

1760-07-08

Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)

1760-11-23

Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)

1761-02-16

Charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)

1761-03-06

Antoine-Francois Andreossy, French General and diplomat (d. 1828)

1761-10-21

Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer/brigadier general

1761-12-22

Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress

1761-12-24

Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)

1762-04-29

Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)

1762-07-14

Joseph Lakanal, Serres Ariège, French Politician and Educator

1762-09-16

Charles G G, earl of Merode/mayor of Brussels/French senator

1762-10-30

André Chénier, French writer (d. 1794)

1762-11-20

Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)

1762-11-29

Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist (d. 1833)

1763-01-03

Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator

1763-01-08

Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)

1763-01-26

Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)

1763-02-14

Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. 1813)

1763-03-13

Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (d. 1815)

1763-05-21

Joseph Fouché, French statesman (d. 1820)

1763-06-21

Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher

1763-12-25

Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)

1763-12-31

Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)

1764-02-04

Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy

1764-02-11

Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (Cajus Graechus)

1764-04-13

Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)

1764-08-13

Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)

1764-08-22

Charles Percier, French architect (d. 1838)

1764-12-07

Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (d. 1841)

1765-03-07

Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor of photography (d. 1833)

1765-04-28

Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1834)

1765-11-04

Pierre Girard, French mathematician (d. 1836)

1765-11-17

Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)

1766-03-04

Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)

1766-04-22

Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)

1766-07-08

Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)

1766-09-25

Armand-Emmanuel, duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)

1766-10-23

Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847)

1767-04-25

Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (d. 1847)

1767-08-25

Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)

1767-10-23

H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer

1768-02-13

Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (d. 1835)

1768-05-02

Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist

1768-08-17

Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general (d. 1800)

1768-08-27

Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Maastricht)

1768-10-13

Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)

1769-01-05

Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)

1769-01-10

Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo)

1769-03-23

Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (d. 1832)

1769-03-29

Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (d. 1851)

1769-08-23

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

1770-03-02

Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)

1770-05-10

Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)

1770-11-05

Etienne P de Senancour, French author (Obermann)

1770-12-26

Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)

1771-02-28

French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter

1771-06-03

Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide

1771-06-19

Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)

1771-10-01

Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer

1771-10-23

Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)

1772-01-04

Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter

1772-04-07

F M Charles Fourier, French socialist

1772-04-15

Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)

1772-08-30

Henri D Count de Larochejacquelin, French royalist leader

1773-03-28

Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)

1773-04-09

Étienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824

1773-08-22

Aimé Bonpland, French explorer (d. 1858)

1774-01-01

André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)

1774-04-21

Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)

1774-06-24

François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)

1774-07-20

Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)

1775-01-20

André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)

1775-07-23

Francois-Eugene Vidocq, French criminal and police detective

1775-07-23

Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)

1775-08-06

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

1776-04-01

Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)

1777-01-03

Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker

1777-03-31

Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (d. 1859)

1777-12-04

Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)

1778-01-24

Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French King Charles X

1778-09-04

Louis Napoleon, French King of Netherlands (1806-10)

1778-12-06

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)

1779-08-07

Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (d. 1842)

1779-10-10

Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP

1779-11-27

Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)

1779-12-12

Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (d. 1865)

1780-04-29

Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)

1780-08-29

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather)

1780-12-23

Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher

1781-06-21

Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)

1782-01-29

Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)

1782-06-10

Amable-G-P B de Barante, French politician/historian

1782-06-19

Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer (L'avenir)

1783-04-10

Hortense E de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10)

1784-07-27

Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)

1785-02-12

Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist (d. 1838)

1785-02-22

Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Ham, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834)

1785-11-28

Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)

1786-01-23

Auguste de Montferrand, French architect (d. 1858)

1786-02-02

Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)

1786-02-28

D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician

1786-05-08

Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest (d. 1859)

1786-06-20

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)

1786-07-24

Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)

1786-10-30

Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer (d. 1871)

1787-05-07

Jacques Viger, French Canadian politician, first mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)

1787-06-04

Constant Prévost, French geologist (d. 1856)

1787-09-05

François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850)

1787-10-04

Francois P G Guizot, French historian/politician

1788-03-07

Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1878)

1788-03-12

Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor

1788-09-10

Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist (d. 1868)

1789-06-30

E J Horace Vernet, French painter

1789-08-21

Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician

1790-05-23

Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (d. 1842)

1791-06-30

Félix Savart, French surgeon/physicist (law of Biot & Savart)

1791-09-26

Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)

1791-12-24

A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)

1792-05-21

Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (d. 1843)

1792-09-05

Pierre-Armand Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1857).

1792-11-28

Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education

1792-12-20

Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)

1793-11-15

Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)

1794-01-25

François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)

1794-03-05

Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1794-04-15

Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)

1794-05-13

Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)

1795-01-06

Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)

1795-05-13

Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)

1795-12-04

Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)

1796-02-22

Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1837)

1796-06-01

Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)

1796-09-25

Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)

1797-03-27

Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Moise, Chatterton)

1797-04-14

Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)

1797-07-17

Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)

1798-04-17

Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)

1798-04-26

Ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)

1798-08-21

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

1798-09-25

JBAL Leonce Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist

1798-10-07

Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)

1798-12-04

Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (d. 1881)

1799-02-11

Basil Moreau, French Founder priest (d. 1873)

1799-02-26

Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)

1799-05-20

Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)

1799-08-11

Joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist

1799-09-19

René Caillé, French explorer (d. 1838)

1800-03-25

Paulin Paris, French historian

1800-05-05

Louis Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette)

1801-02-01

Émile Littré, French lexicographer (d. 1881)

1801-04-11

Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)

1801-05-11

Henri Labrouste, French architect (d. 1875)

1801-08-28

Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)

1801-10-06

Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (d. 1888)

1802-02-02

Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist

1802-04-12

Francois MP Liberman, French relig leader (Congregation of Heart)

1802-09-06

Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (d. 1857)

1802-09-24

Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)

1803-05-24

Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino/Musignano

1803-06-10

Henry Darcy, French scientist (d. 1858)

1803-07-12

Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)

1803-09-28

Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)

1803-09-29

Charles-Francois Sturm, French mathematician (Sturm's Theorem)

1803-12-11

Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)

1804-01-13

Paul Gavarni, French caricaturist (d. 1866)

1804-01-20

Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)

1804-07-21

Victor Schoelcher, Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery

1804-09-14

Louis Desiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate (d. 1882)

1804-10-03

Allan Kardec, French founder of Spiritism (d. 1869)

1804-12-23

Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)

1805-12-06

Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861)

1805-12-31

Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)

1806-09-05

Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (d. 1865)

1806-12-09

Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (d. 1838)

1807-10-04

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician, prime minister of the Province of Canada (d. 1864)

1808-02-26

Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)

1808-03-24

Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)

1808-11-02

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)

1808-12-04

Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)

1809-06-15

François-Xavier Garneau, French-Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)

1809-06-27

Francois de Canrobert, French marshal/parliament member

1810-01-03

Antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jul 24]

1810-03-01

Frederic Chopin, Zelazowa Wola, (baptismal records 22nd Feb) Polish/French pianist/composer (Concert in F Minor)

1810-07-21

Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist

1810-10-04

Alexander Walewski, French earl/foreign minister/Napoleon I's son

1811-08-05

Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896)

1811-10-25

Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)

1811-12-02

Jean-Charles Chapais, French Canadian politician, Father of the Canadian Confederation (d. 1885)

1812-01-13

Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)

1812-05-23

Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)

1812-06-12

Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)

1812-11-09

Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame)

1813-01-04

Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator

1813-04-23

Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar (Society of Saint Vincent de Paul) (d. 1853)

1813-08-15

Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic (d. 1891)

1813-10-10

Giuseppe Verdi, Busseto, First French Empire, Italian composer (La donna è mobile - Rigoletto), (d. 1901)

1813-11-30

Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)

1814-01-27

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)

1814-01-30

Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian glass painter

1814-02-26

Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)

1814-04-19

Louis Amédée Achard, French novelist (d. 1875)

1814-06-25

Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (d. 1896)

1814-09-08

Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (d. 1874)

1814-10-25

Louis CPR van Orleans, French duke of Nemours

1815-01-01

Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)

1815-01-13

William Henry French, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881

1815-02-21

Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor

1815-03-28

Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)

1815-05-05

Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright

1815-05-08

Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer

1815-07-24

Antoine T D'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jan 3, 1810]

1815-10-13

Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist

1815-12-21

Thomas Couture, French painter/author

1815-12-22

Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader

1816-01-15

Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)

1816-04-22

Charles Denis Bourbaki, French general

1816-07-11

French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect

1816-07-14

Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (d. 1882)

1816-08-21

Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist (d. 1856)

1817-02-03

Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist (d. 1881)

1817-02-15

Charles F Daubigny, French restauranteur/painter

1817-10-23

Pierre Athanase Larousse, French lexicographer (d. 1875)

1817-10-24

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

1818-06-03

Louis Faidherbe, French general (d. 1889)

1818-08-07

Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist

1818-11-22

Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1819-03-11

Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)

1819-06-10

J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine)

1819-06-20

Jacques Offenbach, Cologne, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann)

1819-07-02

Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900)

1819-09-23

Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896)

1819-10-19

Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)

1819-12-22

Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)

1820-03-24

A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1891)

1820-04-05

Nadar, [Félix Tournachon], French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist

1820-05-27

Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess and socialite (d. 1904)

1820-05-30

Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, French Canadian politician (d. 1890)

1820-06-16

Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)

1820-09-17

Émile Augier, French dramatist (d. 1889)

1821-02-11

Auguste-Édouard Mariette, French Egyptologist (d. 1881)

1821-03-16

Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)

1821-07-18

Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)

1821-08-29

Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, Meylan, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs

1821-09-27

Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)

1821-11-23

Charles Meryon, British/French etcher

1822-01-12

Étienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)

1822-03-04

Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)

1822-03-16

Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)

1822-05-20

Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)

1822-05-20

Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)

1822-09-09

Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention

1822-12-24

Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)

1823-02-28

Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion

1823-03-14

Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)

1823-06-02

Gédéon Ouimet, French Canadian politician (d. 1905)

1823-06-21

Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)

1823-09-28

Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)

1824-01-15

Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)

1824-02-22

Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)

1824-03-15

Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)

1824-04-24

Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger

1824-05-11

Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)

1824-07-12

Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)

1824-12-14

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)

1825-03-17

Rodolphe Bresdin, French cartoonist/lithographer (Le Bon Samaritain)

1825-04-11

Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician/founder (Allgemeiner)

1825-05-04

Augustus Le Plongeon, French antiquitarian (d. 1908)

1825-10-31

Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)

1825-11-29

Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)

1826-04-06

Gustave Moreau, French painter

1826-12-18

Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)

1827-02-01

Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker

1827-04-16

Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)

1827-04-17

French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)

1827-05-11

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (d. 1875)

1827-05-19

Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)

1827-09-16

Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (d. 1908)

1827-10-29

Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)

1827-11-30

Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)

1828-02-14

Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)

1828-04-21

Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian (Voyage in Italy)

1828-05-02

Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)

1828-08-17

Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist (d. 1897)

1828-10-02

Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)

1828-10-08

Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic

1828-11-26

René Goblet, French politician (d. 1905)

1829-07-08

Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer

1829-12-05

Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)

1830-01-23

Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)

1830-03-15

Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)

1830-03-18

Numa D Fustel de Coulanges, French historian/sociologist

1830-05-10

Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)

1830-05-20

Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)

1830-07-10

Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean/French painter (Impressionism)

1831-06-03

Otho French Strahl, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

1831-09-07

Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)

1832-01-06

Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)

1832-01-23

Edouard Manet, Paris, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), (d. 1883)

1832-04-05

Jules-Francois Camille Ferry, French statesman

1832-11-09

Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)

1832-12-15

Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], French engineer (Eiffel tower), (d. 1923)

1833-10-17

Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body, such as altitude sickness and 'the bends', made possible space and ocean exploration

1834-01-01

Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)

1834-09-17

Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer

1834-12-16

Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory)

1835-07-31

Henri Brisson, French statesman (d. 1912)

1835-07-31

Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (d. 1903)

1835-10-02

Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian

1835-10-09

Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)

1835-11-09

Emile Gaboriau, author (father of French detective novels)

1835-12-07

Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk/musicologist

1836-01-14

Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)

1836-10-04

Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)

1836-10-15

James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)

1836-12-15

Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)

1837-04-29

Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)

1837-05-31

Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror)

1837-08-11

Marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated

1837-11-02

Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. (1891)

1837-12-09

Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)

1838-01-05

Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)

1838-02-28

Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910)

1838-03-31

Leon Dierx, French poet

1838-04-03

Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82)

1838-04-18

Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (d. 1912)

1838-05-20

Jules Méline, French statesman (d. 1925)

1838-11-07

Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (d. 1889)

1839-01-19

Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence Provence, French painter (d. 1906)

1839-05-08

Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (O Canada) (d. 1920)

1839-07-25

Francis Garnier, French explorer (d. 1873)

1839-08-30

Gulstan Ropert, French Catholic prelate (d. 1903)

1839-10-30

Alfred Sisley, French impressionist painter

1839-11-16

Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)

1840-01-10

Louis Nazaire Bégin, French Canadian archbishop and cardinal (d. 1925)

1840-02-28

Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)

1840-04-02

Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)

1840-04-22

Odilon Redon, French painter (d. 1916)

1840-05-13

L-M Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon)

1840-09-26

Louis-Olivier Taillon, French Canadian politician (d. 1923)

1840-11-09

Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1898)

1841-01-14

Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist

1841-01-30

Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)

1841-02-04

Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)

1841-02-28

Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)

1841-04-13

Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (d. 1905)

1841-05-22

Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)

1841-11-06

Armand Fallières, French president (d. 1931)

1841-11-16

Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)

1841-12-06

Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)

1841-12-20

Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)

1842-01-02

Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist

1842-01-12

Francois Coppee, French poet

1842-02-07

Alexandre Ribot, French statesman (d. 1923)

1842-03-18

Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)

1842-04-04

Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)

1842-04-17

Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (d. 1911)

1842-10-01

Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)

1842-12-22

Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet

1843-01-20

Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)

1843-05-21

Louis Renault, French lawyer

1843-09-27

Gaston Tarry, French mathematician (d. 1913)

1843-10-21

Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)

1843-10-30

A G Henri Regnault, French water colors painter

1844-03-30

Paul Verlaine, French Kiss

1844-05-03

Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist

1844-05-20

Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream)

1844-08-07

Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (d. 1911)

1845-01-13

Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer (d. 1896)

1845-04-05

Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador

1845-06-18

Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)

1845-07-18

Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)

1845-08-16

Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist

1846-04-04

Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)

1846-07-11

Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)

1846-08-25

Louise J Gautier, French poetess

1846-12-02

Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier

1847-04-01

Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)

1847-07-02

Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)

1847-11-02

George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions)

1847-11-08

Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (d. 1907)

1847-12-17

Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)

1848-01-21

Henri Duparc, French composer

1848-02-14

Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (d. 1934)

1848-06-07

Paul Gaugin, [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter

1848-08-19

Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)

1848-10-03

Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)

1849-01-12

Jean Béraud, French painter (d. 1935)

1849-02-04

Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)

1849-03-28

James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)

1849-06-02

Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (La femme)

1849-07-19

F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian

1849-07-19

Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (d. 1906)

1850-01-14

Pierre Loti, French writer (d. 1923)

1850-04-20

Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)

1850-08-26

Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)

1850-10-08

Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist (d. 1936)

1851-03-27

Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)

1851-04-06

Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)

1851-04-21

Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)

1851-05-29

Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)

1851-06-08

Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)

1851-06-09

Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)

1851-11-05

Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)

1852-01-01

Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, French chemist (d. 1904)

1852-01-12

Joseph J C Joffre, French fieldmarshal (Indo China, Marne)

1852-01-26

Pierre Brazza, explorer/colonial administrator (French Africa)

1852-03-01

Theophile Delcasse, French statesman

1852-09-02

Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)

1852-09-28

John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall

1852-10-23

Jean-Louis Forain, French etcher/lithographer

1852-11-22

Paul H B d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist

1852-9-28

John French,

1853-04-27

Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (d. 1914)

1853-05-21

Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)

1853-07-07

Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Le Pacha Bonneval)

1853-09-23

Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar

1853-12-17

Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933)

1853-12-26

René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)

1854-10-20

Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)

1854-11-05

Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1854-11-17

Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)

1855-02-13

Paul Deschanel, French President (d. 1922)

1855-11-05

Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere)

1856-03-04

Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)

1856-03-16

E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince

1856-04-24

Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime)

1856-05-20

Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter

1856-05-25

Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (d. 1942)

1856-07-24

Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (d. 1941)

1856-10-15

R G Nivelle, French military man

1857-02-26

Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)

1857-03-30

Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)

1857-07-11

Alfred Binet, French child psychologist

1857-07-23

French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)

1857-11-02

Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (Babinski reflex)

1858-01-19

Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)

1858-01-27

Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer

1858-03-13

Maximilien Luce, French painter

1858-04-04

Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)

1858-04-15

Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (Division du travail social)

1858-05-19

Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer/traveller (Surinam)

1858-06-25

Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright

1858-06-30

Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Libre) [or 7/31]

1858-08-01

Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)

1858-09-15

Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer/hermit

1858-11-25

Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)

1859-02-10

Alexandre Millerand, French President (d. 1943)

1859-09-03

AAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves)

1859-10-09

Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)

1859-12-12

Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)

1859-12-17

Paul César Helleu, French artist (d. 1927)

1860-01-11

Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)

1860-01-17

Charles K. French, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

1860-02-11

Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)

1860-04-06

René Lalique, French jewel designer

1860-06-25

Gustave Charpentier, French composer (opera Louise)

1860-07-26

Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama)

1860-08-11

Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)

1860-08-16

Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)

1860-09-28

Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays

1860-11-07

Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (d. 1936)

1860-12-13

Lucien Guitry, French actor (d. 1925)

1861-06-10

Pierre M M Duhem, French naturalist/philosopher/historian

1861-10-30

Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (d. 1929)

1861-11-30

French Gailliard, Belgian painter (Zeustempel in Athens)

1861-12-16

Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (d. 1917)

1862-05-02

Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)

1862-07-18

Victor, Prince Napoleon (Napoleon V), French pretender to throne

1862-09-25

Leon Boellmann, French organist/composer (Variations Symphoniques)

1862-12-07

Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)

1862-12-08

Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)

1862-12-14

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]

1862-12-26

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]

1863-01-31

F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher (Revue the Synthesis)

1863-07-12

Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)

1863-09-23

Alexandre EJ Yersin, Swiss/French bacteriologist (bacteria plague)

1863-10-10

Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (d. 1912)

1863-10-13

C-E Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer (Rateau steam turbine)

1863-11-08

René [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)

1863-11-11

Paul Signac, French painter (d. 1935)

1863-12-05

Paul P Painlevé, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]

1863-12-15

Paul [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]

1863-12-25

Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957)

1864-01-24

Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)

1864-10-14

Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental)

1864-12-27

René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)

1865-03-25

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

1865-06-09

Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, French composer

1865-06-26

Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)

1865-09-15

Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer (Loi Falcidie)

1865-10-01

Paul Dukas, French composer (d. 1935)

1865-12-08

Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)

1865-12-28

Félix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)

1866-09-07

Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)

1867-01-20

Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)

1867-01-21

Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)

1867-10-03

Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator

1867-11-27

Charles Koechlin, French composer (d. 1950)

1868-03-03

Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer

1868-04-17

Charles R Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary)

1868-05-06

Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)

1868-05-28

Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)

1868-09-01

Henri Bourassa, French Canadian politician and publisher (d. 1952)

1868-10-24

Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)

1868-11-11

Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist

1868-12-02

Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)

1869-04-12

Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer

1869-09-20

Marcel Cachin, co-founder (French Communistic Party)

1870-03-11

Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)

1870-06-18

Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician

1870-11-29

Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)

1870-12-02

Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor

1870-12-10

Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)

1871-01-07

Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)

1871-03-03

Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)

1871-04-05

Jeanne Bougeois, [La Mistinguette], artist (French revue)

1871-05-06

Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

1871-08-02

John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)

1871-08-29

Albert Lebrun, French politician (d. 1950)

1871-12-26

Mirra Principi, Estrellita; or The Invasion of the French Troops in Portugal

1872-01-23

Paul Langevin, French physicist (d. 1946)

1872-02-01

Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose

1872-04-09

Leon Blum, French premier (People's front government)

1872-05-10

Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (d. 1950)

1872-07-05

Edouard Herriot, French politician (d. 1957)

1872-09-20

Maurice Gamelin, French generalissimo

1872-11-15

Robert marquess of Flers, French author (Habit Vert)

1872-12-22

Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)

1873-01-02

Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)

1873-01-28

Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], Paris, French novelist and performer (Gigi)

1873-02-03

Ernest B Allo, French theologist

1873-03-28

Anne Douglas Sedgwick, The Little French Girl

1873-09-08

Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907)

1874-05-26

Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)

1874-07-14

Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)

1874-10-21

Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist

1874-11-26

Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)

1875-01-01

Charles Rist, French economist

1875-02-02

Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)

1875-03-07

Maurice Ravel, French composer (d. 1937)

1875-04-05

Mistinguett, French vaudeville performer (d. 1956)

1875-04-27

Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)

1875-06-28

Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (d. 1941)

1875-08-09

Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist

1876-02-21

Constantin Brancusi, Romanian/French sculptor (Princesse X)

1876-03-04

Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)

1876-07-12

Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)

1876-10-06

Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (d. 1941)

1877-01-26

Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter

1877-01-29

Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)

1877-02-15

Louis Renault, French automobile executive (d. 1944)

1877-02-17

André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)

1877-02-19

Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)

1877-05-26

Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)

1877-06-14

Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970)

1877-09-26

Alfred Cortot, French pianist

1878-01-14

Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French writer

1878-01-22

Francis Picabia, French painter/illustrator

1878-02-05

André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)

1878-02-28

Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)

1878-05-28

Paul Pelliot, French sinologist (d. 1945)

1878-06-06

Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney (d. 1956)

1878-06-17

Albert Thomas, French socialist politician

1878-07-22

Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un destin: Martin Luther)

1878-08-30

Paul Hazard, French literature historian

1878-10-02

Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist

1878-11-14

Julie Manet, French painter, daughter of Berthe Morisot (d. 1966)

1879-01-18

Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)

1879-02-09

Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist

1879-04-20

Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)

1879-06-05

René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)

1879-09-30

Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Viola d'amour)

1879-11-23

Andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)

1879-12-22

Stanislas Bizot, French world checker champion (1925)

1880-01-02

Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer

1880-01-10

Stephen French Whitman, The Rival

1880-02-20

Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)

1880-05-25

Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist (d. 1967)

1880-07-21

Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)

1880-09-06

Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess)

1880-10-12

Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)

1881-01-18

Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]

1881-02-04

Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)

1881-02-21

Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player

1881-11-08

Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Paris, French Engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe

1881-12-13

Park French, The Thief of Bagdad

1882-04-04

L.A. French, Our Relations

1882-05-13

Georges Braque, Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, French cubist painter and sculptor (Bike)

1882-10-18

Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (d. 1917)

1882-10-29

Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)

1883-02-03

Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter

1883-03-05

Marius Barbeau, French Canadian ethnographer and folklorist (b. 1969)

1883-04-14

George B. French, Tarzan of the Apes

1883-08-19

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)

1883-09-01

Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)

1883-10-31

Marie Laurencin, French painter (d. 1956)

1883-12-17

Raimu, French actor (d. 1946)

1883-12-22

Edgard Varèse French-born composer (d. 1965)

1884-01-02

Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)

1884-06-13

Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)

1884-06-19

Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)

1884-06-27

Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)

1884-06-30

Georges Duhamel, French author (d. 1966)

1884-07-06

Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter/cartoonist

1884-08-04

Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)

1884-09-24

Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)

1884-9-29

Gaston Gabaroche, French Cancan

1885-06-05

Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French Foreign minister (-1940)

1885-06-26

Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)

1885-07-05

Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian (Traité du paysage)

1885-07-11

Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter

1885-08-12

Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)

1885-11-14

Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist

1885-12-23

Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)

1886-01-18

Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor

1886-03-04

Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)

1886-05-03

Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)

1886-05-24

Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)

1886-06-29

Robert Schuman, French premier

1886-10-03

Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)

1886-10-26

Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]

1886-11-07

Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]

1886-11-15

René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)

1886-11-27

Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japans/French painter

1887-02-21

Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player

1887-05-07

Henri Pourrat, French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes)

1887-07-28

Marcel Duchamp, Blainville-Crevon, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)

1887-09-15

Jean/Hans Arp, French/Swiss sculptor, artist and poet

1887-09-16

Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor

1887-10-24

Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)

1888-03-17

Paul Ramadier, French politician (d. 1961)

1888-03-18

Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor

1888-04-23

Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and diplomat (d. 1967)

1888-05-15

Jean Wahl, French philosopher

1888-10-06

Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)

1888-11-09

Jean Monnet, French economist/EG-pioneer/chairman (EGKS)

1888-11-16

Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)

1888-12-16

Alphonse Juin, French marshal

1889-01-22

Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)

1889-02-23

Musidora, French actress and director (d. 1957)

1889-10-25

Abel Gance, French film director (d. 1981)

1889-11-26

Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (d. 1976)

1890-02-02

Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)

1890-04-06

Andre L Danjon, French astronomer

1890-04-23

Marcel L'Herbier, French director/screenwriter (El Dorado)

1890-05-19

Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Nghệ An Province, French Indochina, Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69)

1890-07-11

Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter

1890-07-14

Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)

1890-08-19

Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist

1890-12-20

Yvonne Arnaud, French-born actress (d. 1958)

1891-01-22

Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)

1891-02-27

Georges E Migot, French composer

1891-08-22

Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor

1891-12-30

Antoine Pinay, French premier (1952)/minister of Foreign affairs

1892-01-22

Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder

1892-03-16

Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)

1892-06-27

Paul Colin, French poster designer (d. 1985)

1892-07-31

Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)

1892-10-19

Alexander A Alekhine, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)

1892-11-23

Erté, French artist (d. 1990)

1893-01-03

Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)

1893-02-03

Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)

1893-04-18

Violette Morris, French athlete (d. 1944)

1893-05-14

Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)

1893-08-31

Lily Laskine, French harpist (d. 1988)

1893-11-19

René Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)

1894-05-27

Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)

1894-09-15

Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)

1894-10-30

Jean Rostand, French biologist (d. 1977)

1894-12-24

Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot

1895-01-07

Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist

1895-02-28

Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)

1895-03-30

Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)

1895-04-30

Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)

1895-08-22

Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)

1895-11-07

Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81)

1895-12-14

Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952)

1896-02-08

Orville Caldwell, Ca, actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning)

1896-02-18

Andre Breton, French writer (d. 1966)

1896-02-19

André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)

1896-02-20

Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist

1896-04-04

Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)

1896-04-21

Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)

1896-07-10

Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator (d. 1981)

1896-07-27

Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)

1896-08-31

Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)

1896-09-16

Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist

1896-10-08

Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)

1896-10-23

André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)

1897-01-17

Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)

1897-01-21

René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)

1897-02-27

Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)

1897-04-23

Harold French, director (Encore)/actor

1897-06-29

Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist (d. 2001)

1897-09-10

Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)

1897-10-03

Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982)

1898-02-10

Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)

1898-03-04

Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)

1898-04-01

Roger Bastide, French sociologist

1898-08-08

Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans)

1898-09-30

Renée Adorée, French actress (d. 1933)

1898-10-10

Lilly Daché, French-born milliner (d. 1989)

1898-10-31

Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population)

1898-11-14

Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)

1899-01-12

Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)

1899-03-25

Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)

1899-04-07

Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)

1899-05-14

Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)

1899-05-15

Jean-Etienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)

1899-05-24

Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)

1899-05-26

Antonio Barrette, French Canadian politician (d. 1968)

1899-06-20

Jean Moulin, hero of the French Resistance (WW II)

1899-07-05

Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)

1899-08-09

Armand Salacrou, French playwright

1899-11-17

Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)

1900-01-05

Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter

1900-01-06

Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)

1900-02-21

Madeleine Renaud, French actress/theater director (Plaisir)

1900-03-19

[Jean] Frederic Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1935)

1900-04-13

Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)

1900-04-28

Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)

1900-05-25

Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)

1900-06-29

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)

1900-09-06

Julien Green, US/French writer (Frere Francois)

1901-01-05

H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter

1901-01-08

Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)

1901-02-15

Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)

1901-03-04

Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)

1901-04-05

Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist

1901-04-13

René-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)

1901-04-13

Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)

1901-04-20

Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist

1901-07-31

Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)

1901-08-05

Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)

1901-09-25

Robert Bresson, French film director (d. 1999)

1901-10-03

Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)

1901-10-10

Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor

1901-12-09

Jean Mermoz, French pilot (d. 1936)

1902-01-11

Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer

1902-02-26

Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)

1902-03-29

Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)

1902-04-04

Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)

1902-05-03

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

1902-08-11

Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)

1902-08-24

Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)

1902-09-22

F R Boschvogel, [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)

1902-11-24

Fernand Braudel, French historian

1902-11-29

Georges Poulet, French/Belgian critic (Temps Humain)

1903-02-21

Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)

1903-02-21

Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)

1903-05-08

Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)

1903-05-22

Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)

1903-06-18

Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)

1903-08-18

Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983)

1903-08-31

Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher (d. 1985)

1903-10-04

Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)

1903-10-16

Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)

1904-01-18

Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)

1904-02-15

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

1904-02-27

André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)

1904-04-23

Leslie French, actor/singer (More than a Miracle)

1904-04-23

Leslie French, Death in Venice

1904-05-17

Jean Gabin, French actor (d. 1976)

1904-07-07

Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)

1904-07-08

Henri Cartan, French mathematician

1904-07-24

Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)

1904-09-21

Hans Hartung, German/French painter

1904-11-10

Steven Geray, Uzhored Czechoslovakia, actor (French Line)

1904-11-26

Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)

1904-12-06

Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie

1904-12-23

Fred Aldrich, The French Revue

1904-12-26

Alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)

1905-02-02

Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer

1905-02-07

Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)

1905-02-23

Leonidas Zoras, French composer

1905-03-09

Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes)

1905-03-14

Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist

1905-03-20

Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)

1905-04-22

Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)

1905-05-01

Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)

1905-05-14

Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)

1905-06-21

Jacques Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)

1905-09-21

Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)

1905-11-29

Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)

1905-12-22

Pierre Brasseur, [Espinasse], French actor (Enfants du Paradis)

1905-12-31

Guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57)

1906-01-08

Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist

1906-02-01

Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)

1906-04-08

Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)

1906-04-13

Samuel Beckett, French playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969)

1906-05-06

Andre Weil, [Bourbaki], French/US mathematician

1906-05-07

Harold Gary, The French Connection

1906-05-16

Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)

1906-07-29

Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)

1907-01-11

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

1907-03-26

Zena Howard, French for Love

1907-04-16

Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)

1907-05-26

Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)

1907-05-30

Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)

1907-06-14

René Char, French poet/painter

1907-06-17

Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)

1907-06-28

Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque)

1907-09-23

Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)

1907-10-13

Yves Allégret, French film director (d. 1987)

1907-10-16

Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)

1907-10-21

Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)

1907-10-29

Edwige Feuillère, French film actress (d. 1998)

1907-11-22

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

1907-12-10

Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)

1908-01-26

Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist

1908-01-28

Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)

1908-02-04

Gwili Andre, Secrets of the French Police

1908-02-12

Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)

1908-02-12

Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)

1908-02-26

Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)

1908-03-14

Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher

1908-03-26

Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling, Essen Germany, tennis star (French 1935)

1908-04-09

Victor Vasarely, Hungarian/French painter/author (Op Art)

1908-05-05

Jacques Massu, French general (Algeria)

1908-06-30

Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)

1908-11-28

Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist

1909-01-02

Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)

1909-03-07

Leo Malet, French crime novelist

1909-03-14

Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)

1909-03-22

Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)

1909-03-31

Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator

1909-04-07

Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)

1909-05-21

Guy de Rothschild, French banker

1909-06-28

French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist

1909-07-20

Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)

1909-10-19

Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)

1909-10-20

Monique Hare, French pianist

1910-01-26

Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)

1910-01-30

Hugh French, Fancy Pants

1910-02-09

Jacques Monod, French biochemist

1910-02-18

John Barrett, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1910-06-08

Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (d. 2003)

1910-06-11

Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso)

1910-07-27

Julien Gracq, [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton)

1910-08-14

Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer

1910-09-14

Gaston Deferre, French politician

1911-01-16

Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar

1911-01-16

Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)

1911-02-02

Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer

1911-02-03

Jehan [Ariste] Alain, French organist/composer

1911-04-10

Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)

1911-04-27

Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)

1911-08-23

Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)

1911-10-12

Louis M de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78)

1911-10-24

Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)

1911-11-01

Henri Troyat, French author and historian (d. 2007)

1911-11-12

Luc Estang, [Lucien Bastard], French writer (Stigmates)

1911-11-17

Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)

1911-11-27

Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix/Kuifje)

1911-12-05

Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)

1911-12-17

André Claveau, French Cancan

1912-01-15

Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)

1912-01-23

Susan French, Somewhere in Time

1912-02-03

Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information

1912-02-13

French J Van den Brande, Flemish actor

1912-02-20

Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)

1912-03-25

Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor (d. 1971)

1912-04-21

Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)

1912-04-26

Lucie Lichtig, French Connection II

1912-05-29

Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], Paris, history teacher and French resistance member, (d. 2007)

1912-06-13

Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)

1912-06-29

Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)

1912-07-04

Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)

1912-07-18

Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)

1912-08-05

Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)

1912-08-15

Julia Child, Pasadena California, chef (French Chef)

1912-9-22

Terri Randall, Slightly French

1913-03-03

Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)

1913-04-14

Jean Fournet, French conductor

1913-05-18

Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)

1913-05-26

Pierre Daninos, The French, They Are a Funny Race

1913-06-26

Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (d. 2008)

1913-07-17

Roger Garaudy, French philosopher

1913-08-11

Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)

1914-01-05

Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)

1914-01-23

Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne

1914-02-11

French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer

1914-02-19

Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)

1914-04-27

Albert Soboult, French historian

1914-05-11

Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (d. 1998)

1914-07-31

Raymond Aubrac, Paris, French resistance leader, (d. 2012)

1914-11-25

Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)

1914-12-04

Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (d. 1993)

1915-03-05

Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)

1915-03-07

Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician

1915-05-15

Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)

1915-05-15

Gus Viseur, French Kiss

1915-06-15

Paul Ganapoler, The French Connection

1915-08-19

Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)

1915-11-04

Lloyd James Austin, French Scholar

1915-11-09

André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)

1915-11-12

Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)

1915-12-17

André Claveau, French singer (d. 2003)

1916-02-14

Marcel Bigeard, French general

1916-05-03

Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)

1916-05-03

Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)

1916-06-29

Ben Kasazkow, The French Connection

1916-07-22

Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)

1916-08-01

Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)

1916-08-24

Léo Ferré, French composer and singer (d. 1993)

1916-09-21

Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)

1916-12-07

Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (d. 1988)

1917-04-04

Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising)

1917-05-20

Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)

1917-05-21

Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)

1917-07-04

Gloria Watson, The French Line

1917-07-18

Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)

1917-07-27

Bourvil, French actor (d. 1970)

1917-08-17

P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)

1917-08-26

William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)

1917-09-11

Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (d. 2001)

1917-09-26

Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976)

1917-10-29

Eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again)

1917-11-05

Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)

1917-9-20

Fernando Rey, The French Connection

1918-01-18

Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)

1918-04-23

Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)

1918-04-25

Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)

1918-07-06

Sebastian Cabot, London, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine)

1918-07-09

Leon Clore, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1918-07-22

Cora Vaucaire, French Cancan

1918-08-06

Norman Granz, French Kiss

1918-10-14

Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician (d. 1991)

1918-10-19

Louis Althusser, French philosopher (For Marx, Strangled His Wife)

1918-11-07

Paul Aussaresses, French general

1918-11-13

Janine Andrade, French violinist

1918-12-08

Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)

1918-12-16

Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter and lyricist (d. 2006)

1919-04-12

Maurice Girodias, French publisher

1919-04-13

Roland Gaucher, French journalist

1919-04-17

Gilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician

1919-05-14

Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)

1919-05-22

Charles Brodie, The Case of the French Interpreter

1919-06-21

Gérard Pelletier, French Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)

1919-08-10

Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)

1919-08-11

Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)

1919-11-10

François Périer, French actor (d. 2002)

1919-12-25

Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)

1920-01-04

Robert Lamoureux, Impossible Is Not French

1920-02-23

Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician

1920-02-29

Michèle Morgan, French actress

1920-03-04

Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)

1920-03-10

Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)

1920-03-13

Mary Jane French, An American in Paris

1920-04-13

Claude Cheysson, French politician

1920-06-07

Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)

1920-10-15

Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)

1920-10-24

Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)

1920-10-31

Joseph Gelineau French composer (d. 2008)

1921-01-01

Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)

1921-01-25

Bill Hickman, The French Connection

1921-01-26

Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)

1921-02-13

Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter/graphic artist

1921-02-28

Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)

1921-04-09

Jean-Marie Balestre, French motorsports official (FIA) (d. 2008)

1921-04-20

Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress

1921-05-17

Dennis Brain, London England, french-hornist (Serenade)

1921-06-04

Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)

1921-06-10

Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)

1921-06-21

Jean de Broglie, French politician

1921-06-26

Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)

1921-06-29

Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)

1921-07-12

Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player

1921-10-09

Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)

1921-10-22

Georges Brassens, French poet/cabaret singer

1921-11-05

Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt)

1921-12-15

Florence Healey French, The Secret of Lost Creek

1921-12-23

Charles Millot, French Connection II

1922-03-27

Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)

1922-04-26

Jeanne Sauvé, French Canadian politician (d. 1993)

1922-06-18

Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)

1922-07-03

Francois Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village)

1922-07-24

Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer

1922-09-26

Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne

1922-10-03

Jean Lefebvre, French actor (d. 2004)

1922-11-09

Raymond Devos, French humorist (d. 2006)

1922-11-21

Maria Casares, La Coruna Spain, French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice)

1922-11-25

Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (d. 2005)

1922-12-19

Burt French, Love of Life

1923-02-26

Dennis Kane, French Quarter

1923-03-19

Janine Dacosta, French pianist

1923-06-12

Marta Pan, Hungarian/French sculptor (Great spiral)

1923-08-03

Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet

1923-09-02

Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)

1923-09-13

Edouard Boubat, French photographer (d. 1999)

1923-12-10

Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)

1924-01-19

Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)

1924-02-13

Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economist/politician

1924-05-09

Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)

1924-05-22

Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)

1924-06-21

Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker

1924-07-18

John Cruickshank, French scholar

1924-07-24

Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer

1924-08-01

Georges Charpak, Paris, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992)

1924-08-14

Georges Prêtre, French conductor

1924-10-10

Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)

1924-10-27

Alain Bombard, Paris, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions

1924-10-30

Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus)

1924-11-12

Audouin Dollfus, Paris, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn)

1924-9-08

Charles Okun, French Kiss

1925-01-01

Raymond Pellegrin, French actor

1925-02-21

Al Fann, The French Connection

1925-03-04

Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)

1925-03-12

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

1925-03-24

Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)

1925-03-31

Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)

1925-04-04

Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)

1925-05-19

Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)

1925-05-20

D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )

1925-06-07

Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)

1925-07-20

Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)

1925-08-18

Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)

1925-08-21

Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (d. 2003)

1925-08-26

Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)

1925-08-27

Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)

1925-08-30

Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator

1925-10-20

Roger Hanin, French actor

1925-10-31

Robin Moore, The French Connection

1926-01-01

Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)

1926-01-15

Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)

1926-01-17

Michèle Philippe, French Cancan

1926-01-24

Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter

1926-02-02

Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician

1926-02-23

Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)

1926-03-31

John Fowles, England, novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)

1926-03-31

John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1926-07-17

Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler

1926-07-21

Karel Reisz, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1926-07-23

Charlotte Mitchell, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1926-08-10

Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer

1926-08-14

René Goscinny, French song/cartoon text writer (Asterix)

1926-08-17

Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)

1926-08-21

Bernard Drew, The French, They Are a Funny Race

1926-09-15

Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician

1926-10-15

Michel Foucault, French philosopher (History of Sexuality)

1926-10-15

Paul-Michel Foucault, French philosopher (Les Mots et les Choses)

1926-12-24

Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director

1927-01-01

Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)

1927-02-24

Emmanuelle Riva, French actress

1927-03-02

Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist

1927-04-25

Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist

1927-05-28

Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)

1927-07-25

Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (d. 2003)

1927-10-24

Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor (d. 2001)

1927-11-05

Francesco Smalto, French Fried Vacation

1927-11-16

Alexander Jacobs, French Connection II

1927-9-11

G. David Schine, The French Connection

1928-01-01

Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (French Connection)

1928-01-01

Ernest Tidyman, The French Connection

1928-01-06

Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)

1928-01-17

Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)

1928-01-24

Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)

1928-02-26

Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress

1928-03-01

Jacques Rivette, French film director

1928-03-11

Valerie French, All My Children

1928-04-02

Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)

1928-04-28

Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter

1928-05-06

Robert Poujade, French politician

1928-05-13

Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter

1928-05-23

Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)

1928-05-30

Agnès Varda, French director

1928-06-12

Barbara Dobbins, The French Line

1928-07-05

Pierre Mauroy, French politician (Prime Minister, 1981-4), (d. 2013)

1928-07-10

Bernard Buffet, French painter (d. 1999)

1928-07-20

Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)

1928-08-03

Cécile Aubry, French actress

1928-10-28

Marcel Bozzuffi, The French Connection

1928-12-23

Michael French, Pretty Woman

1928-12-31

Siné, French cartoonist

1929-01-20

Bob Denard, French mercenary

1929-02-06

Pierre Brice, French actor

1929-02-19

Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)

1929-02-19

Philip D'Antoni, The French Connection

1929-02-28

Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer

1929-04-07

Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)

1929-05-16

Claude Morin, French Canadian politician

1929-05-23

Philippe Venet, In the French Style

1929-06-13

Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)

1929-07-02

William C. Gerrity, The French Connection

1929-07-26

Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician

1929-07-29

Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher

1929-08-18

Hugues Aufray, French singer

1929-09-09

Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)

1929-09-14

Maurice Vachon, French Canadian professional wrestler

1929-10-20

Colin Jeavons, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1929-10-24

Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)

1929-10-28

Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (d. 1988)

1929-11-09

Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist (d. 2005)

1929-11-21

Marilyn French, US author (The Women's Room)

1929-11-21

Marilyn French, The Women's Room

1929-12-26

Régine, French singer and nightclub owner

1930-01-03

Eddie Egan, The French Connection

1930-02-07

Jean Champagne, French Postcards

1930-04-29

Jean Rochefort, French actor

1930-06-09

Barbara, French singer (d. 1997)

1930-06-20

Thomasine Heiner, French Kiss

1930-07-15

Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)

1930-08-01

Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)

1930-08-06

Françoise Soulié, French Touch

1930-10-29

Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)

1930-11-14

Monique Mercure, French Canadian actress

1930-12-03

Jean-Luc Godard, French director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless)

1931-03-05

Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist

1931-03-28

Frédéric de Pasquale, The French Connection

1931-05-16

Denise Filiatrault, French Canadian actress and director

1931-05-24

Michael Lonsdale, French actor

1931-05-27

Bernard Fresson, French Connection II

1931-06-03

Francoise Arnoul, actress/composer (French Cancan, Jacko & Lise)

1931-06-03

Françoise Arnoul, French Cancan

1931-07-06

Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician

1931-07-23

Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter

1931-07-24

Éric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)

1931-08-15

Bill Podmore, The French Disconnection

1931-09-19

Jean-Claude Carrière, French screenwriter and actor

1931-10-13

Raymond Kopa, French footballer

1931-11-13

Andrée Lachapelle, French Canadian actress

1931-9-08

Victor Garrivier, French Kiss

1932-01-06

Sacha Distel, French singer

1932-03-11

Valerie French, London England, actress (Jubal)

1932-04-26

Francis Lai, French film music composer

1932-04-27

Anouk Aimée, French actress

1932-06-27

Magali Noël, French actress

1932-09-24

Dominique Michel, French Canadian comedian

1932-10-24

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

1932-11-10

Roy Scheider, actor (Jaws, French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion) (d. 2008)

1932-11-23

Michel David-Weill, French investment banker

1932-11-29

Jacques Chirac, French politician

1932-12-05

Joseph French, Crimewave

1932-9-17

Toni Palmer, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1933-03-15

Philippe de Broca, Paris France, French film director

1933-03-29

Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet

1933-05-18

Bernadette Chirac, French politician

1933-05-21

Maurice André, French trumpeter, (d. 2012)

1933-06-17

Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor

1933-06-22

Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)

1933-07-08

Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice

1933-07-28

Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender

1933-08-16

Tom Maschler, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1933-08-18

Just Fontaine, French footballer

1933-08-28

Philip French, The Imposter

1933-12-07

Randy Jurgensen, The French Connection

1933-12-25

Franco Pastorino, French Cancan

1934-02-27

Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)

1934-05-10

Dolly Summers, The French Line

1934-07-01

Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter

1934-07-25

Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter

1934-07-25

Don Ellis, The French Connection

1934-08-15

Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (d. 1998)

1934-08-16

Pierre Richard, French actor

1934-08-25

Lise Bacon, French Canadian politician

1934-09-25

Jean Sorel, French actor

1934-11-26

Marinda French, Quadroon

1934-12-04

Victor French, Santa Barbara California, actor (Highway to Heaven)

1934-12-04

Victor French, An Officer and a Gentleman

1935-02-21

Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative

1935-06-13

Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebonnt, French artist

1935-07-31

Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist

1935-08-28

Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)

1935-08-29

William Friedkin, Chicago, Illinois, American director/producer/writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection)

1935-10-10

André Bureau, French Canadian communications executive

1935-12-18

Jacques Pépin, French chef

1936-03-01

Monique Bégin, French-Canadian politician

1936-03-07

Georges Perec, French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)

1936-04-07

Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist

1936-04-15

Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist

1936-04-22

Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)

1936-05-06

Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades)

1936-05-28

Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician

1936-10-19

Tony Lo Bianco, The French Connection

1936-12-28

Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (d. 1979)

1937-07-12

Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer

1937-07-28

Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter

1937-09-17

Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)

1938-01-07

Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)

1938-02-22

Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician (d. 1995)

1938-05-10

Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor

1938-05-13

Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)

1938-05-15

Mireille Darc, French actress

1938-07-10

Paul Andreu, French architect

1938-07-27

Isabelle Aubret, French singer

1938-07-30

Hervé de Charette, French politician

1938-08-02

Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician

1938-08-20

Alain Vivien, French politician

1938-10-06

Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder

1938-11-03

Jean Rollin, French director and screenwriter

1938-11-05

Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)

1938-11-13

Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician (d. 1994)

1938-11-30

Jean Eustache, French filmmaker

1938-12-11

Enrico Macias, Algerian-born French singer

1938-12-22

Pierre Koralnik, French Intrigue

1939-01-01

Michèle Mercier, French actress

1939-02-01

Claude François, French singer (d. 1978)

1939-02-03

Josef Schwarz, French for Beginners

1939-04-03

François de Roubaix, French film score composer (d. 1975)

1939-04-06

André Ouellet, French Canadian politician

1939-05-09

Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)

1939-05-23

Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)

1939-07-08

Anthony Langdon, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1939-07-17

Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician

1939-10-05

Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress

1939-10-05

Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright

1939-10-09

Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)

1940-01-04

Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate

1940-04-15

Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics

1940-04-16

Benoît Bouchard, French-Canadian politician

1940-05-26

Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician

1940-07-11

Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician

1940-08-28

Roger Pingeon, French cylist

1940-08-28

Philippe Léotard, French Connection II

1940-09-24

Yves Navarre, French writer (d. 1994)

1940-10-29

Frida Boccara, French singer (d. 1996)

1940-12-23

Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician

1941-04-23

Jacqueline Boyer, French singer

1941-04-28

Lucien Aimar, French cyclist

1941-06-24

Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist

1941-07-02

Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter

1941-08-01

Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1941-09-23

Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player

1941-11-27

Aimé Jacquet, French football manager

1942-02-27

Michel Forget, French Canadian actor

1942-03-02

Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist

1942-08-01

André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer

1942-08-12

Richard Allan, French Erection

1942-09-05

Denise Fabre French television presenter.

1942-09-28

Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)

1942-12-19

Rufus, French actor

1943-02-11

Serge Lama, French singer

1943-04-28

Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor

1943-05-30

Luis Rego, French Fried Vacation

1943-11-21

Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver

1943-11-27

Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet

1943-12-05

Eva Joly, Norwegian-born French magistrate

1943-12-21

Walter Spanghero, French rugby player

1944-01-17

Françoise Hardy, French singer

1944-01-30

Lynn Harrell, Prom 26: French Night with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

1944-02-06

Christine Boutin, French politician

1944-02-20

Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)

1944-05-10

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

1944-07-27

Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist

1944-09-30

Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer

1944-11-01

Oscar Temaru, President of French Polynesia

1944-12-01

Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor

1944-12-01

Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin

1944-12-01

Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco

1944-12-04

François Migault, French racing driver

1945-04-07

Joël Robuchon, French chef

1945-05-12

Patrick Ricard, French businessman

1945-07-04

Bruce French, Jurassic Park III

1945-07-10

Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director

1945-07-14

Leigh French, Forrest Gump

1945-07-30

Patrick Modiano, French novelist

1945-09-26

Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician

1945-10-12

Aurore Clément, French actress

1945-10-13

Christophe, French singer

1945-11-29

Roger Bambuck, Guadeloupe, French 4X100 runner (Olympic-bronze-1968)

1945-9-02

Catherine Lachens, French Twist

1946-02-18

Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor

1946-02-25

Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari

1946-03-01

Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)

1946-03-18

Michel Leclère, French racing driver

1946-03-25

Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)

1946-03-26

Alain Madelin, French politician

1946-04-07

Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)

1946-04-14

Mireille Giuliano, French Women Don't Get Fat

1946-04-20

Julien Poulin, French Canadian actor

1946-04-22

Nicole Garcia, French actress and director

1946-04-24

Dick Rivers, French singer and actor

1946-04-28

Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress

1946-05-19

André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)

1946-06-06

Jean-Paul Jaud, Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution

1946-08-08

French W Weisglas, Dutch MP (VVD)

1946-09-10

Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician

1946-10-07

Bernard Lavilliers, French singer

1946-10-22

Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality

1946-11-18

Amanda Lear, French singer

1946-12-10

Catherine Hiegel, French Twist

1947-01-20

Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif

1947-01-21

Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer

1947-01-26

Michel Sardou, French singer

1947-03-18

Patrick Chesnais, French actor

1947-04-01

Alain Connes, French mathematician

1947-06-02

Martin Lamotte, French Fried Vacation

1947-06-20

David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)

1947-06-28

Anny Duperey, French film and television actress

1947-08-11

Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)

1947-10-04

Julien Clerc, French singer

1947-10-09

France Gall, French singer

1947-10-22

Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman

1947-11-28

Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992)

1947-12-01

Alain Bashung, French singer

1948-01-10

Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist

1948-01-17

Anne Queffélec, French pianist

1948-04-03

Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer

1948-04-20

Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician

1948-04-23

Pascal Quignard, French author

1948-04-23

Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor

1948-04-28

Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer

1948-07-07

Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor

1948-07-30

Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor

1948-08-02

Dennis Prager, Baseball, Dennis & The French

1948-08-24

Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician

1948-10-08

Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)

1948-10-10

Séverine, French singer

1948-11-05

Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual

1948-11-25

Jacques P. Dupuis, French Canadian politician

1948-12-18

Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer

1948-12-27

Gérard Depardieu, French actor

1949-01-18

Philippe Starck, French designer

1949-02-10

Maxime Le Forestier, French singer

1949-02-22

Arthur French, Another World

1949-03-02

Alain Chamfort, French singer

1949-04-01

Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman

1949-04-24

Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter

1949-04-25

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician

1949-06-04

Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor

1949-06-22

Meryl Streep, Summit, New Jersey, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice)

1949-07-04

Pierre Tati, French Connection II

1949-10-22

Arsène Wenger, French football manager

1949-12-28

Hilton McRae, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1950-01-15

Marius Trésor, French footballer

1950-04-15

Josiane Balasko, French Twist

1950-05-17

Christian Lacroix, French couturier (Chic Frills)

1950-05-20

Yvon Lambert, French Canadian ice hockey player

1950-05-30

Bertrand Delanoë, French politician

1950-06-21

Gérard Lanvin, French actor

1950-09-07

Adriano Panatta, Rome, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976)

1951-02-06

Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)

1951-04-16

Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer

1951-04-17

Ed French, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

1951-06-23

Michèle Mouton, French race car driver

1951-07-16

Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist

1951-11-01

Fabrice Luchini, French actor

1951-11-04

Larry French, From Noon Till Three

1951-12-20

Gilbert Montagné, French musician

1952-01-25

Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter

1952-02-05

Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (d. 1986)

1952-03-16

Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur

1952-03-26

Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver (d. 1987)

1952-04-01

Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher

1952-04-02

Thierry Le Luron, French humorist (d. 1986)

1952-04-16

Michel Blanc, French actor

1952-04-22

François Berléand, French actor

1952-04-24

Jean Paul Gaultier, Arcueil France, French fashion designer

1952-04-30

Jacques Audiard, French film director

1952-05-06

Christian Clavier, French actor

1952-05-11

Renaud Séchan, French composer

1952-05-23

Anne-Marie David, French singer

1952-09-27

Didier Dubois, French mathematician

1952-09-27

André Viger, French Canadian marathoner

1952-10-23

Pierre Moerlen, French drummer and percussionist (d. 2005)

1952-11-24

Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor

1952-12-14

Germain Houde, French Canadian actor

1952-12-25

Desireless, French singer

1953-03-16

Isabelle Huppert, French actress

1953-04-27

Arielle Dombasle, French singer and actress

1953-06-17

Edward Duke, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1953-09-03

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director

1953-09-22

Ségolène Royal, French politician

1953-10-04

Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor

1953-10-12

Serge Lepeltier, French politician

1953-11-23

Francis Cabrel, French singer

1953-12-24

François Loos, French politician

1954-03-04

François Fillon, French politician, Prime Minister of France

1954-04-20

Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player

1954-07-20

Jay Jay French, NYC, guitarist (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It)

1954-08-24

Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player

1954-08-25

Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist

1954-09-17

Joël-François Durand, French composer

1954-10-13

Claude Ribbe, French historian

1954-11-08

David Bret, Anglo-French biographer and broadcaster

1954-11-14

Bernard Hinault, French bicylist (Tour de France)

1954-12-06

Miles Chapin, NYC, actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse)

1955-01-31

Virginia Ruzici, Campia Turzii Romania, tennis star (1978 French Open champion)

1955-03-04

Dominique Pinon, French actor

1955-03-25

Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur

1955-04-05

Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress

1955-04-30

Nicolas Hulot, French journalist

1955-06-21

David Marshall Grant, Westport CT, actor (Legs, French Postcards)

1955-06-21

Michel Platini, French footballer

1955-06-23

Jean Tigana, French footballer

1955-07-29

Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor

1955-08-11

Marc Bureau, French Canadian politician

1955-09-29

Benoît Ferreux, French actor

1955-11-09

Bob Nault, French Canadian politician

1955-9-25

Zucchero, French Kiss

1956-01-14

Étienne Daho, French singer and songwriter

1956-02-11

Didier Lockwood, French violinist

1956-04-08

Christine Boisson, French actress

1956-05-03

Marc Bellemare, French Canadian lawyer and politician

1956-05-26

Frédéric Dutoit, French politician

1956-07-20

Mima Jausovec, Maribor Yugoslavia, tennis player (French Open-1977)

1956-08-11

Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician

1956-08-15

Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer

1956-08-16

Dominic Erban, French rugby international player

1956-10-19

Sue Barker, tennis pro (French Open 1976)

1956-12-20

Blanche Baker, NYC, actress/Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard)

1957-05-26

François Legault, French Canadian politician

1957-09-09

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist

1957-10-11

Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley)

1957-10-11

Dawn French, Coraline

1957-11-16

Jacques Gamblin, French actor

1957-11-30

Joël Champetier, French Canadian author

1957-12-06

Arabella Weir, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1957-12-12

Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright

1957-12-13

Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman

1957-12-19

Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)

1958-01-22

Michael Sturges, The French Atlantic Affair

1958-02-06

Kelly Leadbetter, Phoenix AZ, LPGA golfer (1986 Hennessy French Open)

1958-02-26

Michel Houellebecq, French novelist

1958-02-28

Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress

1958-04-30

Charles Berling, French actor, director and screenwriter

1958-05-23

François Feldman, French singer

1958-08-31

Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer

1958-09-21

Bruno Fitoussi, French poker player

1958-10-31

Jeannie Longo, French cyclist

1958-11-24

Alain Chabat, actor (French Twist, Six Days Six Night)

1959-03-18

Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director

1959-04-02

Yves Lavandier, French film director

1959-04-25

Dominique Blanc, French actress

1959-04-27

Louis Lortie, French Canadian concert pianist

1959-05-07

Lynsey Baxter, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1959-05-14

Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)

1959-05-28

Sean French, Killing Me Softly

1959-06-22

Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)

1959-07-15

Vincent Lindon, French actor

1959-08-13

Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)

1959-09-09

Eric Serra, French composer

1959-10-07

Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician

1959-12-17

Hélène Bourgy, French Kiss

1959-12-30

Josée Verner, French Canadian politician

1960-01-23

Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)

1960-03-11

Christophe Gans, French film director

1960-03-28

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist

1960-05-18

Yannick Noah, Sedan France, tennis player (French 1983)

1960-07-12

Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer

1960-08-12

Laurent Fignon, French cyclist

1960-09-19

Loïc Bigois, French engineer

1960-10-31

Arnaud Desplechin, French film director

1960-11-22

Léos Carax, French film director

1960-9-11

Rex Morrison, Raunch 6: French Kiss

1961-04-07

Pascal Olmeta, French footballer

1961-07-05

Isabelle Poulenard, French soprano

1961-07-15

Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter

1961-09-07

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French Pianist

1961-09-12

Mylene Farmer, Montreal Canada, french singer (Cendres de Lune)

1961-09-21

Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena)

1961-10-16

Marc Levy, French novelist

1961-10-21

Buck Meadows, French Connections Part One: Temptation

1961-11-06

Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer

1961-11-16

Corinne Hermès, French singer

1961-12-15

Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)

1962-01-21

Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)

1962-03-04

Lolo Ferrari, French actress (d. 2000)

1962-03-06

Valerie French, American animatronics art director

1962-04-02

Pierre Carles, French documentarist

1962-04-07

Alain Robert, French rock and urban climber

1962-11-02

Mireille Delunsch, French soprano

1962-9-17

Michael French, Born and Bred

1963-01-12

François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter

1963-01-18

Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician

1963-04-24

Mano Solo, French singer

1963-05-09

Sergio Canali, French Lieutenant's Boys

1963-06-07

Roberto Alagna, French tenor

1963-06-12

Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver

1963-07-04

Henri Leconte, Lillers France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)

1963-07-16

Mikael Pernfors, Malmo Sweden, tennis star (1986 French Open finalist)

1963-07-25

Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician

1963-09-11

Bonnie Gadusek, Pittsburgh, tennis player (French Juniors 1981)

1963-11-03

Graham Fletcher-Cook, The French Lieutenant's Woman

1963-12-18

Pauline Ester, French singer

1963-9-30

Mark A. French, Bellaria - So lange wir leben!

1964-02-20

French Stewart, NM, actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)

1964-02-20

French Stewart, Stargate

1964-03-01

Paul Le Guen, French football manager

1964-03-04

Linda French, Oak Park Ill, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1964-06-11

Jean Alesi, French Formula One driver

1964-07-03

Yeardley Smith, French-born American actress

1964-08-15

Melinda French Gates, American wife of Bill Gates

1964-08-22

Mats Wilander, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French)

1964-09-26

Nicki French, English singer

1964-11-13

Ronald Agenor, Rabat Morocco, tennis player (1989 French quarters)

1964-12-11

Michel Courtemanche, French Canadian comedian

1965-01-04

Yvan Attal, French actor and director

1965-03-21

Xavier Bertrand, French politician

1965-03-31

Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (d. 2006)

1965-04-19

Natalie Dessay, French soprano

1965-04-30

Arthur W. French III, Men of Respect

1965-05-20

Bruno Marie-Rose, French runner (world record 200 m indoor)

1965-06-05

Sandrine Piau, French soprano

1965-06-16

Ewa Leydo, The French Trick

1965-08-25

Kathleen Horvath, Chicago Illinois, tennis player (French Open Jr 1980)

1965-08-31

Céline Bonnier, French Canadian actress

1965-09-19

Sabine Paturel, French singer

1965-11-19

Laurent Blanc, French footballer

1966-01-12

Olivier Martinez, French actor

1966-02-19

Robert Wichrowski, The French Trick

1966-04-19

Véronique Gens, French soprano

1966-05-14

Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus)

1966-05-14

Marianne Denicourt, French actress

1966-05-24

Eric Cantona, French footballer

1966-06-18

Luke Jensen, Grayling Mich, tennis star (1993 French Open doubles)

1966-07-25

Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer

1966-09-02

Olivier Panis, French race car driver

1966-11-23

Vincent Cassel, French actor

1966-12-05

Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant)

1967-01-17

Fonda French, Anal Trashy Ass

1967-02-10

Jacky Durand, French cyclist

1967-04-14

Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player

1967-07-16

Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist

1967-10-02

Thomas Muster, Leibnitz Austria, tennis star (1995 French Open)

1967-10-10

Jonathan Littell, French-American writer

1967-11-15

François Ozon, French film director

1967-12-23

Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer

1968-01-22

Frank Lebœuf, French footballer

1968-01-27

Patrick Blondeau, French footballer

1968-02-12

Grégory Charles, French Canadian singer, dancer, pianist, radio and television host

1968-03-09

Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer

1968-03-18

Eudes, duc d'Angoulême, French prince

1968-03-26

Laurent Brochard, French cyclist

1968-04-08

Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete (100 m hurdles)

1968-05-06

Lætitia Sadier, French singer (Stereolab)

1968-05-09

Marie-Jose Perec, Guadeloupe, French 200m/400m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)

1968-05-30

Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen found guilty relating to September 11, 2001 attacks

1968-06-27

Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress

1968-07-12

Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer

1968-10-15

Didier Deschamps, French footballer

1968-10-16

Elsa Zylberstein, French actress

1968-10-28

Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach

1968-11-27

Michael Vartan, French actor

1968-11-30

Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist

1969-03-05

MC Solaar, French rapper

1969-07-07

Nathalie Simard, French Canadian singer

1969-09-23

Patrick Fiori, French singer

1969-09-26

Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer

1969-11-07

Hélène Grimaud, French pianist

1969-12-09

Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer

1969-12-27

Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver

1970-01-27

Emmanuel Pahud, French-Swiss flautist

1970-02-27

Patricia Petibon, French opera singer

1970-03-18

Suzan Anbeh, French Kiss

1970-05-05

Soheil Ayari, French racer

1970-06-03

Julie Masse, French Canadian singer

1970-06-15

Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano

1970-06-23

Yann Tiersen, French musician

1970-08-17

Jim Courier, Sanford Florida, tennis champ (1990, 91 French)

1970-09-22

Emmanuel Petit, French footballer

1970-11-07

Marc Rosset, Geneva Switz, tennis star (1992 French Doubles)

1970-12-03

Christian Karembeu, French footballer

1971-01-06

Jennifer Loca, French Beauty

1971-02-26

Hélène Ségara, French singer

1971-04-07

Guillaume Depardieu, French actor

1971-04-09

Jacques Villeneuve, French-Canadian race car driver

1971-05-28

Isabelle Carré, French actress

1971-06-10

Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer

1971-07-14

Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian singer

1971-09-01

Lââm, French singer

1971-11-15

Sandra Kim, [Caldarone], French singer (J'aime la Vie)

1971-12-17

Antoine Rigaudeau, French basketball player

1971-12-21

Mathieu Chedid, French musician

1972-01-01

Lilian Thuram, French footballer

1972-02-22

Michael Chang, Hoboken New Jersey, tennis star (1989 French Open)

1972-02-27

Christopher Birge, Slap Her, She's French!

1972-03-23

Judith Godrèche, French actress and author

1972-03-29

Michel Ancel, French game designer

1972-04-21

Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer

1972-05-25

Barbara Schulz, French Kiss

1972-05-29

Stanislas Renoult, French singer

1972-06-23

Zinedine Zidane, French footballer

1972-07-06

Isabelle Boulay, French-Canadian singer

1972-11-24

Samira Bellil, The New French Revolution/The Image War/Domingo

1972-12-10

Dimitri Tikovoi, French-born record producer

1972-12-12

Kevin Parent, French Canadian singer and songwriter

1973-02-18

Claude Makélélé, French footballer

1973-02-28

Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver

1973-04-05

Estefania Knuth, Barcelona Spain, LPGA golfer (1992 French Intl)

1973-04-05

Élodie Bouchez, French actress

1973-04-07

Carole Montillet, French skier

1973-04-10

Guillaume Canet, French actor and film director

1973-04-29

David Belle, French physical educator

1973-05-20

Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress

1973-06-17

Louis Leterrier, French film director

1973-06-18

Julie Depardieu, French actress

1973-07-19

Saïd Taghmaoui, French actor

1973-07-30

Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)

1973-08-04

Xavier Marchand, French swimmer

1973-09-13

Christine Arron, French runner

1973-10-01

Rachid Chékhémani, French runner

1973-10-06

Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer

1973-10-29

Robert Pirès, French footballer

1974-01-10

Steve Marlet, French footballer

1974-02-08

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)

1974-02-20

Ophelie Winter, French actress

1974-02-26

Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver

1974-04-29

Pascal Cygan, French footballer

1974-05-10

Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer

1974-05-11

Benoît Magimel, French actor

1974-08-05

Antoine Sibierski, French footballer

1974-08-10

David Sommeil, French footballer

1974-08-11

Audrey Mestre, French diver

1974-08-31

Andrei Medvedev, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1991 French Open junior)

1974-09-12

Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (d. 2007)

1974-10-05

Spicy Mac, French Bomber Detective

1975-01-03

Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)

1975-04-04

Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman

1975-04-17

Heike Brunner, French for Foreigners

1975-05-17

Cheick Kongo, French martial artist

1975-06-18

Jamel Debbouze, French actor and producer

1975-07-25

Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer

1975-08-16

Didier Agathe, French footballer

1975-09-30

Marion Cotillard, French actress

1975-11-02

Stéphane Sarrazin, French rally driver

1976-04-04

Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver (d. 1997)

1976-06-23

Patrick Vieira, French footballer

1976-07-05

Brennan Foster, French Connections Part One: Temptation

1976-07-10

Ludovic Giuly, French footballer

1976-07-17

Soraya Garré, Oh La La, Hollywood Speaks French!

1976-08-31

Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer

1976-09-09

Emma de Caunes, French film actress

1976-10-21

Mélanie Turgeon, French Canadian alpine skier

1976-11-15

Virginie Ledoyen, French actress

1976-12-05

Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer

1977-03-18

Willy Sagnol, French footballer

1977-04-26

Lila French, Birdbath

1977-04-27

Khalid Zoubaa, French runner

1977-06-15

Steven French, So I Married a Porn Star

1977-06-17

Jessica Mark, French Beauty

1977-08-01

Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author

1977-08-09

Mikael Silvestre, French footballer

1977-08-17

William Gallas, French footballer

1977-08-17

Thierry Henry, French footballer

1977-10-08

Anne-Caroline Chausson, French mountain-bike rider

1977-10-15

David Trezeguet, French football player

1977-10-31

Sylviane Félix, French athlete

1977-10-31

Séverine Ferrer, French singer

1977-11-30

Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer

1977-12-08

Sébastien Chabal, French rugby union footballer

1977-12-16

Sylvain Distin, French footballer

1977-12-17

Arnaud Clement, French tennis player

1977-9-22

Ryan French, Galaxy Quest

1977-9-22

Ryan French, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

1978-01-05

Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver

1978-02-28

Jeanne Cherhal, French Singer-songwriter

1978-03-31

Jérôme Rothen, French footballer

1978-05-05

Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer

1978-05-05

Riad Sattouf, The French Kissers

1978-05-11

Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress

1978-05-29

Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player

1978-06-14

Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player

1978-06-17

Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer

1978-06-23

Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)

1978-06-26

Alexandra, French singer, L5's singer

1978-07-01

Frank Siegmund, French for Beginners

1978-07-17

Émilie Simon, French singer

1978-07-18

Mélissa Theuriau, French newscaster

1978-08-07

Alexandre Aja, French director

1978-08-08

Louis Saha, French footballer

1978-08-09

Audrey Tautou, French actress

1978-08-31

Philippe Christanval, French footballer

1979-01-04

Tristan Gommendy, French racing driver

1979-01-25

Pi Hongyan, French badminton player

1979-02-21

Pascal Chimbonda, French footballer

1979-02-28

Sébastien Bourdais, French racing driver

1979-03-04

Csilla Star, French Beauty

1979-03-14

Nicolas Anelka, French footballer

1979-03-22

Ace Amerson, French Kissing and Telling: The Real World Paris Reunion

1979-03-27

Bernadette Rivero, A French Twist on Mexico

1979-04-13

Wesley French, Last Chance

1979-04-14

Noé Pamarot, French footballer

1979-05-21

Gaspard Augé, French musician

1979-05-25

Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice hockey player

1979-06-22

Thomas Voeckler, French road bicycle racer

1979-06-28

Florian Zeller, French novelist and playwright

1979-07-03

Ludivine Sagnier, French actress

1979-07-05

Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player

1979-07-11

Éric Abidal, French footballer

1979-07-24

Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player

1979-08-10

Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver

1979-09-19

Noémie Lenoir, French supermodel and actress

1979-10-06

David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)

1979-11-14

Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer

1980-01-06

Steed Malbranque, French footballer

1980-01-26

Samuel French, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

1980-02-20

Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer

1980-03-18

Sebastien Frey, French footballer

1980-04-12

Simon French, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

1980-04-22

Nicolas Douchez, French footballer

1980-06-04

François Beauchemin, French Canadian ice hockey player

1980-06-13

Florent Malouda, French footballer

1980-06-26

Sinik, French singer and rapper

1980-07-05

Eva Green, French actress

1980-07-09

Jessa French, Sweetzer

1980-07-25

Diam's, French rapper

1980-08-02

Piotr Litwic, The French Trick

1980-08-07

Aurélie Claudel, French model

1980-08-22

Nicolas Macrozonaris, French-Canadian track-and-field athlete

1980-09-02

Dany Sabourin, French Canadian Goaltender in the National Hockey League

1980-10-06

Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer

1980-11-10

Rufin French, scAIRcrows

1980-11-24

Philipp Chudalla, French for Beginners

1980-12-02

Joel French, Episode #1.28

1980-12-05

Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter

1980-12-07

Dana Schmidt, French Kissing

1980-12-20

Tony, French-born Portuguese footballer

1981-01-22

Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer

1981-02-28

Florent Serra, French tennis player

1981-04-17

Steven French, Salaam Namaste

1981-04-26

Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer

1981-05-15

Patrice Evra, French-Senegalese footballer

1981-08-04

Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer

1981-08-12

Djibril Cissé, French footballer

1981-08-20

Bernard Mendy, French footballer

1981-08-29

Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist

1981-10-22

Olivier Pla, French racing driver

1981-12-15

Najoua Belyzel, French singer

1982-01-12

Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player

1982-03-31

Philippe Mexès, French footballer

1982-04-05

Alexandre Prémat, French racing driver

1982-04-16

Boris Diaw, French basketball player

1982-04-22

Sarah French, Insectula!

1982-05-02

Lorie, French singer

1982-05-17

Tony Parker, French-American basketball player

1982-06-12

Loïc Duval, French racing driver

1982-09-28

Nolwenn Leroy, French Singer

1982-10-15

Charline Labonté, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender

1982-10-16

Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player

1982-11-02

Charles Itandje, French footballer

1982-11-16

Ronald Pognon, French athlete

1982-11-30

Clémence Poésy, French actress

1983-01-13

Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player

1983-01-17

Julie Budet, French Electronic-Pop Musician

1983-01-21

Maryse Ouellet, French-Canadian model and professional wrestler

1983-02-14

Bacary Sagna, French footballer

1983-02-17

Gérald Cid, French footballer

1983-02-22

Keira French, Camp Rock

1983-03-14

Michael Good, The French Double

1983-03-30

Jérémie Aliadière, French footballer

1983-05-13

Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (d. 2007)

1983-06-14

Louis Garrel, French actor

1983-10-31

Katy French, Irish model (d. 2007)

1983-10-31

Katie French, Model

1983-11-15

Laura Smet, French actress

1983-9-28

Adam Nun, The French Double

1984-03-07

Mathieu Flamini, French footballer

1984-03-26

Stéphanie Lapointe, French-Canadian singer

1984-03-28

Christopher Samba, French-born footballer

1984-06-05

Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress

1984-08-21

Alizée Jacotey, French singer

1984-10-20

Florent Sinama-Pongolle, French footballer

1984-10-21

Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, French Canadian short track speed skater

1984-11-25

Gaspard Ulliel, French actor

1984-12-27

Gilles Simon, French tennis player

1984-9-23

Kate French, Accepted

1985-01-28

Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer

1985-03-10

Lassana Diarra, French footballer

1985-04-17

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player

1985-06-08

Alexandre Despatie, French-Canadian diver

1985-07-26

Gaël Clichy, French footballer

1986-05-11

Abou Diaby, French footballer

1986-05-25

Yoan Gouffran, French footballer

1986-05-28

Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer

1986-06-18

Richard Gasquet, French tennis player

1986-07-11

Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer

1986-07-23

Nelson Philippe, French racing driver

1986-09-01

Gaël Monfils, French tennis player

1986-10-09

Laure Manaudou, French swimmer

1986-11-11

François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player

1986-9-14

Jonathan Monaghan, French Penguin

1987-05-24

Guillaume Latendresse, French-Canadian hockey player

1987-06-26

Samir Nasri, French footballer

1987-09-15

Aly Cissokho, French football (soccer) player

1987-12-10

Gonzalo Higuaín, French-born Argentine footballer

1987-12-19

Karim Benzema, French footballer

1987-12-31

Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

1988-01-05

Pauline, French singer

1988-01-14

Jordy, French singer

1988-01-25

Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player

1988-12-14

Nicolas Batum, French basketball player

1989-01-25

Sheryfa Luna, French singer

1989-03-18

François Goeske, French for Beginners

1989-05-01

Justin French, Frozen Flesh

1990-02-09

Mathias Melloul, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family

1990-12-22

Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor

1991-03-17

Vanessa Krüger, French for Beginners

1991-06-19

Sian French, Glasgow 2014: BBC One: Day 1: 13:45-15:00

1991-08-12

Victoria Price, The Girl from French Class

1993-07-03

Vincent Lacoste, The French Kissers

1993-09-01

Ilona Mitrecey, French singer

1998-04-13

Jesse Veliz, S--LAUGHTER (It's French)

1999-9-11

Savannah French, National Treasure: Book of Secrets

French - Notable Weddings

Mary StuartApr 24, 1558

Charles IJun 13, 1625

Louis XIVJun 9, 1660

Napoléon BonaparteMar 9, 1796

Charles de GaulleApr 7, 1921

Edith PiafAug 19, 1935

Bill GatesJan 1, 1994

Nicolas SarkozyFeb 2, 2008

Salma HayekFeb 14, 2009

Alicia KeysJul 31, 2010

French - Weddings
Date Event
1558-04-24

Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois

1575-04-24

William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun

1625-06-13

English king Charles I marries French princess Henriette

1660-06-09

French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz

1684-01-12

French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

1725-09-05

French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski

1736-02-12

Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Francois I)

1796-03-09

French Leader Napoléon Bonaparte (26) marries 1st wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (32), changing her name from Rose

1810-02-11

French leader Napoleon I marries 2nd wife Marie-Louise of Austria

1850-03-14

French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine

1853-01-30

Emperor and French President Napoleon III marries Eugenie de Montijo, Countess of Teba

1921-04-07

French president Charles de Gaulle (30) weds Yvonne Vendroux (20)

1935-08-19

French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

1993-04-21

Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria

1994-01-01

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)

1995-05-27

"Friends" actress Lisa Kudrow (31) weds French advertising executive Michel Stern (37) in Malibu

1998-12-20

"Def Jam" business magnate Russell Simmons (41) weds model Kimora Lee (23) on the French Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy

1999-07-28

"Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France

2003-09-25

Prince of Venice and Piedmont Emanuele Filiberto (31) weds French actress Clotilde Courau (34) at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome

2005-12-03

French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil

2006-07-09

Former Beverly Hills, 90210 mean girl actress Tiffani Thiessen (31) weds actor-artist Brady Smith (33) at a French-Italian estate in Montecito, California

2008-02-02

23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

2009-02-14

Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris

2010-07-31

R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award winning rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

2011-08-27

Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

2011-09-03

English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France

French - Notable Divorces

NapoleonDec 16, 1809

French - Divorces
Date Event
1809-12-16

Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Joséphine by French Senate

1810-01-10

French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Empress Joséphine

French - Notable Deaths

Joan of ArcMay 30, 1431

Jacques CartierJan 1, 1557

NostradamusJul 2, 1566

Samuel de ChamplainDec 25, 1635

Blaise PascalAug 19, 1662

Jeanne ManceJun 18, 1673

Charles PerraultMay 16, 1703

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetApr 12, 1704

VoltaireMay 30, 1778

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'AlembertOct 29, 1783

Denis DiderotJul 31, 1784

Marquis de CondorcetMar 28, 1794

Marquis de SadeDec 2, 1814

NapoleonMay 5, 1821

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreAug 19, 1822

Pierre Charles L'EnfantJun 14, 1825

LamarckDec 18, 1829

Georges CuvierMay 13, 1832

Frederic ChopinOct 17, 1849

Louis DaguerreJul 10, 1851

Louis BrailleJan 6, 1852

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJun 13, 1861

Alexandre DumasDec 5, 1870

Georges BizetJun 3, 1875

Georges SeuratMar 29, 1891

Arthur RimbaudNov 10, 1891

Louis VuittonFeb 27, 1892

Louis PasteurSep 28, 1895

Camille PissarroNov 13, 1903

Paul CézanneOct 22, 1906

Henri BecquerelAug 25, 1908

Frederic MistralMar 25, 1914

Auguste RodinNov 17, 1917

Claude DebussyMar 25, 1918

RenoirDec 3, 1919

Claude MonetDec 5, 1926

Andre GideFeb 19, 1951

ColetteAug 3, 1954

MatisseNov 3, 1954

Irene Joliot-CurieMar 17, 1956

Christian DiorOct 23, 1957

Albert CamusJan 4, 1960

Edith PiafOct 11, 1963

Le CorbusierAug 27, 1965

Marcel DuchampOct 2, 1968

PicassoApr 8, 1973

Georges PompidouApr 2, 1974

Simone de BeauvoirApr 14, 1986

Samuel BeckettDec 22, 1989

Jacques CousteauJun 25, 1997

Henri Cartier-BressonAug 3, 2004

Philippe de BrocaNov 26, 2004

French - Deaths
Date Event
394-09-08

Arbogast, French general, commits suicide

545-06-03

Chlotilde, wife of French King Clovis/saint, dies at about 70

593-03-28

Guntram, French King in Burgundy, dies at about 67

660-12-01

Eligius/Eloy, French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies

711-04-14

Childebert III, king of French, dies at about 27

783-07-12

Bertha "with the great feet", wife of French King Pippin III, dies

794-08-10

Fastrada, 3rd wife of French King Charles the Great, dies at 30

833-07-20

Ansegis/Ansegius, French abbot of Fontenelle/author, dies at about 63

840-03-14

Eginhard, French nobleman/biographer (Vita Karoli Magni), dies at 69

840-06-20

Louis de Vrome, emperor of French rich, dies

843-04-19

Judith, French empress/2nd wife of Louis de Vrome, dies

855-09-29

Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies

875-12-16

Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75

876-09-08

Lodewijk de Duitser, king of East French Republic (833-76), dies at 72

1003-05-12

Gerbert, French scholar, dies in Rome

1003-05-12

Pope Sylvester/Silvester II, [Gerbert van Aurillac], 1st French Pope (999-1003), dies

1004-11-13

Abbo van Fleury, [Floriacensis], French abbott/saint, dies

1088-01-06

Berengarius of Tours, French theologist, dies

1099-07-29

Urban II, [Odo van Lagery], French Pope (1088-99), dies

1109-01-26

Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies

1111-03-07

Bohemund I of Tarente, French ruler of Antioch, dies

1112-10-05

Sigebert of Gembloux, French chronicler

1113-06-19

Odo/Odardus van Kamerijk, French writer/bishop of Kamerijk, dies

1115-06-08

Peter van Amiens, French minister of crusades, dies at about 64

1115-07-08

Petrus van Amiens, French Crusades predictor, dies

1116-12-23

Ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies

1130-01-07

Baldricus Burgoliensis, French historian/archbishop, dies at about 83

1133-12-18

Hildebert, French writer

1142-04-21

Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079)

1151-01-13

Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)

1153-08-20

Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies

1160-07-20

Peter Lombard, French theologian

1171-06-09

Jacob Ben Meir, [Rabbenu Tam], French Tosofist, dies

1174-07-11

Amalrik I, [Morri], French King of Jerusalem, dies

1187-07-04

Reinoud van Châtillon, French prince of Antioch, dies

1197-09-22

Petrus Cantor, French theologist (Verbum Abbreviatum), dies

1199-04-06

Pierre Basile, French soldier

1205-09-03

Petrus van Poitiers, French theologist (Sententiarum libri V), dies

1208-01-15

Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered

1213-12-17

Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53

1214-07-27

Stefan van Longchamp, French knight, dies in battle

1217-08-24

Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle

1218-06-25

Simon de Montfort the elder, 5th Earl of Leicester, French crusader dies in the siege of Toulouse

1236-12-23

Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies

1245-02-08

Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies

1250-02-08

Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)

1263-03-19

Hugo of St-Cher/a S Caro, French cardinal, dies

1264-10-02

Urbanus IV, [Jacques Pantaleon], French Pope (1261-64), dies

1271-10-27

Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (b. 1213)

1274-07-15

John F Bonaventura, Ital/French theologist/dominican/saint, dies

1274-08-15

Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (b. 1201)

1296-11-01

Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)

1297-08-19

Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)

1298-09-11

Philip of Artois, French soldier (b. 1269)

1302-07-11

Pierre Flote, French 1st legist/chancellor of king Philip IV, dies

1302-07-11

Robert II of Artois, French soldier (b. 1250)

1304-05-23

Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer

1317-02-07

Robert, Count of Clermont, French founder of the House of Bourbon (b. 1256)

1327-08-16

Roch, French saint (b. 1295)

1350-12-26

Jean de Marigny, French bishop

1356-09-19

Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies

1356-09-19

Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle

1356-09-19

Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle

1358-07-31

Etienne Marcel, French textile merchant/reformer/Boer leader, dies

1361-06-09

Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet, dies at 69

1375-07-05

Charles III of Alençon, French archbishop (b. 1337)

1378-03-27

Gregory XI, [Pierre R the Beaufort], last French Pope (1370-78), dies

1380-07-13

Bertrand du Guesclin, French King of Granada, dies at about 60

1382-07-11

Nicholas van Oresme, French philosopher/bishop of Lisieux, dies at 62

1387-07-22

French Ackerman, Ghent rebel/leader of Reisers, murdered at about 57

1393-01-30

Aimery Poitiers, French nobleman, burned at royal ball

1396-09-25

Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle

1396-09-25

Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle

1396-09-25

Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle

1397-02-18

Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56

1397-06-15

Count of Eu, French knight, dies in Turkish captivity

1397-06-16

Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)

1407-04-23

Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326)

1411-07-15

Johannes Parvus, [Jean Petit], French theologist, dies

1415-10-25

Anton van Bourgondie, French son of Philip the Stout/duke, dies at 31

1415-10-25

Philip of Nevers, French earl, dies in battle

1415-10-25

Robert of Bar, French knight, dies in battle

1420-08-09

Pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies

1431-05-30

Joan of Arc, French heroine and saint (b. 1412)

1440-10-26

Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged

1442-12-18

Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)

1444-04-07

John Capreolus, French theologist (Libri IV), dies at about 50

1453-07-20

Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French chronicler

1456-05-24

Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)

1456-11-25

Jacques Coeur, French merchant/banker, dies in battle

1465-01-05

Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)

1468-11-24

Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)

1471-07-25

John Soreth, French general, dies

1472-07-05

Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)

1474-11-27

Guillaume Dufay, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 74

1476-08-04

Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded

1490-08-11

French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen, dies at about 25

1491-12-03

Thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies

1492-11-06

Antoine Busnois, French composer

1501-05-22

Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66

1510-03-25

Georges d'amboise, French archbishop of Narbonne/Rouen, dies at 49

1510-05-25

Georges d'Amboise, French cardinal/viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49

1512-04-11

Gaston de Foix, French pretender to Navarra throne, dies in battle

1518-08-16

Loyset Compère, French composer

1522-10-30

Jean Mouton, French composer

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

1524-04-30

Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)

1525-02-24

Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier

1528-08-15

Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (b. 1485)

1529-04-16

Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake

1530-04-18

Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43

1531-09-22

Louise Van Savoye, French regent of king Francois I, dies at 55

1540-08-23

Guillaume Budé, French scholar

1543-01-09

Guillaume du Bellay, French diplomat and general (b. 1491)

1546-08-01

Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)

1546-08-03

Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (b. 1509)

1548-06-14

Carpentras, French composer

1550-05-18

John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (b. 1498)

1553-04-09

Francois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua/Pantagruel), dies at 49

1555-08-08

Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)

1555-11-24

French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65

1557-01-01

Jacques Cartier, French explorer (Canada), dies at 65

1558-03-13

Jean Fernel, French physician/physiologist, dies

1558-03-25

Marcos de Niza, French Franciscan explorer

1558-04-26

Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies

1559-09-07

Robert Estienne, French printer (b. 1503)

1559-10-02

Jacquet of Mantua, French composer (b. 1483)

1560-01-01

Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies

1560-02-16

Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat

1560-06-11

Marie Guise, French wife of King James V of Scotland and mother and regent of Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 44

1561-03-25

Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German philosopher and encyclopedist (b. 1518)

1563-02-24

Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44

1563-08-18

Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)

1563-12-29

Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)

1565-06-12

Adrianus Turnebus, French classical scholar (b. 1512)

1565-10-12

Jean Ribault, French explorer and colonizer (b. 1520)

1565-10-22

Jean, Vicomte d'Aguisy Grolier de Servieres, French bibliophile (b. 1479)

1566-04-25

Diane de Poitiers, mistress of French King Henry II, dies aged 66

1566-04-25

Louise Labé, French poet

1566-07-02

Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist, dies at 62

1566-07-30

Guillaume Rondelet, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals, dies at 58

1567-05-31

Pereguin de la Grange, French minister/martyr of Reform, dies

1568-10-03

Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23

1569-03-13

Louis Condé, French prince/co-leader of Hugenots, dies in Battle of Jarnac

1569-05-27

Francois de Coligny, French general (Jarnac), dies

1570-01-08

Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (bc. 1510)

1571-01-09

Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)

1571-10-04

Claude Togniel d'Espence, French theologist (Sorbonne), dies at 60

1572-02-23

Pierre Certon, French composer

1572-08-24

Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral and Huguenot leader, beheaded

1572-08-24

Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris

1572-08-24

Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)

1572-08-24

Charles de Téligny, French Huguenot soldier (bc. 1535)

1572-08-26

Petrus Ramus, French philosopher (b. 1515)

1572-08-27

Claude Goudimel, French composer

1573-03-13

Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman

1578-03-29

Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (b. 1527)

1581-09-30

Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)

1583-11-24

René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)

1584-06-10

Francois-Hercule de Valois, French crown prince, dies at 28

1585-06-04

Muretus (Marc Antoine de Muret), French humanist (b. 1526)

1588-11-01

Jean Daurat, French poet (b. 1508)

1588-12-23

Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37

1589-07-01

Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies

1589-08-01

Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)

1590-02-12

Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat, dies at 65

1590-10-04

Cujacius, [Jacques Cujas], French lawyer, dies at about 68

1590-12-20

Ambroise Paré, French physician (b. 1510)

1591-01-07

Jacobus de Kerle, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 59

1591-01-19

Edmond Auger, French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60

1592-07-26

Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron, French soldier (b. 1524)

1592-09-13

Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)

1593-02-07

Jacques Amyot, French humanist/abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79

1596-10-03

Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)

1596-11-01

Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)

1597-07-20

Franciscus Raphelengius [French of Ravelingen], Neth publisher, dies

1602-02-19

Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (b. 1558)

1602-10-23

Franciscus Junius, French/Neth calvinist theologist/vicar, dies at 57

1602-10-30

Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)

1603-11-16

Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies

1603-12-13

François Viète, French mathematician dies in Paris (b. 1540)

1604-03-13

Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (b. 1537)

1604-10-25

Claude de la Tremoille, French duke of Thouars/huguenot, dies

1605-09-23

Pontus de Tyard, French poet

1605-10-13

Theodore Beza, French theologian (b. 1519)

1606-10-05

Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)

1609-01-21

Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68

1610-05-27

François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)

1611-06-08

Jean Bertaut, French poet (b. 1552)

1611-10-03

Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (b. 1554)

1612-07-29

Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)

1614-07-01

Isaac Casaubon, French-born classical scholar (b. 1559)

1614-07-15

Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French historian and biographer (b. c.1540)

1615-09-01

Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer (b. 1529)

1615-12-02

Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general

1617-04-24

Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered

1618-12-06

Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)

1619-07-02

Olivier de Serres, French farming pioneer (silkworms), dies

1619-12-29

Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies

1620-11-13

Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65

1621-06-08

Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (b. 1567)

1621-07-10

Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (b. 1571)

1621-08-03

Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)

1621-10-08

Antoine de Montchrétien, French dramatist

1622-12-28

Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55

1623-11-11

Philippe de Mornay, French writer (b. 1549)

1625-06-01

Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)

1628-10-16

François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)

1629-10-02

Pierre the Barulle, French cardinal/founder (French Oratorio), dies

1630-04-29

Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)

1632-08-20

Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38

1632-10-30

Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded

1632-12-20

Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed

1634-08-18

Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)

1635-03-24

Jacques Callot, French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42

1635-12-25

Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City, dies of a stroke at 61

1636-01-26

Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)

1637-06-24

Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (b. 1580)

1637-09-14

Pierre Vernier, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, dies at 57

1638-02-28

Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56

1638-02-28

Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies

1638-12-18

Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies

1640-05-30

Andre Duchesne, French historian/genealogy, dies

1640-12-09

Pierre Fourier, Roman Catholic saint and French priest (b.1565)

1640-12-30

John Francis Regis, French saint (b. 1597)

1641-01-11

Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], French theologist, dies

1642-07-03

Maria de' Medici, French queen-mother, dies at about 69

1642-09-12

Cinq Mars, French plotter, executed

1642-09-29

René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)

1642-11-01

Jean Nicolet, French explorer (b. 1598)

1646-10-18

Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1607)

1646-12-23

François Maynard, French poet (b. 1582)

1648-05-26

Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)

1648-07-04

Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1601)

1648-09-01

Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59

1649-03-16

St. Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)

1649-03-17

Gabriel Lallemant, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1610)

1649-06-30

Simon Vouet, French painter

1649-12-07

Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1606)

1649-12-08

Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1613)

1651-10-07

Jacques Sirmond, French Jesuit scholar (b. 1559)

1651-12-14

Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (b. 1582)

1652-07-30

Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)

1653-07-10

Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)

1653-09-03

Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguistic, dies at 65

1654-02-18

Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)

1654-12-05

Jean François Sarrazin, French writer

1655-04-06

David Blondel, French Protestant clergyman (b. 1591)

1655-04-30

Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (b. 1617)

1655-07-28

Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris

1655-09-07

Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)

1655-10-24

Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, dies at 63

1656-01-03

Mathieu Molé, French statesman (b. 1584)

1656-07-02

François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (b. 1611)

1656-11-06

Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)

1657-04-02

Jean-Jacques Olier - French catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)

1658-11-04

Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)

1658-12-26

Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78

1659-01-16

Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)

1659-02-17

Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)

1659-10-08