Find out more about the greatest 19th Century French Leaders, including Charles de Gaulle, Philippe Pétain, Pierre Laval, Bernadette Soubirous and Georges Clémenceau.
Charles de GaulleCharles de Gaulle
22 November 1890
Former President of France
Napoleon IIINapoleon III
20 April 1808
Emperor of the Second French Empire

Philippe PétainPhilippe Pétain
24 April 1856
Marshal of France

Bernadette SoubirousBernadette Soubirous
07 January 1844
Saint

Alfred DreyfusAlfred Dreyfus
09 October 1859
Artillery Officer

Therese of LisieuxThérèse of Lisieux
02 January 1873
Nun
Joachim MuratJoachim Murat
25 March 1767
Marshal of France

Michel NeyMichel Ney
10 January 1769
Soldier

Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
15 January 1809
Politician
Georges ClemenceauGeorges Clémenceau
28 September 1841
Former French Prime Minister

Mirra AlfassaMirra Alfassa
21 February 1878
Spiritual Guru
Léon BlumLéon Blum
09 April 1872
Former Prime Minister of France

Jean MoulinJean Moulin
20 June 1899
An Emblem of the Resistance

Vincent AuriolVincent Auriol
27 August 1884
Former President of France

Aristide BriandAristide Briand
28 March 1862
Prime Minister

Georges BidaultGeorges Bidault
05 October 1899
French Politician
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-RollinAlexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin
02 February 1807
French Politician

Léon BourgeoisLéon Bourgeois
21 May 1851
French Statesman

Louis-Philippe I of FranceLouis-Philippe I of France
06 October 1773
King of France

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-PérigordCharles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
02 February 1754
Politician
Louis Antoine, Duke of AngoulêmeLouis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême
06 August 1775
King

Billy MitchellBilly Mitchell
29 December 1879
Military General
Pierre LavalPierre Laval
28 June 1883
Politician, Lawyer

Félix FaureFélix Faure
30 January 1841
Politician

Georges-Eugène HaussmannGeorges-Eugène Haussmann
27 March 1809
Official
Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de RochambeauJean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau
01 July 1725
General

Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797
Politician
Joseph de MaistreJoseph de Maistre
01 April 1753
Philosopher

François DarlanFrançois Darlan
07 August 1881
Politician, Military personnel

Louis-Nicolas DavoutLouis-Nicolas Davout
10 May 1770
Military commander
Raymond PoincaréRaymond Poincaré
20 August 1860
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

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Victor, Prince NapoléonVictor, Prince Napoléon
18 July 1862
Politician
Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15 October 1878
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Joseph FouchéJoseph Fouché
21 May 1759
Statesman

Édouard DaladierÉdouard Daladier
18 June 1884
Politician

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
04 September 1768
Author
Maxime WeygandMaxime Weygand
21 January 1867
Military personnel, Officer
Georges Ernest BoulangerGeorges Ernest Boulanger
29 April 1837
Politician

Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount AlanbrookeAlan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke
23 July 1883
Military Officer

Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
20 April 1868
Author

Emmanuel Joseph SieyèsEmmanuel Joseph Sieyès
03 May 1748
Writer
Maurice GamelinMaurice Gamelin
20 September 1872
military personnel

René CotyRené Coty
20 March 1882
Politician, Lawyer

Albert LebrunAlbert Lebrun
29 August 1871
Politician

Louis-Alexandre BerthierLouis-Alexandre Berthier
20 November 1753
Military chief

Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of MagentaPatrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta
13 June 1808
Politician
Charles Ferdinand, Duke of BerryCharles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry
24 January 1778
Duke

Paul LafarguePaul Lafargue
15 June 1842
journalist, politician, economist, essayist
Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
06 March 1779
Military general

Charles de FoucauldCharles de Foucauld
15 September 1858
Priest

Joseph DarnandJoseph Darnand
19 March 1897
Politician
Paul DoumerPaul Doumer
22 March 1857
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Anthelme Brillat-SavarinAnthelme Brillat-Savarin
01 April 1755
Author
Pierre-Charles VilleneuvePierre-Charles Villeneuve
31 December 1763
Naval Officer

Louis Auguste BlanquiLouis Auguste Blanqui
08 February 1805
Revolutionary

Jules FerryJules Ferry
05 April 1832
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Journalist

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

Marie-Pierre KoenigMarie-Pierre Koenig
10 October 1898
Military general
Marie François Sadi CarnotMarie François Sadi Carnot
11 August 1837
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

Paul BarrasPaul Barras
30 June 1755
Politician

Robert NivelleRobert Nivelle
15 October 1856
Military personnel

Alexandre Colonna-WalewskiAlexandre Colonna-Walewski
04 May 1810
Statesman
François GuizotFrançois Guizot
04 October 1787
Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Translator,

Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer
Auguste de MarmontAuguste de Marmont
20 July 1774
Military general

Charles François DumouriezCharles François Dumouriez
26 January 1739
General

Léon GambettaLéon Gambetta
02 April 1838
Politician, Lawyer
Inessa ArmandInessa Armand
08 May 1874
Politician

Louis-Gabriel Suchet, duke d'Albufera da ValenciaLouis-Gabriel Suchet, duke d'Albufera da Valencia
02 March 1770
Marshal
Alexandre MillerandAlexandre Millerand
10 February 1859
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Gaston DoumergueGaston Doumergue
01 August 1863
Prime Minister, Politician

Jean Victor Marie MoreauJean Victor Marie Moreau
14 February 1763
General
Jean-Baptiste BessièresJean-Baptiste Bessières
06 August 1768
General

Alphonse JuinAlphonse Juin
16 December 1888
Officer, Military personnel
Jules GrévyJules Grévy
15 August 1807
Political, President

Paul DeschanelPaul Deschanel
13 February 1855
President

Émile LoubetÉmile Loubet
30 December 1838
Prime Minister, Politician

Jean-Baptiste JourdanJean-Baptiste Jourdan
29 April 1762
Commander
Jacques MacDonaldJacques MacDonald
17 November 1765
Military leader
Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte IIJerome Napoleon Bonaparte II
05 November 1830
Military personnel

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
10 May 1760
Army Officer

Félix ÉbouéFélix Éboué
26 December 1884
Political Leader

Pierre AugereauPierre Augereau
21 October 1757
Military commander
Nicolas-Charles Oudinot, duc de ReggioNicolas-Charles Oudinot, duc de Reggio
25 April 1767
General

Louis-Eugène CavaignacLouis-Eugène Cavaignac
15 October 1802
General

Madeleine Sophie BaratMadeleine Sophie Barat
12 December 1779
Saint

Armand FallièresArmand Fallières
06 November 1841
President, Politician

Hubert LyauteyHubert Lyautey
17 November 1854
French General
Marcel DéatMarcel Déat
07 March 1894
Politician

Louis Charles DelescluzeLouis Charles Delescluze
02 October 1809
Revolutionary leader
Louis DesaixLouis Desaix
17 August 1768
General

François de La RocqueFrançois de La Rocque
06 October 1885
Political Leader
Fernand de BrinonFernand de Brinon
26 August 1885
Journalist, Socialite, Lawyer
Maurice BarrèsMaurice Barrès
19 August 1862
Novelist