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

Therese of LisieuxThérèse of Lisieux
02 January 1873
Nun

Philippe PétainPhilippe Pétain
24 April 1856
Marshal of France

Bernadette SoubirousBernadette Soubirous
07 January 1844
Saint

Alfred DreyfusAlfred Dreyfus
09 October 1859
Artillery Officer
Joachim MuratJoachim Murat
25 March 1767
Marshal of France

Léon BlumLéon Blum
09 April 1872
Former Prime Minister of France

Jean MoulinJean Moulin
20 June 1899
An Emblem of the Resistance

Aristide BriandAristide Briand
28 March 1862
Prime Minister
Vincent AuriolVincent Auriol
27 August 1884
Former President of France

Léon BourgeoisLéon Bourgeois
21 May 1851
French Statesman
Georges BidaultGeorges Bidault
05 October 1899
French Politician

Alexandre Auguste Ledru-RollinAlexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin
02 February 1807
French Politician

Georges ClemenceauGeorges Clémenceau
28 September 1841
Former French Prime Minister
Pierre LavalPierre Laval
28 June 1883
Politician, Lawyer

Félix FaureFélix Faure
30 January 1841
Politician
François DarlanFrançois Darlan
07 August 1881
Politician, Military personnel

Édouard DaladierÉdouard Daladier
18 June 1884
Politician

Raymond PoincaréRaymond Poincaré
20 August 1860
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797
Lawyer, Politician, Journalist, Historian, Writer

Maxime WeygandMaxime Weygand
21 January 1867
Military personnel, Officer
Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
20 April 1868
Author

Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15 October 1878
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

René CotyRené Coty
20 March 1882
Politician, Lawyer

Charles Albert of SardiniaCharles Albert of Sardinia
02 October 1798
 
Maurice GamelinMaurice Gamelin
20 September 1872
military personnel
Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
24 May 1803
Biologist, Ornithologist, Zoologist, Ichthyologist

Marie François Sadi CarnotMarie François Sadi Carnot
11 August 1837
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

Jules FerryJules Ferry
05 April 1832
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Journalist
Joseph DarnandJoseph Darnand
19 March 1897
Politician

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Léon GambettaLéon Gambetta
02 April 1838
Politician, Lawyer

Paul LafarguePaul Lafargue
15 June 1842
journalist, politician, economist, essayist

François GuizotFrançois Guizot
04 October 1787
Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Translator,

Georges Ernest BoulangerGeorges Ernest Boulanger
29 April 1837
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Albert LebrunAlbert Lebrun
29 August 1871
Politician

Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer
Robert NivelleRobert Nivelle
15 October 1856
Military personnel

Paul DoumerPaul Doumer
22 March 1857
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Alphonse JuinAlphonse Juin
16 December 1888
Officer, Military personnel
Alexandre MillerandAlexandre Millerand
10 February 1859
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Paul DeschanelPaul Deschanel
13 February 1855
President
Gaston DoumergueGaston Doumergue
01 August 1863
Prime Minister, Politician

Albert François LebrunAlbert François Lebrun
29 August 1871
Politician, Engineer

Fernand de BrinonFernand de Brinon
26 August 1885
Journalist, Socialite, Lawyer

Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of MagentaPatrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta
13 July 1808
 

Denis-Auguste AffreDenis-Auguste Affre
27 September 1793
Archbishop
Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de RochambeauJean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau
01 July 1725
General