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

Therese of LisieuxThérèse of Lisieux
02 January 1873
Nun

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

Michel NeyMichel Ney
10 January 1769
Soldier

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

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

Georges BidaultGeorges Bidault
05 October 1899
French Politician

Léon BourgeoisLéon Bourgeois
21 May 1851
French Statesman
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
Raymond PoincaréRaymond Poincaré
20 August 1860
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Édouard DaladierÉdouard Daladier
18 June 1884
Politician
Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797
Lawyer, Politician, Journalist, Historian, Writer

Maxime WeygandMaxime Weygand
21 January 1867
Military personnel, Officer

Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15 October 1878
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Maurice GamelinMaurice Gamelin
20 September 1872
military personnel
Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
20 April 1868
Author
Charles Albert of SardiniaCharles Albert of Sardinia
02 October 1798
 

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

René CotyRené Coty
20 March 1882
Politician, Lawyer

Pierre-Charles VilleneuvePierre-Charles Villeneuve
31 December 1763
Naval Officer
Marie François Sadi CarnotMarie François Sadi Carnot
11 August 1837
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

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

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

Robert NivelleRobert Nivelle
15 October 1856
Military personnel

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

Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer
Léon GambettaLéon Gambetta
02 April 1838
Politician, Lawyer

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

Louis-Eugène CavaignacLouis-Eugène Cavaignac
15 October 1802
General
Jean-Baptiste JourdanJean-Baptiste Jourdan
29 April 1762
Commander

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

Jean Victor Marie MoreauJean Victor Marie Moreau
14 February 1763
General

Paul DoumerPaul Doumer
22 March 1857
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Henri GrégoireHenri Grégoire
04 December 1750
Political leader

Félix ÉbouéFélix Éboué
01 January 1884
Political Leader
Hubert LyauteyHubert Lyautey
17 November 1854
French General

Alphonse JuinAlphonse Juin
16 December 1888
Officer, Military personnel

Maurice BarrèsMaurice Barrès
19 August 1862
Novelist

Louis DesaixLouis Desaix
17 August 1768
General
Alexandre MillerandAlexandre Millerand
10 February 1859
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Marcel DéatMarcel Déat
07 March 1894
Politician
Jean-Lambert TallienJean-Lambert Tallien
23 January 1767
Political Figure

Paul PainlevéPaul Painlevé
05 December 1863
Mathematician

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

Bertrand BarèreBertrand Barère
10 September 1755
Politician
Édouard HerriotÉdouard Herriot
05 July 1872
Politician

François Achille BazaineFrançois Achille Bazaine
13 February 1811
Army Officer

Georges MandelGeorges Mandel
05 June 1885
Journalist
François de La RocqueFrançois de La Rocque
06 October 1885
Political Leader

Eugène SchneiderEugène Schneider
29 March 1805
Industrialist
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
 

Marie-Pierre KoenigMarie-Pierre Koenig
10 October 1898
Military general

Anthelme Brillat-SavarinAnthelme Brillat-Savarin
01 April 1755
Author
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

Joseph-Simon GallieniJoseph-Simon Gallieni
24 April 1849
Soldier