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
Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
15 January 1809
Politician

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

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

Georges ClemenceauGeorges Clémenceau
28 September 1841
Former French Prime Minister

Pierre LavalPierre Laval
28 June 1883
Politician, Lawyer

Louis Antoine, Duke of AngoulêmeLouis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême
06 August 1775
King
Félix FaureFélix Faure
30 January 1841
Politician

Joseph de MaistreJoseph de Maistre
01 April 1753
Philosopher
François DarlanFrançois Darlan
07 August 1881
Politician, Military personnel

Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15 October 1878
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
04 September 1768
Author
Louis-Nicolas DavoutLouis-Nicolas Davout
10 May 1770
Military commander

Édouard DaladierÉdouard Daladier
18 June 1884
Politician
Maxime WeygandMaxime Weygand
21 January 1867
Military personnel, Officer

Raymond PoincaréRaymond Poincaré
20 August 1860
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount AlanbrookeAlan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke
23 July 1883
Military Officer
Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797
Politician

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Joseph FouchéJoseph Fouché
21 May 1759
Statesman
Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
20 April 1868
Author

Maurice GamelinMaurice Gamelin
20 September 1872
military personnel

Emmanuel Joseph SieyèsEmmanuel Joseph Sieyès
03 May 1748
Writer

Albert LebrunAlbert Lebrun
29 August 1871
Politician
Paul LafarguePaul Lafargue
15 June 1842
journalist, politician, economist, essayist
René CotyRené Coty
20 March 1882
Politician, Lawyer

Charles Ferdinand, Duke of BerryCharles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry
24 January 1778
Duke

Pierre-Charles VilleneuvePierre-Charles Villeneuve
31 December 1763
Naval Officer

Charles de FoucauldCharles de Foucauld
15 September 1858
Priest
Louis-Alexandre BerthierLouis-Alexandre Berthier
20 November 1753
Military chief

Joseph DarnandJoseph Darnand
19 March 1897
Politician

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

Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini
06 March 1779
Military general

Jacques MacDonaldJacques MacDonald
17 November 1765
Military leader
Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,

Louis Auguste BlanquiLouis Auguste Blanqui
08 February 1805
Revolutionary
Auguste de MarmontAuguste de Marmont
20 July 1774
Military general

Paul DoumerPaul Doumer
22 March 1857
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

François GuizotFrançois Guizot
04 October 1787
Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Translator,
Félix ÉbouéFélix Éboué
26 December 1884
Political Leader

Georges Ernest BoulangerGeorges Ernest Boulanger
29 April 1837
Politician
Paul BarrasPaul Barras
30 June 1755
Politician

Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer

Alexandre Colonna-WalewskiAlexandre Colonna-Walewski
04 May 1810
Statesman

Léon GambettaLéon Gambetta
02 April 1838
Politician, Lawyer

Jean Victor Marie MoreauJean Victor Marie Moreau
14 February 1763
General
Alphonse JuinAlphonse Juin
16 December 1888
Officer, Military personnel

Marcel DéatMarcel Déat
07 March 1894
Politician

Robert NivelleRobert Nivelle
15 October 1856
Military personnel

Charles François DumouriezCharles François Dumouriez
26 January 1739
General
Jules FerryJules Ferry
05 April 1832
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Journalist

Louis-Eugène CavaignacLouis-Eugène Cavaignac
15 October 1802
General
Alexandre MillerandAlexandre Millerand
10 February 1859
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Jean-Baptiste JourdanJean-Baptiste Jourdan
29 April 1762
Commander

Gaston DoumergueGaston Doumergue
01 August 1863
Prime Minister, Politician
Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
10 May 1760
Army Officer

Pierre AugereauPierre Augereau
21 October 1757
Military commander
Jean-Baptiste BessièresJean-Baptiste Bessières
06 August 1768
General

Paul DeschanelPaul Deschanel
13 February 1855
President

Hubert LyauteyHubert Lyautey
17 November 1854
French General
Émile LoubetÉmile Loubet
30 December 1838
Prime Minister, Politician

Louis DesaixLouis Desaix
17 August 1768
General
Jules GrévyJules Grévy
15 August 1807
Political, President

François Achille BazaineFrançois Achille Bazaine
13 February 1811
Army Officer

Georges MandelGeorges Mandel
05 June 1885
Journalist

Madeleine Sophie BaratMadeleine Sophie Barat
12 December 1779
Saint
Maurice BarrèsMaurice Barrès
19 August 1862
Novelist
Jean-Andoche JunotJean-Andoche Junot
24 September 1771
General

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

Bertrand BarèreBertrand Barère
10 September 1755
Politician

Henri GrégoireHenri Grégoire
04 December 1750
Political leader
Marcellin BerthelotMarcellin Berthelot
25 October 1827
Chemist

François de La RocqueFrançois de La Rocque
06 October 1885
Political Leader

Louis FaidherbeLouis Faidherbe
03 June 1818
Military general

Armand FallièresArmand Fallières
06 November 1841
President, Politician

Louis Charles DelescluzeLouis Charles Delescluze
02 October 1809
Revolutionary leader
Georges-Eugène HaussmannGeorges-Eugène Haussmann
27 March 1809
Official

François Joseph LefebvreFrançois Joseph Lefebvre
25 October 1755
Military Commander
Jean-Lambert TallienJean-Lambert Tallien
23 January 1767
Political Figure

Dominique VandammeDominique Vandamme
05 November 1770
Military Officer
Charles de Morny, Duke of MornyCharles de Morny, Duke of Morny
15 September 1811
Politician
Édouard HerriotÉdouard Herriot
05 July 1872
Politician