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

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

Louis Antoine, Duke of AngoulêmeLouis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême
06 August 1775
King
François DarlanFrançois Darlan
07 August 1881
Politician, Military personnel

Joseph de MaistreJoseph de Maistre
01 April 1753
Philosopher
Édouard DaladierÉdouard Daladier
18 June 1884
Politician

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

Paul ReynaudPaul Reynaud
15 October 1878
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist
Raymond PoincaréRaymond Poincaré
20 August 1860
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Maxime WeygandMaxime Weygand
21 January 1867
Military personnel, Officer
Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797
Politician

Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
20 April 1868
Author

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

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Albert LebrunAlbert Lebrun
29 August 1871
Politician
René CotyRené Coty
20 March 1882
Politician, Lawyer

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

Félix FaureFélix Faure
30 January 1841
Politician

Louis-Alexandre BerthierLouis-Alexandre Berthier
20 November 1753
Military chief
Pierre-Charles VilleneuvePierre-Charles Villeneuve
31 December 1763
Naval Officer
Marie François Sadi CarnotMarie François Sadi Carnot
11 August 1837
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

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

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

Joseph DarnandJoseph Darnand
19 March 1897
Politician
Louis Auguste BlanquiLouis Auguste Blanqui
08 February 1805
Revolutionary

Georges Ernest BoulangerGeorges Ernest Boulanger
29 April 1837
Politician

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

Paul DoumerPaul Doumer
22 March 1857
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist

Lazare CarnotLazare Carnot
13 May 1753
Mathematician, Politician, Engineer, Officer,
Jules FerryJules Ferry
05 April 1832
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Journalist

Robert NivelleRobert Nivelle
15 October 1856
Military personnel
Alphonse JuinAlphonse Juin
16 December 1888
Officer, Military personnel

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

Félix ÉbouéFélix Éboué
26 December 1884
Political Leader
Léon GambettaLéon Gambetta
02 April 1838
Politician, Lawyer

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

Charles François DumouriezCharles François Dumouriez
26 January 1739
General

Jean Victor Marie MoreauJean Victor Marie Moreau
14 February 1763
General

Jean-Baptiste JourdanJean-Baptiste Jourdan
29 April 1762
Commander

Madeleine Sophie BaratMadeleine Sophie Barat
12 December 1779
Saint
Gaston DoumergueGaston Doumergue
01 August 1863
Prime Minister, Politician

Paul DeschanelPaul Deschanel
13 February 1855
President

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

Marcel DéatMarcel Déat
07 March 1894
Politician
Émile LoubetÉmile Loubet
30 December 1838
Prime Minister, Politician

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

Hubert LyauteyHubert Lyautey
17 November 1854
French General

Jules GrévyJules Grévy
15 August 1807
Political, President
Georges MandelGeorges Mandel
05 June 1885
Journalist

Maurice BarrèsMaurice Barrès
19 August 1862
Novelist
François Achille BazaineFrançois Achille Bazaine
13 February 1811
Army Officer

Louis DesaixLouis Desaix
17 August 1768
General

Armand FallièresArmand Fallières
06 November 1841
President, Politician
Henri GrégoireHenri Grégoire
04 December 1750
Political leader

Fernand de BrinonFernand de Brinon
26 August 1885
Journalist, Socialite, Lawyer
François de La RocqueFrançois de La Rocque
06 October 1885
Political Leader

Bertrand BarèreBertrand Barère
10 September 1755
Politician

Jean-Andoche JunotJean-Andoche Junot
24 September 1771
General

Louis Charles DelescluzeLouis Charles Delescluze
02 October 1809
Revolutionary leader
Édouard HerriotÉdouard Herriot
05 July 1872
Politician
Jean-Lambert TallienJean-Lambert Tallien
23 January 1767
Political Figure

Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de VolneyConstantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney
03 February 1757
Philosopher

François Joseph LefebvreFrançois Joseph Lefebvre
25 October 1755
Military Commander

Paul PainlevéPaul Painlevé
05 December 1863
Mathematician
Eugène SchneiderEugène Schneider
29 March 1805
Industrialist

Rose Philippine DuchesneRose Philippine Duchesne
29 August 1769
Sister

Paul BertPaul Bert
19 October 1833
Physiologist

Jules GuesdeJules Guesde
11 November 1845
Journalist

François Christophe de KellermannFrançois Christophe de Kellermann
28 May 1735
General
Camille ChautempsCamille Chautemps
01 February 1885
Politician

Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de BellunoClaude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno
07 December 1764
Soldier
Joseph CaillauxJoseph Caillaux
30 March 1863
Politician

André MaginotAndré Maginot
17 February 1877
Civil Servant
Antoine PinayAntoine Pinay
30 December 1891
Politician
Alexandre RibotAlexandre Ribot
07 February 1842
Politician