Auguste Achintre
Auguste Achintre (19 March 1834 – 25 June 1886), baptized Joseph-Frédéric-Auguste, was a French-born Canadian journalist and essayist.
Achintre was born in Besançon, France, on 19 March 1834 to Gu...
Jean Calas
Jean Calas (1698 – 10 March 1762) was a merchant living in Toulouse, France, famous for having been the victim of a biased trial due to his being a Protestant. In France, he is a symbol of religious i...
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Philippe Pétain
Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain (24 April 1856 – 23 July 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain ([fi.lip pe.tɛ̃]), Marshal Pétain (Maréchal Pétain or The Lion of Verdun), was a French gene...
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Raoul II of Brienne, Count of Eu
Raoul II of Brienne (died 19 November 1350, Paris) was the son of Raoul I of Brienne, Count of Eu and Guînes and Jeanne de Mello. He succeeded his father in 1344 as Count of Eu and Guînes, as well as ...
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Jacques Benoist-Méchin
Jacques Michel Gabriel Paul Benoist-Méchin (1 July 1901 – 24 February 1983) was a French far right politician and writer. He was born and died in Paris. Well known as a journalist and historian, he wo...
François de Beauvais, Seigneur de Briquemault
François de Beauvais, Seigneur de Briquemault (c. 1502-1572) was a leader of the Huguenots during the first religious wars.He was the son of Adrien de Briquemault and Alexane de Sainte Ville. His firs...
Jacques de Bernonville
Jacques Charles Noel Dugé de Bernonville (December 20, 1897 – April 26, 1972) was a French collaborationist and senior police officer in the Milice of the Vichy regime in France. He was known to...
Bertrand Guilladot
Bertrand Guilladot (died 1742), a French priest and an alleged sorcerer, was among the last people to be executed for witchcraft in France and in Europe. Officially, the last witchcraft execution in F...
Armand Barbès
Armand Barbès (18 September 1809 – 26 June 1870) was a French Republican revolutionary and a fierce and steadfast opponent of the July monarchy (1830–1848). He is remembered as a man whose life ...
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Louis Auguste Blanqui
Louis Auguste Blanqui ([lwi oɡyst blɑ̃ki]; 8 February 1805, Puget-Théniers, Alpes-Maritimes – 1 January 1881, Paris) was a French socialist and political activist, notable for his revolutionary theory...
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Jean Châtel
Jean Châtel (1575 – 29 December 1594) attempted to assassinate King Henry IV of France on 27 December 1594. He was the son of a cloth merchant and was aged 19 when executed on 29 December.On 27 ...
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Christine Papin
Christine Papin (8 March 1905 – 18 May 1937) and Léa Papin (15 September 1911 – 1982, or 24 July 2001) were two French maids who murdered their employer's wife and daughter in Le Mans, France, on 2 Fe...
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Pierre Barrière
Pierre Barrière (died August 31, 1593) was a would-be assassin of King Henry IV of France.Barrière attempted an assassination of Henry IV on 27 August 1593. He was denounced by a Dominican priest to w...
Aaron ben Zerah
Aaron ben Zerah was a French Jew, who suffered martyrdom at Estella in Navarre, March 5, 1328. Banished from his original home in 1306 by order of King Philip the Fair, of France, who confiscated his ...
Dominique Jean Larrey
Dominique Jean Larrey ([larɛ]; 8 July 1766 – 25 July 1842) was a French surgeon in Napoleon's army and an important innovator in battlefield medicine.
Larrey was born in the little village of Beau...
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Auguste Jean Ameil
General Auguste Jean Joseph Gilbert Ameil (January 6, 1776 – September 16, 1822) was a French soldier who fought during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, attaining the rank of Brigade...
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Clément Duval
Clément Duval ([klemɑ̃ dyval]; 1850 – 1935) was a famous French anarchist and criminal. His ideas concerning individual reclamation were greatly influential in later shaping illegalism.Duval served as...
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Henri Dentz
Henri Fernand Dentz (16 December 1881 – 13 December 1945) was a soldier and general in the French Army (Armée de Terre) and, after France surrendered during World War II, he served with the Vichy Fren...