François Mitterrand

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Person.png François Mitterrand   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
President François Mitterrand in 1983.jpg
BornFrançois Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand
26 October, 1916
Jarnac, France
Died8 January 1996 (Age 79)
Paris, France
Alma materUniversity of Paris, Free School of Political Studies
Children • Pascal Mitterrand
• Jean-Christophe Mitterrand
• Gilbert Mitterrand
• Mazarine Mitterrand
SpouseDanielle Gouze
Member ofLe Siècle
PartyCross of Fire, Democratic and Socialist Union of the Resistance, Convention of Republican Institutions, Socialist Party (France)

Employment.png President of the French Republic

In office
21 May 1981 - 17 May 1995

Employment.png Co-Prince of Andorra Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
21 May 1981 - 17 May 1995
Preceded byValery Giscard d'Estaing
Succeeded byJacques Chirac

Employment.png First Secretary of the Socialist Party Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
16 June 1971 - 24 January 1981
Succeeded byLionel Jospin

Employment.png France/Minister/Justice

In office
31 January 1956 - 12 June 1957

Employment.png France/Minister/Interior

In office
19 June 1954 - 23 February 1955

Employment.png France/Minister of State

In office
20 January 1952 - 28 February 1952

Employment.png Minister of Overseas France

In office
12 July 1950 - 15 August 1951

Employment.png France/Minister/Veterans and War Victims

In office
24 November 1947 - 19 July 1948

Employment.png France/Minister/Veterans and War Victims

In office
22 January 1947 - 21 October 1947

François Mitterrand


Brian Crozier states that François Mitterrand's closest confidant was François de Grossouvre, whom he brought along to Le Cercle.[1]

“France does not know it, but we are at war against America. Yes, an eternal war, a vital war, an economic war, a war without deaths … apparently. Yes, they are very predatory, the Americans, they are voracious, and they want to rule the world … Our war against America is a secret war, an eternal war, a war apparently without deaths, and yet a war unto death!”
François Mitterrand (1995)  [2]


Appointments by François Mitterrand

Robert BadinterPresident of the Constitutional Council19 February 19864 March 1995
Hubert VédrineFrance/President/Chief of Staff19911995
Hubert VédrineDiplomatic Advisor to the President19811988


Related Quotation

The Auriol massacre“François Mitterrand said: These people are still very powerful. They will try to destabilize the regime. What happened to Salvador Allende can happen to me. I know it." He tells me, without details, that he received threats after May 10. One day, during a trip to the provinces, someone slips a message into his hand to prove that he can be assassinated, when the time comes, without difficulty.”Jacques Attali


Event Participated in

1948 Hague Congress7 May 194811 May 1948The Hague
Landmark conference which had a profound influence on the shape of the European Movement. Many of the groups organizing the conference received covert funding from the CIA.
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  2. quoted in Georges–Marc Benamou, Le dernier Mitterrand, Paris, Plon, 1996, p 50–52

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