1905 in France
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Events from the year 1905 in France.
- 31 March - German emperor William II asserts German equality with France in Morocco, triggering the Tangier or First Moroccan Crisis.
- 13 May - Mata Hari debuts in Paris.
- 9 December - 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and the State is passed.
Arts and literature
Fauvism was a short style of painting that made its debut in 1905- Henri Matisse was the leader of this movement
January to March
- 17 January - Louis Armand, engineer (died 1971).
- 21 January - Christian Dior, fashion designer (died 1957).
- 7 February
- 8 February - Andre Richaume, archetier/bowmaker (died 1966).
- 3 March - Marie Glory, actress.
- 14 March - Raymond Aron, philosopher, sociologist and political scientist (died 1983).
- 20 March - Jean Galia (died 1949), boxer and pioneering rugby footballer
- 28 March - René Maheu, professor of philosophy and Director General of UNESCO (died 1975).
April to June
- 2 April - Edmond Jouhaud, one of four generals who staged the Algiers putsch of 1961 (died 1995).
- 4 April - Eugène Bozza, composer (died 1991).
- 5 April - Waldeck Rochet, politician (died 1983).
- 13 April - Pierre Schneiter, politician (died 1979).
- 14 April - Jean Pierre-Bloch, French Resistance member (died 1999).
- 24 April - Pierre Chevalier, caver and mountaineer (died 2001).
- 6 May - René Dreyfus, motor racing driver (died 1993).
- 14 May - Jean Daniélou, theologian and historian (died 1974).
- 15 May - Albert Dubout, cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and sculptor (died 1976).
- 20 June - Hélène Bouvier, operatic mezzo-soprano (died 1978).
- 21 June - Jacques Goddet, sports journalist and Tour de France director (died 2000).
- 21 June - Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher, dramatist, novelist and critic (died 1980).
July to September
- 25 July - Georges Grignard, motor racing driver (died 1977).
- 29 July - Pierre Braunberger, producer and actor (died 1990).
- 30 July - Jeanne-Marie Darré, pianist (died 1999).
- 8 August - André Jolivet, composer (died 1974).
- 9 August - Pierre Klossowski, writer, translator and artist (died 2001).
- 20 August - André Giriat, rower and Olympic medallist (died 1967).
- 5 September - Maurice Challe, General (died 1979).
October to December
- 10 October - Armand Marcelle, rower and Olympic medallist (died 1974).
- 11 October - Jean-Marie Villot, Cardinal (died 1979).
- 24 October - Pierre Frank, Trotskyist leader (died 1984).
- 18 November - Paul Paillole, soldier (died 1992).
- 29 November - Marcel Lefebvre, Roman Catholic archbishop (died 1991).
- 22 December - Pierre Brasseur, actor (died 1972).
- 25 December - Étienne Mattler, international soccer player (died 1986).
- 31 December - Guy Mollet, politician (died 1975).
Full date unknown
- Jacques Baron, poet (died 1986).
- Albert-Félix de Lapparent, palaeontologist and Jesuit priest (died 1975).
- René Taupin, translator, critic and academic (died 1981).
January to June
- 4 February - Louis-Ernest Barrias, sculptor (born 1841).
- 24 March - Jules Verne, author (born 1828).
- 26 May - Alphonse James de Rothschild, banker and philanthropist (born 1827).
- 1 June - Émile Delahaye, automotive pioneer (born 1843).
- 4 June - Edme-Armand-Gaston d'Audiffret-Pasquier, politician (born 1823).
July to December
- 9 August - Placide Louis Chapelle, Archbishop in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans (born 1842).
- 19 August - William-Adolphe Bouguereau, painter (born 1825).
- 13 September - René Goblet, politician, Prime Minister of France (born 1828).
- 14 September - Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, explorer (born 1852).
- 25 September - Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, politician (born 1853).
- 12 December - François Paul Meurice, dramatist (born 1818).