Gilles de Robien

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Gilles de Robien
French Minister of National Education
In office
31 May 2005 – 15 May 2007
President Jacques Chirac
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Preceded by François Fillon
Succeeded by Xavier Darcos
Personal details
Born (1941-04-10) 10 April 1941 (age 73)
Cocquerel, France
Nationality French
Political party UDF

Count Gilles de Robien (French pronunciation: ​[ʒil də ʁɔˈbjɛ̃]; born 10 April 1941 in Cocquerel, Somme) is a French politician. He is the son of Count Jean de Robien by his marriage to Éliane Le Mesre de Pas.[1] The Robiens are a noble family originating from Brittany.

In 1989, he was elected mayor of the city of Amiens, and then reelected twice.[1] However he was defeated in the French municipal elections of 2008 by Gilles Demailly, a member of the Socialist Party.

He was Minister of National Education from August 2005 to May 2007, and a member of Parliament from 1996 to 2007.[1]

Political career[edit]

Governmental functions[1]

Minister of Transports : 2002–2005.

Minister of National Education : 2005–2007.

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France[1]

Vice-president of the National Assembly of France : 1993–1998.

Member of the National Assembly of France for the Somme : 1986–2002 (Became minister in 2002). Elected in 1986, reelected in 1988, 1993, 1997, 2002.

Regional Council[1]

Regional councillor of Picardy : 1992–2004. Re-elected in 1998.

Municipal Council[1]

Mayor of Amiens : 1989–2002 (Resignation) / 2007–2008. Reelected in 1995, 2001, 2007.

Deputy-mayor of Amiens : 2002–2007.

Municipal councillor of Amiens : 1989–2008. Reelected in 1995, 2001.

Agglomeration community Council[1]

President of the Communauté d'agglomération Amiens Métropole : 1994–2008. Reelected in 1995, 2001.

Member of the Communauté d'agglomération Amiens Métropole : 1994–2008. Reelected in 1995, 2001.


Political offices
Preceded by
François Fillon
Minister of National Education
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
Xavier Darcos