Henri Fréville

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Henri Fréville
Member of parliament
In office
1958–1968
Member of Sénat for Ille-et-Vilaine
In office
1971–1980
Personal details
Born 4 December 1905
Died 15 June 1987
Political party RPCD (1958–1962)
CD (1962–1967)
PDM (1967–1968)
UCDP (1971–1980)

Henri Fréville (4 December 1905, Norrent-Fontes, Pas-de-Calais – 15 June 1987, Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine) was a French history professor, resistor, writer and politician.

Life[edit]

He was history professor at the lycée Chateaubriand at Rennes from 1932 and from 1949 to 1971 taught modern history at the Faculty of Letters at Rennes, which became the Université Rennes II. He was one of the founders of the Institut armoricain de recherches historiques.

On the Liberation, he was director of the cabinet of Victor Le Gorgeu, Commissaire régional de la République for the four Breton départements.

He was mayor (MRP) of Rennes from 1953 to 1977, president of the conseil général d'Ille-et-Vilaine from 1966 to 1976, député of the 1st constituency of Ille-et-Vilaine from 1958 to 1968, senator for Ille-et-Vilaine from 1970 to 1977. He was the target of an FLB attack on 26 August 1975.[1]

Author of several works of history, he notably studied the behaviour of Breton nationalists during the Second World War through documents of the German military administration, recovered from the surroundings of the hôtel Majestic.

Honours[edit]

On 10 May 1993 Rennes renamed its avenue de Crimée the avenue Henri-Fréville after him, and a metro station in the town (line A) is also named after him.

Publications[edit]

  • L'Intendance de Bretagne (1689–1790). Essai sur l'histoire d'une intendance en Pays d'États au XVIIIe, I/III. Thesis. Rennes, Plihon, 1953. 3 vol.
  • Un acte de foi : trente ans au service de la Cité ; Rennes : Éditions SEPES, 1977. OCLC 5616817
  • La presse bretonne dans la tourmente : 1940–1946, Plon, Paris, 1979
  • Archives secrètes de Bretagne, 1940–1944, Ouest-France, Rennes, 1985 (reedited 2004 and 2008, reviewed and corrected by Françoise Morvan), ISBN 978-2-7373-4453-4 (2008 ed.).

Bibliography[edit]

  • (French) L'histoire du quotidien "La Bretagne" et les silences d'Henri Fréville ; Youenn Didro; Yann Fouéré; Saint-Brieuc : Cahiers de l'Avenir de la Bretagne, 1981 OCLC 10019600.
  • Fréville, Henri (1978). Un acte de foi : trente ans au service de la cité. Rennes: Éditions Sepes. p. 965. 

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Preceded by
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Président of the conseil général of L'Ille-et-Vilaine
1966–1976
Succeeded by
François Le Douarec