List of Ambassadors of France to Greece

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The following is a (currently) incomplete list of Ambassadors of France to Greece.


For ambassadors and high-ranking diplomats of France in Greece who were active between 1815 and 1905, the data below is taken from a list of diplomats published in 1906 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[1] For ambassadors and diplomats who were active after 1944, the data comes from two more recent lists also compiled by the ministry. [2][3] Additional individual references are given in the table.

Start of term End of term Ambassador (or diplomat of highest rank)
1828 1835 Achille Rouen (Consul General until 1833 and Resident Minister afterwards)
1843 Théodore de Lagrené[4] (Resident Minister until 1840 and Minister Plenipotentiary afterwards)
1843 1847 Théobald Piscatory[5] (Minister Plenipotentiary)
1848 Philippe Eugène Guillemot (Chargé d'Affaires)
1849 1850 Édouard Thouvenel (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1850 1851 Victor Lobstein (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1851 1854 Baron Alexandre de Forth-Rouen (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1854 1857 Henri Mercier (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1857 1859 Jean-Charles de Montherot (Minister Plenipotentiary)
1859 1859 Vicomte de Serres[who?] (Minister Plenipotentiary)
1859 1863 Nicolas Prosper Bourée (fr) (Minister Plenipotentiary)
1864 1868 Joseph Arthur de Gobineau (Minister Plenipotentiary)
1868 1870 Georges-Napoléon Baude (Minister Plenipotentiary)
1872 1872 Marquis de Cazeaux[who?] (Interim Chargé d'Affaires)
1872 1872 Jules Ferry (Minister Plenipotentiary)
1872 1873 Vicomte Roger de Borrelli (Interim Chargé d'Affaires)
1873 1876 Marquis de Gabriac (fr) (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1876 1880 Charles Tissot (fr) (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1880 1880 Maurice Ternaux-Compans (fr) (Interim Chargé d'Affaires)
1880 1880 Baron des Michels[who?] (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1880 1886 Charles de Moüy (sv) (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1886 1894 Charles Jean Tristan de Montholon (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1894 1897 Frédéric Albert Bourée (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1897 1909 Olivier d'Ormesson (fr) (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1909 1915 Gabriel Deville (fr)[6] (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1915 1917 Jean Guillemin[7] (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
August 1917[8] 1921 Robert de Billy (fr)[9]
1921 1921 Jean Tripier (fr) (Interim Chargé d'affaires)
December 1921 October 1924 Henri Chassain de Marcilly (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1924 1926 Charles de Chambrun (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1927 1927 Louis Frédéric Clément-Simon (de)[10]
...
 ?? 1938 Adrien-Joseph-Marie Thierry[11] (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1938 1941 Gaston Maugras (de)[12]
February 1941 1941 Jean Helleu (fr)[13] (Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary)
1944 1945 Jean Baelen (sv) (representative of the Provisional Government)
1945 1951 Christian Carra de Vaux de Saint-Cyr (de)
1951 1955 Jean Baelen
1955 1957 Pierre Albert Charpentier (de)
1957 1964 Guy de Girard de Charbonnières (fr)
1964 1969 Jacques Baeyens
1969 1973 Bernard Durand (fr)
1973 1975 Christian Jacquin de Margerie (fr)
1975 1977 Jean-Marie Mérillon (de)
1977 1980 Jacques de Folin
1980 1981 Philippe Rebeyrol
1981 1985 Dominique Charpy
1985 1987 Pierre-Louis Blanc
1987 1989 Marcel Plaisant (fr)
1989 1992 Jacques Thibau
1992 1995 Jean Cadet (ru)
1995 2000 Bernard Kessedjian (fr)
2000 2003 Jean-Maurice Ripert
2003 2007 Bruno Delaye (de)
2007 2011 Christophe Farnaud
2011 Jean-Loup Kuhn-Delforge

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France) (1906). "XII". Annuaire diplomatique et consulaire de la République française. Paris Imprimerie Nationale. OCLC 7087084. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Liste chronologique des représentants permanents de la France avec rang d'ambassadeur auprès de commissions, organisations et conférences internationales" (PDF) (in French). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France). p. 62. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Liste chronologique des ambassadeurs" (in French). French Embassy in Athens. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Adolphe Robert and Gaston Cougny. "Marie, Melchior, Joseph, Théodore DE LAGRENÉ (biographie)". Excerpt from the authors' Dictionnaire des parlementaires français de 1789 à 1889 (in French). National Assembly (France). Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Pierangelo, Marion (18 April 2007). "François Guizot et Jean Colettis. La relation franco-grecque revisitée". Bulletin de l’Institut Pierre Renouvin (in French). Institut Pierre Renouvin. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Jolly, Jean. "Gabriel DEVILLE: Biographie". (excerpted from Jean Jolly's book: Dictionnaire des parlementaires français de 1889 à 1940) (in French). National Assembly (France). Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  7. ^ S. P. Phocas-Cosmetatos (1970). Dossiers secrets de la Triple entente: Grèce, 1914-1922 (in French). Nouvelles Éditions latines (fr). p. 135. 
  8. ^ From January 1917, French representative towards the Provisional Government of National Defence in Salonica
  9. ^ Miranda Stavrinou (1996). "Gustave Fougères, l'École française d'Athènes et la propagande en Grèce durant les années 1917-1918". Bulletin de correspondance hellénique (fr) (in French) 120. pp. 83–99. doi:10.3406/bch.1996.4589. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Karel Kramář, sk:Vratislav Doubek, Korespondence T.G. Masaryk-Karel Kramář, Masarykův ústav AV ČR, 2005, S. 493
  11. ^ "Un mouvement diplomatique". Journal des Débats (in French). 29 May 1940. ISSN 1770-619X. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "Jean Helleu". Senate. Retrieved 4 September 2014.