List of spouses or partners of the President of France

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The spouse or partner of the President of the French Republic (French: l'épouse du président de la République française) often plays a protocol role at the Élysée Palace and during official visits, though France has no official title of First Lady.[1] As of January 2014, following the end of François Hollande and Valérie Trierweiler's relationship, there is no incumbent.[1]

List[edit]

All names listed here are maiden names.

Portrait Name President Period Notes
Madame-thiers-portrait-jean-auguste-dominique-ingres-1-.jpg Élise Dosne Adolphe Thiers 1871–1873
Élisabeth de Mac Mahon.jpg Élisabeth de La Croix de Castries Patrice de Mac-Mahon 1873–1879
Coralie Fraisse Jules Grévy 1879–1887
Marie-Pauline Dupont-White-Carnot.jpg Cécile Dupont-White Marie François Sadi Carnot 1887–1894
Hélène Perier-Vitet Jean Casimir-Perier 1894–1895
Berthe Beluot Félix Faure 1895–1899
Femme et enfans de Loubet.jpg Marie-Louise Picard Émile Loubet 1899–1906
Madame-fallieres2.1237126168-1-.jpg Jeanne Bresson Armand Fallières 1906–1913
Henriette Poincaré 01.jpg Henriette Benucci Raymond Poincaré 1913–1920
Germaine Brice de Viele (fr) Paul Deschanel 1920-1920
Jeanne Millerand 01.jpg Jeanne Levayer Alexandre Millerand 1920–1924
Jeanne Gaussal (fr) Gaston Doumergue 1931–1931
Blanche Richel (fr) Paul Doumer 1931–1932
Marguerite Lebrun-1-.jpg Marguerite Nivoit (fr) Albert François Lebrun 1932–1940
Michelle Aucouturier (fr/th) Vincent Auriol 1947–1954 First presidential spouse of the Fourth Republic.
Germaine Corblet (fr/th) René Coty 1954–1955
Yvonne de Gaulle.jpg Yvonne Vendroux Charles de Gaulle 1959–1969 First presidential spouse of the Fifth Republic.
LydiaVenieri MadamePompidou CarteBlanche CentreGeorgesPompidou 1987.png Claude Cahour Georges Pompidou 1969–1974
Anne Aymone Giscard d'Estaing.jpg Anne-Aymone Sauvage de Brantes Valéry Giscard d'Estaing 1974–1981
Portrait DM.jpg Danielle Gouze François Mitterrand 1981–1995
Bernadette Chirac 1 (2009).jpg Bernadette Chodron de Courcel Jacques Chirac 1995–2007
Cécilia Attias - Salon du livre de Paris - 23 mars 2014 - crop.JPG Cécilia Ciganer-Albéniz Nicolas Sarkozy 2007 Ciganer-Albéniz and Sarkozy divorced during his first year in office. Sarkozy and Bruni married several months later.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (3).jpg Carla Bruni 2008–2012
Trierweiler 2012.JPG Valérie Trierweiler François Hollande 2012–2014 Trierweiler and Hollande were never married, but she was widely considered the "de facto first lady."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rubin, Alissa J. (January 25, 2014). "France's President Announces Split With His Companion". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 

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