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 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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