1844 in France
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Events from the year 1844 in France.
- 6 August - First Franco-Moroccan War begins.
- 14 August - Battle of Isly, French victory over Moroccan forces near Oujda, Morocco, ending the First Franco-Moroccan War.
- 28 August - Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx meet in Paris.
- 10 September - Treaty of Tangiers, whereby Morocco officially recognized Algeria as part of the French Empire.
- 24 October - Treaty of Whampoa, a commercial treaty between France and China, is signed.
- French Industrial Exposition of 1844
- 7 January - St. Bernadette Soubirous, (died 1879)
- 21 February - Charles-Marie Widor, organist and composer (died 1937)
- 26 February - Étienne Aymonier, linguist, explorer and archaeologist (died 1929)
- 30 March - Paul Verlaine, poet (died 1896)
- 16 April - Anatole France, author, awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921 (died 1924)
- 21 May - Henri Rousseau, painter (died 1910)
- 22 October - Sarah Bernhardt, actress (died 1923)
- 23 October - Edouard Branly, inventor and physicist (died 1940)
- 8 December - Charles-Émile Reynaud, science teacher, responsible for the first animated films (died 1918)
- 1 January - Gustave Maximilien Juste de Croÿ-Solre, Cardinal, Archbishop of Rouen (born 1773)
- 25 January - Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon, Marshal of France (born 1765)
- 27 January - Charles Nodier, author (born 1780)
- 8 March - Charles XIV John of Sweden, King of Sweden and Norway, Marshal of France (born 1763)
- 26 May - Jacques Laffitte, banker and politician (born 1767)
- 3 June - Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, the last Dauphin of France (born 1775)
- 28 July - Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon I, who made him King of Naples and Sicily and later King of Spain (born 1768)
- 14 November - Flora Tristan, socialist writer and activist (born 1803)