1855 in France
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History of France • Timeline • Years
Events from the year 1855 in France.
- 1 March - Compagnie Générale des Omnibus established to secure a monopoly over horse-buses in Paris.
- 15 May - Worlds Fair
- 16 August - Battle of Chernaya River, Russian troops defeated by French and Sardinian forces in the Crimean War.
- 7 September - Battle of Malakoff, French victory over Russian forces, part of the Siege of Sevastopol.
- 11 September - Siege of Sevastopol ends in Franco-British victory.
- 17 October - Battle of Kinburn, combined British Royal Navy and French Navy force engage Russian forts on shore.
- 20 January - Ernest Chausson, composer (died 1899)
- 15 February - Jean-Joseph Carriès, sculptor, ceramist, and miniaturist (died 1894)
- 18 February - Jean Jules Jusserand, author and diplomat (died 1932)
- 16 March - Achille Maffre de Baugé, poet (died 1928)
- 27 April - Caroline Rémy de Guebhard, socialist, journalist and feminist (died 1929)
- 27 September - Paul Émile Appell, mathematician (died 1930)
- 5 November - Léon Teisserenc de Bort, meteorologist (died 1913)
- 10 November - Alexandre Darracq, automobile manufacturer (died 1931)
- 15 January - Henri Braconnot, chemist and pharmacist (born 1780)
- 26 January - Gérard de Nerval, poet, essayist and translator (born 1808)
- 3 March
- 26 May - Jean Isidore Harispe, Marshal of France (born 1768)
- 18 April - Jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter (born 1767)
- 10 June - Jacques-Jean Barre, engraver (born 1793)
- 23 October - François André Michaux, botanist (born 1770)
- 25 November - Justin Pierre Marie Macquart, entomologist (born 1776)
- 2 December - Frédéric Berat, poet and songwriter (born 1801)
- Full date unknown - Raymond Gayrard, sculptor (born 1807)
- Jean-François Millet produces the engraving "Study of a Woman Churning Butter".