1862 in France
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History of France • Timeline • Years
Events from the year 1862 in France.
- 6 January - French, Spanish and British forces arrive in Veracruz, Mexico, beginning the French intervention in Mexico.
- 5 May - Battle of Puebla, victory for the Mexican Army against the French occupational forces.
Arts and literature
- 3 April - The first two volumes of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo is published.
- 15 May - The remainder of Les Misérables is published.
- 28 March - Aristide Briand, statesman, Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner (died 1932)
- 6 April - Georges Darien, writer (died 1921)
- 22 August - Claude Debussy, composer (died 1918)
- 19 October - Auguste Lumière, filmmaker (died 1954)
- 7 December - Paul Adam, novelist (died 1920)
- 8 December - Georges Feydeau, playwright (died 1921)
- 11 January - Jean Philibert Damiron, philosopher (born 1794)
- 7 February - Prosper Ménière, scientist (born 1799)
- 11 February - Jules Lequier, philosopher (born 1814)
- 17 March - Fromental Halévy, composer (born 1799)
- 9 April - Charles Deval, ophthalmologist (born 1806)
- 18 June - Jean-Baptiste Pallegoix, vicar apostolic of Eastern Siam (born 1805)
- 5 July - Étienne-Denis Pasquier, statesman (born 1767)
- September - Mathieu-Richard-Auguste Henrion, magistrate, historian and journalist (born 1805)
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- Louis Alfred Becquerel, physicist and medical researcher (born 1814)
- Antoine Fauchery, photographer (born 1823)
- Louis Petitot, sculptor (born 1794)