1869 in France
Events from the year 1869 in France.
- 23 May - Legislative election held.
- 6 June - Legislative election held to elect the fourth legislature of the French Second Empire.
- 8 April - Charles Binet, Archbishop of Besançon and Cardinal (died 1936)
- 12 April - Henri Désiré Landru, serial killer (executed) (died 1922)
- 29 July - Paul Aymé, tennis player (died 1962)
- 22 November - André Gide, author and winner of Nobel Prize in literature in 1947 (died 1951)
- 31 December - Henri Matisse, artist (died 1954)
Full date unknown
- 8 January - Joseph Jean Baptiste Xavier Fournet, geologist and metallurgist (born 1801)
- 8 March - Hector Berlioz, composer (born 1803)
- 31 March - Allan Kardec, founder of Spiritism (born 1804)
- 8 June - Felix-Joseph Barbelin, Jesuit influential in the development of the Catholic community in Philadelphia (born 1808)
- 6 September - Jean-Pierre Dantan, sculptor (born 1800)
- 7 September - Auguste Simon Paris, notary and entomologist (born 1794)
- 13 October - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, literary critic (born 1804)
- 15 October - Charles Nicholas Aubé, physician and entomologist (born 1802)
- 31 December - Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély, organist (born 1817)