1907 in France
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Events from the year 1907 in France.
- 2 January - Latest Anti-clericalism laws comes into force, which forbids crucifixes in schools
- 11 February - The French cruiser Jean Bart sinks off the coast of Morocco.
- March - ESSEC Business School is founded.
- 12 March - The French battleship Iéna blows up at Toulon; 120 lives lost.
- 6 April - Louis Blériot flies his new monoplane ten yards.
- 10 April - French doctors announce the discovery of a new serum to cure dysentery.
- 18 April - Georges Clemenceau orders dismissal of striking civil servants; army mobilised for fear of May Day unrest.
- 17 May - Several thousand riot in support of local wine growers at Béziers in the south of France.
- 9 June - Aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont's combined aeroplane and airship is wrecked in its first trial
- 28 June - Georges Clemenceau wins a majority in the Chamber of Deputies.
- 12 July - Major Alfred Dreyfus resigns from the army, one year after his rehablitiation.
- 14 July - President Armand Fallières narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
- 10 August - Peking to Paris motor race concludes.
- 18 December - Louis Blériot's demonstrations of his new aeroplane at Issy end in its destruction.
January to March
- 11 January - Pierre Mendès France, politician and Prime Minister of France (died 1982)
- 24 January — Maurice Couve de Murville, politician and Prime Minister (died 1999)
- 5 February - Pierre Pflimlin, politician and Prime Minister (died 2000)
- 15 February - Célestin Delmer, international soccer player (died 1996)
- 15 February - Jean Langlais, composer and organist (died 1991)
- 22 March - Roger Blin, comedian and actor (died 1984)
April to June
- 7 April - Violette Leduc, author (died 1972)
- 12 April - Eugène Chaboud, motor racing driver (died 1983)
- 15 April - Jean Fourastié, economist (died 1990)
- 29 April - Tino Rossi, singer and actor (died 1983)
- 23 May - Ginette Mathiot, food writer (died 1998)
- 26 May - Jean Bernard, physician and haematologist (died 2006)
- 30 May - Germaine Tillion, anthropologist (died 2008)
- 12 June - Émile Veinante, soccer player and coach (died 1983)
- 14 June - René Char, poet (died 1988)
- 17 June - Maurice Cloche, film director, screenwriter and film producer (died 1990)
July to September
- 7 July - Louis-Jean Guyot, Cardinal (died 1988)
- 5 August - Eugène Guillevic, poet (died 1997)
- 7 September - Roland Mousnier, historian (died 1993)
- 22 September - Maurice Blanchot, writer, philosopher, and literary theorist (died 2003)
- 23 September - Anne Desclos, journalist and novelist (died 1998)
October to December
- 1 October - Maurice Bardèche, essayist, literary and art critic, journalist and Neo-Fascist (died 1998)
- 4 October - Alain Daniélou, historian, musicologist and Indologist (died 1994)
- 5 October - Jean Louis, costume designer (died 1997)
- 8 October - Pierre Bertaux, Germanist (died 1986)
- 9 October - Jacques Tati, comedic filmmaker (died 1982)
- 13 October - Yves Allégret, film director (died 1987)
- 17 October - Marcel Barbu, politician (died 1984)
- 29 October - Edwige Feuillère, actress (died 1998)
- 1 November - Paul Bacon, politician (died 1999)
- 1 November - Edmond Delfour, international soccer player, manager (died 1990)
- 3 November - Raymond Bussières, actor (died 1982)
- 6 November - Raymond Savignac, graphic artist (died 2002)
- 18 November - Pierre Dreyfus, civil servant and businessman (died 1994)
- 19 November - Fernand Cornez, cyclist (died 1997)
- 20 November - Henri-Georges Clouzot, film director, screenwriter and producer (died 1977)
- 30 November - Jacques Barzun, historian (died 2012)
- 10 December - Daniel Barbier, astronomer (died 1965)
- 10 December - Lucien Laurent, international soccer player, scored the first ever World Cup goal (died 2005)
- 16 December - Jacques Pâris de Bollardière, General (died 1986)
- 24 December - André Cailleux, paleontologist and geologist (died 1986)
Full date unknown
- Jean Beaufret, philosopher and Germanist (died 1982)
- Jean Hyppolite, philosopher (died 1968)
- Henri Michel, historian (died 1986)
- Marcel Simon, historian (died 1986)
- Roger Vailland, novelist, essayist, and screenwriter (died 1965)
- 20 January - Louis Émile Javal, ophthalmologist (born 1839)
- 25 January - René Pottier, cyclist, winner of 1906 Tour de France (born 1879)
- 16 February - Princess Clémentine of Orléans, youngest daughter of Louis-Philippe, King of the French (born 1817)
- 20 February - Henri Moissan, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1852)
- 21 February - Jacques-Marie-Louis Monsabré, priest and orator (born 1827)
- 11 March - Jean Casimir-Perier, politician, fifth president of the French Third Republic (born 1847)
- 18 March - Marcellin Berthelot, chemist and politician (born 1827)
- 12 May - Joris-Karl Huysmans, novelist (born 1848)
- 13 July - Jacques-Joseph Grancher, pediatrician (born 1843)
- 6 September - Sully Prudhomme, poet and essayist, winner of first Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 (born 1839)
- 21 September - Pierre Adolphe Adrien Doyon, dermatologist (born 1827)
- 1 November - Alfred Jarry, playwright and novelist (born 1873)