1912 in France
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Events from the year 1912 in France.
- 13 January - Raymond Poincaré forms a coalition government, beginning his first term of office as Prime Minister on 21 January.
- 30 March - Treaty of Fez, Sultan Abdelhafid gives up the sovereignty of Morocco, making it a protectorate of France.
- 10 April - RMS Titanic embarks passengers from tenders at Cherbourg for the only time.
Arts and literature
- Marcel Duchamp paints Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2.
- 26 June - 1912 French Grand Prix, won by Georges Boillot driving a Peugeot.
- 30 June–28 July - 10th Tour de France, won by Odiel Defraye.
January to March
- 6 January - Jacques Ellul, philosopher, sociologist, theologian (died 1994)
- 15 January - Michel Debré, politician and first Prime Minister of the Fifth Republic (died 1996)
- 18 January - David Rousset, writer and political activist (died 1997)
- 3 February - Jacques Soustelle, anthropologist (died 1990)
- 7 February - Alfred Desenclos, composer (died 1971)
- 7 February - Amédée Fournier, cyclist (died 1992)
- 11 February - Jacques Corrèze, businessman and politician (died 1991)
- 12 February - Pierre Jaminet, cyclist (died 1968)
- 20 February - Pierre Boulle, novelist (died 1994)
- 28 March - Léon Damas, poet and politician (died 1978)
April to June
- 12 April - Georges Franju, filmmaker (died 1987)
- 14 April - Robert Doisneau, photographer (died 1994)
- 21 April - Marcel Camus, film director (died 1982)
- 28 April - Odette Sansom, World War II heroine (died 1995)
- 16 May - Alfred Aston, international soccer player (died 2003)
- 23 May - Jean Françaix, composer, pianist, and orchestrator (died 1997)
- 29 May - Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, fourth Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (died 1994)
- 30 May - Roger Courtois, international soccer player (died 1972)
- 8 June - Roger Michelot, boxer (died 1993)
- 15 June - Alix Combelle, swing jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader (died 1978)
- 29 June - Lucie Aubrac, World War II Resistance fighter (died 2007)
- 29 June - Émile Peynaud, oenologist and researcher (died 2004)
July to December
- 18 July - Max Rousié, rugby league and rugby union footballer (died 1959)
- 5 August - Abbé Pierre, priest and founder of Emmaus movement (died 2007)
- 26 August - Léo Marjane, born Thérèse Maria Léonie Gendebien, popular singer (died 2016)
- 8 September - Marie-Dominique Philippe, Dominican philosopher and theologian (died 2006)
- 14 September - Jean Lescure, poet (died 2005)
- 3 November - Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier, member of the French Resistance (died 1996)
- 13 November - Claude Pompidou, philanthropist, wife of President of France Georges Pompidou (died 2007)
- 21 November - Pierre Grimal, historian and classicist (died 1996)
Full date unknown
- 16 January - Alfred Jules Émile Fouillée, philosopher (born 1838)
- 14 April - Henri Brisson, statesman and Prime minister of France (born 1835)
- 12 June - Frédéric Passy, economist, joint winner (with Henry Dunant) of first Nobel Peace Prize, 1901 (born 1822)
- 16 June - Henri Jean Baptiste Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, publicist and historian (born 1842)
- 17 July - Henri Poincaré, mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher of science (born 1854)
- 12 September - Pierre-Hector Coullié, Archbishop of Lyon (born 1829)
Full date unknown
- Magloire-Désiré Barthet, Vicar Apostolic of Senegambia (born 1832)
- Félicien Henry Caignart de Saulcy, entomologist (born 1832)
- Higham, Peter (1995). The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. Guinness Publishing. p. 194. ISBN 0-85112-642-1.