1929 in France
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History of France • Timeline • Years
Events from the year 1929 in France.
- President: Gaston Doumergue
- President of the Council of Ministers:
- 24 July - Prime Minister Raymond Poincaré resigns for medical reasons - he is succeeded by Aristide Briand.
- 24 July - The Kellogg–Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it was first signed in Paris on 27 August 1928 by most leading world powers).
- 5 September - Briand presents his plan of the United States of Europe.
- 22 October - Briand's government falls.
Arts and literature
- 15 January - First issue of Annales d'histoire économique et sociale published in by Armand Colin.
- Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir become a couple, having met for the first time while he studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. 21-year-old De Beauvoir becomes the youngest person ever to obtain the agrégation in philosophy, and comes second in the final examination, beaten only by Sartre.
- La galerie Goemans opens in Paris with a Surrealist exhibition including Yves Tanguy.
January to June
- 20 January
- 5 February - Luc Ferrari, composer (died 2005)
- 6 February - Pierre Brice, actor
- 7 February - François Fontan, politician (died 1979)
- 8 February - Claude Rich, actor and screenwriter (d. 2017)
- 10 February - Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, journalist, essayist and novelist (died 2006)
- 19 February - Jacques Deray, film director (died 2003)
- 7 April - Bob Denard, mercenary (died 2007)
- 8 April - François Bruhat, mathematician (died 2007)
- 1 May - Valentin Huot, racing cyclist (died 2017)
- 31 May - Joseph Bernardo, Olympic swimmer
- 27 June - Maurice Couve de Murville, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham (died 2007)
July to December
- 13 July - René Laloux, animator and film director (died 2004)
- 15 July - Alain Porthault, French former sprinter (died 2019)
- 16 July - Gaby Tanguy, French former swimmer
- 29 July - Jean Baudrillard, philosopher and sociologist (died 2007)
- 9 September - Claude Nougaro, singer and songwriter (died 2004)
- 21 September - Georges Bernier, also known as Le Professeur Choron, humorist (died 2005)
- 19 October – Henri Cueco, painter (died 2017)
- 23 October – Josy Moinet, politician (died 2018)
- 11 November - Gwenc'hlan Le Scouëzec, writer and Grand Druid of Brittany (died 2008)
- 20 November - Raymond Lefèvre, orchestra leader, arranger and composer (died 2008)
- 7 December - Gilles Thomas, science fiction writer (died 1985)
Full date unknown
- Christine Renard, writer (died 1979)
January to June
- 21 January - Étienne Aymonier, linguist, explorer and archaeologist (born 1844)
- 30 January - La Goulue, dancer (born 1866)
- 19 February - Joseph Valentin Boussinesq, mathematician and physicist (born 1842)
- 15 March - Félix Balzer, physician (born 1849)
- 20 March - Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France, military theorist and writer (born 1851)
- 22 April - Henry Lerolle, painter, art collector and patron (born 1848)
- 24 April - Caroline Rémy de Guebhard, socialist, journalist and feminist (born 1855)
- 25 June - Charles-Victor Langlois, historian and paleographer (born 1863)
July to December
- 10 August - Pierre Fatou, mathematician (born 1878)
- 23 September - Louis-Ernest Dubois, Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Paris (born 1856)
- 1 October - Antoine Bourdelle, sculptor (born 1861)
- 24 November - Georges Clemenceau, statesman, physician, journalist and Prime Minister (born 1841)
- 20 December - Émile Loubet, politician and 7th President of France (born 1838)
- "Biographie De 1928 à 1943". Magritte Foundation. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
- "Dordogne : disparition de l'ancien cycliste périgourdin Valentin Huot". 21 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "1929 in France". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 May 2012.