1947 in France
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Events from the year 1947 in France.
- 16 January - Vincent Auriol is inaugurated as President of France.
- 10 February - Paris peace treaties are signed between the World War II Allies and Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland.
- 28 February - United States gives France a military base in Casablanca.
- 29 March - Nationalist "tribesmen" began a revolt (Malagasy Uprising) in the eastern part of Madagascar, against French rule.
- 6 May - In Moramanga, the military machine-gun Mouvement Democratique de la Renovation Malagache (MDRM) officials detained in wagons, killing 124 to 160 people.
- 11 July - Exodus (ship) departs France to Palestine with 4,500 Jewish Holocaust survivor refugees.
- July - Five North-African regiments arrive in Madagascar.
- 27 August - When the French government lowers the bread ration to 200 grams, it causes riots in Verdun and Le Mans.
- 30 August - Fire at a cinema in Rueil, a suburb of Paris, kills 87.
- September - Festival d'Avignon first staged.
- 7 October - Operation Lea begins in Vietnam, an attempt by the French to crush the Viet Minh.
- 10 November - The arrest of four steel workers in Marseille begins a communist riot that spreads to Paris.
- 20 November - Paul Ramadier resigns as Prime Minister of France - he is succeeded by Robert Schuman. Schuman calls 80,000 reservists to quell rioting miners.
- 27 November - In Paris, police occupy the editorial offices of communist newspapers.
- 3 December - French communist strikers derail the Paris-Tourcoing Express train because of false rumours that it was transporting soldiers - 21 dead.
- 4 December - Interior minister Jules Moch secures emergency measures against riots after six days of violent arguments in the National Assembly of France.
- 9 December - Labour unions call off the general strike and begin negotiations with the French government.
- 22 December - Operation Lea ends with a tactical success for the French forces.
- 16 January - Juliet Berto, actress (died 1990)
- 17 January - Alain Payet, adult film director (died 2007)
- 25 February Marc Sautet, philosopher and writer (died 1998)
- 1 April - Alain Connes, mathematician
- 13 April - Jean-Jacques Laffont, economist (died 2004)
- 4 July - Jacques Morali, music producer (died 1991)
- 24 July - Jacques Fouroux, international rugby union player, coach (died 2005)
- 9 October - France Gall, singer
- 28 November - Michel Berger, singer and songwriter (died 1992)
- 2 December - Isaac Bitton, drummer
- 23 January - Pierre Bonnard, painter and printmaker (born 1867)
- 19 February - Pierre Besnard, revolutionary syndicalist (born 1886)
- 15 March - Jean-Richard Bloch, critic, novelist and playwright (born 1884)
- 13 April - Jean Chassagne, racing driver (born 1881)
- 21 September - Marcel Astier, politician (born 1885)
- 24 November - Léon-Paul Fargue, poet and essayist (born 1876)
- 7 December - Tristan Bernard, playwright, novelist, journalist and lawyer (born 1866)