François Mitterrand

Birth Name: François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand

Date of Birth: 26 October, 1916

Place of Birth: Jarnac, Charente, France

Date of Death: 8 January, 1996

Place of Death: Paris, France

Ethnicity: French

François Mitterrand was a French statesman. He served as President of France and Co-Prince of Andorra, from 21 May, 1981 to 17 May, 1995. He was also Minister of Justice, from 31 January, 1956 to 12 June, 1957, and First Secretary of the Socialist Party, from 16 June, 1971 to 24 January, 1981, among other duties.

His father, Gilbert Félix Joseph Mitterrand, was an engineer, from Limoges, Limousin. His mother, Marie Gabrielle Yvonne (Lorrain), was also a native of Jarnac.

President Mitterrand was married to Danielle Émilienne Isabelle Gouze, until his death, with whom he has three sons. He also has two children from extramarital relationships. His nephew is politician Frédéric Mitterrand.

President Mitterrand’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his ninth great-grandfather, Sylvain Mitterrand, of Vignoux-sous-les-Aix, Cher.

President Mitterrand’s paternal grandfather was Gilbert Théodose Mitterrand (the son of Charles Mitterrand and Augustine Louise Desjean). Charles was the son of Martin Mitterrand and Marie Anne Lesestre. Augustine was the daughter of Jean Desjean and Marie Gauriat.

President Mitterrand’s paternal grandmother was Pétronille Zelma Laroche (the daughter of Joseph Laroche and Marguerite Laure Emilie du Soulier de Clareuil). Joseph was the son of François Laroche and Pétronille Robert. Marguerite was the daughter of Jean Baptiste du Soulier de Clareuil and Catherine Saderne.

President Mitterrand’s maternal grandfather was Jules Lorrain (the son of Léon Jules Lorrain and Joséphine Berthelot). Léon was the son of Jules Lorrain and Marie Saizit. Joséphine was the daughter of René Berthelot and Marie Dhiersat.

President Mitterrand’s maternal grandmother was Victorine Eugéne Faure (the daughter of Pierre François Faure and Marie Rose Touzet). Pierre was the son of François Faure-Labouharderie and Marie Madeleine Couturier. President Mitterrand’s great-grandmother Marie Rose was the daughter of Jean Touzet and Marie Thérèse Bernard de Javrezac.

President Mitterrand’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Suzanne Albert.

Sources: Genealogies of François Mitterrand –

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