Raymond Poincaré, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Raymond Poincaré

French statesman and lawyer

Date of Birth: 20-Aug-1860

Place of Birth: Bar-le-Duc, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 15-Oct-1934

Profession: lawyer, politician, journalist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Raymond Poincaré

  • Raymond Nicolas Landry Poincaré (UK: , US: , French: [??m?~ pw?~ka?e]; 20 August 1860 – 15 October 1934) was a French statesman who served three times as 58th Prime Minister of France, and as President of France from 1913 to 1920.
  • He was a conservative leader, primarily committed to political and social stability.Trained in law, Poincaré was elected as a Deputy in 1887 and served in the cabinets of Dupuy and Ribot.
  • In 1902, he co-founded the Democratic Republican Alliance, the most important centre-right party under the Third Republic, becoming Prime Minister in 1912 and serving as President of the Republic from 1913 to 1920.
  • He single-handedly controlled French foreign policy from 1912 to the beginning of World War I, being noted for his strongly anti-German attitudes, visiting Russia in 1912 and 1914 to repair Franco-Russian relations, which had become strained over the Bosnian Crisis of 1908 and the Agadir Crisis of 1911, and giving France's support for Russian military mobilization during the July Crisis of 1914.
  • From 1917, he exercised less influence as his political rival Georges Clemenceau had become Prime Minister.
  • At the Paris Peace Conference, he favoured Allied occupation of the Rhineland. In 1922 Poincaré returned to power as Prime Minister.
  • In 1923 he ordered the Occupation of the Ruhr to enforce payment of German reparations.
  • By this time Poincaré was seen, especially in the English-speaking world, as an aggressive figure (Poincaré-la-Guerre) who had helped to cause the war in 1914 and who now favoured punitive anti-German policies.
  • His government was defeated by the Cartel des Gauches at the elections of 1924.
  • He served a third term as Prime Minister in 1926–1929.

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