Pierre-Étienne Flandin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre-Étienne Flandin

French prime minister

Date of Birth: 12-Apr-1889

Place of Birth: 16th arrondissement of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 13-Jun-1958

Profession: politician

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Pierre-Étienne Flandin

  • Pierre-Étienne Flandin (French pronunciation: ?[pj?? etj?n fl?~d?~]; 12 April 1889 – 13 June 1958) was a French conservative politician of the Third Republic, leader of the Democratic Republican Alliance (ARD), and Prime Minister of France from 8 November 1934 to 31 May 1935.A military pilot during World War I, Flandin held a number of cabinet posts during the interwar period.
  • He was Minister of Commerce, under the premiership of Frédéric François-Marsal, for just five days in 1924.
  • He was Minister of Commerce and Industry in the premierships of André Tardieu in 1931 and 1932.
  • Between those posts, he served under Pierre Laval as Finance Minister.
  • He was Minister of Public Works in the cabinet of Gaston Doumergue in 1934.
  • He became Prime Minister in November 1934, but his premiership lasted only until June 1935 althouhn a number of important pacts were negotiated during his term: the Franco–Italian Agreement, the Stresa Front and the Franco-Soviet Pact.
  • Flandin was, at 45, the youngest prime minister in French history.Flandin was the French Foreign Minister when Adolf Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland in 1936.
  • Supporting appeasement during the Munich crisis hurt his career.
  • In December 1940, Vichy Chief of State Philippe Pétain appointed Flandin Foreign Minister and Prime Minister on 13 December 1940, replacing Pierre Laval.
  • He occupied that position for only two months.He was ousted by François Darlan in January 1941.A street in Avallon was named in his honour.
  • In May 2017, it was renamed in honour of the murdered British MP, Jo Cox.

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