Saturday, 28 September 2013
The Tiger - Georges Clemenceau - 172 today
Today, 28th September, is the 172nd birthday of Georges Clemenceau, "The Tiger", "Pere la Victoire".
He was born on 28th September 1841 at Mouilleron-en-Pareds in the Vendée.
In 1876 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for 18th arrondisment in Paris. A leader of the Radical Party, he became Prime Minister of France in 1906 to 1909 and again in 1917 to 1920, seeing France to victory in World War One. He led the French delegation at the Paris Peace Conference that resulted in the Treaty of Versailles. He was wounded in an assassination attempt in 1919, the bullet was not removed.
He died on 24th November 1929.