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Darlan, Jean Louis Xavier Francois

Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1942 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Admiral, Politician

1881 – Darlan was born in Nérac, Lot-et-Garonne, on the 7th of August.


1907 – Graduated from the École Navale.


During World War I, he commanded an artillery battery.


1929 – Promoted to Rear Admiral.


1932 – Became Vice Admiral.


1936 – Darlan was made an Admiral and Chief of Staff.


1939 – He was promoted to ‘Amiral de la flotte’, a rank created only for him.


1940 – Darlan supported the premiere and head of state, Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain.


1941 – He was replaced Pierre Laval as Pétain’s deputy.


1942 – On 24th of December, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, entered Darlan’s headquarters in Algiers and  he was shot twice. Darlan died a few hours later.