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Ferry, Jules

Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1893 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Politician

1832 – Born in Saint-Die in the Vosges département, France on the 5th of  April.

1869 – Elected republican deputy for Paris, he protested against the declaration of war with Germany,

1870 – On the 6th of September, was appointed prefect of the Seine by the Government of National Defense.

1870 – Ferry formed the idea of acquiring a great colonial empire, principally for the sake of economic exploitation.

1881 – He finally succeeded in passing the eponym laws, which made primary education in France free, non-clerical and obligatory.

1882-1883 – First as minister of education and then as minister of foreign affairs.

1885 – He was one of its members, and continued in the ministry.

         – He reorganized the committee of public education and proposed a regulation for the conferring of university degrees, which, though rejected, aroused violent polemics because the 7th article took away from the unauthorized religious orders the right to teach.

1887 – After the resignation of Jules Grévy, he was a candidate for the presidency of the republic, but the radicals refused to support him, and he withdrew in favour of Sadi Carnot.

1893 – Died on th 7th of March.