Barthou, Jean Louis
Born: Aug 25, 1862 AD
Died: 1934 AD, at 72 years of age.
1862 - Born on the 25th of August in Oloron Sainte Marie, France.
1889 - Trained as a lawyer and first elected a deputy, he filled various posts in different ministries.
1913 - French premier, conservative statesman, and long-time colleague of Raymond Poincaré.
- Secured the passage of a three years' compulsory military service bill.
1922 - After serving in the cabinets of Paul Painlevé, Aristide Briand, and Raymond Poincaré, Barthou represented France at the Genoa Conference, entered the Senate, and became chairman of the reparations commission.
1926 - In July, he became minister of justice under Poincaré. He was named foreign minister in the coalition ministry of Gaston Doumergue.
1934 - He was assassinated with King Alexander of Yugoslavia during the latter's visit to France on the 9th of October.
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