Aristide Briand

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Aristide Briand
Prime Minister of France
In office
24 July 1909 – 2 March 1911
Preceded byGeorges Clemenceau
Succeeded byErnest Monis
In office
21 January 1913 – 22 March 1913
Preceded byRaymond Poincaré
Succeeded byLouis Barthou
In office
29 October 1915 – 20 March 1917
Preceded byRené Viviani
Succeeded byAlexandre Ribot
In office
16 January 1921 – 15 January 1922
Preceded byGeorges Leygues
Succeeded byRaymond Poincaré
In office
28 November 1925 – 20 July 1926
Preceded byPaul Painlevé
Succeeded byÉdouard Herriot
In office
29 July 1929 – 2 November 1929
Preceded byRaymond Poincaré
Succeeded byAndré Tardieu
Personal details
Born28 March 1862
Died7 March 1932(1932-03-07) (aged 69)
Political partySFIO

Aristide Briand (French: [a.ʁis.tid bʁi.jɑ̃]; 28 March 1862 – 7 March 1932) became the Prime Minister of France in 1909. He participated in the movement for labour-union formation and also in drafting the law of separation of church and state. Briand was criticised for trying to make peace with Germany. However, it was Briand who played a leading role in formulating the Locarno Pact, a treaty intended to establish peace in western Europe and ease relations with Germany.[1]

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  1. Frederick, Robert (2005). 100 Great Leaders. India. ISBN 0-7554-3390-4.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)

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