Dominique Venner

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Dominique Venner
Born (1935-04-16)April 16, 1935
Paris, France
Died May 21, 2013(2013-05-21) (aged 78)
Paris, France
Occupation Writer, historian, editor, soldier, activist
Nationality French
Genres Non-fiction (History)
Notable work(s) Le Coeur rebelle,
Baltikum: dans le Reich de la défaite, le combat des corps-francs, 1918-1923,
Histoire et Tradition des Européens: 30000 ans d'identité,
Ernst Jünger: Un autre destin européen
Notable award(s) Broquette Gonin Price, 1981 (issued by the Académie française)

Dominique Venner (April 16, 1935 – May 21, 2013) was a French historian, journalist and essayist. He later became a European nationalist before withdrawing from politics to focus on a career as a historian. He specialized in military and political history.

Early life[change | change source]

Venner was born on April 16, 1935 in Paris, France. He was raised in Paris, France. Venner was influenced by the writings of Ernst Jünger. He never married and had no children.

Death[change | change source]

On May 21, 2013, about 4 p.m., Venner committed suicide by firearm in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris,[1] which led to the evacuation of about 1,500 people from the cathedral.[2]

He had been an opponent of Muslim immigration to France and Europe, as well as what he believed to be the Americanization of European values and — most recently — the legalization of same-sex marriage in France.

References[change | change source]

  1. Suicide à Notre-Dame d'un ex-OAS
  2. Angelique Chrisafis in Paris (2009-11-21). "French historian kills himself at Notre Dame Cathedral after gay marriage rant". Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 

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