Simone Veil

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Simone Veil

12th President of the European Parliament
In office
July 1979 – 1982
Preceded byEmilio Colombo
Succeeded byPiet Dankert
Minister of Health
In office
27 May 1974 – 4 July 1979
PresidentValéry Giscard d'Estaing
Prime MinisterJacques Chirac
Raymond Barre
Preceded byMichel Poniatowski
Succeeded byMichel Poniatowski
In office
29 March 1993 – 18 May 1995
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterEdouard Balladur
DeputyPhilippe Douste-Blazy
Preceded byBernard Kouchner
Succeeded byElisabeth Hubert
Personal details
Simone Annie Liline Jacob

(1927-07-13)13 July 1927
Nice, France
Died30 June 2017(2017-06-30) (aged 89)
Paris, France
Political partyUDF (1995-1997)
UDI (Since 2012)
Spouse(s)Antoine Veil
ProfessionLawyer, politician

Simone Veil, DBE (French pronunciation: [simɔn vɛj] (audio speaker iconlisten); 13 July 1927 – 30 June 2017) was a French lawyer and politician. She served as Minister of Health under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of the European Parliament and member of the Constitutional Council of France.

She was awarded the Grand Cross of the Légion D'Honneur in 2012.[1]

She was of Jewish descent and survived the Holocaust.

Veil died in Paris on 30 June 2017, aged 89.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Simone Veil faite grand'croix de la Légion d'honneur" [Simone Veil made Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor]. Le Parisien (in French). Le Parisien. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  2. Simone Veil est décédée à 89 ans, Le Journal du Dimanche, 30 June 2017

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