Simone Veil

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Simone Veil
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12th President of the European Parliament
In office
July 1979 – 1982
Preceded by Emilio Colombo
Succeeded by Piet Dankert
Minister of Health
In office
27 May 1974 – 4 July 1979
President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
Prime Minister Jacques Chirac
Raymond Barre
Preceded by Michel Poniatowski
Succeeded by Michel Poniatowski
In office
29 March 1993 – 18 May 1995
President François Mitterrand
Prime Minister Edouard Balladur
Deputy Philippe Douste-Blazy
Preceded by Bernard Kouchner
Succeeded by Elisabeth Hubert
Personal details
Born Simone Annie Liline Jacob
(1927-07-13)13 July 1927
Nice, France
Died 30 June 2017(2017-06-30) (aged 89)
Paris, France
Political party UDF (1995-1997)
UDI (Since 2012)
Spouse(s) Antoine Veil
Profession Lawyer, politician
Religion Judaism

Simone Veil, DBE (French pronunciation: [simɔn vɛj] (About this sound listen); 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 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. 210 September 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Simone Veil est décédée à 89 ans, Le Journal du Dimanche, 30 June 2017

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