François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand (French: [fʁɑ̃swa mɔʁis mitɛˈʁɑ̃] ( listen)) (26 October 1916 – 8 Januar 1996) wis the 21st Preses o Fraunce, servin frae 1981 till 1995.

François Mitterrand
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21st Preses o Fraunce
In office
21 Mey 1981 – 17 Mey 1995
Prime Meenister
Precedit biValéry Giscard d'Estaing
Succeedit biJacques Chirac
Co-Prince o Andorrae
In office
21 Mey 1981 – 17 Mey 1995
Prime Meenister
RepresentativeJean-Yves Caullet
Precedit biValéry Giscard d'Estaing
Succeedit biJacques Chirac
First Secretar o the Socialist Pairty
In office
16 Juin 1971 – 24 Januar 1981
Precedit biAlain Savary
Succeedit biLionel Jospin
Meenister o Justice
In office
31 Januar 1956 – 12 Juin 1957
PresesRene Coty
Prime MeenisterGuy Mollet
Precedit biRobert Schuman
Succeedit biEdouard Corniglion-Molinier
Meenister o the Interior
In office
19 Juin 1954 – 23 Februar 1955
PresesRene Coty
Prime MeenisterPierre Mendès-France
Precedit biLéon Martinaud-Deplat
Succeedit biMaurice Bourgès-Maunoury
Meenister-Delegate tae the Cooncil o Europe
In office
28 Juin 1953 – 4 September 1953
PresesVincent Auriol
Prime MeenisterJoseph Laniel
Precedit biPierre Pflimlin (1952)
Succeedit biEdgar Faure (1958)
Meenister o State
In office
20 Januar 1952 – 28 Februar 1952
PresesVincent Auriol
Prime MeenisterEdgar Faure
Meenister o Owerseas Fraunce
In office
12 Julie 1950 – 15 August 1951
PresesVincent Auriol
Prime MeenisterRené Pleven
Henri Queuille
Precedit biPaul Coste-Floret
Succeedit biLouis Jacquinot
Meenister o Veterans an War Victims
In office
24 November 1947 – 19 Julie 1948
PresesVincent Auriol
Prime MeenisterRobert Schuman
Precedit biDaniel Mayer
Succeedit biAndré Maroselli
In office
22 Januar 1947 – 21 October 1947
PresesVincent Auriol
Prime MeenisterRobert Schuman
Precedit biMax Lejeune
Succeedit biDaniel Mayer
Personal details
BornFrançois Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand
26 October 1916(1916-10-26)
Jarnac, Fraunce
Dee'd8 Januar 1996(1996-01-08) (aged 79)
Paris, Fraunce
Poleetical pairtyUDSR (1945–1964)
CIR (1964–1971)
Socialist Pairty (1971–1996)
Spoose(s)Danielle Gouze (1944–1996)
Alma materVarsity o Paris
Free Schuil o Poleetical Studies
WabsteidFrançois Mitterrand Institute


  1. Alain Woodrow (1996). "Francois Mitterrand: an agnostic mystic". The Tablet. In spiritual matters Francois Mitterrand was equally ambiguous. Although he always defined himself as an agnostic, he was fascinated by religion and obsessed, if not haunted, by death. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. Cecilia Bromleymartin (1996). "The French mourn Francois Mitterrand". Catholic Herald. Although an avowed agnostic, Mitterrand was one of eight children raised in a comfortably-off Catholic family and was educated in Catholic boarding schools before going on to study law in Paris. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. Tiersky, Ronald. François Mitterrand: a Very French President. 2003, Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 287.