Aristide Briand

Aristide Briand
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Personal details
Born28 March 1862
Nantes
Died7 March 1932(1932-03-07) (aged 69)
Paris
Political partySFIO
PRS

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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