Edouard Daladier

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Birthday
18, 1884
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 10, 1970 (86)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1884
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 10, 1970 (86)

About

French Radical Party political leader who served as Prime Minister of France in the early years of World War II. In 1936, he began serving as Minister of War for a left-wing coalition called the Popular Front.

Before Fame

He was one of the key figures in the 1926 separation of the Radical Party from the Section Française de l'Internationale Ouvrière (SFIO) socialist political organization.

Trivia

As Prime Minister, he signed bills offering greater government support to French children and families.

Family Life

A native of the southeastern Vaucluse region of France, he later relocated to Paris (where he died at the age of eighty-six).

Associated With

In the years leading up to World War II, he was forced into negotiations with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain that resulted in an early (and regrettable) appeasement policy toward Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.