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Laval, Pierre

Date of birth:
June 28th, 1883 (Châteldon, France)
Date of death:
October 15th, 1945 (Prison of Fresnes, France)
French (1870-present, Republic)


12 July - 13 December 1940: Vice-President of the Council of Ministers. (Pétain)
18 April 1942 - 19 August 1944: Premier of Vichy France.
15 October 1945: Executed by firing squad.

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  • Photo 1: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)
  • - Yvert Benoît (dir.), Premiers ministres et présidents du Conseil. Histoire et dictionnaire raisonné des chefs du gouvernements en France (1815-2007), p. 916