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Pierre LAVAL

French Pierre LAVAL

French politician

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Born: on June 28, 1883 in Châteldon, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Died: on October 15, 1945 in Fresnes, Val-de-Marne, France


Biography

Laval was born 28 June 1883 at Châteldon, Puy-de-Dôme, in the northern part of Auvergne. His father worked in the village as a café proprietor, butcher and postman; he also owned a vineyard and horses. Laval was educated at the village school in Châteldon. At age 15, he was sent to a Paris lycée to study for his baccalauréat. Returning south to Lyon, he spent the next year reading for a degree in zoology.

Laval joined the Socialists in 1903, when he was living in Saint-Étienne, 62 km southwest of Lyon.

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