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 Jules Joffrin

Jules Joffrin

Birth
Troyes, Departement de l'Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death 17 Sep 1890 (aged 44)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 95
Memorial ID 7678 · View Source
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French Politician and Socialist. Born Jules Francois Alexander Joffrin in Troyes, France, he served in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and became involved in the Paris Commune, a socialist government that briefly ruled Paris from March 1971 until May 1871, after which he spent eleven years in England as a political exile. He became a member of the Possibilists group of the French socialist party. After returning to France, he became a member of the municipal council of Paris in 1885, and its vice-president from 1888 to 1889. He was violently attacked in the press by the pro-Boulangist political organizations, L'Intransigeant and La France, and he won a suit against them for libel. In 1889 he contested the 18th arrondissement of Paris with General Georges Jean-Marie Boulanger, who obtained a majority of over 2,000 votes, but he was declared ineligible. He died in Paris, France at the age of 44. A Paris Metro station, Jules Joffrin, is named in his honor.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jules Joffrin (16 Mar 1846–17 Sep 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7678, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .