Bérard, Léon

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Bérard, Léon Gender: M
born on 17 February 1870 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Morez, France, 46n31, 6e02
Timezone LMT m6e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°57' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°19 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°57'

Léon Bérard


French politician and lawyer who was strongly opposed to Esperanto, which he considered an instrument of Internationalism and a potential rival of French as a diplomatic language. As Minister of Public Instruction he banned the teaching or the promotion of esperanto in public schools, and had a prominent role in the rejection by the League of Nations of a resolution in favor of the adoption of esperanto as an auxiliary international language.

Bérard was Minister of Public Instruction in 1919 and from 1921 to 1924, and Minister of Justice from 1931 to 1932 and was elected to the Académie française in 1934. Bérard was the Ambassador from Vichy France to the Holy See from 1940 to 1945.

Bérard died on 24 February 1960 in Saint-Étienne.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office