Mitterrand, François

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Mitterrand, François Gender: M
François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand
born on 26 October 1916 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Jarnac, France, 45n41, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°25' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°43 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 03°03'

François Mitterrand


French politician whose career spanned half a century and culminated in the presidency of France when he replaced Valery Giscard de’Estaing in May 1981. Mitterrand’s election marked the first time in the 23-year history of the Fifth Republic that a Socialist Premier had won power from the center-right coalition.

He became the longest-serving French head of state since World War II. During his 14-year tenure as President, he was credited with being an architect of European unity. Enigmatic, paradoxical, and apparently politically flexible, Mitterand’s politics morphed from right-wing sympathizer to Resistance fighter to Socialist Party leader.

Born in the Cognac region of southwestern France, Mitterrand was one of eight children born to a railroad stationmaster and his wife. Raised in a conservative, bourgeois and Catholic household, he belonged to a far-right Catholic youth movement, took part in at least two extreme-right student demonstrations and wrote for a conservative journal.

In 1934, he arrived in Paris to study law. After he received his degree, he was drafted into the French army at the time that Europe was moving into World War II. In 1941, he escaped a German prison during WW II and became a civil servant in the Vichy regime, which collaborated with the Nazi occupiers in France. At some point, he switched sides and became one of the greatest of the Resistance leaders. This all left him with less of a black-and-white viewpoint of the Nazi occupation.

He went on, after the war, to be a bureaucrat in postwar France. He held posts in 11 of the 23 governments of the Fourth Republic, between 1947 and 1967. He was minister of the interior in 1954, and minister of justice from 1956-1957. He was accused of leaking secrets to the Communist Party in 1954, and in Paris, in 1959, there was an attempt to kill him.

He was viewed as someone who was ready to adjust to events rather than control them. When Charles de Gaulle set up the Fifth Republic, Mitterrand became one of his fiercest critics. He became an overnight member and leader of the French Socialist Party after the 1971 election, and forged an alliance with the Communist Party, eventually convincing the French that the left was a strong and democratic alternative.

He was defeated for the French presidency by de Gaulle in 1965 and by Valery Giscard d’Estaing in 1974, but won in 1981, defeating incumbent President d’Estaing, and cementing a victory viewed as the greatest political change in France in 25 years. He dissolved the right-wing Parliament, oversaw anti-capitalist measures, then backed away from his socialist economic model, declaring that Socialism "has not always been my bible." When the right took control of Parliament in 1986, he was forced to select a conservative leader as prime minister. Nonetheless, in 1988, he was elected for a second term.

With a passion for architecture, Mitterrand oversaw a renovation of the Louvre museum, erected a state-of-the-art Bastille Opera House, and launched the building of a $1.6 billion National Library.

Mitterrand was married to his wife, Danielle, for 50 years, and they had two sons. It was revealed in early November 1994 that he had an adult daughter, Mazarine, by a longtime mistress, Anne Pingeot, who had been a campaign volunteer. The affair had begun in the mid-1960s.

He died of prostate cancer 1/08/1996, having stopped his medication two days earlier. He spent his last years completing his memoirs, and, as an intellectual and an atheist, reading literature and asking experts about what happens after death. At his funeral, his daughter and mistress stood in the background, behind his wife and son.

(Note from Patrice Petitallot: "After the revelations about the existence of Mazarine, here comes from the cold, a new episode in the life of the man who was in charge of France’s destiny from 1981 to 1993. A Swedish reporter, Christina Forsne, who held a post in Paris from 1980 to 1995, tells about her life with Mitterrand in a book called ‘’N’aimez-vous pas la vie ?’’ In it we learn the existence of yet another illegitimate child, this time a male, Thomas Forsne.")

His wife Danielle died on November 22, 2011.(mik:Mitterrand died 8 january 1996 at 8:30 am. (via son bureau) in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Balladur, Édouard (born 2 May 1929). Notes: President/Prime Minister
  • associate relationship with Bérégovoy, Pierre (born 23 December 1925). Notes: President/Prime Minister
  • associate relationship with Chirac, Jacques (born 29 November 1932). Notes: President/Prime Minister
  • associate relationship with Cresson, Édith (born 27 January 1934). Notes: President/Prime Minister
  • associate relationship with Fabius, Laurent (born 20 August 1946). Notes: President/Prime Minister
  • associate relationship with Mauroy, Pierre (born 5 July 1928). Notes: President/Prime Minister
  • associate relationship with Rocard, Michel (born 23 August 1930). Notes: President/Prime Minister
  • parent->child relationship with Forsne, Thomas (born 12 November 1988)
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Péan, Pierre (born 5 March 1938). Notes: Biographer/ subject


  • Work : Gain social status May 1981 (Elected president of France)
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  • Death by Disease 8 January 1996 at 08:30 AM in Paris (Cancer, age 79, via bureau de Mitterrand)
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  • Death of Mate 22 November 2011
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 5/1504


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Prostate)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of eight kids)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Mistress for many years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Four, two illigitimate)
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (French Resistance)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (President Of France)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Contemporary world leader)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection