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23 November 1924
Source: BG A6/821

Moved to the Panthéon

Socialist politician and philosopher Jean Jaurès (1859-1914) was accorded the status of 'grand homme de la patrie' (great man of the nation) when his ashes were removed to the Panthéon in Paris on 23 November 1924. The internationalist Jaurès rests in this national memorial place in the company of Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo and Emile Zola. Jaurès founded the daily l'Humanité in 1904 and wrote a history of the French revolution. Shortly before the outbreak of World War I he was murdered by a radical nationalist.

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