Raymond Poincare (Poincar)( French statesman)
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Biography Raymond Poincare (Poincar)
Raymond Poincare (Poincar) (1860-1934), French statesman. Born August 20, 1860 in Bar-le-Duc, received his law degree, he began to engage in political activities. In 1887-1903 - member of the Chamber of Deputies, held several positions in the government. In 1903-1913 - Senator. Gained high reputation in 1894 as a brilliant finance minister, but in 1895, after the formation of a radical cabinet, resigned from the government, in 1906, again took the post of Minister of Finance. In 1912-1913 - Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1913, PoincarцL became president. In the persistent desire to lead France to victory in World War I with it could be compared only Clemenceau, who came to replace him in 1920. During the crisis in 1922 Poincare returned to the government, served as Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be tough against Germany, the occupation of the Ruhr. Poincare again became prime minister during the financial crisis of 1926, when he restored the purchasing power of the franc and helped stabilize the French economy. In 1929 due to ill health, was forced to resign. Died Poincare in Paris on Oct. 15, 1934.