Viviani, René
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Viviani, René

(August 11, 1863, Sidi-bel-Abbès, Algeria – September 7, 1925, Le Plessis-Robinson [Département Hauts-de-Seine]), French politician who became prime minister. A lawyer and journalist of Italian heritage, Viviani began his political career as an “independent socialist.” He was elected to Parliament for the first time in 1893. Viviani was a confirmed reformist. He distanced himself from the socialist parties because they had refused to work together with the “bourgeois” governments sin…

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Mollenhauer, Daniel, “Viviani, René”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0614>
First published online: 2015



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