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Georges Clemenceau

Clemenceau, Georges (1841–1929), French statesman and journalist. Known as “the Tiger,” he was founder of the Third Republic and twice French premier (1906–9, 1917–20). He worked with Léon Gambetta (1870) for the overthrow of the Second Empire, supported the writer Emile Zola in the Dreyfus Affair, and headed the French delegation to the Paris Peace Conference at Versailles after World War I.

See also: World War I.

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