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Marguerite Lebrun (October 12, 1878 - October 25, 1947) was the wife of Albert Lebrun, whose was President of France from 1932 to 1940. She was a right wing activist and the founder of École des parents ("Parents School") in 1929, an education movement in France.[2]

Marguerite Lebrun
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Marguerite Lebrun in February 1940.
Jeanne Emilie Marguerite Nivoit

(1878-10-12)October 12, 1878
DiedOctober 25, 1947(1947-10-25) (aged 69)
Paris, France
Other namesVérine[1]
Known forSpouse of the President of France 1932-1940
Spouse(s)Albert Lebrun

During her husband's presidency, Lebrun was "an outspoken supporter of traditional roles for women."[2] She was also a journalist who wrote under the pseudonym Vérine.

Together Lebrun and her husband had two children: son Jean Lebrun and daughter Marie Lebrun.[3] Jean Lebrun married Bernadette Marin, the daughter of a retired army captain, in the town hall in Rambouillet, France, on 17 October 1932.[4]

She was the "godmother" of the legendary ocean liner SS Normandie and the ship Paul Doumer, named for the previous French president.[5]

She wrote God, Work, Family, and Fatherland in 1941.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E.; Evans, Andrew D.; Wheeler, William Bruce; Ruff, Julius (2014). Discovering the Western Past, Volume II: Since 1500 (7 ed.). Cengage Learning. p. 293. ISBN 9781111837174.
  2. ^ a b Childers, Kristen Stromberg (2013). Fathers, Families, and the State in France, 1914-1945. Cornell University Press. p. 221. ISBN 9780801441226.
  3. ^ Taylor, Edmund (11 May 1932). "France Gains A President And Loses A Premier". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Milestones, Oct. 17, 1932". Time. 17 October 1932. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  5. ^ Maxtone-Graham, John (2007). Normandie: France's Legendary Art Deco Ocean Liner. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 52. ISBN 9780393061208.