Maurice Faure

Maurice Faure (2 January 1922 – 6 March 2014) was a member of the French Resistance and a minister in several French governments.[1][2] He was born in Azerat, Dordogne.

Maurice Faure
Europese manifestatie in Ridderzaal te Den Haag gehoude v.l.n.r. Birrenbach (Dui, Bestanddeelnr 914-8544 (cropped).jpg
Maurice Faure at the European demonstration in Den Haag, 1963
French Minister of Justice
In office
22 May 1981 – 23 June 1981
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Preceded byAlain Peyrefitte
Succeeded byRobert Badinter
Personal details
Born(1922-01-02)2 January 1922
Azerat, France
Died6 March 2014(2014-03-06) (aged 92)
Cahors, France

He was a deputy in the French parliament from 1951 to 1983 and a Senator from 1983 to 1988, representing Lot and served 25 years as Mayor of Cahors.[1] Faure was appointed to the Constitutional Council of France by President François Mitterrand.[1]

As secretary to the French foreign minister, he co-signed the Treaty of Rome for France in 1957, thus helping to create the European Union.[3][4][5]

In 1957, Faure was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria.[6]

Faure died in March 2014 at the age of 92 in Cahors, Lot.


  1. ^ a b c "Mort de l'ancien ministre Maurice Faure, à 92 ans" (in French). Le Monde. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Maurice Faure est mort" (in French). L'Express. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ Parker, George (23 March 2007). "How Paris became estranged from EU's creation". Financial Times.
  4. ^ "Nobel Committee Gives Peace Prize to European Union". The New York Times. 12 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Maurice Faure se réjouit du prix Nobel". Le Figaro. 12 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 38. Retrieved 12 October 2012.

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