150th anniversary of the death of François Guizot (1787-1874)

    On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Guizot’s death, the François Guizot Association has decided to organize several commemorations throughout the year 2024..

    These celebrations provide an opportunity to explore the captivating life and numerous contributions of Guizot, while also evaluating the legacy he left to modern France..

    By examining the various aspects of his career, from his historical writings to his political engagement, we can better understand the profound impact he had on his era and beyond..

    Born during the reign of Louis XVI and deceased under that of Mac Mahon, François Guizot influenced the political, intellectual, and spiritual life of France for over sixty years through his personality, ideas, and actions.

    Here is the list of events planned in 2024 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of François Guizot’s passing:

    • March 15, 2024: Guizot and Europe: lecture by Yves Bruley at the Quai d’Orsay, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
    • May 21, 2024: Guizot between history, memory and politics: lecture by Laurent Theis and Guizot, letter-writer, historian and memorialist by Marie Dupond, at the Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques congress.
    • May 24, 2024: The school as the foundation of the nation: the law of 1833 and its aftermath: lecture by Edouard Philippe at Le Val-Richer
    • September 12, 2024: anniversary of François Guizot’s death (national commemoration)
    • September 2024: Guizot, actor of Protestantism in France: Lecture by André Encrevé at the Société d’Histoire du Protestantisme Français (French Protestantism History Society)
    • December 2024: Guizot-Institut de France prize 2024 award ceremony at the Institut de France
    • December 2024: Colloquium on Guizot with Xavier Darcos, Chancellor of the Institut, Jean-Claude Casanova, Jacques Verger, Françoise Melonio and Aurelian Craiutu under the Dome at the Institut de France