13 February 1855
Paul Deschanel was born in Schaerbeek-les-Bruxelles.
He earned a degree in the Arts.
He earned a degree in Law. He published his first article on Rabelais in La Revue Bleue.
He worked as private secretary to the Minister of the Interior, Émile de Marcère.
He worked as secretary to the Prime Minister, Jules Simon. He published his first article in Le Journal des Débats, sur Edgar Quinet.
He was the Sub-Prefect of Brest.
He was the Prefect of Meaux.
He lost the general election in Dreux.
He visited Germany.
He served as Deputy for the Department of Eure-et-Loir.
He visited North Africa.
He visited the United States. He was a member of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee regarding the Panama Scandal.
He was elected President of the Chamber of Deputies. He was defeated the following year by Léon Bourgeois.
18 May 1899
He was elected member of the Académie Française.
13 February 1901
He married Germaine Brice de Viele.
A vote was held to abolish capital punishment and executions.
He visited the Balkans.
He was elected President of the Chamber of Deputies.
14 March 1914
He was elected member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.
17 January 1920
He was elected President of the Republic.
He started to show the first signs of mental health problems.
21 September 1920
He announced his resignation to the Parliament in a message.
22 September 1920
He left the Élysée Palace and was hospitalized.
He recovered and attended several sessions of the Institute.
He was appointed Sub-Prefect of Dreux.
9 January 1921
He served as Senator for the Department of Eure-et-Loir.
He replaced Raymond Poincaré on the Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
28 April 1922
He died in Paris.