Portrait de Jean Monnet

European caractères

• Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer, born January 5, 1876 in Cologne and died April 19, 1967 in Rhöndorf, is a German statesman. He is considered one of the Fathers of Europe.

• Joseph Bech, born in Diekirch on February 17, 1887 and died in Luxembourg on March 8, 1975, was a Luxembourg politician and lawyer. He is also considered one of the Fathers of Europe.

• Johan Willem Beyen, born in Utrecht on May 2, 1897 and died in The Hague on April 29, 1976, is a Dutch politician and diplomat. He is considered one of the Fathers of Europe.

• Alcide De Gasperi, born April 3, 1881 in Pieve Tesino, in the present autonomous province of Trento, in the region of Trentino-Alto-Adige, then in Austria-Hungary and died on August 19, 1954 in Sella di Valsugana (Italy ), is an Italian statesman. After World War II, he founded the Christian Democracy. President of the Council from 1945 to 1953, that is to say eight terms, he is considered as one of the Fathers of Europe.

• Sicco Mansholt, born September 13, 1908 in Ulrum and died June 29, 1995 in Wapserveen, is a Dutch statesman. Member of the Labor Party (PvdA), he is one of the Fathers of Europe.

• Jean Monnet, born November 9, 1888 in Cognac and died March 16, 1979 in Houjarray (Bazoches-sur-Guyonne), is a French international civil servant, international banker, promoter of Atlanticism and free trade. He is considered one of the “fathers of Europe”.

• Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Robert Schuman aka Robert Schuman, born June 29, 1886 in Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and died September 4, 1963 in Scy-Chazelles (Moselle), is a French statesman. Under-Secretary of State during the Third Republic, Minister during the Fourth Republic, notably for Foreign Affairs, then President of the Council of Ministers twice, Schuman also served as President of the European Parliament.

• Paul-Henri Spaak, born in Schaerbeek on January 25, 1899 and died in Braine-l’Alleud on July 31, 1972, is a Belgian statesman. He is considered one of the Fathers of Europe.

• Altiero Spinelli, born August 31, 1907 in Rome (Lazio) and died May 23, 1986 in the same city, is an Italian politician, supporter of European federalism. Journalist, young communist and anti-fascist militant, he was sentenced in 1927, under the regime of Benito Mussolini, to 16 years in prison. He was deported to the island of Ventotene where he wrote a manifesto for united Europe.