Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (; (28 September 1841 – 24 November 1929) was a French statesman who led the nation to victory in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics after 1870. Clemenceau served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. He was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Nicknamed "Le Tigre" (The Tiger), he took a very harsh position against defeated Germany and won agreement on Germany's payment of large sums for reparations.
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... Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (French pronunciation 28 September 1841 – 24 November 1929) was a French statesman, physician, and journalist. 1917, Clemenceau formed a coalition cabinet in which he was also minister of war ... delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, Clemenceau insisted on Germany's disarmament and was never satisfied with the Versailles Treaty ...
... bought an apartment in Paris for his friend Georges Clemenceau in 1926 to use as a retirement home ... Clemenceau, Arizona, USA was named in honor of Georges Clemenceau by his friend James Douglas, Jr ... in 1917 Mount Clemenceau (3,658m) in the Canadian Rockies was named after Clemenceau in 1919 ...
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