These three movements were born spontaneously and independently of the initiative of a few French patriots who had a place in the old political groups and parties.
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|Birth:||20th June, 1899|
|Death:||8th July, 1943|
|Profession:||Activist, Illustrator, Lawyer, Public Servant|
Jean Moulin was born in Béziers, France. He was a French illustrator, lawyer, public servant and political activist. He was a high-profile member of the Resistance in France during World War II. He is remembered today as an emblem of the Resistance, owing mainly to his role in unifying the French resistance under Charles de Gaulle and his death at the hands of the Gestapo. After World War I, he resumed his studies and obtained a law degree in 1921. He was appointed sous-préfet of Châteaulin, Brittany in 1930, when he drew political cartoons for the newspaper Le Rire on the side under the pseudonym Romanin. He also illustrated books by the Breton poet Tristan Corbière. In 1933, he was appointed sous-préfet of Thonon-les-Bains, parallel to his function of head of cabinet of Pierre Cot in the Air ministry under Albert Lebrun.
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