|Founded||15 January 1826|
as a daily newspaper:
16 November 1866
|Headquarters||14 Boulevard Haussman|
Le Figaro (English: The Barber) is one of the leading French morning daily newspapers. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Berliner, or " midi " is a Newspaper format with pages normally measuring about 470 mm × 315 mm (18½  in × 12 Socpresse is a French corporation which controls the conservative daily newspaper Le Figaro, 40% of the weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, as Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign For the game see 1826 (board game. Year 1826 ( MDCCCXXVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Its editorial line is conservative and has generally been supportive of the Rally for the Republic political party and its successor, the Union for a Popular Movement. Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined The Rally for the Republic ( French: Rassemblement pour la République, RPR) was a French Right-wing Political party Its circulation was 342,445 in 2005 (365,682 in 2002).
The Parisian paper was founded as a satirical weekly in 1826, taking its name and motto from Le Mariage de Figaro, a play by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city For the game see 1826 (board game. Year 1826 ( MDCCCXXVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The Marriage of Figaro ( French: La Folle Journée ou Le Mariage de Figaro —"folle journée" meaning "crazy day" is a comedy in Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (24 January 1732 &ndash 18 May 1799 was a watch-maker inventor musician politician fugitive spy publisher arms-dealer and revolutionary (The motto, "Sans la liberté de blâmer, il n'est point d'éloge flatteur" translates as "Without the freedom to criticise, there is no true praise". ) It was published somewhat irregularly until 1854, when it was taken over by Hippolyte de Villemessant. Year 1854 ( MDCCCLIV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year By 1866 it had gained the greatest circulation of any newspaper in France; its first daily edition, that of 16 November 1866 sold 56,000 copies. Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Year 1866 ( MDCCCLXVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Albert Wolff, Émile Zola, Alphonse Karr and Jules Claretie were among the paper's early contributors. Albert Wolff ( January 19, 1884 – February 20, 1970) was a French conductor and composer of Dutch decent Émile François Zola ( (2 April 1840 &ndash 29 September 1902 was an influential French Writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr ( November 24, 1808 – September 29, 1890) was a French Critic, Journalist and Jules Arsène Arnaud Claretie ( December 3, 1840 - December 23, 1913) was a French literary figure and director of the Théâtre
On March 16, 1914, Gaston Calmette, the editor of Le Figaro, was assassinated by Henriette Caillaux, the wife of a former Prime Minister of France after he published a letter that cast serious doubt on her husband's integrity. Events 597 BC - Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Gaston Calmette (January 30 1858 in Montpellier – March 16 1914 Paris) was a French Journalist. Henriette Caillaux (1874-1943 was a Parisian Socialite and second wife of the former Prime Minister of France. The Prime Minister of France ( Premier ministre français) in Fifth Republic is the functional Head of the government and Council of Ministers 
By the start of World War II, Le Figaro had become France's leading newspaper. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including After the war it became the voice of the upper middle class, and continues to maintain a conservative position. The upper middle class is a sociological concept referring to the Social group constituted by higher-status members of the Middle class.
In 1922 Le Figaro was purchased by perfume millionaire François Coty. François Coty (born Joseph Marie François Spoturno; 3 May 1874, Ajaccio, Corsica &ndash 25 July 1934,  In 1975 Le Figaro was bought by Robert Hersant. Robert Hersant ( Vertou, 30 January 1920 &ndash Saint-Cloud, 21 April 1996 was a French Newspaper magnate with Right-wing political In 1999 the Carlyle Group obtained a 40% stake in the paper, which it later sold in March of 2002. The Carlyle Group is a global Private equity investment firm based in Washington D As of 2004, Le Figaro is controlled by Serge Dassault, a conservative businessman and politician best known for running the aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation, which he inherited from his father, its founder, Marcel (1892 - 1986). "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Serge Dassault (born 4 April 1925 is a French Entrepreneur ( Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Group and conservative Politician Dassault Aviation is a French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional and business jets, a subsidiary of Marcel Dassault, born Marcel Bloch, ( Paris, 22 January 1892 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, 17 April 1986) was a French The ownership of a major national newspaper by a person who also controls a major military supplier, as well as being a mayor and senator from the ruling UMP party, and whose son Olivier Dassault is a member of the French National Assembly for the same party, was highly controversial inside and outside the newspaper. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government The Senate (Sénat is the Upper house of the Parliament of France, presided over by a president. Olivier Dassault (born 1 June 1951 in Boulogne-Billancourt) is a French politician currently serving as a deputy in the French National The French National Assembly. The other is the Senate ( “Sénat”)  In response, Dassault remarked in an interview on the public radio station France Inter, that "newspapers must promulgate healthy ideas", and that "left-wing ideas are not healthy ideas. France Inter is a major French public radio network and part of Radio France. "