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François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand (26 October 1916 - 8 January 1996) was a French politician who served as the President of the French Republic from 21 May 1981 until 17 May 1995. He was born in Jarnac. He was a member of the Socialist Party. Before being elected president, he had held several positions in the French Cabinet. As President of France, he was also one of the Co-Princes of Andorra. Jacques Chirac was President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra after him. Mitterrand died of prostate cancer in Paris.
- "Francois Mitterrand Dies at 79; Champion of a Unified Europe". The New York Times. January 9, 1996. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01/09/world/francois-mitterrand-dies-at-79-champion-of-a-unified-europe.html. Retrieved August 21, 2011.