French Red Cross
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French Red Cross
French Red Cross
Croix-Rouge française
French Red Cross logo.svg
Logo of the French Red Cross
FormationMay 1864; 156 years ago (1864-05)
FounderHenri Dunant
PurposeHumanitarian Aid
HeadquartersParis, France
Jean-Jacques Eledjam
Medal of the SSBM (1916)

The French Red Cross (French: Croix-Rouge française), or the CRF, is the national Red Cross Society in France founded in 1864 and originally known as the Société française de secours aux blessés militaires (SSBM).



Société de Secours aux blessés militaires (SSBM)
Comité des Dames de la Société de Secours aux blessés militaires (CDSSBM)
  • 1867-1869: Madame la maréchale Niel
  • 1869-1883: Comtesse de Flavigny
  • 1883-1889: Princesse Czartoriska (fille du duc de Nemours)
  • 1889-1898: Élisabeth de Mac Mahon
  • 1898-1907: Duchesse de Reggio
  • 1907-1923: Comtesse d'Haussonville
  • 1923-1926: Magdeleine Guillemin (1853-1930), marquise de Montebello[1]
  • 1926-1939: Inès de Bourgoing
  • 1939-1940: Mlle d'Haussonville
Association des Dames de France (ADF)
  • 1879: Pr. Duchaussoy
  • 1880-1906: Countess Foucher de Careil
  • 1907-1913: Madame l'amirale Jaurès
  • 1913-1925: Madame Ernest Carnot
  • 1925-1940: Comtesse de Galard
  • From 1940: Madame Maurice de Wendel
Union des Femmes de France (UFF)
  • 1881-1906: Madame Koechlin Schwartz
  • 1906-1921: Madame Suzanne Pérouse
  • 1921-1927: Madame Henri Galli
  • 1927-1938: Madame Barbier Hugo
  • 1938-1940: Madeleine Saint-René Taillandier
French Red Cross


  1. ^ "Notice no. LH/1472/43". Base Léonore, Ministry of Culture (France).

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