Bertrand Delanoë

13th Mayor of Paris
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Bertrand Delanoë (French: [bɛʁ.tʁɑ̃ də] (About this soundlisten); born 30 May 1950) is a retired French politician. He was Mayor of Paris from 25 March 2001 to 5 April 2014. He is a member of the Socialist Party.[1] He was born in Tunis, French Tunisia.

Delanoë was stabbed on 5 October 2002 during the Nuit Blanche, a night of festivities in Paris. Before being taken to hospital, Delanoë ordered that the festivities continue. Delanoë's wound was not life-threatening and he left the hospital after about two weeks.[2][3]

Delanoë was one of the first major French politicians to announce that he was gay.[4][5]


  1. Burke, Jason (6 January 2008). "Definitively a mayor à la mode". The Observer. London. Retrieved 18 February 2009.
  2. Rapp, Linda (13 August 2007). "Delanoë, Bertrand". Archived from the original on 11 October 2007.
  3. Steyn, Mark (2006). America Alone. pp. 120–121.
  4. City Mayors: Bertrand Delanoe – Mayor of Paris
  5. "Psychiatric tests for anti-gay attacker". BBC News. 7 October 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2010.

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