Jean-Paul Bled

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Jean-Paul Bled (* 1942 in Paris ) is a French historian .


The son of the French textbook author Édouard Bled (1899–1996) is professor of modern history at the University of Paris IV and publisher of the research journals Revue d'Allemagne , Études danubiennes and Revue d'Europe centrale . He also moderates a four-week program, the Libre Journal , on Radio Courtoisie .

From 1988 to 2000 he was director of the Center d'études germaniques de Strasbourg at the University of Strasbourg .


Bled is a recognized expert on German and Austrian history in French-speaking countries. His focus is on the history of the ancien régime , the European dynasties and the nobility as well as the historical biography . He has written widely read monographs on several important European rulers and princes. As one of the few contemporary French historians, it has also been translated into German several times.


Bled was also involved as a Gaullist politician . From 1973 to 1984 he was chairman of the Cercles Universitaires d'Etudes et de Recherches Gaulliennes . For a long time he was considered a supporter of Jacques Chirac until he campaigned for European unification . In 1998, Bled founded the États Généraux de la Souveraineté Nationale (" General Estates of National Sovereignty"), which in 1999 supported the Rassemblement pour la France et l'indépendance de l'Europe (RPF). In 2001 he founded the Entente Souverainiste together with the RPF European Parliamentarian Paul-Marie Coûteaux . This in turn merged in 2003 in the Rassemblement pour l'indépendance et la souveraineté de la France (RIF), a moderately conservative association that criticizes the European unification process, advocates the preservation of national sovereignty and opposes Turkey joining the EU . Bled headed the RIF until 2008, after which he was honorary chairman.


  • François-Joseph , Paris: Fayard, 1987.
    • Franz Joseph. The last monarch of the old school , Vienna: Böhlau 1988.
  • Les fondements du conservatisme autrichien , Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne 1988.
  • Rodolphe et Mayerling , Paris: Fayard, 1989.
    • Crown Prince Rudolf , Vienna: Böhlau 2006.
  • La noblesse dans les pays habsbourgeois , 2 vols., Strasbourg: Groupe d'Etudes de la Monarchie des Habsbourg 1991 f.
  • Les Lys en exil ou la seconde mort de l'Ancien régime , Paris: Fayard, 1992.
  • Histoire de Vienne , Paris: Fayard, 1998.
    • Wien , Vienna: Böhlau 2002.
  • Une Étrange défaite. Le piège de Maastricht. Lettre ouverte d'un gaulliste à Jacques Chirac , Paris: François-Xavier Guibert, 1998.
  • Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche , Paris: Fayard 2001.
  • Frédéric le Grand , Fayard 2004.
    • Friedrich the Great , Düsseldorf: Artemis & Winkler 2006.
  • Bismarck. De la Prusse à l'Allemagne , Paris: Alvik Editions, 2005.
  • Histoire de la Prusse , Paris: Fayard, 2007.
  • La pure Louise de Prusse. Une femme contre Napoléon , Paris: Fayard, 2008.

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Individual evidence

  1. Rassemblement pour l'indépendance et la souveraineté de la France (RIF) ,, 6 March 2019.