Robert Schumann is one of the founding fathers of Europe along with Jean Monnet. On May 9, 1950, he embodied the foundation of Europe with the quote: "Nothing durable is accomplished easily." A brilliant political career in France ended with the First Presidency of the European Parliament.
Robert Schumann Key Dates:
June 29, 1886: Birth of Robert Schuman in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
1912: Lawyer in Metz
1915 - 1962: Elected as Member of Thionville
June-November 1946: Minister of Finance
November 1947 - July 1948: Chairman of the Board
July 1948 - December 1952: Minister of Foreign Affairs
1955 - 1961: Minister of Justice
1955-1961: President of the European Movement
1958 - 1960: European Parliament President
September 4, 1963: Death of Robert Schuman.