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Dominique Venner
Born (1935-04-16)April 16, 1935
Paris, France
Died May 21, 2013(2013-05-21) (aged 78)
Paris, France
Occupation Writer, historian, editor, soldier, activist
Nationality French
Genre Non-fiction (History)
Notable works Le Coeur rebelle,
Baltikum: dans le Reich de la défaite, le combat des corps-francs, 1918-1923,
Histoire et Tradition des Européens: 30000 ans d'identité,
Ernst Jünger: Un autre destin européen
Notable awards Broquette Gonin Price, 1981 (issued by the Académie française)

Dominique Venner (April 16, 1935 – May 21, 2013) was a French historian, journalist and essayist. He later became a European nationalist before withdrawing from politics to focus on a career as a historian. He specialized in military and political history.

Early life

Venner was born on April 16, 1935 in Paris, France. He was raised in Paris, France. Venner was influenced by the writings of Ernst Jünger. He never married and had no children.


On May 21, 2013, killed himself in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.

He had been an opponent of Muslim immigration to France and Europe, as well as what he believed to be the Americanization of European values and — most recently — the legalization of same-sex marriage in France.

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