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June 29, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Robert Schuman

On the 29th of June –

French politician Robert Schuman, one of the fathers of the European Community, was born in Luxemburg in 1886. His main motivation was to reconcile France and Germany after WWII – “never again”. Even if we tend to forget, that is still one of the most valuable reasons for European cooperation.

Histoire d'un traité

His name is easily confused with the almost epynomous German composer, even to the point where the politician is represented as a musician in political cartoons:

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