Hubert Beuve-Méry

Hubert Beuve-Méry (5 January 1902 in Paris – 6 August 1989 in Fontainebleau) was a French journalist and newspaper editor. Before the Second World War, he was associated with the Vichy regime until December 1942, when he joined the Resistance. In 1944, he founded Le Monde at the behest of Charles de Gaulle. Following the liberation of France, Beuve-Méry built Le Monde from the ruins of Le Temps by using its offices, printing presses, masthead and those staff members who had not collaborated with the Germans.

Hubert Beuve-Méry
Born(1902-01-05)5 January 1902
Died6 August 1989(1989-08-06) (aged 87)
Resting placeMontparnasse Cemetery
Known forFounder of Le Monde


He retired his editorship in 1969 but retained an office at the Le Monde building, until his death at age 87 at his home in Fontainebleau, near Paris.[1]

In 2000, he was named a World Press Freedom Hero by the Vienna-based International Press Institute.[2]


  1. ^ Archived from the original on August 10, 2009. Retrieved June 28, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "World Press Freedom Heroes". International Press Institute. 2000. Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.