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Claude Érignac

Claude Érignac
Born (1937-10-15)15 October 1937
Mende, France
Died 6 February 1998(1998-02-06) (aged 60)
Ajaccio, France
Education Sciences-Po Paris, ÉNA

Claude Érignac (15 October 1937 — 6 February 1998) was a French prefect on the island of Corsica.

Érignac was born in Mende, Lozère. In 1996 he went to Ajaccio in Corsica to take office as the Prefect of Corse-du-Sud. He was assassinated at 9:15 p.m. on 6 February 1998. Corsican nationalist militant Yvan Colonna was suspected of the killing, and was arrested in 2003. He was found guilty for the third time in June 2011 for the murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.[1]

In the ministry of the interior at place Beauvau in Paris, a salon has been named after Claude Érignac.


Political offices
Preceded by
Prefect of Meurthe-et-Moselle
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Prefect of Yvelines
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Prefect of Corse-du-Sud
Prefect of Corsica

Succeeded by
Bernard Bonnet

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