Born in Luxembourg in 1886 and naturalised as a French citizen, Schuman briefly supported Marshal Pétain, who would be sentenced to death for being a Nazi collaborator in World War Two.
After the German occupation of France in 1940, Schuman was arrested by the Gestapo but managed to escape a year later, and went on to live in hiding until the end of the war.
BBC 19 June 2021
Europe’s founding fathers: Jean Monnet, Paul-Henri Spaak, Robert Schuman, Alcide de Gasperi, and others.
Den 9 maj ska högtidlighållas i hela unionen som Europadagen till minne av Robert Schumans förklaring som inledde det europeiska integrationsprojektet.
Rome, Habsburg and the European Union