"L'association nationale pour la propagation de la langue française dans les colonies et à l'étranger" is founded under the aegis of Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin. Alliance Française was founded on July 21, 1883 in Paris by a group of renowned humanists like Ferdinand de Lesseps, Louis Pasteur, Ernest Renan, Jules Verne, Armand Colin with the objectives of reinforcing friendship and solidarity between people through the promotion of the French language and cultural projects.
Ferdinand de Lesseps, Louis Pasteur, Ernest Renan, Jules Verne, Armand Colin and others join the board of directors of the Alliance Française de Paris. The first Alliance Française in Europe opens in Barcelona, followed by others in Senegal, Mauritius and Mexico.
The Alliance Française de Paris is recognized as a public association.
First Alliance in India, then in Australia, in Melbourne.
First Alliance in Montreal and creation of a Federation of Alliances Françaises in the United States.
The Alliance Française has 150 committees in France and 450 abroad.
First Alliance in the West Indies and Dominican Republic.
Opening of the École pratique de langue française at 101 bd Raspail in Paris.
The Alliance Française archives are taken to Berlin by the Nazis.
General de Gaulle delivers a speech in Algiers reaffirming the Alliance's vocation.
The Alliance Française de Paris reopens after the war.
Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD), established, Located in Dhanmondi,
Record year with 32,000 students at the Paris school.
Modernization of Alliances accelerates worldwide.
A new branch opened on Baridhara, which is now located in Gulshan
The Alliance Française Foundation is created. The Fondation de l’Alliance Française (Alliance Française Foundation) is formed and recognized as a public utility. The Fondation de l’Alliance Française is the moral and legal reference of all the Alliances Françaises in the world. When one Alliance is formed, it asks the Fondation to recognize it, through an approval of its statutes.
The international network of Alliance Française is composed by 1,071 Alliances Françaises in 136 countries, 8,000 professors and 461,377 students. Nearly 6 million people attend cultural activities organized by the Alliances Françaises each year. Every Alliance Française is operated under local legislation and is managed by a committee made up of prominent personalities in respective countries
New name: Fondation des Alliances Françaises.
The Alliance Française celebrates its 140th anniversary.