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Signature of François Paul Jules Grévy on a small 3-3/4 x 2-3/8 inches sentiment card Jules Grévy was President of France from 1879 to 1887, and one of the leaders of the Opportunist Republican faction. Given that his predecessors were monarchists who tried without success to restore the French monarchy. He confirmed the establishment of the Third Republic (1870–1940) in France. Grévy is seen as the first real republican President of France. In private life, Grévy was an ardent billiards player, and was featured in a portrait as a player in Vanity Fair magazine in 1879. Grévy's zebra is named after him.