Alfred Dreyfus biography
Alfred Dreyfus was on born October 9, 1859 in Mulhouse, France. The son of a wealthy Jewish manufacturer, he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the army. Accused of selling military secrets, Dreyfus was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was convicted through poor evidence and antisemitism. French writers came to his defense and he was eventually vindicated after many years. He died in 1935.