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Charles de GaulleFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchThis articleneeds additional citations forverification. Please helpimprovethis articlebyadding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material maybe challenged and removed.Find sources:"Charles de Gaulle"news·newspapers·books·scholar·JSTOR(May2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)"de Gaulle" redirects here. For his uncle, seeCharles de Gaulle (poet). For the film, seeDeGaulle (film). For other uses, seeCharles de Gaulle (disambiguation).In this article, thesurnameisde Gaulle, notGaulle.Charles de GaulleCharles de Gaulle in 1942President of FranceIn office8 January 1959 – 28 April 1969
Prime MinisterMichel DebréGeorges PompidouMaurice Couve de MurvillePreceded byRené CotySucceeded byGeorges PompidouPrime Minister of FranceIn office1 June 1958 – 8 January 1959PresidentRené CotyPreceded byPierre PflimlinSucceeded byMichel DebréChairman of theProvisional Government of the French RepublicIn office3 June 1944 – 26 January 1946Preceded byPhilippe Pétain(Chief of the French State)Pierre Laval(Chief of the Government)Succeeded byFélix GouinLeader ofFree France[a]In office18 June 1940 – 3 June 1944Minister of DefenceIn office1 June 1958 – 8 January 1959
Prime MinisterHimselfPreceded byPierre de ChevignéSucceeded byPierre GuillaumatMinister of Algerian AffairsIn office12 June 1958 – 8 January 1959Prime MinisterHimselfPreceded byAndré MutterSucceeded byLouis JoxePersonal detailsBornCharles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle22 November 1890Lille, FranceDied9 November 1970 (aged 79)Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, FranceResting placeColombey-les-Deux-Églises, FrancePolitical partyUnion of Democrats for the Republic(1967–1969)Other politicalaffiliationsUnion for the New Republic(1958–1967)Spouse(s)Yvonne Vendroux
(m. 1921)Children3, includingPhilippeandAnneAlma materÉcole spéciale militaire de Saint-CyrSignatureMilitary serviceAllegianceFrench Third RepublicFree FranceBranch/serviceFrench ArmyFrench Armed ForcesFree French ForcesYears of service1912–1944RankBrigadier generalUnitInfantryArmoured cavalryCommands4e Division cuirasséeFree FranceBattles/warsWorld War IoBattle of VerdunoBattle of the SommeWorld War IIoBattle of FranceoBattle of MontcornetoBattle of AbbevilleoBattle of DakaroLiberation of Paris
aPresident of the French National Committee between 24

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