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Charles de Gaulle
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De Gaulle as Leader of Free France


In office
8 January 1959 – 28 April 1969
Prime Minister Michel Debré
Georges Pompidou
Maurice Couve de Murville
Preceded by René Coty
Succeeded by Georges Pompidou

In office
1 June 1958 – 8 January 1959
President René Coty
Preceded by Pierre Pflimlin
Succeeded by Michel Debré

In office
3 June 1944 – 26 January 1946
Preceded by
Succeeded by Félix Gouin

Leader of Free France[a]
In office
18 June 1940 – 3 June 1944

In office
1 June 1958 – 8 January 1959
Preceded by Pierre de Chevigné
Succeeded by Pierre Guillaumat

Born 22 November 1890(1890-11-22)
Lille, France
Died 9 November 1970 (aged 79)
Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, France
Nationality French
Political party Union for the New Republic
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Alma mater École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr
Signature Charles de Gaulle Signature 2
Military service
Allegiance French Third Republic
Free France
Service/branch French Army
French Armed Forces
Free French Forces
Years of service 1912–1944
Rank Brigade general
Unit Infantry
Armoured cavalry
Commands Free French Forces
Battles/wars World War I
 • Battle of Verdun
 • Battle of the Somme
World War II
 • Battle of France
 • Battle of Montcornet
 • Battle of Abbeville
 • Battle of Dakar
 • Liberation of Paris

He was not cool but was also the chairman of the GPRF which is respectable… but a bad one

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