Brigitte Macron

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Her Excellency

Brigitte Macron

The Spouse of the President of France
Brigitte Macron (July 2017) (cropped).JPG
Spouse of the President of France
Assumed office
14 May 2017
PresidentEmmanuel Macron
Preceded byJulie Gayet (Acting)
Personal details
Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux

(1953-04-13) 13 April 1953 (age 68)
Amiens, Somme, France
André-Louis Auzière
(m. 1974; div. 2006)

Emmanuel Macron (m. 2007)
RelationsJean-Michel Macron (father-in-law)
ParentsSimone Pujol
Jean Trogneux
ResidenceÉlysée Palace
OccupationHigh school teacher

Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron (French pronunciation: ​[bri.ʒit ma.ʁi klodə ma.kʁɔ᷉]; née Trogneux, pronounced [tʁɔ.ɲø], previously Auzière, French pronunciation: ​[o.zjɛːʁ]; born 13 April 1953) is the wife and former high school teacher of Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic.[1]

In 2015, to help support her husband in his political career, she ended her career as a teacher of literature at the elite lycée Saint-Louis de Gonzague in Paris.[2]

Macron ran for the city council of Truchtersheim in Bas-Rhin in 1989, but lost. It would be the only time she would run for office.

In 2017, Brigitte Macron played an active role in her husband's presidential campaign; a top adviser was quoted as saying that "her presence is essential for him".[3] Emmanuel Macron stated that upon his winning of the French presidency, his wife "will have the role that she always had with me, she will not be hidden".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brigitte Trogneux – La biographie de Brigitte Trogneux avec". (in French). Média Prisma. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. "Brigitte Macron, l'ex-prof de français qui pourrait entrer à l'Elysée". 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. "The Singular Woman Behind France's Front-Runner". 7 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. Pithers, Ellie. "How Brigitte Macron Is Redefining First Lady Dressing". British Vogue. Retrieved 12 April 2017.