Charles de Gaulle

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Charles de Gaulle
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18th President of the French Republic
In office
January 8, 1959 – April 28, 1969
Preceded by René Coty
Succeeded by Georges Pompidou
149th Prime Minister of France
In office
1 June 1958 – 8 January 1959
Preceded by Pierre Pflimlin
Succeeded by Michel Debré
Personal details
Born 22 November 1890
Lille, France
Died 9 November 1970 (aged 79)
Colombey-les-deux-Églises, France
Nationality French
Political party UDR
Spouse(s) Yvonne de Gaulle
Children Philippe
Élisabeth (dead)
Anne (dead)

General Charles-André-Joseph-Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 - 9 November 1970) was a French military and political leader. He was president of France from 1959 to 1969, and was a founding member and leader of the French Resistance during the Second World War. He died of an aneurysm.