Valéry Giscard d'Estaing

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Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
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20th President of France
Co-Prince of Andorra
In office
27 May 1974 – 21 May 1981
Prime MinisterJacques Chirac
Raymond Barre
Preceded byAlain Poher (Acting)
Succeeded byFrançois Mitterrand
President of the Regional Council of Auvergne
In office
21 March 1986 – 2 April 2004
Preceded byMaurice Pourchon
Succeeded byPierre-Joël Bonté
Minister of Finance
In office
29 June 1969 – 27 May 1974
Prime MinisterJacques Chaban-Delmas
Pierre Messmer
Preceded byFrançois-Xavier Ortoli
Succeeded byJean-Pierre Fourcade
In office
19 January 1962 – 8 January 1966
Prime MinisterMichel Debré
Georges Pompidou
Preceded byWilfrid Baumgartner
Succeeded byMichel Debré
Personal details
BornValéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing
(1926-02-02) 2 February 1926 (age 92)
Koblenz, Germany
Political partyNational Centre of Independents and Peasants (Before 1962)
Independent Republicans (1962–1977)
Republican Party (1977–1995)
Popular Party for French Democracy (1995–1997)
Liberal Democracy (1997–1998)
Union for French Democracy (1998–2002)
Other political
affiliations
Union for French Democracy (1978–1998)
Spouse(s)Anne-Aymone Sauvage de Brantes (1952–present)
ChildrenValérie-Anne
Henri
Louis
Jacinte
Alma materPolytechnic School
National School of the Administration, Strasbourg
ReligionRoman Catholicism
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Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d'Estaing (French pronunciation: ​[valeʁi ʒiskaʁ dɛstɛ̃]; born 2 February 1926) is a French centrist politician. He is a member of the Constitutional Council of France.[1] He served as President of France from 1974 until 1981.

He was born in Koblenz, Germany. d'Estaing once made-up a story about him having an affair with Diana, Princess of Wales.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Giscard hints at affair with Diana". Connexion. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  2. "Giscard: I made up Diana love story". Connexion. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2011.

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