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Charles de Gaulle

Full Name: Charles de Gaulle
Nationality: French

Profession: French President
Why Famous: Free French leader in World War II. Famous for saying 'non' to Britain's entry to the European Common Market.

Born: 22nd November, 1890
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lille, France

Died: 9th November, 1970 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Ruptured blood vessel

Married Life

1921-04-07 - French president Charles de Gaulle (30) weds Yvonne Vendroux (20)

Historical Events in the Life of Charles de Gaulle

1914-08-15 - German assault at Dinant: Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured
1940-06-09 - General Charles de Gaulle's 1st meeting with Winston Churchill
1940-06-18 - Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers
1940-08-02 - Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
1944-06-14 - General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France
1958-06-01 - Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France
1958-06-06 - Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
1958-12-21 - Charles De Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France
1959-01-08 - Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic
1959-01-13 - French President Charles De Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 to Algerians sentenced to death
1959-05-29 - Charles de Gaulle forms French government
1959-09-16 - French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
1961-05-31 - JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
1963-01-22 - The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
1967-07-24 - Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
1967-11-27 - French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time
1969-04-28 - Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

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