Charles de Gaulle
Born: 22 November 1890
Birthplace: Lille, France
Death: 9 November 1970 (Natural causes)
Best Known As: Leader of the French resistance in WWII
A lifetime military man, de Gaulle was minister for National Defense and War in June, 1940 when France capitulated to Germany. DeGaulle escaped to Britain, where he made a famous broadcast calling on the French people to resist (earning him the nickname of the "Man of June 18, 1940"). DeGaulle formed the Free French forces and became a symbol of the French resistance. After the war he served as president and a kind of grand figurehead of France until stepping down in 1969.
De Gaulle was a German prisoner of war during World War I.
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