Charles de Gaulle was born on November 22, 1890 (age 80) in Lille, France. He is a celebrity politician.
Charles de Gaulle is one of the most famous names of France's political history, who is remembered by the masses even today. Right from his days at the military institution as a teenager, Charles proved his leadership abilities and showed the potential of being a great military leader of his country. He expressed his dislike towards the obsolete war techniques used by his country's army during the early days as a soldier and even changed the strategy to keep any opposition at bay. The innovative technique he used was that of sneaking into enemy territory and gathering all the information that is being communicated amongst the members of the enemy military force. He also came into the limelight for opposing the French government's idea of signing a peace treaty with the Nazi German forces. The great military leader even penned a book which analysed the loopholes and strengths of the German forces. His other written work talks about how exactly a military troop should be organized. Eventually, this great leader rose to the ranks of becoming the president of his country and served in this position for a period of eleven years. His life is an excellent example of leadership which inspires people even today
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He was a voracious reader during his childhood years, and he wrote a one-act play during his teens.
He frequently clashed with British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, during the World War II years.
As far as we know Charles de Gaulle has died November 9, 1970 ( age 80)
He married Yvonne Charlotte Anne Marie Vendroux in April of 1921. Together, the couple had three children.
At the age of 80, Charles de Gaulle's height is 1.96 m .
He was succeeded by Georges Pompidou.
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