Charles de Gaulle

1890 - 1970

Charles de Gaulle

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (; French pronunciation: [ʃaʁl də ɡol] (listen); 22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French army officer and statesman who led the Free French Forces against Nazi Germany in World War II, and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 in order to re-establish democracy in France. In 1958, he came out of retirement as President of the Council of Ministers. He rewrote the Constitution of France and founded the Fifth Republic after approval by referendum. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles de Gaulle has received more than 5,947,854 page views. His biography is available in 139 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Charles de Gaulle ranks 5 out of 1,194Before him are Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, and Timur. After him are Spartacus, Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Martel, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, and Themistocles.

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Among people born in 1890, Charles de Gaulle ranks 1After him are Agatha Christie, Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Friedrich Paulus, Egon Schiele, Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, Boris Pasternak, Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, and Fritz Lang. Among people deceased in 1970, Charles de Gaulle ranks 1After him are Bertrand Russell, Janis Joplin, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Abraham Maslow, Erich Maria Remarque, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, Max Born, and Alexander Kerensky.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles de Gaulle ranks 18 out of 4,109Before him are Nostradamus (1503), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Montesquieu (1689), Louis XVI of France (1754), Honoré de Balzac (1799), and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900). After him are Paul Gauguin (1848), John Calvin (1509), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Paul Cézanne (1839), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), and Henri Matisse (1869).


Among military personnels born in France, Charles de Gaulle ranks 2Before him are Joan of Arc (1412). After him are Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), John of Austria (1547), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), and Theodor Eicke (1892).

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