Person    | Male  Born 22/11/1890  Died 9/10/1970

Charles de Gaulle

Born Lille, France. Height 6 ft, 5 inches, nicknamed Le Grande Asperge. President of France 1958-69. Just like Queen Wilhelmina, while in London he used the BBC to send popular messages of resistance back to his country. A supreme case of nominative determinism? See Isambard Kingdom Brunel for others.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Charles de Gaulle

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Charles de Gaulle and the Free French

See Musee de la Resistance for more information on this memorial (in French).

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Charles de Gaulle - NW3

De Gaulle lived here with his family, September 1942-44 (though these dates v...

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de Gaulle

In 1940, after briefly being in Mayfair and Victoria, de Gaulle moved here wi...

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de Gaulle statue

See Musee de la Resistance for more information on this memorial (in French).

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Charles de Gaulle

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Free French Naval Forces

Thanks go to our French consultant, John Hartley, for the translation. We be...

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