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Gaulle, Charles de

Date of birth:
November 22nd, 1890 (Lille, France)
Date of death:
November 9th, 1970 (Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, France)
Buried on:
Grave Charles de Gaulle Colombey-les-Deux-Églises
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

Charles de Gaulle, a veteran from WW1, was the commander-in-chief of the Free French Forces during the Second World War. He became president of France on 8 January 1959.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1915
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1919
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Awarded on:
1920
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
Awarded on:
1934
Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1945
Legion of Merit - Chief Commander (LoM - CC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Grand Maître du Ordre de la Libération
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Last order awarded.
Grand Croix de l'ordre du Dragon d'Annam
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Grootofficier in de Leopoldsorde / Grand officier de l'Ordre de Léopold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1959
Awarded on:
1963
Grand Croix de l'Ordre National du Mérite

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