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de Gaulle(də gōl′, gôl′), Charles André Joseph Marie 1890-1970.
French general and politician. During World War II he gained popularity as the leader of Free French forces in exile. After a self-imposed retirement, he became the first president (1959-1969) of the Fifth Republic and led the country through its turbulent withdrawal from Algeria.
de Gaulle(French də ɡol)
(Biography) Charles (André Joseph Marie) (ʃarl). 1890–1970, French general and statesman. During World War II, he refused to accept Pétain's armistice with Germany and founded the Free French movement in England (1940). He was head of the provisional governments (1944–46) and, as first president of the Fifth Republic (1959–69), he restored political and economic stability to France
de Gaulle(də ˈgoʊl, ˈgɔl)
Charles André Joseph Marie, 1890–1970, French general: president 1959–69.