Former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is celebrating his 80th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed politicians of his generation.
Popular politician Bernard Kouchner has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 80th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Kouchner, a cultural icon
Born in Avignon on November 1, 1939, Bernard Kouchner's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Kouchner's not just a great politician, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Bernard hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Bernard Kouchner as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 80.
Happy Birthday, Bernard, you're the best!
Bernard Kouchner career in pictures
- French Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007 - 2010)
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