It has been exactly 49 long years since Former French President Charles de Gaulle died in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises on November 9, 1970 at the age of 79. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed political figures of his generation.
Today, fans of Charles de Gaulle along with the rest of the world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
de Gaulle, a cultural icon
Born Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle in Lille on November 22, 1890, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. de Gaulle was not just a great political figure, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 49 years since the tragic loss of Charles de Gaulle and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Charles de Gaulle is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Charles de Gaulle.
Charles de Gaulle career in pictures
- President of France (1959 - 1969)
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