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French general and politician   led Free French in World War II   provisional president of France 1945-1946   prime minister of France 1958-1959   president of France 1959-1969 (1st president of 5th French Republic)   granted independence to Algeria 1962   resigned 1.6 / 5 (..

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French politician   helped draft constitution of 5th French Republic 1958   prime minister of France 1959-1962   opposed Charles de Gaulle's decision to grant independence to Algeria 1962   French economic affairs and finance minister 1966-1968   mayor of Amboise 1966-1989   French foreign minister 1968-1969   French defense minister 1969-1973   ally of ..

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1911 – Born on April 10th in Paris, France. French politician and writer who was the inspirational radio spokesman of Gen. Charles de Gaulle and the French Resistance in broadcasts to Nazi-ruled France from London during World War II.          – He was a radio broadcaster for Free French during Nazi occupation of France. ..

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1909 – Born in Ablon-sur-Seine, Seine-et-Oise on the 17th of April. 1968 – He was president of the French Senate and served twice as the country’s interim president. 1969 – Poher’s first stint as interim president came on 29th of April, when Charles de Gaulle resigned.          – He attempted formally to run for ..

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French general, marshal, politician, traitor, and Nazi collaborator   won battle of Verdun 1916 in World War I   prime minister of France 1940-1944 with Vichy government   signed armistice with Nazi Germany 1940   following World War II, sentenced to death for treason but sentence commuted by Charles de Gaulle to life imprisonment 2 ..

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