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Petain, Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1951 AD
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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