Henri de Gaulle (22 November 1848, Paris - 3 May 1932, Sainte-Adresse) was a French bureaucrat and later a teacher. He was the father of Charles de Gaulle, a military general and President of France.
Henri de Gaulle's father was a graduate of the École Nationale des Chartes. He himself was a volunteer in the Franco-Prussian War; his men chose him as their second lieutenant on several occasions.
A civil administrator in the interior ministry for fifteen years, he resigned his post in 1884 to protest the anti-clerical policies of the Third Republic.
On 2 August 1886, he married his second cousin, Jeanne Maillot (28 April 1860, Lille - 16 July 1940, Sainte-Addresse), with whom he had a daughter and four sons (see de Gaulle family).
A "monarchist in feeling and a republican in thought" (monarchiste de regret et républicain de raison), as he liked to call himself, Henri de Gaulle began working at a Jesuit high school in Paris, teaching French, Latin and Ancient Greek. Among his students were his four sons, as well as Georges Bernanos and the future marshals Philippe Leclerc and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny. He was nicknamed PDG (père de Gaulle - "Father de Gaulle"), but was respected and esteemed for the quality of his teaching.
He retired with his wife to Sainte-Addresse, close to Le Havre, at the home of their daughter Marie-Agnès Cailliau. There, he helped his son Charles de Gaulle refine his first military fortifications.
He died at Sainte-Addresse on 3 May 1932 and is buried there with his wife.
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