De Gaulle was born in Paris on 28 December 1921, the eldest child and only son of Charles de Gaulle, then a commandant in the French Army and his wife Yvonne. He was baptised on 8 June of the following year in the Church of St. Francis Xavier in the 7th arrondissement. He was educated at the Collège Stanislas de Paris, where his father had also studied, and subsequently joined the French Navy.
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