Philippe De Gaulle - Early Life

Early Life

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 Coll├Ęge Stanislas de Paris, where his father had also studied, and subsequently joined the French Navy.

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