A portrait of Charles de Gaulle.
de Gaulle definition by Webster's New World
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de Gaulle, Charles (André Joseph Marie) 1890-1970; Fr. general & statesman: president of France (1959-69)
de Gaulle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Charles André Joseph Marie 1890-1970.
French general and politician. During World War II he gained enormous popularity as the leader of Free French forces in exile. Later, after years of self-imposed retirement, he emerged as the first president (1959-1969) of the Fifth Republic and led the country through its turbulent withdrawal from Algeria.