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Emmanuel Macron

President of France Emmanuel Macron

Profession: President of France


Why Famous: The youngest president in the history of France, Macron and his centrist En Marche movement swept to victory in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections, defeating far right candidate Marine Le Pen.

He previously served in the government of his predecessor, Francois Hollande.

Born: December 21, 1977
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Age: 43 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 2007-10-20 Future French President Emmanuel Macron (30) marries teacher Brigitte Trogneux (54)

Historical Events

  • 2017-05-07 Emmanuel Macron wins France's presidential election defeating Marine Le Pen
  • 2017-06-18 French President Emmanuel Macron's party La République en Marche and allies win a majority in 2nd round French legislative elections
  • 2017-07-03 French President Emmanuel Macron speech at Palace of Versailles proposes radical government changes, including reduction of MPs
  • 2017-07-13 US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron
  • 2018-04-24 US President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner for visiting French President Emmanuel Macron
  • 2018-07-03 French President Emmanuel Macron visits the New Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos during his two-day tour of Nigeria
  • 2018-09-20 EU leaders, including Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron, criticize Theresa May's Brexit plan at a summit in Salzburg, Austria
  • 2018-11-15 Africa's fastest train between Casablanca and Tangier in Morocco at 320km (198 miles) inaugurated by King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron
  • 2018-12-04 French President Emmanuel Macron drops controversial rise in fuel tax after three weeks of mass protests
  • 2018-12-10 Emmanuel Macron announces in TV address rise in minimum wage and tax concessions after weeks of civil unrest
  • 2019-05-15 Five of world's biggest tech companies pledge to tackle extremist material at "The Christchurch Call" initiative in Paris hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron
  • 2020-10-14 French president Emmanuel Macron announces a public health emergency and a curfew of 9 pm for nine cities due to surge in COVID-19 cases
  • 2020-10-28 French President Emmanuel Macron announces France will enter a new 4-week lockdown October 30 in televised address

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