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Georges Pompidou

French President Georges Pompidou

Profession: French President


Biography: Prime Minister of France from 1962 to 1968, holding the longest tenure in this position, and later President of the French Republic from 1969 until his death.

Born: July 5, 1911
Birthplace: Paris, France

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: April 2, 1974 (aged 62)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1962-04-14 Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré
  • 1966-01-08 Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government
  • 1967-04-06 Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government
  • 1968-05-13 1,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles de Gaulle & Georges Pompidou
  • 1969-06-20 Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

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