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Nicolas Sarkozy

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
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Full Name: Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa
Profession: President of France

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: Served as the 23rd President of France from 16 May 2007 until 15 May 2012.

During his term, he faced the late-2000s financial crisis (followed by the recession and the debt crisis caused by it) and the Arab Spring (especially in Tunisia, Libya, and Syria).

Born: January 28, 1955
Birthplace: Paris, France
Age: 66 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 2008-02-02 23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

Historical Events

  • 2007-05-16 Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France
  • 2014-07-02 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors

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