Henri de Gaulle
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|Henri de Gaulle|
|Born||November 22, 1848
|Died||May 3, 1932
|Occupation||Civil servant, teacher|
|Children||Xavier de Gaulle
Marie-Agnès de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle
Jacques de Gaulle
Pierre de Gaulle
|Parent(s)||Julien Philippe de Gaulle
Joséphine Marie Anne (Maillot) de Gaulle
Henri de Gaulle was born on November 22, 1848 in Paris. His father, Julien Philippe de Gaulle, was an historian. His mother was Joséphine Marie Anne (Maillot) de Gaulle.
He volunteered in the Franco-Prussian War; his men chose him as their second lieutenant on several occasions.
A "monarchist in feeling and a republican in thought" (monarchiste de regret et républicain de raison), as he liked to call himself, Henri de Gaulle began working at a Jesuit high school in Paris, teaching French, Latin and Ancient Greek. Among his students were his four sons, as well as Georges Bernanos and the future marshals Philippe Leclerc and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny. He was nicknamed PDG (père de Gaulle - "Father de Gaulle"), but was respected and esteemed for the quality of his teaching.
On August 2, 1886, he married his second cousin, Jeanne Maillot (28 April 1860, Lille - 16 July 1940, Sainte-Addresse), with whom he had a daughter and four sons:
- Xavier de Gaulle (1887-1955).
- Marie-Agnès de Gaulle (1889-1982).
- Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970).
- Jacques de Gaulle (1893-1946).
- Pierre de Gaulle (1897-1959).
He retired with his wife to Sainte-Adresse, close to Le Havre, at the home of their daughter Marie-Agnès Cailliau. There, he helped his son Charles de Gaulle refine his first military books.
He died at Sainte-Adresse, on 3 May 1932, and is buried there with his wife.