Yvonne de Gaulle

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Yvonne de Gaulle : biography

22 May 1900 – 8 November 1979

Yvonne de Gaulle (born Yvonne Charlotte Anne Marie Vendroux; 22 May 1900 – 8 November 1979) was the wife of Charles de Gaulle. They were married on April 7, 1921. She was sometimes known as "Tante Yvonne" ("Aunt Yvonne"). She is known for the quote, "The presidency is temporary—but the family is permanent." She and her husband narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on August 22, 1962, when their Citroën DS was targeted by machine gun fire arranged by Jean Bastien-Thiry at the Petit-Clamart.

The couple had three children: Philippe (b. 1921), Élisabeth (b. 1924), and Anne (1928–1948), who was born with Down syndrome. Yvonne de Gaulle set up a charity, , to help children with disabilities.


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