Definition of de Gaulle, Charles in English:

de Gaulle, Charles

proper noun

  • (1890–1970), French general and statesman, head of government 1944–6, president 1959–69; full name Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle. A wartime organizer of the Free French movement, he is remembered particularly for his assertive foreign policy and for quelling the student uprisings and strikes of May 1968.

Pronunciation

de Gaulle, Charles

/də ɡol//də ˈɡɔːl//də ˈɡəʊl/