Definition of de Gaulle, Charles in English:

de Gaulle, Charles

proper noun

  • (1890–1970), French general and statesman; head of government 1944–46; 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 ˈɡôl/