Christian PINEAU

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French Minister and Secretary of state (de Gaulle Government), French Minister and Secretary of state (before French Fifth Republic), Member of the French Resistance during World War II

FrenchBorn Christian PINEAU

French Resistance fighter

Born on October 14, 1904 in Chaumont, Haute-Marne , France

Died on April 5, 1995 in Paris , France

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Pineau was born in 1904 in Chaumont-en-Bassigny, Haute-Marne, France. His stepfather was the writer Jean Giraudoux, who was married to Pineau's mother. Later, Christian Pineau would say that it was Giraudoux who gave him his love of writing.



A World War II French Resistance leader and a close ally of Charles de Gaulle, Pineau was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and survived Buchenwald concentration camp.

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Pineau represented the Sarthe department as a Socialist in the French National Assembly from 1946 to 1958. After the war, he served as a minister in French governments, 1945–1958. He was minister of supply in Charles de Gaulle's government (1945) and minister of public works (1947–1950) in various governments.



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