Georges Pompidou

World Leader

Birthday July 5, 1911

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Montboudif, France

DEATH DATE Apr 2, 1974 (62)

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French politician who was the Prime Minister of France from 1962 to 1968. He was known as a pragmatic leader who attempted to modernize Paris during his tenure in power.

Before Fame

He worked as a literature professor and bank general manager.


He died while in office as President of France and the famed Pompidou Center, the modern art museum in Paris, is named after him.

Family Life

He married Claude Jacqueline Pompidou in 1935; they adopted a son together.

Associated With

He and Nicolas Starkozy have both served as the President of France.