Philippe Pétain

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Philippe Pétain
Philippe Pétain (en civil, autour de 1930).jpg
Chief o the French State
In office
11 Julie 1940 – 19 August 1944
Precedit biAlbert Lebrun
(Preses o the French Republic)
Succeedit biCharles de Gaulle
(Preses o the Provisional Govrenment)
119th Prime Meenister o Fraunce
In office
16 Juin 1940 – 11 Julie 1940
Precedit biPaul Reynaud
Succeedit biPierre Laval
(as Vice-President o the Cooncil)
Pétain remained the nominal Heid o Govrenment till 18 Aprile 1942
Meenister o War o Fraunce
In office
9 Februar 1934 – 8 November 1934
Prime MeenisterGaston Doumergue
Precedit biJoseph Paul-Boncour
Succeedit biLouis Maurin
Meenister o State
In office
1 Juin 1935 – 7 Juin 1935
Prime MeenisterFernand Bouisson
Personal details
BornHenri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain
24 Aprile 1856
Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Pas-de-Calais, Seicont French Empire
Dee'd23 Julie 1951(1951-07-23) (aged 95)
Île d'Yeu, Vendée, Fraunce
Spoose(s)Eugénie Hardon Pétain
ReligionRoman Catholicism
AwairdsMarshal o Fraunce
Legion o Honor
Militar Medal (Spain)
Militar service
Allegiance French Third Republic
 Vichy Fraunce
Service/branchFrench Airmy
Years o service1876–1944
RankGénéral de division
Battles/warsBattle o Verdun
Rif Wars, Morocco

Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain (24 Aprile 1856 – 23 Julie 1951), generally kent as Philippe Pétain (French: [fi.lip pe.tɛ̃]), Marshal Pétain (Maréchal Pétain or The Lion of Verdun), wis a French general who reached the distinction o Marshal o Fraunce, an wis later Chief o State o Vichy Fraunce (Chef de l'État Français), frae 1940 tae 1944.