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 bi Albert Lebrun
(Preses o the French Republic)
Succeedit bi Charles de Gaulle
(Preses o the Provisional Govrenment)
119th Prime Meenister o Fraunce
In office
16 Juin 1940 – 11 Julie 1940
Precedit bi Paul Reynaud
Succeedit bi Pierre 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 Meenister Gaston Doumergue
Precedit bi Joseph Paul-Boncour
Succeedit bi Louis Maurin
Meenister o State
In office
1 Juin 1935 – 7 Juin 1935
Prime Meenister Fernand Bouisson
Personal details
Born Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain
24 Aprile 1856
Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Pas-de-Calais, Seicont French Empire
Dee'd 23 Julie 1951(1951-07-23) (aged 95)
Île d'Yeu, Vendée, Fraunce
Spoose(s) Eugénie Hardon Pétain
Religion Roman Catholicism
Awairds Marshal o Fraunce
Legion o Honor
Militar Medal (Spain)
Militar service
Allegiance  French Third Republic
 Vichy Fraunce
Service/branch French Airmy
Years o service 1876–1944
Rank Général de division
Battles/wars Battle 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.