Bigeard, Marcel

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Name
Bigeard, Marcel Gender: M
Marcel Maurice Bigeard
born on 14 February 1916 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Toul, France, 48n41, 5e54
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°59' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°26 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°31'



Marcel Bigeard
photo: Mztourist, license gfdl

Biography

French military, a General and State Secretary of Defense.

He was one of France's most decorated career soldiers, known as the "world's best paratrooper." Charles DeGaulle dubbed him a hero; he had been wounded several times and escaped from prisoner-of-war camps on three different occasions. He fought with French Resistance forces during WWII, parachuted with his troops into Indochina, fighting the Vietnamese in the early 1950s and led his paratroopers into Algiers in 1957.

He died at age 94 on June 18, 2010 in Toul, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 18 June 2010 in Toul (Age 94)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Barbault quotes B.R. in CA No.67 and No.75

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Decorated paratrooper)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (General)
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (State Secretary of Defence)

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