Chodron de Courcel, Geoffroy

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Chodron de Courcel, Geoffroy Gender: M
Louis Geoffroy Chodron de Courcel
born on 11 September 1912 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Tours, France, 47n23, 0e41
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°28' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°37 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°16'


French nobleman, soldier and diplomat.

He was Aide-de-Camp to Charles de Gaulle in 1940 and escaped to England with the General on 17 June 1940 with the help of General Sir Edward Spears. Geoffroy Chodron was the first officer to sign up with the Free French Forces, established by De Gaulle when he was in London.

From 1941 he served as De Gaulle’s private secretary and would later command a squadron of the 1er régiment de marche de Spahis marocains (1st Spahi Regiment), formed out of other units.

After the War, he returned to the French Foreign Ministry before holding several important appointments, including that of Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 16 March 1962 until 20 April 1972.

He died on 9 December 1992 in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'Compagnes de la Libération' pdf file, p. 73.


  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Compagnon de la Libération)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat