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French politician and the former First Lady of France
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Bernadette Chirac was born in Paris on 18 May 1933. She was the daughter of Jean-Louis Chodron de Courcel (1907-1985), a sales director, and Marguerite de Brondeau d'Urtières (1910-2000). She was the oldest of three children: her sister Catherine was born in 1946 and her brother Jérôme in 1948.
She was born to a devout catholic family and received a strict education from her mother. Her father was called into the French Army in 1939 and imprisoned in Germany during the Second World War until 1945. In June 1940, she fled into exile with her mother to Lot-et-Garonne, where she attended the Sainte-Marthe school in Agen. From 1941 to 1943, after the occupation of the zone libre, they fled again to Gien in the Loiret. There she attended Sainte-Marie-des-Fleurs-et-des-Fruits school until the return of her father in 1945. The family settled in the sixth arrondissement of Paris. She ultimately started at the Paris Institute of Political Studies in 1950 where she met her future husband but did not graduate.
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