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Christian Pineau

Christian Pineau (October 14, 1904 - April 5, 1995) was a noted French Resistance fighter.

He was born in Chaumont-en-Bassigny[?], Haute-Marne, France.

World War II French Resistance fighter and a close ally of Charles de Gaulle, he was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and survived Buchenwald concentration camp.

After the war, he served as a Minister in French governments between 1945-1958. As Foreign Minister (February 1956 - May 1958), he was responsible for handling the Suez canal crisis and negotiating the Treaty of Rome.

He is buried in Le Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.



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