Bernadette Chirac facts for kids
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|Spouse of the President of France|
17 May 1995 – 16 May 2007
|Preceded by||Danielle Mitterand|
|Succeeded by||Cécilia Sarkozy|
Bernadette Thérèse Marie Chodron de Courcel
18 May 1933
(m. 1956; his death 2019)
|Relations||Claude Chirac (daughter)
Martin Rey-Chirac (grandson)
Anh Dao Traxel (adoptive daughter)
|Residence||Quai Voltaire, Paris (personal)
Bity Castle, Sarran, Corrèze (personal)
Post-First Lady roles
Since 2001, Bernadette has been a leading member of the "Pièces Jaunes" (Yellow Coins), a charity that aids children in French hospitals by collecting small change. On 3 September 2007, she became the president of the "Fondation Claude-Pompidou" (Claude Pompidou Foundation), following the death of its founder, Claude Pompidou.
She also helped her husband's being elected in 1995 and is herself an elected official in Corrèze, the couple's home département.
- 2001: Bernadette Chirac by Bertrand Meyer-Stabley (Perrin Edition)
- 2006: La Fille de Cœur by Anh Đào Traxel (Flammarion Editions) (a biography of the Chirac family by their foster daughter).
- 2001: Conversation by Bernadette Chirac, with Patrick de Carolis, (Plon Editions)
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