Brigitte Macron

French teacher

Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron (French pronunciation: ​[bri.ʒit ma.ʁi klodə ma.kʁɔ᷉]; née Trogneux, pronounced [tʁɔ.ɲø], previously Auzière, French pronunciation: ​[o.zjɛːʁ]; born 13 April 1953) is the wife and former high school teacher of Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic.[1]

Brigitte Macron
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Spouse of the President of France
Assumed office
14 May 2017
PresidentEmmanuel Macron
Preceded byJulie Gayet (Acting)
Personal details
Born
Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux

(1953-04-13) 13 April 1953 (age 67)
Amiens, Somme, France
Spouse(s)
André-Louis Auzière
(m. 1974; div. 2006)

Emmanuel Macron (m. 2007)
RelationsJean-Michel Macron (father-in-law)
Children3
ParentsSimone Pujol
Jean Trogneux
ResidenceÉlysée Palace
OccupationHigh school teacher

In 2015, to help support her husband in his political career, she ended her career as a teacher of literature at the elite lycée Saint-Louis de Gonzague in Paris.[2]

Macron ran for the city council of Truchtersheim in Bas-Rhin in 1989, but lost. It would be the only time she would run for office.

In 2017, Brigitte Macron played an active role in her husband's presidential campaign; a top adviser was quoted as saying that "her presence is essential for him".[3] Emmanuel Macron stated that upon his winning of the French presidency, his wife "will have the role that she always had with me, she will not be hidden".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Brigitte Trogneux – La biographie de Brigitte Trogneux avec Gala.fr". Gala.fr (in French). Média Prisma. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. "Brigitte Macron, l'ex-prof de français qui pourrait entrer à l'Elysée". leparisien.fr. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. "The Singular Woman Behind France's Front-Runner". Bloomberg.com. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. Pithers, Ellie. "How Brigitte Macron Is Redefining First Lady Dressing". British Vogue. Retrieved 12 April 2017.