Valéry Giscard d’Estaing

Republic of Guinea stamp of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and Sekou Toure c. 1979, photo by Andrey_KZ/

Birth Name: Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d’Estaing

Place of Birth: Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Date of Birth: 2 February, 1926

Ethnicity: French, as well as one sixteenth Italian

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing is a French politician. He served as President of France and Co-Prince of Andorra, from 27 May, 1974 to 21 May, 1981. He was also Minister of Finance, from 18 January, 1962 to 8 January, 1966, and again from 20 June, 1969 to 27 May, 1974, and Mayor of Chamalières, from 15 September, 1967 to 19 May, 1974, among other duties.

His father, Jean Edmond Lucien Giscard d’Estaing, was a high-ranking civil servant, from Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne. His mother, Marthe Clémence Jacqueline Marie (Bardoux), was a native of Paris.

President Giscard d’Estaing is married to Anne-Aymone Marie Josèphe Christiane Sauvage de Brantès, with whom he has four children. His niece, illustrator Aurore Giscard d’Estaing, is married to American actor Timothy Hutton.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, François Giscard (died 7 March 1680, Marvejols, Lozère).

President Giscard d’Estaing’s paternal grandfather was Valéry Giscard (the son of Jean Jacques Théodore Giscard and Marie-Anne Bernardine de Lussigny). Valéry was born in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France. Théodore was the son of Marie Barthélémy Martial Giscard and Gilberte Elisabeth Marguerite Cousin de la Tour Fondue. President Giscard d’Estaing’s great-grandmother Marie-Anne was the daughter of Jean Philippe Joseph de Lussigny and Bernardine Beille.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s paternal grandmother was Marie Louise Monteil (the daughter of Jean Marie Edmond Monteil and Rose Charlotte Ansaldi). President Giscard d’Estaing’s grandmother Marie Louise was born in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France. Edmond was the son of Antoine Monteil and Marie Madeleine “Mélanie” Berthier. Charlotte was the daughter of an Italian emigrant, Guglielmo (or Guillaume in French) Ansaldi, of Florence, and of Bernardine Rodde.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s maternal grandfather was Achille Octave Marie Jacques Bardoux (the daughter of Benjamin Joseph Agénor Bardoux and Clémence Sophie Lucie Villa). Achille was born in Versailles, Île-de-France, France. Agénor was the son of Jacques Bardoux and Thérèse Ursule Pignet. Clémence was the daughter of Achille Villa and Sophie Louise Marie Bimar.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s maternal grandmother was Henriette Marie Geneviève Picot (the daughter of Georges Marie René Picot and Marthe Joséphine Marie Adélaïde Camille Amélie Bachasson de Montalivet). Henriette was born in Paris, Île-de-France, France. Georges was the son of Charles Picot and Marie Renée Henriette Bidois. Marthe was the daughter of Marthe Camille Bachasson and Clémentine Françoise Paillard-Ducléré.

President Giscard d’Estaing’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced to his fifth great-grandmother, Anne Romé (c. 1714 – 10 January 1778, Le Mans).

Source: Genealogy of Valéry Giscard d’Estaing –

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  1. Akwaba says:

    Very colonialist picture

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