Emmanuel Macron Biography: Birth, Age, Education, Career, Political Party, Wife, Children, Honours, and more about French President

As Emmanuel Macron is all set to lead the nation for the second term, we look at his life, career, honours, decorations and more.
Emmanuel Macron Biography: Birth, Age, Education, Career, Political Party, Wife, Children, Honours, and more about French President
Emmanuel Macron Biography: Birth, Age, Education, Career, Political Party, Wife, Children, Honours, and more about French President

Emmanuel Macron Biography: Emmanuel Macron has been re-elected for the second term as the French President. He defeated his arch-rival Marine Le Pen by a significant margin. With his re-election to the office, he becomes the first French President to secure a second term for two decades. 

"After 5 years of transformations, happy and difficult times, exceptional crises too, I want to thank the French men and women who have placed their trust in me to preside over our Republic for the next 5 years," wrote Emmanuel Macron on Twitter after winning France Presidential Election 2022. 

As Macron is all set to lead the nation for the second term, we look at his life, career, honours, decorations and more. 

Who is Emmanuel Macron?

Birth 21 December 1977
Age 44 years
Parents

Françoise Macron (Mother)

Jean-Michel Macron (Father)

Education

Paris Institue of Political Studies

University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Amiens Conservatory

Lycée Henri-IV

Lycée la Providence

Profession Politician
Political Party

La République En Marche! (2016–present)

Socialist Party (2006–2009)

Independent (2009–2016)

Wife Brigitte Trogneux (married 2007)
Children None
Twitter  @EmmanuelMacron

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Emmanuel Macron Biography: Birth, Age, and Education

Emmanuel Macron was born on 21 December 1977 in Amiens to Françoise Macron and Jean-Michel Macron. His father is a professor of neurology at the University of Picardy while his mother is a physician.

44-year-old Macron did his schooling at Lycée la Providence in Amiens and Lycée Henri-IV in Paris. He holds a diploma in piano studies from Amiens Conservatory and a DEA degree in philosophy from the  University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense. Macron obtained a master's degree in Public Affairs from the Paris Institue of Political Studies and graduated from the École Nationale d'administration. 

Emmanuel Macron Career

Emmanuel Macron was appointed as a deputy secretary-general by President François Hollande after he was elected in May 2012. In 2014, Macron was appointed to the French Cabinet as the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs by then Prime Minister Manuel Valls. During his two-year stint in the Cabinet, he launched several business-friendly reforms. 

Emmanuel Macron resigned from the Cabinet in 2016 to run for the 2017 French Presidential election on En Marche! ticket. He won the presidential election with a 66.1% vote, thereby defeating arch-rival Marine Le Pen. He is the youngest President in the history of France. 

He was re-elected for a second term by defeating Marine Le Pen in the 2022 France Presidential Election. With this, he became the first person in the history of France to be re-elected as the President. 

During his stint as French President, Emmanuel Macron has brought about several reforms in labour laws, taxation, pensions and a transition to renewable energy. 

He has led the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vaccination drive. He has inked several bilateral treaties with countries such as Italy and Germany and called for reforms to the European Union. He oversaw the dispute between Australia and US over the trilateral AUKUS security pact.

Under his leadership, France continued its involvement in the Syrian civil war and is in solidarity with Ukraine to help Russian de-escalation. 

Emmanuel Macron Wife and Children

Emmanuel is married to his former teacher Brigitte Trogneux. The two met at the theatre workshop where Trogneux was the trainer. At that time, Macron was 15-year-old while his teacher was 39-year-old. 

Macron's parents initially attempted to separate the two by sending their ward to Paris for his final year of schooling. However, after his graduation, the couple reunited and hitched in 2017. 

Brigitte Trogneux has three children from her previous marriage and Macron doesn't have a child of his own. 

During the 2017 presidential campaign, Trogneux helped Macron in improving his public speaking skills. 

Emmanuel Macron Honours

1- Grand Master & Grand Cross of the National Order of the Legion of Honour in May 2017. 

2- Grand Master & Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit in May 2017. 

3- Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in July 2021. 

4- Grand Cross of the National Order of the Ivory Coast in December 2019.

5- Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold in November 2018.

6- Grand Order of Mugunghwa in October 2018.

7- Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose with Collar in August 2018. 

8- Knight of the Order of the Elephant in August 2018. 

9- Grand Cross of the National Order of the Lion in February 2018.

10- Grand Cordon of the Order of the Republic of Tunisia in January 2018. 

11- Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer in September 2017. 

12- Commander of the Order of the British Empire in June 2014. 

13- Grand Officer of the Order of the Southern Cross in December 2012. 

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