Brigitte Macron

Last updated on 17 July 2017

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] 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]

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Brigitte Macron (July 2017) (cropped).JPG

Early life and education

Brigitte Macron was born Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux in Amiens, France. Her parents were Simone (née Pujol; 1910–1998) and Jean Trogneux (1909–1994), the owners of the five-generation Chocolaterie Trogneux,[3] founded in 1872 in Amiens.[4] The company, now known as Jean Trogneux,[5] is run by her nephew, Jean-Alexandre Trogneux.[3] She was the youngest of her parents' six children.[6]


Brigitte Auzière taught literature at the Collège Lucie-Berger in Strasbourg in the 1980s.[7] By the 1990s, she taught French and Latin at Lycée la Providence, a Jesuit high school in Amiens. It was at that high school that she and Emmanuel Macron first met.[8] He attended her literature classes and she was in charge of the theater class he attended.[9] Their romance was not typical as she was his senior by 24 years and 8 months, and Macron has described it as "a love often clandestine, often hidden, misunderstood by many before imposing itself".[10]


Brigitte Auzière ran for the city council of Truchtersheim in 1989, but lost.[7] It would be the only time she would run for office.[7]

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".[11] 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".[12]

Personal life

On 22 June 1974, she married the banker André-Louis Auzière, with whom she had three children: Sébastien Auzière (born 1975), an engineer, Dr Laurence Auzière-Jourdan (born in 1977), a cardiologist and Tiphaine Auzière (born in 1984), a lawyer.[13] They resided in Truchtersheim until 1991, when they moved to Amiens.[7] She divorced Auzière in 2006 and married Macron in 2007.[14][15]


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  4. ^ "Arras : la chocolaterie Trogneux va déménager sur la place des Héros". La Voix du Nord. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Homepage". Jean Trogneux. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Brigitte TROGNEUX – Fraternelle : l'encyclopédie biographique de l'Homo erectus – Geneanet". Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d Hartzer, Renaud (8 May 2017). "Brigitte Macron a fait ses premiers pas en politique... en Alsace". France 3 Grand Est. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  8. ^ Druckerman, Pamela (2 February 2017). "Sex and the French Elections". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  9. ^ "France's Macron defied parental veto on schoolboy love affair with teacher". Reuters. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  10. ^ Persio, Sofia Lotto (6 February 2017). "Emmanuel Macron: From teacher's pet to teacher's husband to President of France?". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  11. ^ "The Singular Woman Behind France’s Front-Runner". 7 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  12. ^ Pithers, Ellie. "How Brigitte Macron Is Redefining First Lady Dressing". British Vogue. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Brigitte Macron". Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  14. ^ Gerber, Louis. "Emmanuel Macron the new French minister of the economy". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  15. ^ VIDEO. Les images du mariage d'Emmanuel Macron temps de Brigitte Trogneux diffusées. Le Parisien (22 November 2016).

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