He is a son of Edmond Giscard d'Estaing (1892-1982), a French civil servant, and his wife, May Bardoux, who was a daughter of French senator and academicien Jacques Bardoux and a great-granddaughter of French minister of state education Agénor Bardoux .
He is one of the fiercest proponents of the United States of Europe.
He is currently serving as:
In 1952, Giscard married Anne-Aymone Sauvage de Brantes, a daughter of the Marquis de Brantes and his wife, Princess Aymone de Faucigny-Lucinge. They have four children: Valerie-Anne, Henri, Louis and Jacinte.
He is an uncle of French artist Aurore Giscard d'Estaing, who is married to the American actor Timothy Hutton.
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