Général is the French word for general.
In France, army generals are named after the type of unit they command. In ascending order there are two ranks :
- Général de brigade ("brigade general").
- Général de division ("divisional general").
Officers of the rank of général de division can receive different positions and styles (rang et appellation) :
- Général de corps d'armée ("corps general").
- Général d'armée ("army general").
The appointment of maréchal de France, wearing seven stars, is purely honorary.
- Maréchal de France ("Marshal of France").
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“Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations.”
—Anna Garlin Spencer (18511931)
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