Public Figure Profiles

Lazare Ponticelli

Lazare Ponticelli, Knight of Vittorio Veneto, was at 110, the last surviving officially recognized veteran of the First World War from France and the last poilu of its trenches to die.Born in Italy, he travelled on his own to France at the age of eight. Aged 16, he lied about his age in order to join the French Army at the start of the war in 1914, before being transferred against his will to the Italian Army the following year. After the war, he and his brothers founded the piping and metal work company Ponticelli Frères (Ponticelli Brothers), which produced supplies for the Second World War effort and as of 2021 was still in business. He also worked with the French Resistance against the Nazis.

Ponticelli was the oldest living man of Italian birth and the oldest man living in France at the time of his death. Every Armistice Day until 2007 he attended ceremonies honoring deceased veterans. In his later years, he criticized war, and stored his awards from the First World War in a shoe box. While he felt unworthy of the state funeral the French government offered him, he eventually accepted one. However, he asked that the procession emphasise the common soldiers who died on the battlefield. French president Nicolas Sarkozy honored his wish and dedicated a plaque to them at the procession.

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Some of their strengths

Lazare Ponticelli has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intelligent, Adventurous, Creative, Honest, Strong, and Perseverent.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Lazare Ponticelli is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Lazare Ponticelli well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Lazare Ponticelli as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Stable and Creative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Lazare Ponticelli is someone who thrives in volatile situations, and who tends to be a source of stability and comfort for others who are experiencing challenging times .

They are also someone who is active, giving, optimistic, and cheerful, and who possesses a charisma that attracts friends and admirers.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Lazare Ponticelli tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Lazare Ponticelli's challenges

While Lazare Ponticelli has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Lazare Ponticelli can be Impulsive, Careless, Stubborn, Idle, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Sensitive.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Lazare Ponticelli's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Lazare Ponticelli must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Sensitive and Critical

Lazare Ponticelli is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Lazare Ponticelli also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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