50 Famous People from France

Can you name 50 famous people from France?
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Last updated: February 16, 2023
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Four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion
Alain Prost
Star of the movie Léon: The Professional
Jean Reno
Regarded as one of the greatest players in handball history
Nikola Karabatic
Director or producer of the films The Big Blue and La Femme Nikita
Luc Besson
Founder of fashion brand of leather goods
Louis Vuitton
Author of The Stranger
Albert Camus
Author of Tartuffe, ‎Don Juan and ‎The Misanthrope
Actress who won Oscar for Best Actress for playing in the movie La Vie en Rose
Marion Cotillard
Philosopher famous for his criticism of the Roman Catholic Church
Architect and engineer, designed the famous tower for the world expo in Paris
Gustave Eiffel
Heroine of France for her role in the Hundred Years War
Joan of Arc
Played 17 seasons for San Antonio Spurs in the NBA
Tony Parker
Actress who played in Braveheart and The World Is Not Enough
Sophie Marceau
Author of the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo
Astrologer, physician and reputed seer, best known for his book Les Prophéties
Naval officer and explorer who studied the sea and all forms of life in water
Jacques Cousteau
Painter whose most famous paintings include the Waterlily pond in Giverny
Claude Monet
Scientist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination
Louis Pasteur
One of the best football players in the world who plays for PSG since 2017
Kylian Mbappé
One of the biggest French film stars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s
Jean-Paul Belmondo
His best known philosophical statement is "cogito, ergo sum"
Rene Descartes
The ruler of France, considered to be the longest ruling monarch in Europe
Louis XIV
Author of the novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Jules Verne
Actress who won Oscar for playing in The English Patient
Juliette Binoche
President of France since 2017
Emmanuel Macron
Nominated for Oscar for Best Actor for movie Cyrano de Bergerac
Gerard Depardieu
French fashion designer and businesswoman in the post-World War I era
Coco Chanel
Actor, director and footballer who played for Manchester United
Eric Cantona
Footballer who won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1983, 1984 and 1985
Michel Platini
Actress known as one of the sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s
Brigitte Bardot
Painter who created Woman with a Hat, The Joy of Life and Nu bleu
Henri Matisse
Author of the novel Father Goriot
Honore de Balzac
Unit of pressure was named after him.
Blaise Pascal
The architect of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror
Maximilien Robespierre
One of Europe's most prominent actors and screen sex symbols in 1960s and 1970s
Alain Delon
Author of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
Composer with one of his most famous works the Mazurka
Claude Debussy
Racer who won World Rally Championship a record 9 times in a row
Sebastien Loeb
Composer and pianist of the famous Bolero
Maurice Ravel
First French actor who won Academy Award for Best Actor (The Artist)
Jean Dujardin
Actress who played Amélie Poulain in 2001 movie
Audrey Tautou
DJ who performed the official song for the UEFA 2016
David Guetta
President of France from 1981 until 1995
Francois Mitterrand
International singer-songwriter and cabaret performer
Edith Piaf
Statesman who led Free France against Nazi Germany in World War II
Charles de Gaulle
First person who mapped the St Lawrence River in Northern America.
Jacques Cartier
Writer of The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Painter who is considered as a bridge between Impressionism and Cubism
Paul Cezanne
Military leader during the French Revolution and the first 'Emperor of the French'
Napoleon Bonaparte
FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003
Zinedine Zidane
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