Find out more about the greatest 19th Century French Writers, including Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Alexandre Dumas, Thérèse of Lisieux and Marcel Proust.
Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade
02 June 1740
Erotic Novelist
Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
24 July 1802
 

Victor HugoVictor Hugo
26 February 1802
Author & Poet

Jules VerneJules Verne
08 February 1828
Writer

Marcel ProustMarcel Proust
10 July 1871
French novelist

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804
 
Emile ZolaEmile Zola
02 April 1840
French novelist

Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud
20 October 1854
Poet

ColetteColette
28 January 1873
Novelist
Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire
09 April 1821
Poet

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
12 December 1821
Novelist, Writer

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
04 September 1896
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre

Henri BergsonHenri Bergson
18 October 1859
Philosopher and Writer

Paul VerlainePaul Verlaine
30 March 1844
Poet
Andre BretonAndre Breton
19 February 1896
Founder of Surrealism

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870
Writer

Andre GideAndre Gide
22 November 1869
 

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet
Anatole FranceAnatole France
16 April 1844
Writer

Alexander BerkmanAlexander Berkman
21 November 1870
Editor
Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer

Stéphane MallarméStéphane Mallarmé
18 March 1842
Poet

Paul ValeryPaul Valery
30 October 1871
Poet
Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset
11 December 1810
Dramatist, Poet, Novelist

Élisée ReclusElisee Reclus
15 March 1830
Geographer, Anarchist, Writer
Oscar MiloszOscar Milosz
28 May 1877
Poet

Maurice LeblancMaurice Leblanc
11 November 1864
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer

Auguste EscoffierAuguste Escoffier
28 October 1846
Chef
Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
15 July 1848
Economist, Writer, Philosopher, Sociologist,

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Guillaume ApollinaireGuillaume Apollinaire
25 August 1880
Poet
Alexandre Dumas, filsAlexandre Dumas, fils
27 July 1824
Author

Eliphas LeviEliphas Levi
08 February 1810
Philosopher, Non-fiction writer, Occultist

Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
14 July 1816
Racial theorist, Philosopher, Writer, Diplomat,

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
02 November 1847
Philosopher, Engineer, Sociologist, Writer, Trade
Paul LangevinPaul Langevin
23 January 1872
Physicist, Professor, Chemist, Philosopher of
Paul CottinPaul Cottin
05 June 1856
Writer

Princess Marie BonapartePrincess Marie Bonaparte
02 July 1882
Author

Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
20 April 1868
Author

Allan KardecAllan Kardec
03 October 1804
Writer, Teacher, Philosopher
Emmanuel Joseph SieyèsEmmanuel Joseph Sieyès
03 May 1748
Writer

Romain RollandRomain Rolland
29 January 1866
Writer, Playwright, Essayist, Historian, Novelist,

Joris-Karl HuysmansJoris-Karl Huysmans
05 February 1848
Writer, Art critic, Novelist

Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film

Théophile GautierThéophile Gautier
31 August 1811
writer, journalist, playwright, literary critic,
Marc BlochMarc Bloch
06 July 1886
Historian, Medievalist, University teacher, Writer

Gaston LerouxGaston Leroux
06 May 1868
Journalist, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Gaston BachelardGaston Bachelard
27 June 1884
Philosopher, Poet, Writer, University teacher

Claude CahunClaude Cahun
25 October 1894
Artist, Photographer, Writer

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
03 October 1897
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Poet, Novelist,
Jacques MaritainJacques Maritain
18 November 1882
Philosopher, Educationist, Writer

Edmond RostandEdmond Rostand
01 April 1868
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Essayist, Screenwriter
Francis PicabiaFrancis Picabia
22 January 1879
Painter, Writer, Screenwriter, Poet

Jean-Baptiste SayJean-Baptiste Say
05 January 1767
Economist, Politician, Writer, Professor,

Pierre Samuel du Pont de NemoursPierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours
14 December 1739
Economist

Anthelme Brillat-SavarinAnthelme Brillat-Savarin
01 April 1755
Author

Adah Isaacs MenkenAdah Isaacs Menken
15 June 1835
Actress
Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry
08 September 1873
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist

George du MaurierGeorge du Maurier
06 March 1834
Writer, Illustrator

Jules MicheletJules Michelet
21 August 1798
Historian, Archivist, Writer, Diarist, Professor,

Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée
28 September 1803
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Historian,
Nino FerrerNino Ferrer
15 August 1934
Singer-songwriter

Freya StarkFreya Stark
31 January 1893
Explorer
Gabriel MarcelGabriel Marcel
07 December 1889
Playwright, Philosopher, Writer, University

François GuizotFrançois Guizot
04 October 1787
Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Translator,

François MauriacFrançois Mauriac
11 October 1885
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Playwright,
Louis BlancLouis Blanc
29 October 1811
Journalist, Politician, Historian, Writer

Comte de LautréamontComte de Lautréamont
04 April 1846
Poet, Writer
Max JacobMax Jacob
12 July 1876
Painter, Poet, Writer, Literary critic

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse KarrJean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
24 November 1808
Journalist, Writer, Novelist

Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
06 August 1868
Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet
Maurice de VlaminckMaurice de Vlaminck
04 April 1876
Painter, Writer, Sculptor, Graphic artist

Henry Gauthier-VillarsHenry Gauthier-Villars
08 August 1859
Writer
Jean GionoJean Giono
30 March 1895
Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist

René ClairRené Clair
11 November 1898
Screenwriter, Actor, Film director, Film producer,

Liane de PougyLiane de Pougy
02 July 1869
Vedette

Robert de MontesquiouRobert de Montesquiou
07 March 1855
Poet
Charles PéguyCharles Péguy
07 January 1873
Poet
Flora TristanFlora Tristan
07 April 1803
Writer

Adele FoucherAdele Foucher
27 September 1803
Writer

Kathleen O'MearaKathleen O'Meara
1839 AD
Writer

Georges BernanosGeorges Bernanos
20 February 1888
Author
Pierre LotiPierre Loti
14 January 1850
Writer, Q3349700, Novelist, Essayist, Diarist,

Camille FlammarionCamille Flammarion
26 February 1842
astronomer, writer, balloonist, science fiction

Frieda LawrenceFrieda Lawrence
11 August 1879
Writer

Auguste MaquetAuguste Maquet
13 September 1813
Writer

OuidaOuida
01 January 1839
Novelist
Sully PrudhommeSully Prudhomme
16 March 1839
Poet, Writer, Essayist, Diarist

Blaise CendrarsBlaise Cendrars
01 September 1887
War correspondent, Journalist, Poet, Writer,
Elizabeth of the TrinityElizabeth of the Trinity
18 July 1880
Writer

Jean de BrunhoffJean de Brunhoff
09 December 1899
Writer
J. Hector St. John de CrèvecœurJ. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur
31 December 1735
Writer
Marquis de CustineMarquis de Custine
18 March 1790
Writer