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Benjamin Millepied
(French Dancer and Choreographer Known for His Work in the Movie ‘Black Swan’)
Benjamin Millepied
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
French dancer Benjamin Millepied was initially associated with the New York City Ballet. He launched the LA Dance Project and was the director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet. He gained fame as the choreographer of the iconic movie Black Swan, and later married its lead actor, Natalie Portman.
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Richard II of England
(King of England, Lord of Ireland (1377 - 1399))
Richard II of England
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Birthdate: January 6, 1367
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 14, 1400

Richard II of England was King of England from 1377 to 1399. Also known as Richard of Bordeaux, he was a firm believer in the royal prerogative. He was not popular as a king and was deposed in 1399 and is believed to have been starved to death in captivity. Modern historians believe he may have had a personality disorder.

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Danielle Darrieux
(Actress)
Danielle Darrieux
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Birthdate: May 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 17, 2017
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Soko
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Remarkably Emotional Performances )
Soko
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Birthdate: October 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Soko is a French musician and singer-songwriter. The song We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow, which is part of her debut album I Thought I Was an Alien, reached the ninth position on the Billboard Hot 100. Soko is also a critically acclaimed actress, earning César Award nominations for her performance in films like In the Beginning and The Dancer. 

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Jacques Ellul
(French Philosopher Known for His Study on the Interaction Between Christianity and Politics)
Jacques Ellul
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Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 19, 1994

French philosopher, Christian anarchist, and social scientist Jacques Ellul initially wished to be a naval officer but was pushed to study law. He is best remembered for his iconic volume La Technique, or The Technological Society. He taught social history and the history of law at various universities.

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Rosa Bonheur
(French Artist and Sculptor Known Best as a Painter of Animals)
Rosa Bonheur
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Birthdate: March 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 25, 1899

Rosa Bonheur was a French artist and sculptor whose paintings have been preserved in popular museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée d'Orsay. An influential personality, Bonheur was widely regarded as the 19th century's most popular female painter. An open lesbian, Rosa Bonheur stood out as a groundbreaking individual both in her personal life and her career.

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Elie Okobo
(Basketball player)
Elie Okobo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Joel Ayayi
(Basketball player)
Joel Ayayi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Jean Anouilh
(Dramatist)
Jean Anouilh
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 3, 1987
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Stephen Girard
(American Banker and Philanthropist)
Stephen Girard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1750
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 26, 1831
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Joseph Black
(Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher)
Joseph Black
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 16, 1728
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 6, 1799

Joseph Black was an 18th-century Scottish physicist and chemist. He is remembered for his discoveries of magnesium, specific heat, latent heat, and carbon dioxide. He spent several years of his career as a professor of medicine and chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. In 1783, he became one of the founders of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 

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Adah Isaacs Menken
(Actress)
Adah Isaacs Menken
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Birthdate: June 15, 1835
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 10, 1868
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Alice Isaaz
(Actress)
Alice Isaaz
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Birthdate: July 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Odilon Redon
(Painter)
Odilon Redon
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Birthdate: April 20, 1840
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 6, 1916
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François Mauriac
(Novelist)
François Mauriac
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 1, 1970
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Enzo Fernández
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Enzo Fernández
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries

Enzo Fernández is a French professional footballer. He plays as a midfielder for Ligue 2 club Rodez. He is the eldest son of former footballer Zinedine Zidane and Véronique Fernández. He made his professional debut for Real Madrid Castilla in 2014 and was made one of the team’s vice-captains the following year. His three brothers are also footballers. 

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René Clément
(Film Director)
René Clément
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Birthdate: March 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 17, 1996
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Lou de Laage
(Actress)
Lou de Laage
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Birthdate: April 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Ric Grech
(Guitarist)
Ric Grech
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 17, 1990
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Jean-Luc Nancy
(Philosopher)
Jean-Luc Nancy
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Birthdate: July 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
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Beatrice of England
(Noblewomen)
Beatrice of England
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 25, 1242
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 24, 1275
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Floyd Ayité
(Football player - Attacking midfielder, winger)
Floyd Ayité
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Lucenzo
(Record Producer)
Lucenzo
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ausonius
(Roman Poet and Teacher of Rhetoric)
Ausonius
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0310 AD
Died: 0395 AD
Ausonius was a Roman poet best remembered for his works, Mosella and Ephemeris. Also a teacher of rhetoric, Ausonius worked as a tutor for a brief period to the future emperor Gratian. Gratian liked and respected Ausonius; after becoming the emperor in 375, he started bestowing on Ausonius the highest civil honors.
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David Diop
(French Poet Known for His Contribution to the Négritude Literary Movement)
David Diop
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 29, 1960

David Diop was a French West-African poet best remembered for his role in the Négritude literary movement. Diop's poems, which have been featured in popular magazines like Présence Africaine, are viewed as a criticism of colonialism. David Diop, who worked for the independence of Africa, died at the age of 33 in an air crash.

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Marilyn Lima
(Actress)
Marilyn Lima
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Birthdate: September 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Serge Lama
(Singer)
Serge Lama
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Albert Marquet
(Former painter, associated with the Fauvist movement)
Albert Marquet
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Birthdate: March 27, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 14, 1947
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Eutropius
(French Author)
Eutropius
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Eutropius was an Eastern Roman official who played an important role during Emperor Arcadius' reign. He was a confidante and one of the most important advisors of Arcadius. He also encouraged Gildo's uprising against Stilicho's machinations, thus playing a key role in the Gildonic War. Eutropius was the first eunuch to be appointed as a consul in the Roman Empire. 

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Albert Sarraut
(Former Prime Minister of France (October 1933 – November 1933, January 1936 – June 1936))
Albert Sarraut
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 28, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 26, 1962

Albert Sarraut was a French Radical politician who served as the prime minister twice during the Third Republic. Prior to becoming the prime minister, he held various positions in French politics and was the governor-general of French Indochina for two terms. He retired from politics in the 1940s and took control of the newspaper La Dépêche de Toulouse.

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Alexandre Darracq
(French Investor, Engineer, Cycle Manufacturer and Automobile Manufacturer)
Alexandre Darracq
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 10, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 2, 1931
Alexandre Darracq was a French engineer, investor, cycle manufacturer and automobile manufacturer. He established Automobiles Darracq France in Suresnes and was one of the first to plan mass production of motor vehicles. By 1904, Darracq was producing more than ten percent of all automobiles in France. He also built racing cars and founded a school for racing drivers.
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Jean Decoux
(French Admiral)
Jean Decoux
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 21, 1963
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François Magendie
(French physiologist and a Pioneer of Experimental Physiology)
François Magendie
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 6, 1783
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 7, 1855

François Magendie was a French physiologist and a pioneer of experimental physiology. He is perhaps best remembered as a notorious vivisector who often shocked his contemporaries and general public with live dissections at public lectures. Many scholars and scientists have criticized him for needlessly torturing animals in the name of experiments.

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André Lhote
(French Cubist Painter of Figure Subjects, Portraits, Landscapes and Still Life)
André Lhote
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Birthdate: July 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 24, 1962

André Lhote was a French painter of portraits, figure subjects, still life, and landscapes. Lhote is best remebered for his contribution as a teacher; he taught at several prestigious institutions like the Académie Notre-Dame des Champs and Académie de la Grande Chaumière. He is credited with mentoring many future artists like Kuno Veeber, Simon Elwes, and Erich Carl Hugo Adamson.

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Flora Tristan
(Writer)
Flora Tristan
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 7, 1803
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 14, 1844
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Édouard Molinaro
(Filmmaker)
Édouard Molinaro
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Birthdate: May 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 7, 2013
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Paul Barjon
(French Professional Golfer)
Paul Barjon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Cédric Yambéré
(Central African Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Cédric Yambéré
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Carle Vernet
(Painter)
Carle Vernet
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Birthdate: August 14, 1758
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 17, 1836
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Sessi D'Almeida
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Sessi D'Almeida
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Narcisse Virgilio Díaz
(French Painter)
Narcisse Virgilio Díaz
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Birthdate: August 20, 1807
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 18, 1876

Orphaned at age 10, Barbizon school painter Narcisse Virgilio Díaz also lost one of his legs to a reptile bite. Raised by a Protestant minister, he initially worked in a porcelain factory. Later, a regular at the Paris Salon, he created masterpieces depicting landscapes, gypsies, and musicians.

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Jonathan Ayité
(Togolese Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Jonathan Ayité
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Catulle Mendès
(Poet)
Catulle Mendès
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1841
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 8, 1909
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Georges Descrières
(Actor)
Georges Descrières
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Birthdate: April 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 19, 2013
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Adolphe Dugléré
(Chef Who Believed to Have Created the Dish Pommes Anna)
Adolphe Dugléré
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 3, 1805
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 4, 1884
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Jacques Thibaud
(Violinist)
Jacques Thibaud
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 1, 1953
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Fabien Farnolle
(Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Fabien Farnolle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Charles Tournemire
(Former composer being a set of pieces called L'Orgue mystique)
Charles Tournemire
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 4, 1939
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Jean Cayrol
(French Publisher, Poet, and Writer)
Jean Cayrol
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Birthdate: June 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 10, 2005
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Jean de Labadie
(Priest)
Jean de Labadie
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1610
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 13, 1674