Discover the notable alumni of École Normale Supérieure. The list includes people like Bernard-Henri Lévy, Jacques Rancière, Édouard Louis, Jeanne Balibar & Julia Cagé. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, miscellaneous and leaders etc.
Thomas PikettyThomas Piketty
07 May 1971, French
Economist
Bernard-Henri LévyBernard-Henri Lévy
05 November 1948, Algerian
Intellectual

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
17 January 1937, French
Philosopher

Jacques RancièreJacques Rancière
10 June 1940, Algerian
Philosopher

Marc BlochMarc Bloch
06 July 1886, French
Historian

Michel Marcel NavratilMichel Marcel Navratil
12 June 1908, French
Disaster survivor
Édouard LouisÉdouard Louis
30 October 1992, French
Writer

Raymond AronRaymond Aron
14 March 1905, French
Philosopher

Jeanne BalibarJeanne Balibar
13 April 1968, French
Actress
Julia CagéJulia Cagé
17 February 1984, French
Economist

Pierre JanetPierre Janet
30 May 1859, French
Psychologist
Charles PéguyCharles Péguy
07 January 1873, French
Poet

Jacques HadamardJacques Hadamard
08 December 1865, French
Mathematician

Gilbert SimondonGilbert Simondon
02 October 1924, French
Philosopher

Georges CanguilhemGeorges Canguilhem
04 June 1904, French
Philosopher

Marcel DéatMarcel Déat
07 March 1894, French
Politician
François LaruelleFrançois Laruelle
22 August 1937, French
Philosopher

Antoine-Augustin CournotAntoine-Augustin Cournot
28 August 1801, French
Philosopher

Roger CailloisRoger Caillois
03 March 1913, French
literary critic

Jacques Le GoffJacques Le Goff
01 January 1924, French
Historian
Pierre DuhemPierre Duhem
09 June 1861, French
Historian

Paul Vidal de La BlachePaul Vidal de La Blache
22 January 1845, French
Geographer
Henri CartanHenri Cartan
08 July 1904, French
Mathematician

Lucien FebvreLucien Febvre
22 July 1878, French
Historian

René ThomRené Thom
02 September 1923, French
Mathematician
Édouard HerriotÉdouard Herriot
05 July 1872, French
Politician

Maurice BardècheMaurice Bardèche
01 October 1907, French
Art critic
Gaston MasperoGaston Maspero
23 June 1846, French
Egyptologist

Emmanuel Le Roy LadurieEmmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
19 July 1929, French
Historian

Jean HyppoliteJean Hyppolite
08 January 1907, French
Philosopher
Paul PainlevéPaul Painlevé
05 December 1863, French
Mathematician

Continue Reading Below
Jean DieudonnéJean Dieudonné
01 July 1906, French
Mathematician
Émile ChartierÉmile Chartier
03 March 1868, French
Philosopher

Jacques SoustelleJacques Soustelle
03 February 1912, French
Anthropologist

André Comte-SponvilleAndré Comte-Sponville
12 March 1952, French
Philosopher

Jean-François RevelJean-François Revel
19 January 1924, French
Journalist
Victor CousinVictor Cousin
28 November 1792, French
Philosopher
Wendelin WernerWendelin Werner
23 September 1968, German, French
Mathematician

Lucien Lévy-BruhlLucien Lévy-Bruhl
10 April 1857, French
Scholar

Laurent LafforgueLaurent Lafforgue
06 November 1966, French
Mathematician

Stéphane HesselStéphane Hessel
20 October 1917, German, French
Diplomat
Émile PicardÉmile Picard
24 July 1856, French
Mathematician

Maurice GenevoixMaurice Genevoix
29 November 1890, French
Author

Maurice BlondelMaurice Blondel
02 November 1861, French
Philosopher

Jules RomainsJules Romains
26 August 1885, French
Poet

Pierre BrossolettePierre Brossolette
25 June 1903, French
Journalist
Numa Denis Fustel de CoulangesNuma Denis Fustel de Coulanges
18 March 1830, French
Historian

Maurice René FréchetMaurice René Fréchet
02 September 1878, French
Mathematician
Jean-Christophe YoccozJean-Christophe Yoccoz
29 May 1957, French
Mathematician

Thomas Jan StieltjesThomas Jan Stieltjes
29 December 1856, French, Dutch
Mathematician

André TardieuAndré Tardieu
22 September 1876, French
Politician
Jean RichepinJean Richepin
04 February 1849, French
Poet

Édouard GoursatÉdouard Goursat
21 May 1858, French
Mathematician
Émile FaguetÉmile Faguet
17 December 1847, French
Author

Léon BrunschvicgLéon Brunschvicg
10 November 1869, French
Philosopher

Théodule-Armand RibotThéodule-Armand Ribot
18 December 1839, French
Psychologist

René-Louis BaireRené-Louis Baire
21 January 1874, French
Mathematician

Joseph BédierJoseph Bédier
28 January 1864, French
Writer
Albert ThomasAlbert Thomas
16 June 1878, French
Statesman

Jules SimonJules Simon
27 December 1814, French
Statesman

Louis CouturatLouis Couturat
17 January 1868, French
Logician

Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire DevilleHenri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville
11 March 1818, French
Chemist
Victor DuruyVictor Duruy
11 September 1811, French
Historian

Jules LemaîtreJules Lemaître
27 April 1853, French
Critic
Lucien SèveLucien Sève
09 December 1926, French
Philosopher

François Victor Alphonse AulardFrançois Victor Alphonse Aulard
19 July 1849, French
Historian

Louis-Nicolas MénardLouis-Nicolas Ménard
19 October 1822, French
Man of Letters
Yves RocardYves Rocard
22 May 1903, French
Physicist

Henri BerrHenri Berr
31 January 1863, French
Philosopher
Hubert CurienHubert Curien
30 October 1924, French
Physicist

Gabriel MonodGabriel Monod
07 August 1844, French
Historian

Louis-Christophe-François HachetteLouis-Christophe-François Hachette
05 May 1800, French
French publisher
Félix TisserandFélix Tisserand
13 January 1845, French
Astronomer

Maurice GignouxMaurice Gignoux
19 October 1881, French
Geologist
Pierre Adolphe ChéruelPierre Adolphe Chéruel
17 January 1809, French
Historian