École Normale Supérieure

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist and Microbiologist
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dole, France
Died: September 28, 1895

 2 Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: June 25, 1984

 3 Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: June 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1980

 4 Emile Durkheim

Emile Durkheim
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: April 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Épinal, France
Died: November 15, 1917

 5 Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: El Biar, Algeria
Died: October 9, 2004

 6 Simone Weil

Simone Weil
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Famous As: French philosopher, mystic and activist in the French Resistance during WWII.
Birthdate: February 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 24, 1943

 7 Henri Bergson

Henri Bergson
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 18, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4, 1941
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 8 Marc Bloch

Marc Bloch
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: July 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: June 16, 1944

 9 Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: June 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

 10 Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: March 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochefort-sur-Mer, Charente-Inférieure, France
Died: May 3, 1961

 11 Jean Jaurès

Jean Jaurès
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Famous As: Former Member of the Chamber of Deputies of France
Birthdate: September 3, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castres, France
Died: July 31, 1914

 12 Michel Henry

Michel Henry
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haiphong, Vietnam
Died: July 3, 2002

 13 Émile Borel

Émile Borel
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Former mathematician, he was known for his founding work in the areas of measure theory and probability
Birthdate: January 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Affrique, France
Died: February 3, 1956

 14 Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Picardie, France

 15 Alain Connes

Alain Connes
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician known for his contributions to the study of operator algebras and noncommutative geometry
Birthdate: April 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Draguignan, France

 16 Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: May 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clichy, France

 17 Michel Marcel Navratil

Michel Marcel Navratil
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Disaster survivor
Birthdate: June 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: January 30, 2001

 18 Gabriel Lippmann

Gabriel Lippmann
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 16, 1845
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonnevoie, Luxembourg
Died: July 13, 1921

 19 Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: March 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France

 20 Pierre Janet

Pierre Janet
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: May 30, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 1947

 21 Ahmad Ahmad

Ahmad Ahmad
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Vice-President of FIFA from 2017 to 2021
Birthdate: December 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mahajanga, Madagascar

 22 Georges Canguilhem

Georges Canguilhem
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: June 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castelnaudary, Aude, France
Died: September 11, 1995

 23 Hippolyte Taine

Hippolyte Taine
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Famous As: Critic, Historian
Birthdate: April 21, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vouziers, France
Died: March 5, 1893

 24 Michel Serres

Michel Serres
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Agen, France
Died: June 1, 2019

 25 Jeanne Balibar

Jeanne Balibar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

 26 Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

 27 René Thom

René Thom
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: September 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montbéliard, France
Died: October 25, 2002

 28 Jacques Le Goff

Jacques Le Goff
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toulon, France
Died: April 1, 2014

 29 Raymond Aron

Raymond Aron
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: March 14, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 17, 1983

 30 Charles Péguy

Charles Péguy
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orléans, France
Died: September 5, 1914

 31 Paul Vidal de La Blache

Paul Vidal de La Blache
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: January 22, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pézenas, France
Died: April 5, 1918

 32 Lucien Febvre

Lucien Febvre
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: July 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: September 11, 1956

 33 Robert Brasillach

Robert Brasillach
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 31, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perpignan, France
Died: February 6, 1945

 34 François Laruelle

François Laruelle
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: August 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chavelot, Vosges, France

 35 Jean-Luc Marion

Jean-Luc Marion
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meudon, France

 36 Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: July 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Les Moutiers-en-Cinglais, France

 37 Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Intellectual
Birthdate: November 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Béni Saf, Algeria

 38 Henri Cartan

Henri Cartan
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: July 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: August 13, 2008

 39 Quentin Meillassoux

Quentin Meillassoux
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

 40 Romain Rolland

Romain Rolland
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Essayist, Novelist
Birthdate: January 29, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clamecy, France
Died: December 30, 1944

 41 Georges Dumézil

Georges Dumézil
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Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: March 4, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 11, 1986

 42 Roger Caillois

Roger Caillois
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Famous As: literary critic
Birthdate: March 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: December 21, 1978

 43 Jacques Hadamard

Jacques Hadamard
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: December 8, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: October 17, 1963

 44 Pierre Duhem

Pierre Duhem
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: June 9, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 14, 1916

 45 Julia Cagé

Julia Cagé
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: February 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Metz, France

 46 Jean Baptiste Perrin

Jean Baptiste Perrin
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: September 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: April 17, 1942

 47 Laurent Lafforgue

Laurent Lafforgue
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: November 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antony, France

 48 Maurice Halbwachs

Maurice Halbwachs
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Famous As: Former French philosopher and sociologist known for developing the concept of collective memory
Birthdate: March 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: March 16, 1945

 49 Gilbert Simondon

Gilbert Simondon
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne, France
Died: February 7, 1989

 50 Marcel Déat

Marcel Déat
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 7, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guerigny, France
Died: January 5, 1955