École Normale Supérieure

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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.
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 1 
Jean-Paul Sartre
(Novelist, Playwright, & Philosopher)
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1980
 2 
Louis Pasteur
(French Chemist and Microbiologist Who Discovered the Principles of Vaccination, Microbial Fermentation and Pasteurization)
Louis Pasteur
21
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dole, France
Died: September 28, 1895
 3 
Emile Durkheim
(French Sociologist Who Established the 'Academic Discipline of Sociology')
Emile Durkheim
1
Birthdate: April 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Épinal, France
Died: November 15, 1917
 4 
Jacques Derrida
(French Philosopher Who Developed the Philosophical Approach Known as 'Deconstruction')
Jacques Derrida
10
Birthdate: July 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: El Biar, Algeria
Died: October 9, 2004
 5 
Simone Weil
(French Mystic, Social Philosopher and Resistance Activist During World War II)
Simone Weil
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 24, 1943
 6 
Henri Bergson
(French Philosopher and Winner of the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Henri Bergson
1
Birthdate: October 18, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4, 1941
 7 
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
0
Birthdate: March 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochefort-sur-Mer, Charente-Inférieure, France
Died: May 3, 1961
 8 
Jacques Rancière
(Philosopher)
Jacques Rancière
1
Birthdate: June 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria
 9 
Jean Jaurès
(Former Member of the Chamber of Deputies of France)
Jean Jaurès
0
Birthdate: September 3, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castres, France
Died: July 31, 1914
 10 
Michel Foucault
(Philosopher & Historian)
Michel Foucault
30
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: June 25, 1984
 11 
Édouard Louis
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Picardie, France
 12 
Jacques Hadamard
(Mathematician)
Jacques Hadamard
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 8, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: October 17, 1963
 13 
Thomas Piketty
(French Economist Best Known for His Work 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century')
Thomas Piketty
2
Birthdate: May 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clichy, France
 14 
Émile Borel
(Former mathematician, he was known for his founding work in the areas of measure theory and probability)
Émile Borel
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Affrique, France
Died: February 3, 1956
 15 
Gabriel Lippmann
(French Physicist and Winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Gabriel Lippmann
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 16, 1845
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonnevoie, Luxembourg
Died: July 13, 1921
 16 
Alain Connes
(Mathematician known for his contributions to the study of operator algebras and noncommutative geometry)
Alain Connes
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Draguignan, France
 17 
Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
(Playwright, Short Story Writer, Novelist and Film Director)
Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France
 18 
Pierre Janet
(Psychologist)
Pierre Janet
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 1947
 19 
René Thom
(Mathematician)
René Thom
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montbéliard, France
Died: October 25, 2002
 20 
Alain Badiou
(Philosopher)
Alain Badiou
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
 21 
Georges Canguilhem
(Philosopher)
Georges Canguilhem
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 4, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castelnaudary, Aude, France
Died: September 11, 1995
 22 
Jeanne Balibar
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Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
 23 
Michel Serres
(Philosopher)
Michel Serres
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Birthdate: September 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Agen, France
Died: June 1, 2019
 24 
Marc Bloch
(French Historian and a Founding Member of the 'Annales School of French Social History')
Marc Bloch
2
Birthdate: July 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: June 16, 1944
 25 
Charles Péguy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orléans, France
Died: September 5, 1914
 26 
Raymond Aron
(Sociologist, Philosopher, and Political Scientist Known for His Skepticism of Ideological Orthodoxies)
Raymond Aron
1
Birthdate: March 14, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 17, 1983
 27 
Jacques Le Goff
(French Historian)
Jacques Le Goff
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toulon, France
Died: April 1, 2014
 28 
Lucien Febvre
(French Historian Best Known for the Role He Played in Establishing the Annales School of History)
Lucien Febvre
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: September 11, 1956
 29 
Michel Henry
(Philosopher)
Michel Henry
1
Birthdate: January 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haiphong, Vietnam
Died: July 3, 2002
 30 
Robert Brasillach
(French Author and Editor of Nationalist Newspaper 'Je Suis Partout')
Robert Brasillach
0
Birthdate: March 31, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perpignan, France
Died: February 6, 1945
 31 
Paul Vidal de La Blache
(French Geographer Who Pioneered Modern French Geography)
Paul Vidal de La Blache
0
Birthdate: January 22, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pézenas, France
Died: April 5, 1918
 32 
François Laruelle
(Philosopher)
François Laruelle
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Birthdate: August 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chavelot, Vosges, France
 33 
Jean-Luc Marion
(Philosopher)
Jean-Luc Marion
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Birthdate: July 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meudon, France
 34 
Henri Cartan
(Mathematician)
Henri Cartan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: August 13, 2008
 35 
Jean Baptiste Perrin
(French Physicist and Winner of the 1926 Nobel Prize for Physics)
Jean Baptiste Perrin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: April 17, 1942
 36 
Georges Dumézil
(Philologist)
Georges Dumézil
0
Birthdate: March 4, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 11, 1986
 37 
Romain Rolland
(French Playwright, Essayist and Novelist Who Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915)
Romain Rolland
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clamecy, France
Died: December 30, 1944
 38 
Quentin Meillassoux
(Philosopher)
Quentin Meillassoux
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Birthdate: October 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
 39 
Pierre Duhem
(French Physicist, Mathematician, and Philosopher Best Known for His Work on 'Chemical Thermodynamics')
Pierre Duhem
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 9, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 14, 1916
 40 
Bernard-Henri Lévy
(French Intellectual and Leader of the 'New Philosophers' Movement)
Bernard-Henri Lévy
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Béni Saf, Algeria
 41 
Julia Cagé
(Economist)
Julia Cagé
0
Birthdate: February 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Metz, France
 42 
Laurent Lafforgue
(Mathematician)
Laurent Lafforgue
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antony, France
 43 
Maurice Halbwachs
(French Philosopher and Sociologist Known for Developing the Concept of Collective Memory)
Maurice Halbwachs
0
Birthdate: March 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: March 16, 1945
 44 
Gilbert Simondon
(Philosopher)
Gilbert Simondon
0
Birthdate: October 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne, France
Died: February 7, 1989
 45 
Hippolyte Taine
(Critic, Historian)
Hippolyte Taine
2
Birthdate: April 21, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vouziers, France
Died: March 5, 1893
 46 
Ahmad Ahmad
(Vice-President of FIFA from 2017 to 2021)
Ahmad Ahmad
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mahajanga, Madagascar
 47 
Roger Caillois
(literary critic)
Roger Caillois
1
Birthdate: March 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: December 21, 1978
 48 
Marcel Déat
(Politician)
Marcel Déat
0
Birthdate: March 7, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guerigny, France
Died: January 5, 1955
 49 
Antoine-Augustin Cournot
(Philosopher and Mathematician Known for His Contribution to the Development of Economics)
Antoine-Augustin Cournot
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 28, 1801
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gray, France
Died: March 31, 1877
 50 
Paul Painlevé
(Former Prime Minister of France (September 1917 – November 1917, April 1925 – November 1925) and Mathematician)
Paul Painlevé
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 29, 1933