École Polytechnique

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Discover the notable alumni of École Polytechnique. The list includes people like Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Siméon Denis Poisson, Urbain Le Verrier, Henri Louis Le Chatelier & Jean Borotra. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, miscellaneous, leaders, engineers and intellectuals & academics etc.
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 1 
Auguste Comte
(French Philosopher and Founder of Sociology and Positivism )
Auguste Comte
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Birthdate: January 19, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: September 5, 1857
 2 
Benoit Mandelbrot
(Mathematician and polymath)
Benoit Mandelbrot
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 14, 2010
 3 
Henri Poincare
(French Polymath and Mathematician Known as One of the Founders of the 'Field of Topology')
Henri Poincare
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 29, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: July 17, 1912
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 6, 1778
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, France
Died: May 9, 1850
 5 
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
(President of France (1974 - 1981))
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: December 2, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Joseph Joffre
(Chief of Staff of the French Army (1911-16))
Joseph Joffre
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1852
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rivesaltes, France
Died: January 3, 1931
 7 
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
(Physicist and Father of Thermodynamics)
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 1, 1796
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 24, 1832
 8 
Siméon Denis Poisson
(Mathematician)
Siméon Denis Poisson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 21, 1781
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pithiviers, France
Died: April 25, 1840
 9 
Albert Lebrun
(President of France from 1932 to 1940)
Albert Lebrun
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 29, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mercy-le-Haut, France
Died: March 6, 1950
 10 
Charles de Foucauld
(French Soldier, Explorer, Catholic Priest and Hermit)
Charles de Foucauld
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: December 1, 1916
 11 
Georges Sorel
(Social Thinker, Political Theorist & Historian Known for His Advocacy of 'Sorelianism')
Georges Sorel
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Birthdate: November 2, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg, France
Died: August 29, 1922
 12 
Jean Borotra
(Tennis player)
Jean Borotra
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Biarritz, France
Died: July 17, 1994
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
André Citroën
(Industrialist and the founder of French automaker Citroën)
André Citroën
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 3, 1935
 14 
Urbain Le Verrier
(French Astronomer and Mathematician Best Known for Predicting the Existence and Position of 'Neptune' Using Only Mathematics)
Urbain Le Verrier
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Lô, France
Died: September 23, 1877
 15 
Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
(French Mathematician, Mechanical Engineer and Scientist Who First Described the 'Coriolis Force')
Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 21, 1792
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 19, 1843
 16 
Pierre Schaeffer
(Composer and founder of Groupe de Recherche de Musique Concrète)
Pierre Schaeffer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: August 19, 1995
 17 
Charles Koechlin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 27, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 31, 1950
 18 
Conrad Schlumberger
(Geophysicist)
Conrad Schlumberger
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 2, 1878
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guebwiller, France
Died: May 9, 1936
 19 
Alfred de Vigny
(French Poet and Early French Romanticist)
Alfred de Vigny
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loches, France
Died: September 17, 1863
 20 
Jules Dumont d'Urville
(French Explorer and Naval Officer Who Explored the Western and South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, and Antarctica)
Jules Dumont d'Urville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 23, 1790
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Died: May 8, 1842
Louis-Eugène Cavaignac
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1802
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 28, 1857
 22 
Jean-Marie Messier
(Businessman)
Jean-Marie Messier
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
 24 
Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play
(French Engineer, Sociologist and Economist Who Developed Techniques for Systematic Research on the Family)
Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play
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Birthdate: April 11, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Rivière-Saint-Sauveur, France
Died: April 5, 1882
 25 
Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
(French Physiologist and Physicist Best Remembered for Formulating and Publishing the 'Hagen–Poiseuille Equation')
Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 26, 1869
 26 
Jacques Attali
(French Economic and Social Theorist and the First Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
Jacques Attali
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Birthdate: November 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Henry Louis Le Chatelier
(French Chemist Best Known for Developing 'Le Chatelier’s Principle')
Henry Louis Le Chatelier
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 17, 1936
 28 
Ion I. C. Brătianu
(Prime Minister of Romania Who Served for 5-Terms Between 1909 and 1927)
Ion I. C. Brătianu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ștefănești, Romania
Died: November 24, 1927
 29 
Stefanie Stantcheva
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Birthplace: Bulgaria
 30 
Jean-Christophe Yoccoz
(Mathematician)
Jean-Christophe Yoccoz
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 3, 2016
 31 
Henry Darcy
(Engineer)
Henry Darcy
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 10, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: January 3, 1858
 32 
Paul Bert
(French Physiologist Who is Referred to as the 'Father of Aviation Medicine')
Paul Bert
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auxerre, France
Died: November 11, 1886
Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber
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Birthdate: February 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 7, 2006
 34 
Charles Fabry
(Physicist)
Charles Fabry
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 11, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: December 11, 1945
 35 
Henri Victor Regnault
(French Chemist and Physicist Best Known for His Careful Measurements of the Thermal Properties of Gases)
Henri Victor Regnault
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 21, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aix-la-Chapelle, France
Died: January 19, 1878
 36 
Bernard Courtois
(French Chemist Known for First Isolating 'Iodine')
Bernard Courtois
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 8, 1777
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: September 27, 1838
 37 
Anselme Payen
(French Chemist Known for Discovering the 'Enzyme Diastase' and the Carbohydrate 'Cellulose')
Anselme Payen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 6, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 12, 1871
 38 
Eugène Freyssinet
(French Structural and Civil Engineer Who Was the Major Pioneer of 'Prestressed Concrete')
Eugène Freyssinet
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 13, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Objat, Corrèze, France
Died: June 8, 1962
 39 
Yves Carcelle
(Businessman)
Yves Carcelle
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 31, 2014
 40 
Étienne-Louis Malus
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 23, 1775
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 1812
 41 
Joseph Bertrand
(French Mathematician Known for His Elegant Applications of 'Differential Equations' to 'Analytical Mechanics')
Joseph Bertrand
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 11, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 5, 1900
 42 
Jules Dupuit
(French Engineer and Economist Who Was One of the First to Analyze the Cost-Effectiveness of Public Works)
Jules Dupuit
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 18, 1804
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fossano, Italy
Died: September 5, 1866
 43 
Gerard Mestrallet
(chairman of the board of directors of Engie and as CEO from 2008 to 2016)
Gerard Mestrallet
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
 44 
Pierre Louis Dulong
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 12, 1785
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: July 19, 1838
 45 
Guillaume Henri Dufour
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 15, 1787
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Konstanz, Germany
Died: July 14, 1875
 46 
Charles de Freycinet
(Former Prime Minister of France (1890 - 1892), Minister of War of France (1898 - 1899))
Charles de Freycinet
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Foix, Ariège, France
Died: May 14, 1923
 47 
Leon Charles Thevenin
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 30, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meaux, France
Died: September 21, 1926
 48 
Agenor, duc de Gramont
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 17, 1880
 49 
Charles Rigault de Genouilly
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 12, 1807
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochefort, France
Died: May 4, 1873
 50 
Louis Faidherbe
(Military general)
Louis Faidherbe
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 3, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: September 28, 1889