Famous People From France

The French man is stylish, sophisticated and loves to smoke! These are the stereotypes that people from other countries associate with the French male. The French’s passion and romance is well known, so is their obsession with cigars and cigarettes. But what people often overlook is that the French man also belongs to the classy, intelligent and cultured breed of men. Apart from having women the world over swoon over them, it should be mentioned that French men have played a pivotal role in world history. On a serious note, France has been the center of western cultural development from centuries, and the influence of French men on the world of fine arts is immeasurable. While artists like Jean Fouquet, Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir revolutionized the art of painting, two Frenchmen, Auguste and Louis Lumière introduced the world to the concept of cinema, a new medium they had created.

Kayden BocheKayden Boche
(Model)

03 June 1985

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

Kylian MbappéKylian Mbappé
(Footballer)

20 December 1998

Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

Paul PogbaPaul Pogba
(Footballer)

15 March 1993

Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Macron
(Current President of France)

21 December 1977

Louis XIV of FranceLouis XIV of France
(King of France)

05 September 1638

Zinedine ZidaneZinedine Zidane
(Football Player)

23 June 1972

André the GiantAndré the Giant
(Professional Wrestler)

19 May 1946

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski
(French-Polish film director)

18 August 1933

Thierry HenryThierry Henry
(Former French Footballer)

17 August 1977

Francis II of FranceFrancis II of France
(King of France)

19 January 1544

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Louis XVI of FranceLouis XVI of France
(King of France)

23 August 1754

Henry II of EnglandHenry II of England
(King of England)

05 March 1133

VoltaireVoltaire
(Writer)

21 November 1694

Antoine GriezmannAntoine Griezmann
(Footballer)

21 March 1991

Anthony MartialAnthony Martial
(Football Player)

05 December 1995

Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton
(Businessman)

04 August 1821

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Victor HugoVictor Hugo
(Author & Poet)

26 February 1802

Jean-Jacques RousseauJean-Jacques Rousseau
(Philosopher, Writer, & Composer)

28 June 1712

Charles de GaulleCharles de Gaulle
(Former President of France)

22 November 1890

NostradamusNostradamus
(Physician)

14 December 1503

Claude MonetClaude Monet
(Painter)

14 November 1840

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas

24 July 1802

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Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault
(French philosopher)

15 October 1926

Tony ParkerTony Parker
(Basketball Player)

17 May 1982

Benjamin MillepiedBenjamin Millepied
(Ballet Dancer, Choreographer)

10 June 1977

Napoleon IIINapoleon III
(Emperor of the Second French Empire)

20 April 1808

Olivier GiroudOlivier Giroud
(Footballer)

30 September 1986

Albert II, Prince of MonacoAlbert II, Prince of Monaco
(Monach of Monaco)

14 March 1958

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Bernard ArnaultBernard Arnault
(Chairman & CEO of LMVH)

05 March 1949

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
(Philosopher)

07 November 1913

Louis PasteurLouis Pasteur
(Chemist and Microbiologist)

27 December 1822

Arsène WengerArsène Wenger
(Football Manager)

22 October 1949

Christopher LambertChristopher Lambert
(Actor)

29 March 1957

David GuettaDavid Guetta
(Disc Jockey)

07 November 1967

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Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
(Philosopher)

21 June 1905

Eric CantonaEric Cantona
(Actor & Football Player)

24 May 1966

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France
(King of France)

31 March 1519

François-Henri PinaultFrançois-Henri Pinault
(CEO of Kering)

28 May 1962

Hervé VillechaizeHervé Villechaize
(Actor)

23 April 1943

Alexandre LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
(Footballer)

28 May 1991

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Paul GauguinPaul Gauguin
(Artist - Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Engraving)

07 June 1848

Joakim NoahJoakim Noah
(Basketball Player)

25 February 1985

Richard II of EnglandRichard II of England
(King of England)

06 January 1367

Jules VerneJules Verne
(Writer)

08 February 1828

DJ SnakeDJ Snake
(Rapper)

13 June 1986

Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade
(Erotic Novelist)

02 June 1740

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Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France
(King of France, King of Navarre)

13 December 1553

Henri MatisseHenri Matisse
(Painter, Sculptor)

31 December 1869

Charles IX of FranceCharles IX of France
(King of France)

27 June 1550

Olivier MartinezOlivier Martinez
(Actor)

12 January 1966

Henry III of FranceHenry III of France
(King of France)

19 September 1551

Louis XV of FranceLouis XV of France
(King of France)

15 February 1710

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Oswald MosleyOswald Mosley
(British Politician)

16 November 1896

Manfred von RichthofenManfred von Richthofen
(Fighter Pilot)

02 May 1892

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
(Composer)

22 August 1862

Jean RenoJean Reno
(Actor)

30 July 1948

John CalvinJohn Calvin
(Protestant Reformer, Theologian, Pastor)

10 July 1509

Christian DiorChristian Dior
(Fashion Designers)

21 January 1905

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Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal
(French Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Writer and Catholic Philosopher)

19 June 1623

Philippe I, Duke of OrléansPhilippe I, Duke of Orléans
(Son of Louis XIII of France)

21 September 1640

Nicolas SarkozyNicolas Sarkozy

28 January 1955

Jacques CousteauJacques Cousteau
(French Explorer)

11 June 1910

Louis XIII of FranceLouis XIII of France
(King of France)

27 September 1601

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier
(Architect)

06 October 1887

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Marcel ProustMarcel Proust
(French novelist)

10 July 1871

Yo-Yo MaYo-Yo Ma
(Cellist)

07 October 1955

Olivier SarkozyOlivier Sarkozy
(Banker)

26 May 1969

Philippe PétainPhilippe Pétain
(Marshal of France)

24 April 1856

Jean TodtJean Todt
(Rally Driver)

25 February 1946

Toussaint Louverture Toussaint Louverture
(Leader of the Haitian Revolution)

20 May 1743

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Baron de MontesquieuMontesquieu
(Philosopher)

18 January 1689

Serge GainsbourgSerge Gainsbourg

02 April 1928

Henri de Toulouse-LautrecHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(Painter)

24 November 1864

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard
(Film Director)

03 December 1930

Jacques DerridaJacques Derrida
(Philosopher)

15 July 1930

Louis XVIII of FranceLouis XVIII of France
(King of France)

17 November 1755

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Roger VadimRoger Vadim
(Screenwriter)

26 January 1928

Tchéky KaryoTchéky Karyo
(Actor)

04 October 1953

Philippe PetitPhilippe Petit
(French Tightrope Walker)

13 August 1949