French Celebrities Born In April

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Charlemagne
(1st Emperor of the Romans from 800 to 814)
Charlemagne
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Birthdate: April 2, 0747
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: January 28, 0814

Also known as Charles the Great, Charlemagne ruled as the king of the Franks, king of the Lombards, and emperor of the Romans at different time periods. Not surprisingly, he had a major impact during the Early Middle Ages as he went about uniting the majority of central and western Europe, for which he is called the Father of Europe.

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Napoleon III
(President of France from 1848 to 1852 and Emperor of the French from 1852 to 1870)
Napoleon III
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Birthdate: April 20, 1808
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 9, 1873
Napoleon III, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, was the first president of France, from 1848 to 1852, and the French emperor from 1852 to 1870. He rebuilt Paris and other French cities, apart from reforming the French banks, railways, and marines. He lost the Franco-Prussian War and eventually died in exile.
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Catherine de' Medici
(Queen Consort of France (1547 - 1559))
Catherine de' Medici
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Birthdate: April 13, 1519
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 5, 1589

Catherine de' Medici was an Italian noblewoman who played a key role in the political affairs of France during the rule of her sons, a period which came to be known as the age of Catherine de' Medici. Catherine is credited with saving the monarchy from deposition during the French Wars of Religion

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Franck Ribéry
(One of the Best Football Players of His Generation)
Franck Ribéry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Franck Ribéry is a French football player who currently plays for the Italian football club, Salernitana. Ribéry plays as a midfielder and is renowned for his precise passing, pace, and skill. Recognized as one of the best footballers of his generation, Franck Ribéry was once referred to as the jewel of French football by former captain Zinedine Zidane.

 5 
Hervé Villechaize
(Best Known for His Role in the James Bond Film 'The Man with the Golden Gun')
Hervé Villechaize
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Birthdate: April 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 4, 1993

French-American actor Hervé Villechaize is best remembered for playing the evil henchman in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. Born with dwarfism, he was bullied at school for his condition. After initially working as an artist, painter and photographer, he ventured into acting. He was popular and much loved by the audience.

 6 
Raphaël Varane
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Raphaël Varane
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lille, France
 7 
Brigitte Macron
(Former Educator and Wife of Emmanuel Macron, President of France)
Brigitte Macron
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amiens, France

Wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, Brigitte Macron was, interestingly, her husband’s literature and theater teacher at Lycée la Providence. She was the chief strategist during Macron’s 2016-2017 election. Twenty-four years Macron’s senior, Brigitte, was to be the official “First Lady” of France, until a signature campaign thwarted such plans. 

 8 
Blaise Matuidi
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Blaise Matuidi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toulouse, France

Blaise Matuidi is a French football player who has represented the France national team in prominent tournaments like FIFA World Cups and UEFA European Football Championships. He also played a major role in helping his team win the 2018 World Cup. Referred to as a strong and fierce tackler, Blaise Matuidi is renowned for his energy and physical strength.

 9 
Emile Zola
(French Novelist & Playwright Known for His Works 'Les Rougon-Macquart' and 'Thérèse Raquin')
Emile Zola
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1840
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1902

Emile Zola was a French novelist, journalist, and playwright. He played a key role in the development of theatrical naturalism and was a well-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism. He was also a political journalist and was influential in the political liberalization of France. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature twice.

 10 
Max von Sydow
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Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Died: March 8, 2020

Max von Sydow was a Swedish actor and director. In an illustrious career spanning seven decades, Max contributed immensely to American and European cinema, theatre, and television. He appeared in 11 of Ingmar Bergman's films, including The Seventh Seal, which houses the iconic scene where Max's character challenges the personification of Death to a game of chess.

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Thylane Blondeau
(French Model and Actress Who was Titled ‘Most Beautiful Girl in The World’ in 2007)
Thylane Blondeau
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France

Known for her chiseled face, blue eyes, and full lips, French model Thylane Blondeau was no stranger to fame as a kid, being the daughter of footballer Patrick Blondeau and actor Véronika Loubry. She began modeling for Jean Paul Gaultier at 4 and later campaigned for brands such as L'Oréal.

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Jean-Paul Belmondo
(French Actor Who Helped Shape European Cinema)
Jean-Paul Belmondo
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Birthdate: April 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: September 6, 2021

Jean-Paul Belmondo was a French actor and producer who ruled the French film industry as an actor for many years between the 1960s and 1990s. An influential and important actor of French cinema, Belmondo also played a prominent role in shaping European cinema. Widely regarded as an icon and national treasure, Jean-Paul Belmondo won many awards including a César Award.  

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Emile Durkheim
(French Sociologist Who Established the 'Academic Discipline of Sociology')
Emile Durkheim
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Birthdate: April 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Épinal, France
Died: November 15, 1917

Emile Durkheim was a French sociologist. He is credited with establishing the discipline of sociology for academic purposes and is widely regarded as the chief architect of modern social science. During his lifetime, Emile Durkheim published several works on topics like morality, religion, and education. He also played a major role in the development of sociology and anthropology as disciplines.

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Medhi Benatia
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre Back)
Medhi Benatia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Courcouronnes, Évry-Courcouronnes, France
 15 
Marie de' Medici
(Queen Consort of France and Navarre from 1600 to 1610)
Marie de' Medici
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Birthdate: April 26, 1575
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: July 3, 1642
Queen Marie de Médicis, the second wife of Henry IV of France, acted as the regent for her son till he came of age. An art connoisseur, she built the Luxembourg Palace in Paris. Known for her affinity for Concino Concini, she was eventually exiled for her excesses. 
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Louis IX of France
(King of France from 1226 to 1270)
Louis IX of France
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Birthdate: April 25, 1214
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poissy, France
Died: August 25, 1270
Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis, reigned as the king of France from 1226 to 1270. He remains the only French king who was canonized in the Catholic Church. He reformed the French justice system. His reign is remembered for its economic prosperity. He died fighting the Eighth crusade.
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Mansour Bahrami
(Former Professional Tennis Player)
Mansour Bahrami
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arak, Iran

Born to an Iranian hill tribesman, Mansour Bahrami grew up to be one of the greatest Iranian tennis players and a Wimbledon champion. The Islamic Revolution in his country later tagged tennis as capitalist, leading him to focus on gambling and backgammon, though he later returned to tennis.

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Romain Grosjean
(Only Racing Driver to Hold Both the GP2 Asia Series and Main GP2 Series Titles Simultaneously)
Romain Grosjean
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Romain Grosjean is a racing driver who spent nine Formula One seasons with several teams. In 2011, he won the GP2 Series as well as the GP2 Asia Series, becoming the first two-time GP2 Asia champion. He currently competes in the US-based IndyCar Series.

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Henri Poincare
(French Polymath and Mathematician Known as One of the Founders of the 'Field of Topology')
Henri Poincare
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 29, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: July 17, 1912
Known as The Last Universalist for his expertise in a variety of domains, French mathematician Henri Poincare conducted research that formed the basis of the modern chaos theory. Apart from his work on relativity and the three-body problem, he also laid the foundation of algebraic topology.
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Louis The Pious
(King of Aquitaine, King of Franks & Co-Emperor (Holy Roman Empire))
Louis The Pious
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Birthdate: April 16, 0778
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
Died: June 20, 0840
Son of Charlemagne, Louis The Pious, became the king of Aquitaine at age 3. He crowned himself the emperor of the Franks immediately after his father’s death. His reign was riddled with three civil wars, while his death caused another civil war, which finally culminated in the Treaty of Verdun.
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Tina Kunakey
(Model, Vincent Cassel’s Wife)
Tina Kunakey
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toulouse

Tina Kunakey is a French model. As a young woman, she signed a contract with Mad Models Management, a Spanish modeling agency, and took part in many assignments. She has also appeared in a few TV series and music videos. She is married to actor Vincent Cassel and has one child with him.

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Eugène Delacroix
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Birthdate: April 26, 1798
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Maurice, France
Died: August 13, 1863

Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist who is widely regarded as the patriarch of the French Romantic school. As a muralist and painter, Delacroix's study of the optical effects of color inspired the work of the Impressionists. In fact, his work inspired a generation of impressionists.

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Anggun
(Singer-songwriter)
Anggun
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Sophie Germain
(French Mathematician Known for Her 'Sophie Germain Prime Numbers')
Sophie Germain
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 1, 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rue Saint-Denis, Paris, France
Died: June 27, 1831

French mathematician Sophie Germain had used the pseudonym M. Le Blanc to get hold of notes from the École Polytechnique, as being a woman, she was not allowed to attend the institute. She later contributed to the number theory and also pioneered the elasticity theory. She died of breast cancer.

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Claudine Auger
(Actress best known for her role as a Bond girl, Dominique)
Claudine Auger
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Birthdate: April 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 18, 2019
 26 
Paloma Picasso
(Known for Her Jewelry Designs for Tiffany & Co. & Daughter of Distinguished Painter Pablo Picasso)
Paloma Picasso
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vallauris, France

Fashion and jewelry designer Paloma Picasso is best known as the daughter of legendary artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot. She began her career designing costume jewelry for Yves Saint-Laurent and later designed for Tiffany & Co. Known for her signature red lipstick, she also has her own range of perfumes.

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Anouk Aimée
(Actress)
Anouk Aimée
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Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Oleg Cassini
(Film Fashion Designer Best Known for His Association with Former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy )
Oleg Cassini
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17, 2006

Born to a Russian diplomat, designer Oleg Cassini was known as much for his affairs with femme fatales such as Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe as for his designs. Initially married to actor Gene Tierney, he had also kept his 34-year marriage to Marianne Nestor a secret till his death.

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Milan Kundera
(Czech Writer Best Known for His Novel 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being')
Milan Kundera
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
Died: July 11, 2023

Milan Kundera is a Czech writer who became a naturalized French citizen in 1981 after going into exile in France in 1975. Although his Czechoslovak citizenship was revoked four years after going into exile, he received Czech citizenship in 2019, thanks to his achievements as a writer. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as the Jerusalem Prize.

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
(French Former Professional Tennis Player)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
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Tina S
(Guitarist)
Tina S
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Elisabeth of Valois
(Wife of King Philip II of Spain and Former Queen Consort of Spain (1559 - 1568))
Elisabeth of Valois
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Birthdate: April 2, 1545
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, France
Died: October 3, 1568

The eldest daughter of French king Henry II, Elisabeth of Valois later became the queen consort of Spain by her marriage to Philip II of Spain. Known for her tall stature and grace, she died in childbirth at the tender age of 23 and was mourned in Spain.

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Quentin Dupieux
(DJ and film director known for his work with Ed Banger Records)
Quentin Dupieux
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Jean Paul Gaultier
(French Fashion Designer Known for His Unconventional Designs with Motifs)
Jean Paul Gaultier
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bagneux, France

Known as the enfant terrible of the fashion world, Jean Paul Gaultier wasn’t formally trained in fashion but managed to redefine fashion with his peculiar range of clothes and perfume. He designed Madonna’s cone bra in the 1990s and used material such as corsets and tin cans in his collections.

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Léon Blum
(Former Prime Minister of France)
Léon Blum
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 30, 1950

Born into a Jewish family in Paris, three-time French prime minister Léon Blum had initially studied law. He joined politics inspired by the Dreyfus affair. The first socialist and the first Jew to head France, he introduced reforms such as the 40-hour work week and paid vacations.

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Simone Simon
(Actress)
Simone Simon
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Birthdate: April 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: February 22, 2005
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Bakary Sako
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Bakary Sako
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ivry-sur-Seine, France
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Tristan Tzara
(French Writer Known for Being One of the Founders and Central Figures of the Anti-Establishment 'Dada Movement')
Tristan Tzara
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moinești, Romania
Died: December 25, 1963

Tristan Tzara was a Romanian-born French avant-garde performance artist, poet, and essayist. A multi-talented personality, Tzara was also active as a playwright, journalist, art and literary critic, film director, and composer. Tristan Tzara is best remembered for co-founding the anti-establishment Dada movement, which he helped popularize. He is also credited with co-founding the Romanian literary and art magazine Simbolul.   

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Guillaume Depardieu
(Actor)
Guillaume Depardieu
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Birthdate: April 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 13, 2008
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Blanche Gardin
(French Comedian, Actress, and Writer)
Blanche Gardin
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Birthdate: April 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France
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Delphine Seyrig
(Actress and Film-Director Known for Her Role 'Colette de Montpellier' in Film ‘The Day of the Jackal’)
Delphine Seyrig
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: October 15, 1990

Lebanese-born-French actress and film-director Delphine Seyrig played diverse roles in films and stage works. She garnered international recognition performing in the film Last Year at Marienbad and bolstered her career with other films like The Day of the Jackal and Muriel ou Le temps d'un retour. A prominent feminist-figure in France, Seyrig also directed films like Sois belle et tais-toi.   

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Anatole France
(One of the Best-Selling French Poet and Novelist)
Anatole France
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 16, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 12, 1924

Anatole France was a French poet, novelist, and journalist. Renowned for writing many best-sellers, Anatole France was one of the most respected French writers of his generation. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921 for his brilliant literary achievements.

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Valentina
(Singer)
Valentina
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 2009
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rennes, France
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Jean Rochefort
(Actor)
Jean Rochefort
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Birthdate: April 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 9, 2017
 45 
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
(Duke)
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1747
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Domaine de Saint Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France
Died: November 6, 1793
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Barbara Pravi
(Singer-songwriter)
Barbara Pravi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

Barbara Pravi is a French actress, singer, and songwriter. As a songwriter, she has contributed immensely to the success of popular artists like Jaden Smith, Julie Zenatti, Yannick Noah, and Chimène Badi. She also contributed to the success of Valentina Tronel, composing J'imagine which helped Valentina win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

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Gustave Moreau
(French Symbolist Painter Known for His Erotic Paintings of Mythological and Religious Subjects)
Gustave Moreau
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Birthdate: April 6, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 18, 1898

French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau is best remembered for his erotic paintings of mythological and religious figures. His works were deeply influenced by Théodore Chassériau, his teacher, and later by the Italian Renaissance. The Apparition and Jupiter and Sémélé remain two of his best-known works.

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Jean-Honore Fragonard
(Painter)
Jean-Honore Fragonard
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Birthdate: April 5, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grasse, France
Died: August 22, 1806
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Ismaël Gharbi
(Football Midfielder)
Ismaël Gharbi
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Jacques Lacan
(Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist)
Jacques Lacan
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Birthdate: April 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 9, 1981
French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan is remembered for his philosophical approach that explored Freudian concepts, to which he applied elements of structuralism and anthropology to create his own concepts. His controversial suggestions led to his expulsion from the International Psychoanalytic Association. One of his key concepts was “Return to Freud.”