French Celebrities Born In June

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Zinedine Zidane
(French Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder)
Zinedine Zidane
76
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Castellane, Marseille, France

Amongst the greatest footballers of all time, Zinedine Zidane led France to victories in the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000. Later, the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year took up the position of Real Madrid manager and carved yet another success story by winning major titles like Champions League and UEFA Super Cups.

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Josephine Baker
(First Black Woman to Star in a Major Motion Picture, the 1927 Silent Film 'Siren of the Tropics')
Josephine Baker
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Birthdate: June 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 12, 1975
Nicknamed Black Pearl and Creole Goddess, Josephine Baker was the first Black woman to appear in a motion picture. She was a revue dancer, famous for her signature banana costume. A civil rights activist, she helped the French military during World War II. She adopted 12 children of different ethnicities.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
(Professional Footballer and All-Time Top Goalscorer for Gabon)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laval, France

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a footballer who plays as a forward and is the captain of the Gabon national team. He is known for his pace and finishing and is said to be one of the best strikers in the world. He plays for the English club team, Arsenal. He has played for other clubs as well like AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Philosopher, Writer, & Composer Whose Political Philosophy Influenced the Progress of the Age of Enlightenment)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Birthdate: June 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: July 2, 1778

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, composer, and writer. His political philosophy influenced aspects of the French Revolution. He also helped develop modern economic, political, and educational thought. His writing inspired a transformation in French drama and poetry. His works also influenced such writers around the world as Tolstoy. His works as a composer were acknowledged by composers like Mozart.

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Evan Spiegel
(Co-Founder and CEO of the Social Media Company ‘Snap Inc.’)
Evan Spiegel
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Evan Spiegel is credited with popularizing social media all over the world as he co-founded the popular social media company Snap Inc. In 2015, he was named the youngest billionaire in the world. The following year, he was named in Forbes magazine's list of 400 Richest Americans with an estimated net worth of $4 billion.

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Blaise Pascal
(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Time Who Invented the Mechanical Calculator)
Blaise Pascal
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Birthdate: June 19, 1623
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Died: August 19, 1662

Blaise Pascal was a French physicist, mathematician, philosopher, and inventor. A child prodigy, Pascal's work on projective geometry, at the age of 16 is commendable. He is one of the earliest inventors of the mechanical calculator, which he did when he was still a teenager. His work on probability theory influenced the development of social science and modern economics.

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Jacques Cousteau
(Co-Inventor of the First Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus 'Aqua-Lung')
Jacques Cousteau
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Birthdate: June 11, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France
Died: June 25, 1997

Jacques Cousteau was a French explorer, naval officer, filmmaker, conservationist, scientist, photographer, researcher, and author. Renowned for his exploration of various forms of life in water, Jacques Cousteau is credited with pioneering marine conservation and co-developing the Aqua-Lung, the first underwater breathing apparatus to achieve popularity and commercial success.

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DJ Snake
(French Record Producer, DJ and Songwriter Known for His Singles ‘Bird Machine’ and ‘Turn Down for What’)
DJ Snake
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

DJ Snake is a French record producer and DJ. He is best known for his English-Spanish song Taki Taki, which won several awards, including BMI Latin Awards. Over the years, Snake has won many prestigious awards, such as Billboard Music Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2019, he was ranked 16th on DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs list.

 9 
Patrick Vieira
(French Professional Football Manager and Former Player)
Patrick Vieira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

Patrick Vieira is a football manager and former footballer. Vieira, who was an important member of the France national team, is currently serving as the manager of Crystal Palace Football Club which competes in the Premier League. Widely regarded as one of the best players of his time, Vieira helped his team win its first FIFA World Cup in 1998.

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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

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher, writer, literary critic, and political activist. One of the most important personalities in the philosophy of phenomenology and existentialism, Sartre played a crucial role in 20th-century French philosophy. His work continues to influence literary studies, post-colonial theory, sociology, and critical theory. He was honored with the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Paul Gauguin
(French Post-Impressionist Artist)
Paul Gauguin
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Birthdate: June 7, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 8, 1903
French Post-Impressionist artist, sculptor, and writer Paul Gauguin was a major figure in the Symbolist movement. He had worked as a stockbroker and businessman before gaining fame as an artist. He influenced the French avant-garde and modern artists such as Pablo Picasso and also led the way for Primitivism.
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(French Poet, Author, and Aviator Best Known for His Novella ‘The Little Prince’)
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: July 31, 1944

French writer, poet, aristocrat, and journalist, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, is best remembered for his novella, The Little Prince. He was a pioneering aviator as a young man. A successful commercial pilot before World War II, he joined the French Air Force at the start of the war. Equally successful as a writer, he won several of France's highest literary awards.

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Marquis de Sade
(French Writer Whose Perverse Sexual Preferences and Erotic Writings gave Rise to the Term 'Sadism')
Marquis de Sade
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1740
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 2, 1814
Marquis de Sade is remembered for his erotic books such as The 120 Days of Sodom. He was known for his peculiar way of deriving sexual pleasure by torturing his victims, now known as “sadism.” He was jailed for several years for sexual abuse against men, women, and children. 
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Kalidou Koulibaly
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Kalidou Koulibaly
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France

Born to Senegalese parents in France, Kalidou Koulibaly initially played for France U20 and then captained the Senegal national team. He took Senegal to the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He has often opened up about racism, especially after once being called a “monkey” by a Florentina fan.

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Kingsley Coman
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Kingsley Coman
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Michel Platini
(Former French Football Player, Manager and 6th President of UEFA (2007 - 2015))
Michel Platini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jœuf, France

Michel Platini is a former football player, administrator, and manager. Widely considered one of the greatest football players of all time, this French footballer won the prestigious Ballon d'Or award three times during his glorious playing career. Michel Platini also played a key role as France's national team coach before he was banned from football by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

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Michel Lotito
(French Entertainer Known for Consuming Indigestible Objects)
Michel Lotito
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: June 25, 2007
Featured on Ripley’s 100 Best BIONS, Michel Lotito was known for his bizarre diet, consisting of glass and metal parts, TV sets, bicycles, and even a Cessna 150 airplane. The Guinness record holder was nicknamed Monsieur Mangetout, meaning Mr. Eat-All. The French entertainer died of natural causes later.
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Charles IX of France
(Former King of France (1560 - 1574))
Charles IX of France
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Birthdate: June 27, 1550
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: May 30, 1574

Becoming the King of France at the age 10, Charles IX presided over a kingdom which was torn apart by the Wars of Religion between Protestants and Catholics. The infamous massacre of Huguenot leaders in Paris, instigated by his mother Catherine, left a traumatic effect on the mind of the ruler who succumbed to tuberculosis at the age of 23.

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Gustave Courbet
(French Painter and Leader of the 19th Century Realist Movement)
Gustave Courbet
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Birthdate: June 10, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ornans, France
Died: December 31, 1877
Born to a farmer in eastern France, Gustave Courbet was initially gearing up to study law but later deviated to art. He started by copying Spanish painters and later rebelled against Romanticism, focusing on real-life subjects around him instead and thus developing 19th-century Realism.
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Kayden Boche
(Model, Actor and Film Director)
Kayden Boche
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brest , France

After his mother’s death, Kayden Boche was placed in a foster home, where he suffered abuse. The French model was scouted soon after high school and became a sensation after his Dior Addict campaigns for Christian Dior fragrances. He has also directed Jérémy Amelin's single Oh, Oh!

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Charles VIII of France
(King of France from 1483 to 1498)
Charles VIII of France
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Birthdate: June 30, 1470
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amboise, France
Died: April 7, 1498
Charles VIII, the only son of Louis XI, was a sickly 13-year-old when he succeeded his father. He made a few initial conquests in the Italian Wars. He died rather unceremoniously, after striking his dead against a door lintel while on his way to watch a game of court tennis.
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Jean Dujardin
(French Comedian and Actor)
Jean Dujardin
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Birthdate: June 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Louis Jourdan
(Actor)
Louis Jourdan
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Birthdate: June 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: February 14, 2015
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Rudy Gobert
(Basketball player)
Rudy Gobert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
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Jean Moulin
(An Emblem of the Resistance)
Jean Moulin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 20, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Béziers
Died: July 8, 1943

Jean Moulin was a French civil servant who played an important role during the French Resistance, which took place during the Second World War. In 1943, Moulin served as the president of the National Resistance Council, a body that directed the various movements of the French Resistance. Today, Moulin is remembered as one of the heroes of the French Resistance.

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Louis XII of France
(King of France from 1498 to 1515)
Louis XII of France
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Birthdate: June 27, 1462
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Château Royal de Blois, Blois, France
Died: January 1, 1515
Louis XII, son of Charles, Duke of Orléans, was the king of France from 1498 to 1515 and the king of Naples from 1501 to 1504. Previously known as Louis of Orléans, he fought against the French monarchy in the Mad War and also succeeded in the Italian Wars.
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Khatia Buniatishvili
(Georgian-French Concert Pianist)
Khatia Buniatishvili
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Batumi, Georgia

Khatia Buniatishvili is a Georgian-French pianist. Buniatishvili has been playing since the age of three and gave her first concert when she was just six years old. She then went on to play at an international stage at the age of 10. Buniatishvili is known for her association with Sony Classical, which has produced many of her solo piano albums.

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Jacques Offenbach
(Composer)
Jacques Offenbach
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: October 5, 1880
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Indila
(Singer-songwriter)
Indila
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France

Adila Sedraïa, or Indila, began her career as a composer and even wrote songs for artists such as Axel Tony and Admiral T. She earned a label deal after collaborating with Youssoupha on the song Dreamin’ and reached No. 2 on the French charts with her debut track Dernière danse.

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Alireza Firouzja
(Iranian-French Chess Grandmaster)
Alireza Firouzja
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Babol, Iran

Born in Iran, chess Grandmaster Alireza Firouzja initially represented his country but later began representing France. In 2021, he became the only teenager ranked among the world’s top 15 chess players. A 2-time Iranian champion, he has been a chess prodigy and had started training in chess at age 8.

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Charles Augustin De Coulomb
(French Physicist Best Known as the Discoverer of Coulomb's Law)
Charles Augustin De Coulomb
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 14, 1736
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: August 23, 1806

French physicist Charles Augustin De Coulomb, remembered for laying down the Coulomb’s law, had previously been a military engineer in the West Indies. At the onset of the French Revolution, Coulomb, struggling with failing health, devoted himself to research. The unit of electric charge, coulomb, was named after him.

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Giovanni Domenico Cassini
(Astronomer and Mathematician)
Giovanni Domenico Cassini
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 8, 1625
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perinaldo, Italy
Died: September 14, 1712
Italian-French mathematician and astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini is best remembered for his discovery of four moons of Saturn, the computation of Jupiter’s rotational period, and the observation of the Cassini Division, or the gap between Saturn’s rings. King Louis XIV made him a member of the Académie des Sciences
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Isabelle Adjani
(French Actress and Singer Who is the Only Person in History to Win Five César Awards)
Isabelle Adjani
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Birthdate: June 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France

Isabelle Adjani is a French singer and actress. A critically acclaimed performer, Adjani is the only person to receive five César Awards. In 1988, Isabelle Adjani became the first French actress to earn two nominations at the Academy Awards for foreign-language films. She has also received other prestigious awards like the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

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Joséphine de Beauharnais
(Empress Consort of the French from 1804 to 1810)
Joséphine de Beauharnais
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Birthdate: June 23, 1763
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique
Died: May 29, 1814
Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais spent her initial years in poverty and was shunned by her first husband for her lack of manners. She eventually learned the ways and means of the Parisian high society and married a young Napoleon Bonaparte. She survived a rocky marriage but enjoyed a lavish lifestyle.
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Florent Malouda
(French Football Coach and Former Professional Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Florent Malouda
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cayenne, French Guyana
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Nicolas Poussin
(French Painter)
Nicolas Poussin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1594
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Near Les Andelys, Normandy, Kingdom of France (now France)
Died: November 19, 1665

The founder of the French Classical tradition, painter Nicolas Poussin was initially influenced by Venetian art but later deviated to antiquity. Most of his paintings showcased historical, mythological, biblical elements but some were also inspired by landscapes and poetry. The Death of the Virgin remains one of his best-known works.

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Charles Gounod
(French Composer Best Known for His Operas: ‘Faust’ and ‘Roméo et Juliette’)
Charles Gounod
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 18, 1893

Charles Gounod was a French composer. Prolific in his career, he wrote 12 operas and a large number of songs and church music pieces including his Ave Maria and Funeral March of a Marionette.  During the Franco-Prussian War, he fled to England, disrupting his career. He later returned to France and regained his position as a respected musical figure.

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Johnny Hallyday
(One of the Best-Selling Artists in the World Credited for Bringing 'Rock and Roll' to France)
Johnny Hallyday
5
Birthdate: June 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cité Malesherbes, Paris, France
Died: December 5, 2017

Regarded as France’s first rock star, Jean-Philippe Léo Smet, better known as Johnny Hallyday, had a phenomenal career, with 5 diamond, 40 golden, and 22 platinum albums. He was also always in the news for his flamboyant lifestyle, his many romances, his five marriages, and his love for cocaine and racing.  

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Samuel Benchetrit
(French Writer, Actor, and Director)
Samuel Benchetrit
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Birthdate: June 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Champigny-sur-Marne, France

Samuel Benchetrit is a French writer, scenarist, actor, and director. Over the years, Benchetrit's achievements as a writer and actor have been overshadowed by his personal life and relationships with popular actresses like Marie Trintignant, Anna Mouglalis, and Vanessa Paradis.

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Julie Gayet
(Producer, Actress and Wife of Former French President François Hollande)
Julie Gayet
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Birthdate: June 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suresnes, France

Julie Gayet is a French film producer and actress. She is best known as the wife of former French President François Hollande. As an actress, Julie Gayet is renowned for her portrayal of Nathalie in the 1996 film Sélect Hôtel, which earned her the prestigious Prix Romy Schneider in 1997.

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Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
(French Mechanical Engineer Who is Described as the Father of Thermodynamics)
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 1, 1796
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 24, 1832

Son of French Revolutionary leader and mathematician Lazare Carnot, Sadi Carnot was an engineer in the French army. He later laid down the Carnot cycle of heat engines. Much of his works were buried with him when he died of cholera at 36, due to the contagiousness of the disease.

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Louis Garrel
(French Actor and Filmmaker Best Known for His Starring Role in the Movie 'The Dreamers')
Louis Garrel
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Birthdate: June 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

Best known for his starring role in The Dreamers, French actor and filmmaker Louis Garrel in general portrays similar characters, appearing as somebody involved in love triangles or historical figures like Jacques de Bascher, Jean-Luc Godard and Alfred Dreyfus. Since 2006, he has also been making films, screenwriting and directing movies like Two Friends, A Faithful Man, The Crusade etc.

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Violette Szabo
(British-French Special Operations Executive Agent During the Second World War)
Violette Szabo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 5, 1945

Violette Szabo was a British-French spy who worked as a Special Operations Executive agent during World War II. During her second mission in occupied France, Violette Szabo was captured by the Germans. She was tortured, interrogated, and deported to Ravensbrück, where she was executed on 5 February 1945 at the age of 23.

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Ana Tijoux
(Singer)
Ana Tijoux
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lille, France
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Alain Resnais
(Film director)
Alain Resnais
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Birthdate: June 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vannes, France
Died: March 1, 2014
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Hélène Cixous
(French Feminist Writer and Philosopher Best Known for Her Article ‘The Laugh of the Medusa’)
Hélène Cixous
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria

Hélène Cixous is a professor, poet, playwright, rhetorician, literary critic, philosopher, and French feminist writer. She is best known for writing an article titled The Laugh of the Medusa, which earned her popularity and established her as a thinker in post-structural feminism.

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Jamel Debbouze
(French-Moroccan Comedian, Actor, Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter)
Jamel Debbouze
5
Birthdate: June 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

Jamel Debbouze is a French-Moroccan comedian, actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter. Renowned for his stand-up comedy sketches, Debbouze is also known for his collaboration with notable French humourists like Fred Testot, Florence Foresti, and Gad Elmaleh. Jamel Debbouze is credited with creating the popular television show Jamel Comedy Club.

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François Sagat
(Actor)
François Sagat
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cognac, France
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Joseph Ducreux
(Former Painter who was a successful portraitist at the court of Louis XVI of France)
Joseph Ducreux
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Birthdate: June 26, 1735
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: July 24, 1802
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Françoise Sagan
(Playwright)
Françoise Sagan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cajarc, France
Died: September 24, 2004