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Eva Green
(Actress and Model Known for Her Independent Films: ‘Cracks’, ‘Womb’, and ‘Perfect Sense’)
Eva Green
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France

French actress, Eva Green, gained instant fame in 2003 with her first film The Dreamers, directed by the eminent Bernardo Bertolucci. Subsequently she went on to act in a number of notable films like Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale, Dark Shadows, Home for Peculiar Children, Franklyn, Cracks and Proxima. She has also acted in television series like Penny Dreadful and Luminaries.

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Léa Seydoux
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Role as ‘Junie’ in the Film ‘The Beautiful Person’)
Léa Seydoux
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Birthdate: July 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Passy, Paris, France

Léa Seydoux is a critically acclaimed French actress who gained international recognition after playing a Bond girl in Spectre. Also known for her modeling career, Seydoux has posed for popular magazines, such as Vogue, L'Officiel, and Numéro. She became the face of Prada's 2013 and 2014 campaign for its fragrances.

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Jean Reno
(French Actor Who has Worked in American, French, English, Japanese, Spanish and Italian Movie Productions)
Jean Reno
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Birthdate: July 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
French-Moroccan actor Jean Reno is best known for his roles in Godzilla, The Pink Panther, and Mission Impossible. He has also been part of French, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish films, and was nominated for a European Film Award for his role in Les Rivières pourpres, or Crimson Rivers.
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John Calvin
(French Theologian, Pastor and Reformer in Geneva During the Protestant Reformation)
John Calvin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 10, 1509
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Noyon, France
Died: May 27, 1564

French theologian, pastor, and reformer John Calvin was a major figure during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. He was influential in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church to embrace Protestantism. As an apologetic writer, he generated much controversy.

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Alexandre Dumas
(One of the Most Popular and Widely Read French Authors of the 19th Century)
Alexandre Dumas
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villers-Cotterêts, France
Died: December 5, 1870

One of the most widely read French authors of all time, Alexandre Dumas was prolific in several genres. He joined the army as a young man and later became a full-time writer. Starting his writing career as a playwright, he moved on to writing novels. His novels have been adapted into nearly 200 films in the past century.

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Edgar Degas
(French Impressionist Artist Best Known for His Pastel Drawings and Oil Paintings)
Edgar Degas
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Birthdate: July 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 27, 1917

French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas is best remembered for his oil paintings and pastel drawings and for his signature use of dancers and bathing women as themes in his works such as Fin d'Arabesque and Woman in a Tub. He had also experimented with bronze sculptures and called himself a realist.

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Angelique Boyer
(French-Mexican Actress)
Angelique Boyer
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Birthdate: July 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Claude, France
French-Mexican actor Angelique Boyer is best known for her appearances in telenovelas such as Corazón Salvaje and Rebelde. She was previously part of the band Rabanitos Verdes. She has won awards such as the Premios Juventud and the Premios TVyNovelas. She has also been part of the film J-ok'el.
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Leslie Caron
(Actress & Dancer Known for Her Films: 'Lili' and 'The L-Shaped Room')
Leslie Caron
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Seine, Paris, France
French-American actor Leslie Caron is best known for her BAFTA-winning roles in The L-Shaped Room and Lili. She has also won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. A seasoned actor, she began her career as a ballerina. She has also been a jury member at various international film festivals.
 9 
Marcel Proust
(French Novelist Who is Regarded as One of the Most Influential Authors of the 20th Century)
Marcel Proust
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy, France
Died: November 18, 1922

Marcel Proust was a French novelist, essayist, and critic best known for writing the world-renowned novel In Search of Lost Time, which was published between 1913 and 1927 in seven parts. Many writers and critics regard him as one of the 20th century's most influential and important authors.

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Benjamin Mendy
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Benjamin Mendy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Longjumeau, France
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Marcel Duchamp
(French Painter, Sculptor, Chess Player and Writer)
Marcel Duchamp
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Birthdate: July 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France
Died: October 2, 1968
French-American painter and sculptor Marcel Duchamp is remembered for his association with movements such as Cubism and Dadaism. A significant figure in conceptual art, he was against art that was meant to just cater to the eyes. He was also a skilled chess player and carved his own chess set.
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Marc Chagall
(Jewish-French Artist Who was a Pioneer of Modernism)
Marc Chagall
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Birthdate: July 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28, 1985

Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, a key figure of modernism, had explored a wide range of media as an artist, from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics. His major projects included the ceiling of the Paris Opéra, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Jerusalem Windows of Israel.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Known for Her Work in Films Like 'Antichrist,' 'Melancholia,' 'The Tree' & 'Persecution')
Charlotte Gainsbourg
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Birthdate: July 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of French singer Serge Gainsbourg and English actor Jane Birkin, made her singing debut at age 12. She is best known for her César Award-winning roles in La Bûche and An Impudent Girl. Her performance in Antichrist won her an award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
(Author and Board Member of L'Oréal)
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine

L'Oréal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the world’s richest woman as of 2020, made headlines when she sued her mother, trying to prove she was mentally incompetent. In spite of being born into luxury, she often ditched parties, and took to writing books on Greek mythology and religious commentaries.

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Jean Cocteau
(French Author and Artist Who Was One of the Foremost Creatives of the 'Surrealist', 'Avant-Garde', and 'Dadaist' Movements.)
Jean Cocteau
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Birthdate: July 5, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France
Died: October 11, 1963
While Jean Cocteau preferred calling himself a poet, his multidimensional works consisted of novels such as Les Enfants Terribles and films directed by him such as La Belle et la Bête. Cocteau relied on motifs such as eyes, blood, and mirrors, and mingled mythology and modernism.
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Camille Pissarro
(Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist Painter)
Camille Pissarro
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Birthdate: July 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Died: November 13, 1903

Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French painter best remembered for his contributions to Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. He is credited with establishing a group of 15 aspiring artists, for which he served as a pivotal figure. He was regarded as a father figure to several important painters, including Vincent Willem van Gogh.

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Henri Fayol
(Industrialist, Management Thinker)
Henri Fayol
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 19, 1925

Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.

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Louis de Funès
(Actor)
Louis de Funès
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Birthdate: July 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Courbevoie, France
Died: January 27, 1983
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Pierre Cardin
(Italian-French Fashion Designer Known for His Avant-Garde Style and Space Age Designs)
Pierre Cardin
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Biagio di Callalta, Italy
Died: December 29, 2020

Italian-born French fashion designer Pierre Cardin revolutionized unisex fashion with his geometric designs. His wine merchant father wanted him to study architecture, but Cardin deviated to fashion instead, starting his career as a men’s tailor. He introduced the Space Age look and also licensed his name out to other products.

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Alexis de Tocqueville
(Historian Known for His Works 'Democracy in America' & 'The Old Regime' & 'The Revolution')
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Birthdate: July 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 16, 1859

French diplomat and political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville is best remembered for his written works The Old Regime and the Revolution and Democracy in America. He was part of French politics, primarily during the July Monarchy and the Second Republic. He had been the minister of foreign affairs briefly.

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George Sand
(One of the Most Popular Writers in Europe in Her Lifetime)
George Sand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 8, 1876
Nineteenth-century French author Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, better known as George Sand, became a leading figure of the Romantic era of Europe. She is best remembered for works such as La Petite Fadette and had numerous affairs, the most notable of them being the one with composer Frédéric Chopin.
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Nabil Fekir
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Nabil Fekir
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lyon, France
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France Nuyen
(Actress)
France Nuyen
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Birthdate: July 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
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Jacques Derrida
(French Philosopher Who Developed the Philosophical Approach Known as 'Deconstruction')
Jacques Derrida
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Birthdate: July 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: El Biar, Algeria
Died: October 9, 2004

Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher remembered for developing deconstruction, a form of semiotic analysis. Derrida is one of the most influential figures associated with postmodern philosophy and post-structuralism. He also had a major influence on academic disciplines like philosophy, law, political theory, anthropology, applied linguistics, and historiography. He also influenced music, art criticism, art, and architecture.

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Lili Damita
(Actress)
Lili Damita
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Birthdate: July 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blaye, France
Died: March 21, 1994
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Louis XI of France
(King of France from 1461 to 1483)
Louis XI of France
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Birthdate: July 3, 1423
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: August 30, 1483
Louis XI succeeded Charles VII as the king of France. His diplomatic skills earned him the nickname The Universal Spider. Legend has it that he had once told his vassals "I am France," and rightly so, as he had a major contribution in unifying France following the Hundred Years' War.
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René Lacoste
(French Tennis Player and Businessman)
René Lacoste
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 12, 1996
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Charlotte Corday
(French Revolutionary Who Was Executed for the Assassination of Jacobin Leader Jean-Paul Marat)
Charlotte Corday
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 27, 1768
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Écorches, Normandy, France
Died: July 17, 1793

Charlotte Corday was an important figure of the French Revolution. She is remembered for murdering Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat, for which she was executed by guillotine. Her action changed the political position and role of women at the time. She was also considered a hero by those who opposed the teachings of Jean-Paul Marat.

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Christoph Willibald Gluck
(Composer of Italian and French Opera in the Early Classical Period)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 2, 1714
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Erasbach, Germany
Died: November 15, 1787

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck left home when his father went against his passion for music and pushed him into forestry. He then reached Milan, where he learned Italian instrumental music and later fused Italian and French opera music. His best-known works include Orfeo ed Euridice and La rencontre imprévue.

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Vilfredo Pareto
(Economist, Writer, Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher)
Vilfredo Pareto
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Birthdate: July 15, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 19, 1923

A qualified civil engineer, Vilfredo Pareto had initially worked for the railways and the ironworks. However, he gradually deviated to philosophy, sociology, and politics and gained fame for his application of math to economic issues and his introduction of Pareto efficiency. Mind and Society remains his best-known work.

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Alexandre Dumas, fils
(Author)
Alexandre Dumas, fils
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1824
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 27, 1895
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Simone Veil
(The First Woman to Become the President of the European Parliament)
Simone Veil
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: June 30, 2017

A Holocaust survivor, Simone Veil had lost her father, mother, and brother to Nazi concentration camps. She grew up to be a magistrate and became the first woman president of the European Parliament. She had also been an able health minister and rallied for abortion rights of French women.

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Killian Hayes
(Basketball player)
Killian Hayes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, United States
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Hedi Slimane
(Creative Director of 'Celine' & Former Creative Director of 'Dior Homme' and 'Yves Saint Laurent')
Hedi Slimane
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: July 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France

French designer Hedi Slimane began his career as a marketing assistant at Yves Saint Laurent. His menswear silhouettes earned him a CFDA International Designer Award. He now works with the luxury brand Celine. He is also a skilled photographer and has released several photo books and worked for several magazines.

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Lartiste
(Singer)
Lartiste
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
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Bérénice Bejo
(French-Argentine Actress Best Known for Her Performance in the Movie 'A Knight's Tale')
Bérénice Bejo
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Birthdate: July 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bérénice Bejo is a French-Argentine actress who won the César Award for Best Actress and an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Peppy Miller in the 2011 French comedy-drama film The Artist. Bejo is also known for her performance in the 2013 drama film The Past, which earned her the Best Actress Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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Jean Baudrillard
(French Sociologist Known for His Analyses of Media, Contemporary Culture, and Technological Communication)
Jean Baudrillard
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Birthdate: July 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: March 6, 2007

Renowned sociologist and cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard is remembered for introducing concepts of hyperreality and simulacrum. Initially a teacher of German literature in schools, he later taught sociology at Paris X Nanterre. He coined the phrase the desert of the real, which was later used in the film The Matrix.

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Camille Corot
(French Landscape and Portrait Painter)
Camille Corot
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Birthdate: July 16, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 28, 1875

French painter Camille Corot is remembered for his landscape paintings that paved the path for the Impressionist movement. Born into a milliner’s family, Corot was a poor student and shunned his family business to learn painting at 25. His works, however, were easy to replicate and led to many forgeries.

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Mireille Mathieu
(Singer)
Mireille Mathieu
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avignon, France
French singer Mireille Mathieu began her career by participating in an annual singing contest in Avignon. She has recorded over 1200 songs in eleven languages in her career spanning over four decades. With more than 150 million albums sold worldwide, the chanteuse is classically known for her illustrious crooning. In 1974, she won the German "Bambi" Music Award.
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Alfred Binet
(Psychologist, Educationist)
Alfred Binet
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Birthdate: July 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice
Died: October 18, 1911
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Marcel Cerdan
(French Professional Boxer and World Middleweight Champion)
Marcel Cerdan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Died: October 28, 1949
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Claude Bernard
(Physiologist)
Claude Bernard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Julien, France
Died: February 10, 1878

Claude Bernard was a French physiologist whose scientific experiments led to several important discoveries. He is credited with coining the phrase milieu intérieur, which refers to the extracellular fluid (ECF) environment. He also pioneered the use of a blinded experiment to eliminate various experimental biases.

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Amélie Mauresmo
(French Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Amélie Mauresmo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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Mylène Jampanoï
(Actress)
Mylène Jampanoï
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Birthdate: July 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
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Eva Ionesco
(Actress known for her roles in 70's films like The Tenant and Maladoles, Director of My Little Princess)
Eva Ionesco
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Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Sophie of France
(Princess of France)
Sophie of France
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Birthdate: July 9, 1786
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: June 19, 1787
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Sébastien Bassong
(Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Sébastien Bassong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Frantz Fanon
(Psychiatrist)
Frantz Fanon
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort-de-France, Martinique
Died: December 6, 1961

Frantz Fanon was a French-West Indian born in Martinique, a former French colony. A skilled psychiatrist and physician, he realized the impact of colonialism on the human mind while treating French soldiers and Algerians. The author of books such as The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon supported the Algerian independence movement.

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Louis Blériot
(Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, Aerospace engineer)
Louis Blériot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 1, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambrai
Died: August 2, 1936

Louis Blériot was a French aviator, engineer, and inventor. He is credited with developing the first workable headlamp for cars. He is also credited with making the first working, piloted monoplane. Blériot achieved worldwide fame in 1909 when he became the first person to fly across the English Channel. Louis Blériot also founded the successful aircraft manufacturing company, Blériot Aéronautique.

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Paul Delaroche
(Former painter whose painstakingly realistic historical subjects made him one of the most successful academic artists of mid-19th-century France)
Paul Delaroche
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Birthdate: July 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 4, 1856