French Celebrities Born In September

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Olivier Giroud
(French Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Olivier Giroud
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chambéry, France

Olivier Giroud is a football player and a prominent member of the France national team. He played a key role in helping his team win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Thanks to his popularity, Giroud has been a major media personality in France, with appearances in commercials for brands like Hugo Boss and Puma.

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Marion Cotillard
(French Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'La Vie en Rose' and 'Two Days, One Night')
Marion Cotillard
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Marion Cotillard delivered an Academy Award-winning performance as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, becoming the first to win the award for a French-language film. She was appreciated for her iconic role of Joan of Arc on stage. She has promoted Lady Dior bags and Chanel No. 5 fragrance.
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Marquis de Lafayette
(French Aristocrat, Freemason and Military Officer Who Fought in the American Revolutionary War)
Marquis de Lafayette
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1757
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chavaniac-Lafayette, France
Died: May 20, 1834

Marquis de Lafayette was a French aristocrat and military officer, who  is remembered for fighting in the American Revolutionary War, as the commander of American troops in several battles. After returning to France, he played key roles in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. Considered a hero in both America and France, he advocated the end of slavery.  

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Brigitte Bardot
(French Actress and Singer Known for Her Films: ‘And God Created Woman’ and ‘Viva Maria!’)
Brigitte Bardot
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

Brigitte Bardot is a French former singer and actress. One of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, Bardot remains a major pop culture icon despite quitting the entertainment industry in 1973. Bardot is credited with popularizing the bikini. She also popularized the town of Armação dos Búzios and the city of St. Tropez in Brazil.

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Francis Ngannou
(Cameroonian-French Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Francis Ngannou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Batié, Cameroon Batié, Cameroon

Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian MMA fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) heavyweight division. The current UFC Heavyweight Champion, Ngannou is renowned for his heavy punches and is the hardest recorded puncher of all time. Ngannou is also known for his philanthropic efforts; the Francis Ngannou Foundation aims at helping young people train in a gym.

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Louis XIV of France
(King of France from 1643 to 1715)
Louis XIV of France
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Birthdate: September 5, 1638
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: September 1, 1715

Louis XIV of France reigned as the King of France from 1643 to 1715. Louis XIV is the longest-reigning monarch of a sovereign country in the history of Europe. Under his rule, France often asserted its military prowess and emerged as the most dominant European monarchy. His life inspired several films, such as The Taking of Power by Louis XIV.

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Louis XIII of France
(Former King of France (1610 – 1643))
Louis XIII of France
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Birthdate: September 27, 1601
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
Died: May 14, 1643

Louis XIII of France reigned as the King of France between 1610 and 1643. He is best remembered for saving the kingdom from the mismanagement of his mother Marie de' Medici, who was exiled by a 16-year-old Louis XIII. He is also credited with popularizing wigs among men, which had not been fashionable since antiquity.

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Irène Joliot-Curie
(French Physicist, Politician and Winner of the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Irène Joliot-Curie
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17, 1956

Marie Curie and Pierre Curie’s daughter, Irène Joliot-Curie, herself a brilliant scientist, won the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with her husband, Joliot-Curie, for discovering artificial radioactivity. She was also one of the first three female French government members. She tragically died of leukemia caused by exposure to radiation.

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Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
(Son of Louis Xiii of France and His Wife Anne of Austria)
Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1640
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: June 9, 1701

Philippe I, Duke of Orléans received the dukedoms of Chartres and Valois in 1661 as the younger son of Louis XIII of France. Unlike most royal persons of his generation, Philippe was open about his homosexuality and did not think twice before acting effeminately in public. However, he fathered several children and earned the nickname the grandfather of Europe.

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Henry III of France
(Former King of France (1574 - 1589) and Former King of Poland (1573 - 1575))
Henry III of France
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Birthdate: September 19, 1551
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château de Fontainebleau, France
Died: August 2, 1589

Henry III of France was the King of France from 1574 to 1589. He also served as the Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland from 1573 to 1575. Henry was known for his alleged sexual relationships with men. Although certain reports have claimed that the allegations were false, he is sometimes depicted in popular culture as being effeminate.

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Francis I of France
(Former King of France (1515 – 1547))
Francis I of France
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Birthdate: September 12, 1494
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château de Cognac, Cognac, France
Died: March 31, 1547

Francis I, son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, was the king of France from 1515 to 1547. He was an art connoisseur and invited Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci to his court. His contribution to the promotion of French language earned him the title Father and Restorer of Letters.

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Charlotte Le Bon
(Actress, TV Host, Model)
Charlotte Le Bon
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Charlotte Le Bon is an artist and actress. Following in the footsteps of her mother and her stepfather, Charlotte started modeling at the age of 16. She then established herself as a TV presenter and achieved popularity for her work in Le Grand Journal. She then became an actress and received a César Award nomination for her performance in Yves Saint Laurent.

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Maurice Chevalier
(French Singer Best Known for His Signature Songs: "Livin' In The Sunlight", "Valentine", "Louise" and "Mimi")
Maurice Chevalier
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Birthdate: September 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 1, 1972
Best remembered for the song Valentine and the musical Gigi, French musician Maurice Chevalier not only fought in World War I, but was also injured and later imprisoned. During World War II, he reluctantly agreed to perform in exchange of the release of a few French prisoners. 
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Cardinal Richelieu
(French Clergyman and First Minister of State (1624 - 1642))
Cardinal Richelieu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1585
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 4, 1642

Cardinal Richelieu was a French clergyman and statesman who was active in the early 17th century. He held powerful positions in both the Catholic Church and French government and served as the chief minister to Louis XIII of France in 1624. He helped the French maintain their dominance in the Thirty Years' War that engulfed Europe. 

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Adrien-Marie Legendre
(Mathematician)
Adrien-Marie Legendre
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 18, 1752
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 10, 1833

Born into an affluent family, French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre probably never had to earn a living till the beginning of the French Revolution. Excelling in math and physics, he later contributed to areas such as elliptic functions, developed the least squares method, and lent his name to Legendre polynomials.

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Esteban Ocon
(French Racing Driver)
Esteban Ocon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Evreux, France
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Marcel Desailly
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Marcel Desailly
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

Born in Ghana, Marcel Desailly first gained attention after moving to the Olympique de Marseille and winning the UEFA Champions League. He then gained fame with AC Milan and Chelsea, and was part of the 1998 World Cup-winning French squad. A BBC Sport pundit post-retirement, he also represents UNICEF

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Antonin Artaud
(French Writer, Theatre Director and One of the Major Figures of the European Avant-Garde)
Antonin Artaud
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Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4, 1948

Antonin Artaud was a French writer, poet, dramatist, and theater director. Known for his raw, surreal, and transgressive themes, he was a major figure in 20th-century theater. He outlined his theories in the Theatre of Cruelty movement, expressed in the form of essays and plays. He died of cancer at the age of 51.  

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Ettore Bugatti
(Automobile Designer, Founder and Proprietor of the Automobile Manufacturing Company ‘Automobiles E. Bugatti’)
Ettore Bugatti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 21, 1947

Ettore Bugatti was an automobile designer and manufacturer. He is credited with founding the popular car manufacturer Automobiles E. Bugatti, which gained prominence as the maker of some of the fastest and technologically advanced cars of its day. In 2000, Ettore Bugatti was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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Sofiane Boufal
(Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger / Attacking Midfielder)
Sofiane Boufal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Georges Clémenceau
(Former French Prime Minister)
Georges Clémenceau
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 28, 1841
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mouilleron-en-Pareds, Vendee
Died: November 24, 1929

Georges Clémenceau, or The Tiger, who had served as the French prime minister, is remembered as a key figure of the French Third Republic. He not only played a major role in the Allied victory in World War I, but was also a key framer of the Treaty of Versailles.

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Mathieu Valbuena
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and A Winger)
Mathieu Valbuena
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bruges, France

French midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, who also plays for the Greek club Olympiacos, is known as le petit vélo, or the little bike, for his short stature. In 2015, he was dragged into a sex scandal, where fellow footballer Karim Benzema had blackmailed him and attempted to extort money over a sex tape.

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Anna Karina
(Danish-French Actress Best Known for Her Work With 'French New-Wave' Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard)
Anna Karina
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Birthdate: September 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solbjerg, Denmark
Died: December 14, 2019

Anna Karina was a Danish-French film actress, singer, and director. She often collaborated with French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard and appeared in many of his films, including My Life to Live and Bande à part. She set up her own production company in 1972 and made her directorial debut with Vivre ensemble. She was also a published author. 

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Louis VIII of France
(King of France)
Louis VIII of France
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Birthdate: September 5, 1187
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 8, 1226

Louis VIII of France, or The Lion, ruled France as its king for a little over 3 years. After being invited by the rebellious barons who went against King John of England, Louis invaded England and even gained control of much of it but was later defeated at sea.

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Maurice Jarre
(Composer)
Maurice Jarre
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: 5th arrondissement of Lyon, Lyon, France
Died: March 28, 2009
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Bilal Hassani
(French Singer-Songwriter, YouTuber Who Represented France in Eurovision Song Contest 2019)
Bilal Hassani
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France

Bilal Hassani is a French YouTuber, singer, and songwriter. He achieved international recognition in 2019 when he represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. He managed to score 105 points in the Eurovision final, finishing 16th. In 2019, he was also honored at the NRJ Music Awards with the Francophone Breakthrough of the Year award.

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Jean Renoir
(French Film Director & Screenwriter Known for His Films 'La Grande Illusion' and 'The Rules of the Game')
Jean Renoir
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Birthdate: September 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France
Died: February 12, 1979

Jean Renoir was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. The son of the prominent painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean was one of the first filmmakers to be known as an auteur. He started working during the silent film era and made more than 40 silent films. In 1975, he received a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award.

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Nadia Boulanger
(One of the Most Influential Teachers of Musical Composition of the 20th Century)
Nadia Boulanger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 22, 1979

Born to a music instructor father, French composer and conductor Nadia Boulanger was no stranger to music as a kid. The first woman to conduct prime orchestras, she had the who’s who of the music industry, such as Elliott Carter, Roy Harris, and Quincy Jones, on her list of students.

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Louis, Dauphin of France
(Princes)
Louis, Dauphin of France
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Birthdate: September 4, 1729
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Paris, France
Died: December 20, 1765
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Louis Bonaparte
(Former King of Holland (1806 - 1810))
Louis Bonaparte
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Birthdate: September 2, 1778
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: July 25, 1846

Louis Bonaparte reigned over the Kingdom of Holland from 1806 to 1810. The younger brother of Napoléon Bonaparte, Louis followed in the footsteps of his brother and served in the French Army. He was later made the new king of Holland by Napoleon. However, Louis' wilfulness forced Napoleon to annex Holland into the French Empire and Louis fled into exile.

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Gérard Houllier
(French Professional Football Manager and Player)
Gérard Houllier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thérouanne, France
Died: December 14, 2020
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Emma de Caunes
(Actress)
Emma de Caunes
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Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Jean-Philippe Rameau
(Music composer and theorist)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 25, 1683
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: September 12, 1764

One of the greatest French opera composers and music theorists of all time, Jean-Philippe Rameau enriched the late Baroque period with his harpsichord pieces. His organist father wanted him to pursue law, but Rameau wasn’t academically bright and had poor grammar, which made Rameau travel to Italy to study music.

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Georges Bataille
(French Philosopher and Intellectual)
Georges Bataille
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Birthdate: September 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Billom, France
Died: July 9, 1962

Georges Bataille was a French intellectual and philosopher best remembered for his work in various fields, such as philosophy, sociology, history of art, anthropology, literature, and consumerism. His work would later have a huge impact on subsequent schools of social theory and philosophy. Also a prolific writer, Georges Bataille wrote on subjects like mysticism, erotism, transgression, and surrealism.

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Mylène Farmer
(French Pop Singer and Songwriter)
Mylène Farmer
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pierrefonds, Montreal, Canada

French-Canadian singer Mylène Farmer is best known for her hits such as Libertine and Les Mots, and for her collaborative acts with Laurent Boutonnat. Born Mylene Jeanne Gautier, she later changed her name to Mylene Farmer in honor of Hollywood star Frances Farmer, who was her idol.

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François-René de Chateaubriand
(French Writer Who Had a Notable Influence on French Literature of the 19th Century)
François-René de Chateaubriand
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1768
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Malo, France
Died: July 4, 1848

François-René de Chateaubriand was a French writer, diplomat, historian, and politician. Chateaubriand had a major influence on 19th-century French literature. François-René de Chateaubriand is also remembered for defending the Catholic faith by writing The Genius of Christianity when most intellectuals were turning against the Church. Chateaubriand was a food enthusiast; it is believed that Chateaubriand steak is named after him.

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Marquis de Condorcet
(French Philosopher and Mathematician)
Marquis de Condorcet
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 17, 1743
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ribemont, France
Died: March 29, 1794

French mathematician and philosopher Marquis de Condorcet was a champion for liberal economy and women’s rights. He was a significant contributor of the Encyclopédie and was part of the Academy of Sciences. He is also remembered for his political activities in the wake of the French Revolution.

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Robert Bresson
(Director)
Robert Bresson
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Birthdate: September 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bromont-Lamothe, France
Died: December 18, 1999
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Maxwel Cornet
(Association football player)
Maxwel Cornet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bregbo
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Suzanne Valadon
(Painter)
Suzanne Valadon
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Birthdate: September 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France
Died: April 7, 1938
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Anthony Delon
(Actor)
Anthony Delon
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Birthdate: September 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Brassaï
(Photographer, Artist and Writer Known for His Dramatic Photographs of Paris at Night)
Brassaï
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
Died: July 8, 1984

Gyula Halász, or Brassaï, derived his pseudonym from the city of his birth, Brassó, then in Hungary. Later, he moved to Paris, where he began his career as a photographer. He published his works in volumes such as Paris de nuit. He was also a sculptor and a poet.

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Alex Song
(Cameroonian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central or Defensive Midfielder)
Alex Song
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon

Alex Song is a Cameroonian football player who has played for popular teams like Arsenal and Barcelona. He has also represented his national team in important tournaments like the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Alex Song’s performance in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations made him the only player from Cameroon to be named in the Team of the Tournament.

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Louis IV of France
(King of West Francia)
Louis IV of France
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Birthdate: September 10, 0920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laon, France
Died: September 10, 0954
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Jean Arp
(German-French-Sculptor Best Known for His Biomorphic Sculptures)
Jean Arp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: June 7, 1966

Jean Arp was born in Strasbourg, to a German father and a French mother. After studying art in Paris and Switzerland, he co-created The Modern Alliance and participated in the Dada and Abstraction-Création movements. An avant-garde painter and sculptor, he also experimented with media such as embroidery.

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Darius Milhaud
(French Composer, Conductor and a Member of the Group 'Les Six')
Darius Milhaud
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: June 22, 1974

Darius Milhaud was a French composer, teacher, and conductor. One of the 20th century's most prolific composers, Milhaud was part of a famous group known as The Group of Six. He also contributed greatly to the French film industry, composing music for films like Madame Bovary and The Beloved Vagabond. Milhaud is often counted among the most important modernist composers. 

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Catilina Aubameyang
(Gabonese Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Left-Winger)
Catilina Aubameyang
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Libreville, Gabon

Born in Gabon, retired footballer Catilina Aubameyang was no stranger to football in his childhood, being the son of footballer Pierre Aubameyang and the half-brother of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He has played with clubs such as A.C. Reggiana and A.C. Milan. He also once played for the French youth team.

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Ségolène Royal
(Former French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (2014 - 2017))
Ségolène Royal
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal

Born to a French colonel in Senegal, Ségolène Royal had met former French president François Hollande, her future husband, while studying economics at the Paris-based École Nationale d’Administration. The mother of four has also been a Socialist Party presidential candidate and the French minister of ecology.

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Jean Jaurès
(French Socialist Leader )
Jean Jaurès
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Birthdate: September 3, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castres, France
Died: July 31, 1914
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Giannelli Imbula
(Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Giannelli Imbula
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vilvoorde, Belgium