French Celebrities Born In October

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Donald Pleasence
(Actor)
Donald Pleasence
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Birthdate: October 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worksop
Died: February 2, 1995

Donald Pleasence was an English actor best remembered for his portrayal of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the popular 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice. His performance in the film was later parodied by Canadian actor Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series. Donald Pleasence was also an important theatre actor; he received four Tony Award nominations.

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Catherine Deneuve
(Actress and Singer)
Catherine Deneuve
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Birthdate: October 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

French actress Catherine Deneuve is considered one of the greatest European actresses. Beginning her career at the age of 12, she gained international prominence with her role in the movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. She is a 14-time César Award nominee and the recipient of a David di Donatello award. She is multilingual and speaks fluent French, Italian, and English.

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Arsène Wenger
(French Former Football Manager and Player)
Arsène Wenger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
French football manager Arsène Wenger is known for being the longest-tenured and most successful manager of Arsenal, with whom he won the Premier League title thrice. Nicknamed Le Professeur for his serious look, the English Football Hall of Fame inductee is known to encourage young talent in the sport. 
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Arthur Rimbaud
(French Poet Known for His Works: ‘The Drunken Boat’, ‘A Season in Hell’ and ‘Illuminations’)
Arthur Rimbaud
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleville-Mézières, France
Died: November 10, 1891

French poet Arthur Rimbaud is remembered for his influence on Dadaism, surrealism, and symbolism. Known for works such as Le Soleil Etait Encore Chaud and Voyelles, he later got involved in a relationship with poet Paul Verlaine. He also traveled as a merchant and explorer, before dying of cancer.

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Le Corbusier
(Architect)
Le Corbusier
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: August 27, 1965

Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French designer, painter, architect, writer, and urban planner. He was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. During his illustrious career, which spanned 50 years, Le Corbusier designed buildings in India, Japan, Europe, and North and South America. He is also credited with revolutionizing urban planning.  

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Theo Hernandez
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Theo Hernandez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marseille, France
 7 
Camille Saint-Saëns
(One of the Greatest Organists and Composers of the Romantic Era)
Camille Saint-Saëns
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1835
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 16, 1921
French composer and multi-instrumentalist Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was an icon of the Romantic era, known for masterpieces such as the First Cello Concerto and the opera Samson and Delilah. He was initially a church organist and then became a freelance composer and pianist. He also taught music in Paris.
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Sarah Bernhardt
(One of the Most Popular French Actresses of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century)
Sarah Bernhardt
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Birthdate: October 23, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 26, 1923

Sarah Bernhardt was a French actress known for playing important roles in popular French plays of the early-20th century.  Her decision to play Hamlet inspired Theresa Rebeck's play Bernhardt/Hamlet, in which Janet McTeer portrayed Sarah Bernhardt. In 1960, Bernhardt became the earliest born person to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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The French Angel
(French Professional Wrestler)
The French Angel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: September 4, 1954

Maurice Tillet was a Russian professional wrestler. A two-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, Tillet was a very successful and popular wrestler at that time. He even appeared as The Swedish Angel in the 1949 American fantasy film Mighty Joe Young. Maurice Tillet was posthumously inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.

 10 
Clémence Poésy
(Actress)
Clémence Poésy
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Birthdate: October 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine, France
 11 
Georges Bizet
(French Composer Best Known for His Opera ‘Carmen’)
Georges Bizet
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 3, 1875

Georges Bizet was a French composer whose career was cut short by his untimely demise at the age of 36. Since his death in 1875, Bizet's final work Carmen has become one of the most frequently performed works in the opera repertoire. Although he couldn’t achieve success during his lifetime, Bizet's death is considered a loss to French musical theatre.

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Georges Danton
(French Lawyer and a Leading Figure in the French Revolution)
Georges Danton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1759
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Arcis-sur-Aube, France
Died: April 5, 1794

Georges Danton was a major figure in the early stages of the French Revolution. While many historians state that he played a key role in the establishment of the First French Republic, a few scholars refute this claim. He served as the first president of the Committee of Public Safety and was beheaded by the advocates of revolutionary terror. 

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Liliane Bettencourt
(Principal Shareholder of ‘L'Oréal’ and the Richest Woman of the World at the Time of Her Death)
Liliane Bettencourt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 20, 2017
Former L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt was the world’s richest woman at the time of her death. She had apparently gifted celebrity photographer François-Marie Banier cash and gifts worth a billion euros, leading her daughter to file a case against Banier later. Bettencourt was also involved in medical and cultural philanthropy.
 14 
Évariste Galois
(Mathematician)
Évariste Galois
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 25, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bourg-la-Reine, French Empire
Died: May 31, 1832

Évariste Galois was a French mathematician best remembered for solving a 350-year-old problem when he was still in his teens. His work formed the basis for group theory and Galois theory, two important branches of abstract algebra. Also a political activist, Évariste Galois died at the age of 20 after suffering wounds in a duel.

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Denis Diderot
(French Philosopher, Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the ‘Encyclopédie’)
Denis Diderot
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Birthdate: October 5, 1713
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Langres, France
Died: July 31, 1784

Denis Diderot revolutionized the Age of Enlightenment as the co-founder of Encyclopédie, which was banned for questioning religion. He had flirted with the idea of joining the theater and becoming a priest, and even studied law, but later devoted himself to languages, literature, and philosophy.

 16 
Louis Philippe I
(The Last King and Penultimate Monarch of France)
Louis Philippe I
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Birthdate: October 6, 1773
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Domaine National du Palais-Royal, Paris, France
Died: August 26, 1850

Louis-Philippe I of France reigned as the King of the French from 9 August 1830 to 24 February 1848. Although his rule was much loved at the beginning, his popularity suffered when the economic conditions in France declined in 1847. Subsequently, Louis Philippe I was forced to abdicate the throne when the French Revolution broke out in 1848.   

 17 
Louis Malle
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Camera operator, Cinematographer, Actor)
Louis Malle
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Birthdate: October 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thumeries
Died: November 23, 1995

Louis Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his film Le Monde du silence, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1957. He was also the recipient of two Golden Lion awards, one of the only four directors to have achieved this feat. He was active in both French cinema and Hollywood.

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Yves Montand
(Actor)
Yves Montand
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Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monsummano Terme, Italy
Died: November 9, 1991
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Catherine of Valois
(Former Queen Consort of England (1420 - 1422))
Catherine of Valois
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Birthdate: October 27, 1401
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 3, 1437
Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France, was the queen of England from 1420 to 1422, as the wife of Henry V of England. Her marriage to Henry V was supposed to be a political stance to end the Hundred Years' War, but it was not successful.
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Gabriel Fauré
(One of the Major French Composers Associated With the End of Romanticism.)
Gabriel Fauré
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 22, 1845
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pamiers, France
Died: June 4, 1924

One of the greatest composers of all time, French pianist and organist Gabriel Fauré is best remembered for his masterpieces such as Requiem. His music career began at 9, when he was sent to Paris to become a choirmaster. At 75, he was awarded the Grand-Croix of the Légion d'honneur.

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François Mitterrand
(President of France from 1981 to 1995)
François Mitterrand
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarnac, France
Died: January 8, 1996
François Mitterrand served as the French president from 1981 to 1995, becoming the longest-tenured president in the history of his country. He was the first to name a female prime minister, Édith Cresson. He is known for his investments in several Grands Projets and his opposition of the Fifth Republic.
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Didier Deschamps
(Former Footballer Defensive Midfielder)
Didier Deschamps
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bayonne, France

Didier Deschamps is a French former professional football player turned manager. He played as a defensive midfielder for many clubs, such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea, and Valencia. He was also a French international. He began his managerial career in 2001 and has been the manager of the France national team since 2012. Former tennis player Nathalie Tauziat is his cousin. 

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Tchéky Karyo
(French Actor and Musician)
Tchéky Karyo
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Birthdate: October 4, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

French actor and musician Tchéky Karyo is best known as Julien Baptiste from the series The Missing and its spin-off, Baptiste. His performance in La Balance earned him a Cesar Award nomination. He has also appeared in character roles in films such as Kiss of the Dragon and The Patriot.

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Louis Cyr
(Strongman)
Louis Cyr
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada
Died: November 10, 1912
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Auguste Escoffier
(Chef)
Auguste Escoffier
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 28, 1846
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villeneuve-Loubet, France
Died: February 12, 1935
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Soko
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Remarkably Emotional Performances )
Soko
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Birthdate: October 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France

Soko is a French musician and singer-songwriter. The song We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow, which is part of her debut album I Thought I Was an Alien, reached the ninth position on the Billboard Hot 100. Soko is also a critically acclaimed actress, earning César Award nominations for her performance in films like In the Beginning and The Dancer. 

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Henri Bergson
(French Philosopher and Winner of the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Henri Bergson
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Birthdate: October 18, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4, 1941

French philosopher, Henri Bergson, is remembered for his contribution to the tradition of continental philosophy. His works were considered extremely influential,  especially during the first half of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature (1927) and  Grand-Croix de la Legion d'honneur (1930). He was a simple man who led a humble life despite his great achievements.

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France Gall
(French Yé-yé and Pop Singer)
France Gall
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 7, 2018
France Gall was a French yé-yé singer who debuted with Don't Be So Stupid and rose to pop fame in the 1960s with controversial hits. During her prolific music career, Gall released 11 studio albums and was a major hit among European teenagers. Her greatest hits include Fist Fight (2017), Same Old Song (1997), and Heartbeats (2010).
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Roland Garros
(French Aviation Pioneer and Fighter Pilot)
Roland Garros
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, Réunion, France
Died: October 5, 1918
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R. D. Laing
(Psychiatrist)
R. D. Laing
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Govanhill
Died: August 23, 1989

Psychiatrist R. D. Laing was known for his different perspective on mental illnesses, particularly psychosis. Known as anti-psychiatry, his theory of resolving mental ailments opposed the age-old shock therapy. His written works include The Divided Self. He was also a talented poet and had fathered 10 children by four women.

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Evan Fournier
(Basketball player)
Evan Fournier
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Maurice, France
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Charles X of France
(Former King of France (1824 - 1830))
Charles X of France
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Birthdate: October 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: November 6, 1836

Dauphin Louis had one of the most unpopular reigns as the king of France. Following the fall of Bastille, he became the first royal family member to go into exile. Decisions such as the imposition of the death penalty and press censorship led to the July Revolution and his abdication.

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Lyna Khoudri
(Actress)
Lyna Khoudri
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Birthdate: October 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria
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Jacques Tati
(Actor, Director who wrote and starred in Mr. Hulot's Holiday)
Jacques Tati
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Birthdate: October 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Pecq, France
Died: November 5, 1982
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Elif Shafak
(Writer)
Elif Shafak
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France

Known widely as Turkey’s most popular female author, Elif Shafak is best known for her Booker-shortlisted bestseller 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. A fierce advocate for gender equality and LGBTQ rights, she is also a 3-time TEDGlobal speaker. She now lives in London, on a self-imposed exile.

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Madame de Montespan
(Maîtresse en titre of Louis XIV)
Madame de Montespan
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Birthdate: October 5, 1640
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lussac-les-Châteaux, France
Died: May 27, 1707

Madame de Montespan was the chief Royal mistress of King Louis XIV of France. Thanks to her strong influence over Louis XIV, Madame de Montespan was sometimes referred to as the true Queen of France during Louis' reign. One of the most celebrated chief Royal mistresses of all time, Madame de Montespan had seven children with Louis XIV of France.

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Mathilde Warnier
(Actress)
Mathilde Warnier
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Birthdate: October 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rosny-sous-Bois, France
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Claude of France
(Queen)
Claude of France
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1499
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Romorantin-Lanthenay
Died: July 20, 1524
 39 
Jean-François Millet
(Artist)
Jean-François Millet
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Birthdate: October 4, 1814
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gréville-Hague, La Hague, France
Died: January 20, 1875
 40 
Mathieu Amalric
(Actor best known internationally for his roles in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, in which he played the lead villain)
Mathieu Amalric
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Birthdate: October 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Marion Bartoli
(French Former Professional Tennis Player)
Marion Bartoli
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Puy, France
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Jean-Pierre Cassel
(Actor)
Jean-Pierre Cassel
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Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 19, 2007
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Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France
(Princes)
Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France
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Birthdate: October 22, 1781
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: June 4, 1789
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Robert Pires
(French Football Coach and Former Professional Player)
Robert Pires
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reims, France
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Serge Nubret
(Former bodybuilder who became the first person ever to win six world titles with four separate federations)
Serge Nubret
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anse-Bertrand, Guadeloupe
Died: April 19, 2011
 46 
Marie Laforêt
(French Singer and Actress)
Marie Laforêt
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Birthdate: October 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Soulac-sur-Mer, France
Died: November 2, 2019
French singer-actor Marie Laforêt had lost the ability to speak for a while after being raped by a neighbor at age 3. The Girl with Golden Eyes, Laforêt was famous for her drama-laced singing and films such as Rat Trap. She later moved to Switzerland and launched an art gallery.
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Charles, Prince Napoleon
(Politician)
Charles, Prince Napoleon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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Esther Duflo
(American-French Economist)
Esther Duflo
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Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

Esther Duflo is a French–American economist. She is credited with co-founding the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a global research center that works towards reducing poverty worldwide. In 2019, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee for their efforts to reduce poverty.

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Laëtitia Eïdo
(Actress)
Laëtitia Eïdo
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Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France
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Jérémy Mathieu
(Association football player)
Jérémy Mathieu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Luxeuil-les-Bains