French Celebrities Born In November

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Marie Curie
(The First Woman to Win a Nobel Prize)
Marie Curie
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 4, 1934
Amongst the most notable scientists of her time, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the sole person to win two Nobel Prize in two different category, and the first woman professor at the University of Paris—Marie Curie’s list of achievements is incredible. She did extensive research in the field of radioactivity and discovered polonium and radium.
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Marie Antoinette
(Former Queen Consort of France (1774 - 1792))
Marie Antoinette
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Birthdate: November 2, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: October 16, 1793
The last queen of France before the French Revolution started, Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI of France and came to be linked with everything that was wrong with the French monarchy including ignorance and extravagance. Her policies aggravated unrest that eventually led to the abolishment of the monarchy and finally the execution of both king and queen.
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Albert Camus
(Philosopher & Novelist)
Albert Camus
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Drean, Algeria
Died: January 4, 1960

Albert Camus was a French philosopher and the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His philosophical views contributed to the rise of absurdism, a philosophical concept. Also a prolific writer, Albert Camus had an illustrious literary career; most of his philosophical essays and novels are still influential.

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Olga Kurylenko
(Ukrainian-French Actress Who Portrayed the Role of Bond Girl in the James Bond Film 'Quantum of Solace')
Olga Kurylenko
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berdyans'k, Ukraine

Olga Kurylenko is a Ukrainian-French model and actress. She gained international recognition after playing a Bond girl in the 2008 film Quantum of Solace. Olga Kurylenko serves as an inspiration to many young girls as she overcame her difficult childhood to become the face of popular brands like Clarins and Bebe.

 5 
Claude Monet
(French Painter and Founder of 'Impressionism')
Claude Monet
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Birthdate: November 14, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 5, 1926

Claude Monet was a French painter. The founder of French Impressionist painting, Monet's painting Impression, soleil levant gave rise to the term Impressionism. Often dubbed the driving force behind Impressionism, Monet mastered the art of painting the same scene several times so as to capture the changing of the light. Since his death, his paintings have sold for record prices.

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Voltaire
(French Historian and Philosopher Known for His Wit and His Pointed Social Critique)
Voltaire
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Birthdate: November 21, 1694
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 30, 1778
18th-century historian, author, philosopher, and advocate of freedom of speech Voltaire was a leading figure of the French Age of Enlightenment. He often ran into trouble for his criticism of the French nobility and the Roman Catholic Church. He once went to Britain on voluntary exile, fearing imprisonment in France.
 7 
Charles de Gaulle
(Former French President & Army Officer Who Led 'Free France' against Nazi Germany in World War II)
Charles de Gaulle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: November 9, 1970

Charles de Gaulle was a French statesman and army officer. Charles de Gaulle fought against Nazi Germany in the Second World War by leading the Free French Forces. He also worked towards re-establishing democracy in France. He founded the Fifth Republic, France's current republican system, and rewrote the Constitution of France. He then served as the president of France.

 8 
David Guetta
(French DJ and Music Producer Known for His Singles ‘Gettin' Over You’ and ‘When Love Takes Over’)
David Guetta
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

David Guetta is a French songwriter, record producer, and DJ. Over the years, Guetta has been one of the most popular DJs in the world; in 2011 and 2020, he was voted the best DJ in a poll conducted by DJ Magazine. Referred to as the grandfather of EDM, Guetta has several prestigious awards under his belt, including two Grammys.

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Sophie Marceau
(French Actress Known for Her Films: 'Braveheart', 'Anna Karenina' and 'The World Is Not Enough')
Sophie Marceau
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Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Sophie Marceau is best known for her César Award-winning performance in the French comedy La Boum 2. She has also appeared in English films such as Braveheart, Firelight, and The World Is Not Enough. She has written a novel, is a trained cellist, and has delivered an award-winning directorial debut.
 10 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French Painter, Printmaker, and Illustrator, Known for His Work ‘At the Moulin Rouge’ and ‘La Toilette’)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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Birthdate: November 24, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albi, France
Died: September 9, 1901
French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the most significant figures of the Post-Impressionist period. He was also an illustrator and poster painter, who was known for his colorful depictions of cabaret from Paris's Moulin Rouge. His painting The Laundress sold for US$22.4 million at a 2005 Christie’s auction.
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Oswald Mosley
(British Politician)
Oswald Mosley
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: December 3, 1980
Named by BBC History as the “worst” historical British person of the 20th century, Oswald Mosley started off as an MP in the 1920s. He was part of the Conservative Party and then the Labour Party. He then formed the British Union of Fascists and the United Kingdom New Party
 12 
Samuel Umtiti
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Samuel Umtiti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Samuel Umtiti is a French football player who currently plays for the France national team and Barcelona. Over the years, Umtiti has helped Barcelona win two La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey. He was part of the 2018 team that won the World Cup; Umtiti scored the only goal to help France beat Belgium in the semi-final match. 

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Vincent Cassel
(French Actor Known for His Role in the 'Ocean's' Trilogy and Titular Role in the Biopic 'Mesrine')
Vincent Cassel
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Birthdate: November 23, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

While he first came to prominence with his role in La Haine, French actor Vincent Cassel later got typecast in roles of short-tempered men. He has also won a César Award for his portrayal of Jacques Mesrine in the 2008 movie Mesrine. He is a trained martial artist, too.

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Auguste Rodin
(French Sculptor Best Regarded as the Founder of 'Modern Sculpture')
Auguste Rodin
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Birthdate: November 13, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 17, 1917
Initially aspiring to be a monk, Auguste Rodin found his true calling when he visited Italy and was awestruck by Michelangelo’s creations. His iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Age of Bronze are astoundingly life-like. He breathed magic into nudes and ballerinas made of stone and bronze.
 15 
Louis XVIII of France
(King of France from 1814 to 1824)
Louis XVIII of France
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Birthdate: November 17, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: September 16, 1824

Louis XVIII of France was the king of France from 1814 to 1824, except for the duration of the “Hundred Days” in 1815.  He was the son of Louis, Dauphin of France, and his wife Maria Josepha of Saxony. He ruled for slightly less than a decade. He was not popular as a king.

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Claude Lévi-Strauss
(Anthropologist)
Claude Lévi-Strauss
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Birthdate: November 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 30, 2009

French social anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss is remembered for his contribution to structural anthropology. His book Tristes Tropiques was based on his research deep in the Brazilian Amazon. While he left France for the U.S. during World War II, he later returned to Paris and received his doctorate.

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Thomas Lemar
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Thomas Lemar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, France
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Françoise Gilot
(French Painter Best Known for Her Relationship with 'Pablo Picasso')
Françoise Gilot
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Birthdate: November 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Françoise Gilot is a French painter whose professional career was overshadowed by her long and turbulent relationship with Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. After breaking up with Picasso, with whom Gilot had two children, the former deterred galleries from buying her work. He even tried blocking the release of her memoir Life With Picasso which was released in 1964.

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Gaspard Ulliel
(Actor)
Gaspard Ulliel
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Birthdate: November 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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Marjane Satrapi
(Graphic Novelist Known for Her Works 'Persepolis' and 'Chicken with Plums')
Marjane Satrapi
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Birthdate: November 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rasht, Iran

Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novelist, illustrator, cartoonist, children's book author, and film director. Satrapi achieved international recognition in the early-2000s after releasing her critically acclaimed graphic novels. She is best known for writing and directing an animated biographical drama film titled Persepolis, which received nominations at prestigious award ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Golden Globes.

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Adèle Exarchopoulos
(French Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Adèle’ in the Film ‘Blue Is the Warmest Colour’)
Adèle Exarchopoulos
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Birthdate: November 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
French actor Adèle Exarchopoulos is best known for her César Award-winning performance as Adèle in the film Blue Is the Warmest Colour. She became the youngest person ever to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes. She has also been part of series such as R.I.S, police scientifique.
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Jean-Baptiste Lully
(French Composer, Instrumentalist, and Dancer)
Jean-Baptiste Lully
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 28, 1632
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 22, 1687

Born to Italian parents, Jean-Baptiste Lully grew up to be a legendary composer who ruled the French courts. He started his journey as a violinist in Louis XIV’s band and later came to be known for his tragic operas. He had also apparently invented the French overture.

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Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon
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Birthdate: November 27, 1635
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Niort, France
Died: April 15, 1719

Françoise d'Aubigné was a French noblewoman. She was secretly married to King Louis XIV and was one of his closest advisers. She was never considered the queen of France and served as the royal children's governess. She was born in an impoverished family and was previously married to poet Paul Scarron. She married Louis years after Scarron’s death.

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Louis Daguerre
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Birthdate: November 18, 1787
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France
Died: July 10, 1851
Remembered for his invention of the daguerreotype, or the first process of photography, which could develop pictures in just 20 to 30 minutes, Louis Daguerre had humble beginnings as revenue officer and then an opera scene painter. He was also instrumental in setting up the first diorama theater.
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Dora Maar
(French Photographer and Painter Known for Her Nine-Year Relationship with 'Pablo Picasso')
Dora Maar
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 16, 1997

Born to a French mother and a Croatian father, Dora Maar spent her childhood in Argentina and later studied art in Paris. The renowned surrealist artist and photographer later gained fame as Pablo Picasso’s lover and muse, and was featured in his paintings such as Weeping Woman.

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Alain Delon
(One of Europe’s Most Prominent Actors and Screen Sex Symbols from the 1960s to 1980s)
Alain Delon
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Birthdate: November 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sceaux, France

Alain Delon is a French actor, screenwriter, singer, filmmaker, and businessman. One of the most prominent actors and sex symbols in Europe during the 1960s and 1970s, Delon achieved critical acclaim for his performance in films like Rocco and His Brothers. In 1985, he was honored with the prestigious César Award for his portrayal of Robert Avranches in Our Story.

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Thomas Mars
(Musical Artist and Lead Vocalist of the Indie Pop Band ‘Phoenix’)
Thomas Mars
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France

Phoenix lead vocalist Thomas Mars once spoke about how he had cut off everything that could distract him from making a potential career in music during college. He met Sofia Coppola while composing for one of her films, and the duo got married, leading to more collaborations.

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Andre Gide
(French Author and Winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Andre Gide
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 19, 1951

Nobel Prize-winning French author Andre Gide is remembered for exhibiting the conflict between sexuality and the puritanical standards of society through his works. Much of his work was autobiographical and used the confessional format. A homosexual himself, he defended homosexuality through works such as Corydon.

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Eugène Ionesco
(Romanian-French Playwright and Leading Figure of the 'French Avant-Garde Theatre')
Eugène Ionesco
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Birthdate: November 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slatina, Romania Slatina, Romania
Died: March 28, 1994

Eugene Ionesco was a Romanian-French playwright and one of the 20th century's leading figures of the French avant-garde theatre. He is best remembered for his play, The Bald Soprano, which played an important role in the development of the Theatre of the Absurd. Eugène Ionesco was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Austrian State Prize for European Literature.

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Bernard Hinault
(One of the Greatest Cyclists of All Time)
Bernard Hinault
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yffiniac, France

Bernard Hinault is a French former professional cyclist, often counted among the best cyclists of all time. He has 147 professional victories, including five in the Tour de France, to his name.  In 1986, he was given the Legion of Honour; he retired the same year. He turned to farming after his retirement. 

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Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
(French Actress, Screenwriter and Film Director Famous for Her Role as 'Carla Bernaschi' in Film 'Human Capital')
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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Birthdate: November 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi is an Italian-French actress and director notable for her movie It's Easier for a Camel... and Human Capital. The actress rose to fame in 1993 with the movie Normal People Have Nothing Exceptional. Her movie A Castle in Italy was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2013. 
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Paul Signac
(French Neo-Impressionist Painter Who Developed the Painting Technique Called 'Pointillism')
Paul Signac
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Birthdate: November 11, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 15, 1935

Paul Signac had initially aspired to become an architect but later deviated to painting. A major figure of the post-Impressionist period, he, along with Georges Seurat, pioneered the technique called pointillism. A sailor and an avid traveler, he mirrored the beauty of the European coasts in his works.

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Jean-Martin Charcot
(Neurologist)
Jean-Martin Charcot
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 16, 1893
French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot is best remembered for his work with hysteria patients. He was also an extraordinary professor and had Sigmund Freud as one of his students. He was one of the first to include photos and drawings as tools for instruction in neurology classes.
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John I of France
(King)
John I of France
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1316
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
Died: November 20, 1316
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Andre Malraux
(French Author and Statesman Best Known for His Novel ‘La Condition Humaine’)
Andre Malraux
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 23, 1976

A prominent supporter of President Charles de Gaulle, author Andre Malraux had served as the French minister of cultural affairs for a decade. He initiated anti-colonial and socialist movements in South-east Asia and also went on expeditions to discover mythical wonders such as the capital of the Queen of Sheba.

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Ferdinand de Lesseps
(French Diplomat Who Developed the ‘Suez Canal’)
Ferdinand de Lesseps
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 19, 1805
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: December 7, 1894

Ferdinand de Lesseps was a French diplomat who is credited with forming the Suez Canal Company. The construction of the Suez Canal, which joined the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, inspired the 1938 romantic drama film Suez where Lesseps was played by Tyrone Power. Lesseps has been portrayed by other actors in films and TV mini-series as well.

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Jean Le Rond d’Alembert
(Mathematician, Philosopher)
Jean Le Rond d’Alembert
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Birthdate: November 16, 1717
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 29, 1783

Jean le Rond d'Alembert was a French mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. He is credited with coming up with d'Alembert's formula, a solution to the one-dimensional wave equation, which is named after him. His life and work inspired Andrew Crumey's 1996 novel, D'Alembert's Principle.

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Erté
(Russian-born French Artist and Designer)
Erté
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Birthdate: November 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 21, 1990

Russian-French designer and artist Romain de Tirtoff, better known as Erté, not just designed clothes but also created sets, costumes, and posters for opera and ballet performances. He had worked for Harper’s Bazaar and the Folies-Bergère, and had also penned quite a few books on design and illustration.

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Noémie Merlant
(Actress)
Noémie Merlant
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Birthdate: November 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Sonia Delaunay
(Ukrainian-French Artist and Co-Founder of the ‘Orphism Art Movement’)
Sonia Delaunay
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Birthdate: November 13, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hradyz'k, Ukraine
Died: December 5, 1979

A pioneer of abstract art and Orphism, French artist Sonia Delaunay was the first living female to have an exhibition at the Louvre Museum. Her art extended to stage sets, pottery, and fabrics. She and her husband, Robert Delaunay, collaborated on various public projects, including murals.

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Guillaume Cizeron
(Ice dancer)
Guillaume Cizeron
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montbrison, France

Guillaume Cizeron is a French ice dancer who won the 2018 Olympic silver medal along with his skating partner Gabriella Papadakis. Cizeron and Papadakis have also won four World Championship titles, five successive European Championship titles, two Grand Prix Final championship titles, and six French National Championships. The pair has broken 29 world records so far.

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Stéphane Audran
(Actress)
Stéphane Audran
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Birthdate: November 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, Seine-et-Oise, France
Died: March 27, 2018

Stéphane Audran was a French actress who played important roles in critically acclaimed and award-winning films like The Big Red One, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and Violette Nozière. Stéphane Audran also appeared in many TV films over the course of her career, which spanned more than 60 years.

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Alexander Berkman
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 21, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: June 28, 1936

Alexander Berkman was a Russian-American anarchist and author. He was famous for both his political activism and his writing and was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century. He served as the editor of fellow anarchist Emma Goldman's anarchist journal, Mother Earth. He suffered from ill-health in his later years and died by suicide. 

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Jean Monnet
(French Politician and One of the Founding Fathers of the 'European Union')
Jean Monnet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 9, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cognac, France
Died: March 16, 1979

Son of a brandy merchant, French economist Jean Monnet is known as The Father of Europe. He was one of the first to propose a common European market, leading six countries, including France, to form the European Coal and Steel Community, which eventually led to the modern-day European Union.

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François Couperin
(Former Composer who was known as Couperin le Grand ()
François Couperin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1668
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 11, 1733
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Jacques Chirac
(President of France (1995 - 2007))
Jacques Chirac
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 26, 2019

Jacques Chirac was a French politician who served as France's prime minister on two occasions, first from 1974 to 1976 and then from 1986 to 1988. He also served as France's president from 1995 to 2007. Because of his long career in prominent government positions, Chirac was often caricatured or parodied. He was also depicted in films, such as W.

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René Guénon
(Former Philosopher who remains an influential figure in the domain of metaphysics)
René Guénon
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Birthdate: November 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blois, France
Died: January 7, 1951
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Anouchka Delon
(Actress)
Anouchka Delon
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Birthdate: November 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gien, France

Anouchka Delon is a French-Dutch actress. The daughter of famous French actor and filmmaker Alain Delon, Anouchka made her acting debut at the age of 12, playing Patricia Bullitt in a TV film titled Le Lion, which also had Alain playing an important role. In 2011, she worked alongside her father again for a play at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens.

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Laura Smet
(Actress)
Laura Smet
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Birthdate: November 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Jérôme Bonaparte
(King of Westphalia)
Jérôme Bonaparte
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Birthdate: November 15, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: June 24, 1860