Famous French Biographers

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Ève Curie
(Journalist and Pianist Best Known for Writing a Biography of Her Mother “Madame Curie”)
Ève Curie
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Birthdate: December 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 22, 2007

French and American writer, journalist, and pianist Ève Curie was one of the daughters of scientists Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. She was the only one in the Curie family who did not choose a career in science. She authored her mother’s biography and was actively involved with UNICEF, helping women and children in developing countries.

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Kathleen O'Meara
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Birthdate: 1839 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 10, 1888
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Suha Arafat
(Author)
Suha Arafat
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Birthdate: July 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
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Bahia Bakari
(Sole survivor of Yemenia Flight 626)
Bahia Bakari
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Birthdate: August 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Evry, France
Charles de Valois, Duke of Angoulême
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Birthdate: April 28, 1573
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Château de Fayet, Fayet, France
Died: September 24, 1650
Eliette von Karajan
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Birthdate: August 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mollans-sur-Ouvèze, Drôme, France
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Guillaume Faye
(Journalist)
Guillaume Faye
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Birthdate: November 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: March 6, 2019
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Dominique Lapierre
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Birthdate: July 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Châtelaillon-Plage, France

Renowned French author Dominique Lapierre is best known for his bestselling work City of Joy, which depicted life in the slums of Calcutta. His other bestseller Is Paris Burning?, like City of Joy, was also a collaborative effort with Larry Collins. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India.

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Léon Werth
(Writer)
Léon Werth
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Birthdate: February 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Remiremont, France
Died: December 13, 1955
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Patrick Poivre d'Arvor
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Birthdate: September 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reims, France
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Pierre Rabhi
(Writer)
Pierre Rabhi
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Birthdate: May 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kénadsa, Algeria
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Paul Cottin
(Writer)
Paul Cottin
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Birthdate: June 5, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boussy-Saint-Antoine, France
Died: February 22, 1932
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Marcel Schwob
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Birthdate: August 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chaville, France
Died: February 26, 1905

French symbolist author Marcel Schwob is best known for his works such as The King In The Gold Mask and Imaginary Lives. His writings exhibit a strong influence of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe. He was also a qualified journalist and had traveled to places such as Asia and Australia.

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Maurice-Georges Paléologue
(French diplomat and writer)
Maurice-Georges Paléologue
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Birthdate: January 13, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 21, 1944

Maurice-Georges Paléologue was a French diplomat and historian. He was also an essayist of great caliber. He played a pivotal role in the French entry into the First World War. At that time, he was the French ambassador to Russia and was in support of the Russian mobilization against Germany. He was also a published author of novels and essays. 

Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases
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Birthdate: June 21, 1766
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Revel, France
Died: May 15, 1842
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Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme
(French Historian, Soldier and Biographer)
Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme
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Birthdate: 1540 AD
Birthplace: Périgord, France
Died: July 15, 1614

French chronicler Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme began his life as a soldier, traveling across Europe, meeting personalities like Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, fighting in important wars, later writing about them in capricious style. Although not a reliable source of history, his posthumously-published Mémoires de Messire Pierre de Bourdeilles provide a picture of the contemporary court-life.

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Adso of Montier-en-Der
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Birthdate: 0920 AD
Birthplace: Jura Mountains
Died: 0992 AD
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Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
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Birthdate: April 13, 1618
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Epiry, France
Died: April 9, 1693
Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
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Birthdate: November 6, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: June 7, 1838
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
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Birthdate: July 9, 1769
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sens, France
Died: February 7, 1834
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Henriette Campan
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Birthdate: October 6, 1752
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 16, 1822
Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux
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Birthdate: October 2, 1619
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochelle, La, France
Died: November 6, 1692
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Emmanuel Roblès
(French Novelist and Playwright Best Known for ‘Montserrat’, a Play About Venezuelan Resistance to the Spanish Invasion)
Emmanuel Roblès
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Birthdate: May 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Died: February 22, 1995

Emmanuel Roblès was an Algerian-French author and playwright. Many of his works were based on the war and political strife that he witnessed in North Africa and Europe. He served in the French Air Force and also worked as a correspondent and translator. In 1973, he was elected a member of the Académie Goncourt. 

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Philippe de Mézières
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Birthdate: 1327 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: May 29, 1405
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Frédéric Masson
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Birthdate: March 8, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 19, 1923
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Jean-Baptiste Louvet
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Birthdate: June 12, 1760
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 25, 1797
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Aimoin
(Monk)
Aimoin
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Birthdate: 0960 AD
Birthplace: Villefranche-de-Lonchat, France
Died: 1010 AD
Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxence
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Birthplace: Pont-Sainte-Maxence, France
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Helgaud
(Monk)
Helgaud
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Birthdate: 0972 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1048 AD
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Ambrose d'Évreux
(Poet)
Ambrose d'Évreux
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Birthplace: France
Died: 1250 AD