Famous People From France
Find out more about the greatest French Composers, including Camille Saint-Saëns, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Hector Berlioz, Kavinsky and Georges Bizet.
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress
Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862
Composer

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
07 March 1875
Composer

Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866
Musician

Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910
Musician

Jean-Michel JarreJean-Michel Jarre
24 August 1948
Composer
Camille Saint-SaensCamille Saint-Saëns
09 October 1835
Composer, Organist, Pianist

Georges BizetGeorges Bizet
25 October 1838
Composer

Francis PoulencFrancis Poulenc
07 January 1899
Musician

Jean-Baptiste LullyJean-Baptiste Lully
28 November 1632
Composer
Josquin des PrezJosquin des Prez
1450 AD
Composer

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887
Musician
Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
07 July 1911
Composer and librettist

Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
19 April 1892
Composer

Jacques ArcadeltJacques Arcadelt
1507 AD
Composer
Claudin De SermisyClaudin De Sermisy
1490 AD
French composer

Guy-Manuel de Homem-ChristoGuy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
08 February 1974
Musician, Composer, Screenwriter
Thomas BangalterThomas Bangalter
03 January 1975
Disc jockey, Singer, Guitarist, Director,

Jules MassenetJules Massenet
12 May 1842
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, University

Johnny HallydayJohnny Hallyday
15 June 1943
Singer, Actor, Composer
M. PokoraM. Pokora
26 September 1985
Composer, Singer

Amanda LearAmanda Lear
18 November 1946
Painter, Singer, Actor, Model, Composer
Alexandre DesplatAlexandre Desplat
23 August 1961
Composer, Music educator, Film score composer

Richard ClaydermanRichard Clayderman
28 December 1953
Pianist, Composer, Musician

Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario

Michel LegrandMichel Legrand
24 February 1932
Conductor, Composer, Actor, Singer, Pianist, Music
Pierre BoulezPierre Boulez
26 March 1925
Conductor, Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist,
Maurice JarreMaurice Jarre
13 September 1924
Composer, Conductor, Film score composer

KavinskyKavinsky
31 July 1975
Actor, Disc jockey

Claude FrançoisClaude François
01 February 1939
Singer, Music executive, Composer, Songwriter

Boris VianBoris Vian
10 March 1920
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,
Iannis XenakisIannis Xenakis
29 May 1922
French-Greek composer

Martin SolveigMartin Solveig
22 September 1976
Disc jockey, Singer, Composer

Bob SinclarBob Sinclar
10 May 1969
Club DJ, Disc jockey, Composer, Record producer

Jean-Luc PontyJean-Luc Ponty
29 September 1942
Composer, Jazz musician

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Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film
Chevalier de Saint-GeorgesChevalier de Saint-Georges
25 December 1745
Composer, Conductor, Fencer, Concertmaster,

George EnescuGeorge Enescu
19 August 1881
Romanian composer
BreakbotBreakbot
05 October 1981
Disc jockey, Record producer, Composer

Stéphane GrappelliStéphane Grappelli
26 January 1908
Street artist, Composer, Jazz musician, Pianist

Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
21 August 1893
Composer
Michel PetruccianiMichel Petrucciani
28 December 1962
Pianist, Jazz musician, Composer

Jean-Jacques GoldmanJean-Jacques Goldman
11 October 1951
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Pianist, Singer,
Paul MauriatPaul Mauriat
04 March 1925
Conductor, Composer, Songwriter

Darius MilhaudDarius Milhaud
04 September 1892
Classical composer, Conductor, Autobiographer,

Charles TrenetCharles Trenet
18 May 1913
Composer, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter

François CouperinFrançois Couperin
10 November 1668
Composer, Organist, Musician, Viol player,

Louis VierneLouis Vierne
08 October 1870
Composer, Organist, University teacher
PérotinPérotin
1160 AD
Composer

Léo DelibesLéo Delibes
21 February 1836
Composer, Musicologist, University teacher

Sébastien IzambardSébastien Izambard
07 March 1973
Singer, Pianist, Record producer, Composer

Charles-Valentin AlkanCharles-Valentin Alkan
30 November 1813
Composer, Pianist, Linguist, Translator, Music
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
14 August 1910
Composer, Radio personality, Engineer,

Francis LaiFrancis Lai
26 April 1932
Composer, Pianist, Film score composer
Marc-Antoine CharpentierMarc-Antoine Charpentier
1643 AD
composer, choreographer

Charles-Marie WidorCharles-Marie Widor
21 February 1844
Composer, Organist, Music arranger, Music

Jean de BrébeufJean de Brébeuf
25 March 1593
Missionary, Presbyter
Arthur HoneggerArthur Honegger
10 March 1892
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, Film score

Ferdinand Walsin EsterhazyFerdinand Walsin Esterhazy
16 December 1847
Military personnel, Spy, Composer
Jean-Jacques PerreyJean-Jacques Perrey
20 January 1929
Composer

Michel BergerMichel Berger
28 November 1947
Singer-songwriter, Music executive, Composer,

Matthieu ChedidMatthieu Chedid
21 December 1971
Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter
Luigi CherubiniLuigi Cherubini
14 September 1760
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,

Ibrahim MaaloufIbrahim Maalouf
05 December 1980
Trumpeter, Pianist, Jazz musician, Composer, Film
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
09 August 1874
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer, Music critic,

Marin MaraisMarin Marais
31 May 1656
Composer, Viol player

Cécile ChaminadeCécile Chaminade
08 August 1857
Pianist, Composer, Musician

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
10 May 1760
Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright
Pierre de RonsardPierre de Ronsard
11 September 1524
Poet, Writer
Pierre HenryPierre Henry
09 December 1927
Composer, Sound artist, Film score composer

Melvil PoupaudMelvil Poupaud
26 January 1973
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Composer,

Henri DutilleuxHenri Dutilleux
22 January 1916
Composer, Musicologist, Film score composer

Henri SalvadorHenri Salvador
18 July 1917
Singer, Comedian, Composer, Guitarist, Television
Jacques IbertJacques Ibert
15 August 1890
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Musicologist, Film

Georges DelerueGeorges Delerue
12 March 1925
Composer, Film score composer

Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
20 January 1855
Conductor, Composer, Pianist

Emmanuel ChabrierEmmanuel Chabrier
18 January 1841
Composer, Pianist

François-André Danican PhilidorFrançois-André Danican Philidor
07 September 1726
Composer, Chess player, Pianist
Daniel AuberDaniel Auber
29 January 1782
French composer

Ambroise ThomasAmbroise Thomas
05 August 1811
Composer
Philippe de VitryPhilippe de Vitry
31 October 1291
Composer, Priest, Music theorist, Writer

Alphonse AllaisAlphonse Allais
20 October 1854
Writer, Poet, Journalist, Screenwriter, Painter,

Niccolò PiccinniNiccolò Piccinni
16 January 1728
Italian composer
Conon de BéthuneConon de Béthune
1150 AD
 

André Ernest Modeste GrétryAndré Ernest Modeste Grétry
08 February 1741
Composer
François-Adrien BoïeldieuFrançois-Adrien Boïeldieu
16 December 1775
French composer

Adolphe-Charles AdamAdolphe-Charles Adam
24 July 1803
 

Pauline Garcia-ViardotPauline Garcia-Viardot
18 July 1821
 

Édouard LaloÉdouard Lalo
27 January 1823
Composer
Éric SerraÉric Serra
09 September 1959
Composer, Film score composer