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

Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866

Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910

Jean-Michel JarreJean-Michel Jarre
24 August 1948

Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
07 March 1875
Camille Saint-SaensCamille Saint-Saëns
09 October 1835
Composer, Organist, Pianist

Georges BizetGeorges Bizet
25 October 1838

Josquin des PrezJosquin des Prez
1450 AD
Francis PoulencFrancis Poulenc
07 January 1899

Jean-Baptiste LullyJean-Baptiste Lully
28 November 1632
Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887

Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
07 July 1911
Composer and librettist

Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
19 April 1892

Jacques ArcadeltJacques Arcadelt
1507 AD

Claudin De SermisyClaudin De Sermisy
1490 AD
French composer
M. PokoraM. Pokora
26 September 1985
Composer, Singer

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

Johnny HallydayJohnny Hallyday
15 June 1943
Singer, Actor, Composer
Peter AbelardPeter Abelard
1079 AD
Theologian, Philosopher, Composer, Linguist, Poet,

Richard ClaydermanRichard Clayderman
28 December 1953
Pianist, Composer, Musician

Maurice JarreMaurice Jarre
13 September 1924
Composer, Conductor, Film score composer
Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario

Michel LegrandMichel Legrand
24 February 1932
Conductor, Composer, Actor, Singer, Pianist, Music
31 July 1975
Actor, Disc jockey

Pierre BoulezPierre Boulez
26 March 1925
Conductor, Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist,

Claude FrançoisClaude François
01 February 1939
Singer, Music executive, Composer, Songwriter
Jean-Luc PontyJean-Luc Ponty
29 September 1942
Composer, Jazz musician

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Chevalier de Saint-GeorgesChevalier de Saint-Georges
25 December 1745
Composer, Conductor, Fencer, Concertmaster,
Ferdinand Walsin EsterhazyFerdinand Walsin Esterhazy
16 December 1847
Military personnel, Spy, Composer

Iannis XenakisIannis Xenakis
29 May 1922
French-Greek composer

Michel PetruccianiMichel Petrucciani
28 December 1962
Pianist, Jazz musician, Composer

Jules MassenetJules Massenet
12 May 1842
Composer, Musicologist, Music educator, University
Stéphane GrappelliStéphane Grappelli
26 January 1908
Street artist, Composer, Jazz musician, Pianist
Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film

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

George EnescuGeorge Enescu
19 August 1881
Romanian composer

Martin SolveigMartin Solveig
22 September 1976
Disc jockey, Singer, Composer
Jean-Jacques GoldmanJean-Jacques Goldman
11 October 1951
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Pianist, Singer,

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

Boris VianBoris Vian
10 March 1920
Polymath, Singer, Poet, Trumpeter, Lyricist,

Paul MauriatPaul Mauriat
04 March 1925
Conductor, Composer, Songwriter

Sébastien IzambardSébastien Izambard
07 March 1973
Singer, Pianist, Record producer, Composer
Charles TrenetCharles Trenet
18 May 1913
Composer, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter

Marc-Antoine CharpentierMarc-Antoine Charpentier
1643 AD
composer, choreographer
Charles-Valentin AlkanCharles-Valentin Alkan
30 November 1813
Composer, Pianist, Linguist, Translator, Music

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

05 October 1981
Disc jockey, Record producer, Composer
François CouperinFrançois Couperin
10 November 1668
Composer, Organist, Musician, Viol player,

Jean-Jacques PerreyJean-Jacques Perrey
20 January 1929
1160 AD

Lili BoulangerLili Boulanger
21 August 1893

Francis LaiFrancis Lai
26 April 1932
Composer, Pianist, Film score composer

Matthieu ChedidMatthieu Chedid
21 December 1971
Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter

Ibrahim MaaloufIbrahim Maalouf
05 December 1980
Trumpeter, Pianist, Jazz musician, Composer, Film
Pierre SchaefferPierre Schaeffer
14 August 1910
Composer, Radio personality, Engineer,

Luigi CherubiniLuigi Cherubini
14 September 1760
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,

Lorin MaazelLorin Maazel
06 March 1930

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

Melvil PoupaudMelvil Poupaud
26 January 1973
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Composer,
Michel BergerMichel Berger
28 November 1947
Singer-songwriter, Music executive, Composer,

Éric SerraÉric Serra
09 September 1959
Composer, Film score composer

Marin MaraisMarin Marais
31 May 1656
Composer, Viol player
Pierre de RonsardPierre de Ronsard
11 September 1524
Poet, Writer

Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
09 August 1874
Conductor, Composer, Choreographer, Music critic,
Henri DutilleuxHenri Dutilleux
22 January 1916
Composer, Musicologist, Film score composer

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

Georges DelerueGeorges Delerue
12 March 1925
Composer, Film score composer
André MessagerAndré Messager
30 December 1853

Louis VierneLouis Vierne
08 October 1870
Composer, Organist, University teacher
Cécile ChaminadeCécile Chaminade
08 August 1857
Pianist, Composer, Musician

Henri SalvadorHenri Salvador
18 July 1917
Singer, Comedian, Composer, Guitarist, Television

Édouard LaloÉdouard Lalo
27 January 1823

Emmanuel ChabrierEmmanuel Chabrier
18 January 1841
Composer, Pianist
Jacques IbertJacques Ibert
15 August 1890
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Musicologist, Film
Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
20 January 1855
Conductor, Composer, Pianist

François-André Danican PhilidorFrançois-André Danican Philidor
07 September 1726
Composer, Chess player, Pianist

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
10 May 1760
Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright

Fromental HalévyFromental Halévy
27 May 1799
Pierre HenryPierre Henry
09 December 1927
Composer, Sound artist, Film score composer

Étienne MéhulÉtienne Méhul
22 June 1763

Ignaz PleyelIgnaz Pleyel
18 June 1757

Daniel AuberDaniel Auber
29 January 1782
French composer

Georges AuricGeorges Auric
15 February 1899
Albert RousselAlbert Roussel
05 April 1869

Marcel DupréMarcel Dupré
03 May 1886
Maria MalibranMaria Malibran
24 March 1808

Charles KoechlinCharles Koechlin
27 November 1867
Philippe de VitryPhilippe de Vitry
31 October 1291
Composer, Priest, Music theorist, Writer
Rodolphe KreutzerRodolphe Kreutzer
16 November 1766