Find out more about the greatest French Diplomats, including Alexis de Tocqueville, Christine Lagarde, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Joseph Bonaparte and Laurent Fabius.
Alexis de TocquevilleAlexis de Tocqueville
29 July 1805
 
Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914
Diplomat

Ferdinand de LessepsFerdinand de Lesseps
19 November 1805
Developer of Suez Canal

Jean MonnetJean Monnet
09 November 1888
Political Economist & Diplomat

Alphonse de LamartineAlphonse de Lamartine
21 October 1790
Writer
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
01 January 1956
Economist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician,

Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
14 July 1816
Racial theorist, Philosopher, Writer, Diplomat,

Joseph de MaistreJoseph de Maistre
01 April 1753
Philosopher
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de MirabeauHonoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
09 March 1749
Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Writer,

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
04 September 1768
Writer, Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Poet,
Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film

Lucien BouchardLucien Bouchard
22 December 1938
Politician

Jacques MacDonaldJacques MacDonald
17 November 1765
Politician, Diplomat, Officer, Military personnel

François GuizotFrançois Guizot
04 October 1787
Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Translator,

Prince Sadruddin Aga KhanPrince Sadruddin Aga Khan
17 January 1933
Politician, Diplomat
Édith CressonÉdith Cresson
27 January 1934
Politician, Diplomat, Economist

Jules FerryJules Ferry
05 April 1832
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Journalist

Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
06 August 1868
Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet

Pierre Mendès FrancePierre Mendès France
11 January 1907
Politician
Bernard KouchnerBernard Kouchner
01 November 1939
Physician, Politician, Diplomat

Edmond-Charles GenêtEdmond-Charles Genêt
08 January 1763
French envoy
André BettencourtAndré Bettencourt
21 April 1919
Politician, Diplomat

Laurent FabiusLaurent Fabius
20 August 1946
Politician, Diplomat

Jean NicotJean Nicot
1530 AD
Diplomat and scholar
Saint-John PerseSaint-John Perse
31 May 1887
Poet, Writer, Diplomat

Étienne François, duc de ChoiseulÉtienne François, duc de Choiseul
28 June 1719
Diplomat, Officer, Statesman, Military personnel
Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-SimonLouis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon
16 January 1675
Soldier

Jean-Louis TauranJean-Louis Tauran
05 April 1943
Librarian, Diplomat, Archivist, Catholic priest

Jean GiraudouxJean Giraudoux
29 October 1882
Playwright, Screenwriter, Diplomat, Novelist,
Charles Gravier, comte de VergennesCharles Gravier, comte de Vergennes
20 December 1717
diplomat, writer, Secretary of State

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Charles Gravier, comte de VergennesCharles Gravier, comte de Vergennes
29 December 1719
Statesman
Pope Martin IVPope Martin IV
1210 AD
Pope

Ogier Ghiselin de BusbecqOgier Ghiselin de Busbecq
1522 AD
Writer

Paul PainlevéPaul Painlevé
05 December 1863
Mathematician

Enguerrand de MarignyEnguerrand de Marigny
1260 AD
Chamberlain
James Stanhope, 1st Earl StanhopeJames Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope
1673 AD
Soldier
Armand de Vignerot du PlessisArmand de Vignerot du Plessis
13 March 1696
Diplomat

Joseph FeschJoseph Fesch
03 January 1763
Diplomat

Maurice Couve de MurvilleMaurice Couve de Murville
24 January 1907
Diplomat

Vivant DenonVivant Denon
04 January 1747
Artist
Armand-Augustin-Louis de CaulaincourtArmand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt
09 December 1773
Soldier

Philippe de ComminesPhilippe de Commines
1447 AD
Writer

Stéphane HesselStéphane Hessel
20 October 1917
Diplomat

Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de RichelieuArmand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu
14 September 1766
Statesman

Roger EtchegarayRoger Etchegaray
25 September 1922
Diplomat, Catholic priest
Georges CatrouxGeorges Catroux
29 January 1877
Army general

Jean Jules JusserandJean Jules Jusserand
18 February 1855
Author
Louis Darquier de PellepoixLouis Darquier de Pellepoix
19 December 1897
Politician

François Barbé-MarboisFrançois Barbé-Marbois
31 January 1745
Politician

Anne Jean Marie René SavaryAnne Jean Marie René Savary
26 April 1774
General
Pierre BelonPierre Belon
1517 AD
Naturalist

Albert, 4th duc de BroglieAlbert, 4th duc de Broglie
13 June 1821
Statesman
Charles Joseph, comte de FlahautCharles Joseph, comte de Flahaut
21 April 1785
Military general

Antoine Perrenot de GranvelleAntoine Perrenot de Granvelle
20 August 1517
Statesman

Charles RogierCharles Rogier
16 August 1800
Statesman

Jean-Baptiste MarchandJean-Baptiste Marchand
02 November 1863
Soldier and explorer

Jules CambonJules Cambon
05 April 1845
Diplomat
Aimable PélissierAimable Pélissier
06 November 1794
Military Leader

Paul CambonPaul Cambon
20 January 1843
Diplomat

François-Joachim de Pierre de BernisFrançois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis
22 May 1715
Diplomat

Auguste PavieAuguste Pavie
31 May 1847
Explorer
Carlo Andrea Pozzo di BorgoCarlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo
08 March 1764
Politician

Agenor, duc de GramontAgenor, duc de Gramont
14 August 1819
Diplomat
Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de BassanoHugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano
01 May 1763
Statesman

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de BourrienneLouis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
09 July 1769
Diplomat

Nicolas PerrotNicolas Perrot
1644 AD
Traveler
Amable Guillaume Prosper Brugière, baron de BaranteAmable Guillaume Prosper Brugière, baron de Barante
10 June 1782
Statesman

Jean du BellayJean du Bellay
1492 AD
Diplomat
Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquess of TorcyJean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquess of Torcy
14 September 1665
Diplomat

Léon SayLéon Say
06 June 1826
Statesman

François de CallièresFrançois de Callières
14 May 1645
Diplomat
Hugues de LionneHugues de Lionne
11 October 1611
Statesman

Édouard Drouyn de LhuysÉdouard Drouyn de Lhuys
19 November 1805
Diplomat
Georges de La TrémoilleGeorges de La Trémoille
1384 AD
Diplomat

Vincent, Count BenedettiVincent, Count Benedetti
29 April 1817
Diplomat

Emmerich Joseph de DalbergEmmerich Joseph de Dalberg
31 May 1773
Diplomat

Charles Colbert, marquis de CroissyCharles Colbert, marquis de Croissy
05 August 1625
Statesman
Pierre JeanninPierre Jeannin
1540 AD
Statesman
Michel de CastelnauMichel de Castelnau
1520 AD
French diplomat

Philippe BerthelotPhilippe Berthelot
09 October 1866
Diplomat

Jean BalueJean Balue
1421 AD
Political figure

Jean-Guillaume, baron Hyde de NeuvilleJean-Guillaume, baron Hyde de Neuville
24 January 1776
Diplomat
Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La ChétardieJacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Chétardie
03 October 1705
Diplomat

Pierre-Augustin Caron de BeaumarchaisPierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
24 January 1732
Polymath

Pierre, comte DaruPierre, comte Daru
12 January 1767
French military administrator

Guillaume du BellayGuillaume du Bellay
1491 AD
Diplomat

Gabriel de GuilleraguesGabriel de Guilleragues
18 November 1628
Politician
Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de MalesherbesChrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes
06 December 1721
Statesman

Jacques BongarsJacques Bongars
1554 AD
Scholar
Gaspard Théodore MollienGaspard Théodore Mollien
29 August 1796
Diplomat

Charles AncillonCharles Ancillon
28 July 1659
Jurist
Paul-Louis-Félix PhilastrePaul-Louis-Félix Philastre
07 February 1837
Scholar
Nicolas Jean Hugou de BassevilleNicolas Jean Hugou de Basseville
07 February 1743
Journalist