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,

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-PérigordCharles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
02 February 1754
Politician

Carlo BuonaparteCarlo Buonaparte
27 March 1746
Lawyer
Chevalier d'ÉonChevalier d'Éon
05 October 1728
Diplomat

Joseph de MaistreJoseph de Maistre
01 April 1753
Philosopher
François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
04 September 1768
Author

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

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de MirabeauHonoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
09 March 1749
Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Writer,

Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film

Lucien BouchardLucien Bouchard
22 December 1938
Politician
Pierre-Augustin Caron de BeaumarchaisPierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
24 January 1732
Polymath

Albert, 4th duc de BroglieAlbert, 4th duc de Broglie
13 June 1821
Statesman

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

Édith CressonÉdith Cresson
27 January 1934
Politician, Diplomat, Economist
Edmond-Charles GenêtEdmond-Charles Genêt
08 January 1763
French envoy

François GuizotFrançois Guizot
04 October 1787
Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Translator,
Alexandre Colonna-WalewskiAlexandre Colonna-Walewski
04 May 1810
Statesman

Bernard KouchnerBernard Kouchner
01 November 1939
Physician, Politician, Diplomat

Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
06 August 1868
Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet
Laurent FabiusLaurent Fabius
20 August 1946
Politician, Diplomat

Pierre Mendès FrancePierre Mendès France
11 January 1907
Politician
Prince Sadruddin Aga KhanPrince Sadruddin Aga Khan
17 January 1933
Politician, Diplomat

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-SimonLouis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon
16 January 1675
Soldier

Louis de Rouvroy, duke de Saint-SimonLouis de Rouvroy, duke de Saint-Simon
16 January 1675
Author
André BettencourtAndré Bettencourt
21 April 1919
Politician, Diplomat

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Jean-Louis TauranJean-Louis Tauran
05 April 1943
Librarian, Diplomat, Archivist, Catholic priest
Étienne François, duc de ChoiseulÉtienne François, duc de Choiseul
28 June 1719
Military officer

Saint-John PerseSaint-John Perse
31 May 1887
Poet, Writer, Diplomat

Jean GiraudouxJean Giraudoux
29 October 1882
Playwright, Screenwriter, Diplomat, Novelist,

Charles Gravier, comte de VergennesCharles Gravier, comte de Vergennes
29 December 1719
Statesman
Victor de BroglieVictor de Broglie
28 November 1785
Politician
Paul PainlevéPaul Painlevé
05 December 1863
Mathematician

Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de MalesherbesChrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes
06 December 1721
Statesman

Ogier Ghiselin de BusbecqOgier Ghiselin de Busbecq
1522 AD
Writer

Armand de Vignerot du PlessisArmand de Vignerot du Plessis
13 March 1696
Diplomat
Pope Martin IVPope Martin IV
1210 AD
Pope

Jean NicotJean Nicot
1530 AD
Diplomat and scholar

Maurice Couve de MurvilleMaurice Couve de Murville
24 January 1907
Diplomat

Armand-Augustin-Louis de CaulaincourtArmand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt
09 December 1773
Soldier

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

Maurice-Georges PaléologueMaurice-Georges Paléologue
13 January 1859
French diplomat and writer
James Stanhope, 1st Earl StanhopeJames Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope
1673 AD
Soldier

Georges CatrouxGeorges Catroux
29 January 1877
Army general

Anne Jean Marie René SavaryAnne Jean Marie René Savary
26 April 1774
General
Vivant DenonVivant Denon
04 January 1747
Artist

Enguerrand de MarignyEnguerrand de Marigny
1260 AD
Chamberlain
Philippe de ComminesPhilippe de Commines
1447 AD
Writer

Joseph FeschJoseph Fesch
03 January 1763
Diplomat

Aimable PélissierAimable Pélissier
06 November 1794
Military Leader

Charles Joseph, comte de FlahautCharles Joseph, comte de Flahaut
21 April 1785
Military general

François Barbé-MarboisFrançois Barbé-Marbois
31 January 1745
Politician
Roger EtchegarayRoger Etchegaray
25 September 1922
Diplomat, Catholic priest

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

Paul CambonPaul Cambon
20 January 1843
Diplomat

Louis Darquier de PellepoixLouis Darquier de Pellepoix
19 December 1897
Politician
Antoine Perrenot de GranvelleAntoine Perrenot de Granvelle
20 August 1517
Statesman

Charles RogierCharles Rogier
16 August 1800
Statesman
Peter Des RochesPeter Des Roches
Diplomat

Pierre BelonPierre Belon
1517 AD
Naturalist

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de BourrienneLouis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
09 July 1769
Diplomat
Auguste PavieAuguste Pavie
31 May 1847
Explorer

Nicolas PerrotNicolas Perrot
1644 AD
Traveler
Jules CambonJules Cambon
05 April 1845
Diplomat

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

Albert ThomasAlbert Thomas
16 June 1878
Statesman
François de CallièresFrançois de Callières
14 May 1645
Diplomat

Jean Jules JusserandJean Jules Jusserand
18 February 1855
Author

Georges de La TrémoilleGeorges de La Trémoille
1384 AD
Diplomat

Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquess of TorcyJean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquess of Torcy
14 September 1665
Diplomat
Jean-Gilbert-Victor Fialin, duke de PersignyJean-Gilbert-Victor Fialin, duke de Persigny
11 January 1808
French statesman
Andrew of LonjumeauAndrew of Lonjumeau
31 December 0000
Missionary

Vincent, Count BenedettiVincent, Count Benedetti
29 April 1817
Diplomat

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

Michel de CastelnauMichel de Castelnau
1520 AD
French diplomat
Jean du BellayJean du Bellay
1492 AD
Diplomat

Hugues de LionneHugues de Lionne
11 October 1611
Statesman

Johann Christoph, baron von BartensteinJohann Christoph, baron von Bartenstein
23 October 1689
Austrian statesman

Léon SayLéon Say
06 June 1826
Statesman

Emmerich Joseph de DalbergEmmerich Joseph de Dalberg
31 May 1773
Diplomat
Jean BalueJean Balue
1421 AD
Political figure

Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de ConstantPaul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant
22 November 1852
Diplomat
Philippe BerthelotPhilippe Berthelot
09 October 1866
Diplomat

Charles Colbert, marquis de CroissyCharles Colbert, marquis de Croissy
05 August 1625
Statesman
Jean-Baptiste LouvetJean-Baptiste Louvet
12 June 1760
Novelist
Édouard Drouyn de LhuysÉdouard Drouyn de Lhuys
19 November 1805
Diplomat