Find out more about the greatest French Historians, including Michel Foucault, Alexis de Tocqueville, Gilles Deleuze, Fernand Braudel and François-René de Chateaubriand.
Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault

15 October 1926

Gilles DeleuzeGilles Deleuze

18 January 1925

Marc BlochMarc Bloch

06 July 1886

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand

04 September 1768

Fernand BraudelFernand Braudel

24 August 1902

Romain RollandRomain Rolland

29 January 1866

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon

07 May 1841

Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers

15 April 1797

Michel OnfrayMichel Onfray

01 January 1959

Jules MicheletJules Michelet

21 August 1798

Eugène Viollet-le-DucEugène Viollet-le-Duc

27 January 1814

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Prosper MériméeProsper Mérimée

28 September 1803

Louis BlancLouis Blanc

29 October 1811

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet

27 September 1627

Tzvetan TodorovTzvetan Todorov

01 March 1939

François GuizotFrançois Guizot

04 October 1787

Hippolyte TaineHippolyte Taine

20 April 1828

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Fred VargasFred Vargas

07 June 1957

Michel de CerteauMichel de Certeau

17 May 1925

Jean-Yves Le DrianJean-Yves Le Drian

30 June 1947

Jean-Luc NancyJean-Luc Nancy

26 July 1940

Jacques BarzunJacques Barzun

30 November 1907

Robert BrasillachRobert Brasillach

31 March 1909

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Pierre NoraPierre Nora

17 November 1931

Madame de La FayetteMadame de La Fayette

18 March 1634

Jacques Le GoffJacques Le Goff

01 January 1924

Lucien FebvreLucien Febvre

22 July 1878

Abbot SugerAbbot Suger

1081 AD

EutropiusEutropius

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Publius Cornelius TacitusPublius Cornelius Tacitus

0056 AD

Étienne GilsonÉtienne Gilson

13 June 1884