Every country in the world has its own history and legacy that is rich and loaded with abounding tales and stories. And every story, in turn, has its own long list of personalities who helped turn a normal event turn into a historical episode for a country. France is one such country that has a rich legacy to boast of. Right from the monarchs who ruled the French throne to the influential philosophers, scientists and literary figures who left an indelible mark on the French history with their magnum opus, the country has been home to some of the world leaders and trailblazers who became front runners in their respective fields. Louis Pasteur, Blaise Pascal, Rene Descartes, Joan of Arc, Louis XIV, Napoleon, Victor Hugo, Gustave Eiffel, Marie Curie, Coco Chanel all call France their home. And the list does not end here for France has many more historical personalities, each of whom set the tone for the country’s progress and advancement. What’s more, their contribution did not just influence the country but the world at large. Browse through this section and discover details about the life and works of who’s who of French history.
Louis XIV of FranceLouis XIV of France

05 September 1638

Marie AntoinetteMarie Antoinette

02 November 1755

Francis II of FranceFrancis II of France

19 January 1544

Louis XVI of FranceLouis XVI of France

23 August 1754

Henry II of EnglandHenry II of England

05 March 1133

Napoleon IIINapoleon III

20 April 1808

Henry II of FranceHenry II of France

31 March 1519

Henry IV of FranceHenry IV of France

13 December 1553

Louis XV of FranceLouis XV of France

15 February 1710

Richard II of EnglandRichard II of England

06 January 1367

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Louis XIII of FranceLouis XIII of France

27 September 1601

Henry III of FranceHenry III of France

19 September 1551

Louis XVIII of FranceLouis XVIII of France

17 November 1755

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Charles X of FranceCharles X of France

09 October 1757

Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte

15 August 1769

Charles VII of FranceCharles VII of France

22 February 1403

Marie de' Medici Marie de' Medici

26 April 1576

Pedro II of BrazilPedro II of Brazil

02 December 1825

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Louis BonaparteLouis Bonaparte

02 September 1778

Mansa MusaMansa Musa

1280 AD

Madame de MontespanMadame de Montespan

05 October 1640

Louis I The PiousLouis The Pious

16 April 0778

Charles IXCharles IX

27 June 1550

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Diana, Princess of WalesDiana, Princess of Wales

01 July 1961

Francis I of FranceFrancis I of France

12 September 1494

Philip IV of FrancePhilip IV of France

31 March 1268

Louis IX of FranceLouis IX of France

25 April 1214

Mary of GuiseMary of Guise

22 November 1515

Joan I of NavarreJoan I of Navarre

14 January 1273

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Philip V of SpainPhilip V of Spain
Clovis IClovis I

0466 AD

Anne of AustriaAnne of Austria

22 September 1601

Louis XVII of FranceLouis XVII of France

27 March 1785

Napoleon IINapoleon II

20 March 1811

Philip II of FrancePhilip II of France

21 August 1165

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Charles VI of FranceCharles VI of France

03 December 1368

Louis VII of FranceLouis VII of France

1120 AD

Henrietta Maria of FranceHenrietta Maria of France

25 November 1609

Louis X of FranceLouis X of France

04 October 1289

Charles VIII of FranceCharles VIII of France

30 June 1470

Louis XII of FranceLouis XII of France

27 June 1462

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Louis XI of FranceLouis XI of France

03 July 1423

Alexander I of YugoslaviaAlexander I of Yugoslavia

16 December 1888

Philip VI of FrancePhilip VI of France

1293 AD

Joachim MuratJoachim Murat

25 March 1767

Joseph BonaparteJoseph Bonaparte

07 January 1768

Charles IV of FranceCharles IV of France

18 June 1294

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Charles V of FranceCharles V of France

21 January 1338

Louis VIII of FranceLouis VIII of France

05 September 1187

Henry the Young KingHenry the Young King

28 February 1155

Philip III of FrancePhilip III of France

30 April 1245

Philip V of FrancePhilip V of France

1293 AD

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of LuxembourgCharlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

23 January 1896

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Louis VI of FranceLouis VI of France

01 December 1081

Raynald of ChâtillonRaynald of Châtillon

1120 AD

Charles the SimpleCharles the Simple

17 September 0879

Philip I of FrancePhilip I of France

23 May 1052

John I of FranceJohn I of France

15 November 1316

Robert II of FranceRobert II of France

27 March 0972

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0222 AD

Henry I of FranceHenry I of France

04 May 1008

Claude of FranceClaude of France

13 October 1499

Robert I of FranceRobert I of France

15 August 0866

Jérôme BonaparteJérôme Bonaparte

15 November 1784

Anne of BrittanyAnne of Brittany

25 January 1477

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Bohemond I of AntiochBohemond I of Antioch

1054 AD

James I of AragonJames I of Aragon

02 February 1208

Louis IV of FranceLouis IV of France

10 September 0920

Eleanor of ProvenceEleanor of Provence

1223 AD

Ludwig I of BavariaLudwig I of Bavaria

25 August 1786

Louis the StammererLouis the Stammerer

01 November 0846

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Blanche of CastileBlanche of Castile

04 March 1188

Louis V of FranceLouis V of France

0967 AD

Isabeau of BavariaIsabeau of Bavaria

1370 AD