Famous French Judges

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite French Judges

 1 
Montesquieu
(Philosopher)

Montesquieu
4
Birthdate: January 18, 1689
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Brède, France
Died: February 10, 1755

French Enlightenment political philosopher, historian, judge, and man of letters Montesquieu remains the main source of the separation of powers system that is followed in many constitutions across the globe. His treatise The Spirit of the Laws on political theory greatly influenced work of many others, including drafting of the U.S. Constitution by the founding fathers of the United States.

 2 
Simone Veil
(Member of the Constitutional Council 1998 - 2007)

Simone Veil
3
Birthdate: July 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: June 30, 2017

A Holocaust survivor, Simone Veil had lost her father, mother, and brother to Nazi concentration camps. She grew up to be a magistrate and became the first woman president of the European Parliament. She had also been an able health minister and rallied for abortion rights of French women.

 3 

Guillaume de Nogaret
3
Birthdate: 1260 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Felix-de-Caraman, France
Died: April 11, 1313
Recommended Lists:

 4 

Étienne de La Boétie
3
Birthdate: November 1, 1530
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sarlat-la-Canéda, Périgord, France
Died: August 18, 1563

 5 
Eva Joly
(Politician, Judge, Jurist)

Eva Joly
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo

Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles
2
Birthdate: September 20, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 5, 1794

 7 
Jean-Louis Bruguière
(Magistrate, Politician)

Jean-Louis Bruguière
0
Birthdate: May 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tours, France
You May Like

 8 

Guillaume Budé
1
Birthdate: January 26, 1467
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 23, 1540

 9 
René Journiac
(French jurist and administrator)

René Journiac
1
Birthdate: May 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Martin-Vésubie, France
Died: February 6, 1980

Jean-Étienne-Marie Portalis
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1746
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Le Beausset, France
Died: August 25, 1807

 11 
Jacques Cujas
(Legal expert)

Jacques Cujas
1
Birthdate: 1522 AD
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: October 4, 1590

Frederic Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham
1
Birthdate: October 20, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 23, 1958

 13 

Henri-François d' Aguesseau
1
Birthdate: November 27, 1668
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: February 5, 1751

 14 

Charles Ancillon
0
Birthdate: July 28, 1659
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: July 5, 1715

 15 
Guillaume Poyet
(Magistrate)

Guillaume Poyet
0
Birthdate: 1473 AD
Birthplace: Angers, France
Died: March 31, 1548

Frédéric-Auguste Demetz
0
Birthdate: May 12, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 2, 1873

Alphonse Bérenger de la Drôme
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1785
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valence, France
Died: March 1, 1866