Famous French Political Activists

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Louis Auguste Blanqui
(French Revolutionary and Political Activist Known for His Revolutionary Theory of 'Blanquism')
Louis Auguste Blanqui
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Birthdate: February 8, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Puget-Theniers, France
Died: January 1, 1881

Louis Auguste Blanqui was a French socialist who gave rise to Blanquism, a form of radicalism. While he initially studied both medicine and law, he later stepped into politics. He had been imprisoned for more than three decades and died of a stroke after a political speech at age 75.

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Madame Roland
(French Revolutionary, Salonnière and Writer)
Madame Roland
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Birthdate: March 17, 1754
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 8, 1793

The wife of Jean-Marie Roland, Madame Roland was a leading French revolutionary and often hosted significant political meets at her salon. She often directed her husband’s political actions and was responsible for creating a rift between the Jacobin and Girondin factions. She was later arrested and guillotined.

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Benjamin Constant
(Swiss-French Statesmen, Political Thinker and Activist )
Benjamin Constant
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Birthdate: December 25, 1767
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: December 8, 1830

Swiss-French activist and author Benjamin Constant is best remembered for penning the classic French novel Adolphe, which was one of the earliest psychological novels. Initially the chamberlain to the duke of Brunswick, he later supported the French Revolution and became a Member of the Chamber of Deputies.

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Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
(Political Activist and a Member of the 'House of Bourbon-Parma')
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
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Birthdate: July 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 26, 2020

Her activism and outspokenness had earned Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma the nickname Red Princess. Part of the Spanish royal family, she was educated at the Sorbonne. She later supported the Carlist movement and was a champion of women’s rights, too. She eventually died of COVID-19 at age 86.

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Serge Klarsfeld
(Political activist)
Serge Klarsfeld
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Birthdate: September 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Serge Klarsfeld is a Romanian-born French Nazi hunter and activist. He is best known for recording the Holocaust in order to enable the trial and prosecution of war criminals. Klarsfeld is also renowned for his efforts to commemorate the victims of German-occupied France.

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Dionys Mascolo
(Left-wing Political Activist, Essayist)
Dionys Mascolo
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Birthdate: February 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Val-d'Oise, France
Died: August 20, 1997
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Christophe Jaffrelot
(Political scientist)
Christophe Jaffrelot
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Birthdate: February 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Poissy, France
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Paul Rassinier
(Author)
Paul Rassinier
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Birthdate: March 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bermont, France
Died: July 28, 1967
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Priscillia Ludosky
(One of the founders of the yellow vest movement)
Priscillia Ludosky
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Birthdate: November 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Unknown
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Thierry Meyssan
(French Journalist, Left-Wing Conspiracy Theorist and Political Activist)
Thierry Meyssan
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Birthdate: May 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Talence, Gironde, France
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Marie de Rohan
(Courtier)
Marie de Rohan
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Birthdate: 1600
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 12, 1679
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Lucien Sève
(Philosopher)
Lucien Sève
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Birthdate: December 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chambéry, France
Died: March 23, 2020
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Jean-Baptiste Henri-Dominique Lacordaire
(Journalist)
Jean-Baptiste Henri-Dominique Lacordaire
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Birthdate: May 12, 1802
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: France
Died: November 21, 1861
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Fabre d'Églantine
(Actor)
Fabre d'Églantine
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Birthdate: July 28, 1750
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carcassonne, France
Died: April 5, 1794
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Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud
(Lawyer)
Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud
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Birthdate: May 31, 1753
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: October 31, 1793
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Philippe Soupault
(French writer)
Philippe Soupault
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Birthdate: August 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chaville, France
Died: March 12, 1990
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Georges Arnaud
(Author)
Georges Arnaud
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Birthdate: July 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: March 4, 1987
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Nadia El Fani
(Film Producer, Director, and Screenwriter)
Nadia El Fani
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Birthdate: January 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

Nadia El Fani is a French-Tunisian film producer, director, and screenwriter. She is best known for directing documentary films that discuss topics like women's rights, human rights, criticism of religion, and secularism. Nadia El Fani's 2012 film Même pas mal earned her the FESPACO award under the Best Feature Documentary category in 2013.