Famous French Political Writers

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 1 Éric Zemmour

Éric Zemmour
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Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: August 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreuil, France

French far-right politician Éric Zemmour gained fame on the show Face à l'Info. He has also been a prominent political journalist for publications such as Le Quotidien de Paris and Le Figaro. The founder-leader of Reconquête, he was grabbed by the neck by an unknown man at his first campaign rally.

 2 Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 3, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fréjus, France
Died: June 20, 1836

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, also known as the Abbé Sieyès, was a French Roman Catholic Abbé, clergyman, and political writer. He was a chief political theorist of the French Revolution and held offices in the French Consulate government. He is credited to have coined the term sociologie in an unpublished manuscript. He led a rather uninvolved social life.

 3 Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
Died: July 16, 1953
British-French writer Hilaire Belloc is one of the most controversial figures of England from the 20th century, owing to the accusations of anti-semitism and marked Catholic influence in his works. Remembered for his Cautionary Tales for Children, he continued to move from place to place, thus depleting his finances.
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 4 Jean-Pierre Thiollet

Jean-Pierre Thiollet
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: France

 5 Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 1, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belley, France
Died: February 2, 1826

 6 Baron d'Holbach

Baron d'Holbach
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 8, 1723
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edesheim, Germany
Died: January 21, 1789

 7 Benjamin Constant

Benjamin Constant
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: December 25, 1767
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: December 8, 1830
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 8 Jacques Pierre Brissot

Jacques Pierre Brissot
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 15, 1754
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chartres, Orléanais, France
Died: October 31, 1793

Jacques Pierre Brissot was a French journalist and publisher. He was one of the most important members of the Girondins, who played a prominent role during the French Revolution. Brissot is also credited with founding the Society of the Friends of the Blacks, an abolitionist society, which aimed at abolishing the institution of slavery.

 9 Paul Rassinier

Paul Rassinier
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bermont, France
Died: July 28, 1967

 10 Edouard Drumont

Edouard Drumont
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 5, 1917

 11 Serge Moscovici

Serge Moscovici
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Famous As: Social psychologist
Birthdate: June 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: November 15, 2014

 12 Maurice Bardèche

Maurice Bardèche
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Famous As: Art critic
Birthdate: October 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dun-sur-Auron, France
Died: July 30, 1998

 13 Edgar Quinet

Edgar Quinet
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: February 17, 1803
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Died: March 27, 1875

Edgar Quinet was a French historian and intellectual. His father wanted him to pursue a business career, but he choose to engage in literary pursuits. He wrote several books and lectures on topics ranging from politics to religion. He participated in the 1848 Revolution which overthrew King Louis-Philippe of France. He was married to Romanian writer Hermiona Asachi. 

 14 Henri de Boulainvilliers

Henri de Boulainvilliers
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 21, 1658
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Saire, France
Died: January 23, 1722

Henri de Boulainvilliers was a French nobleman who was a noted writer and historian. He studied the exact sciences, history, and geography at the College of Juilly. He then went on to serve in the army until 1697. He published many works on science, history, and philosophy. He had a keen interest in astrology as well. 

 15 Louis Veuillot

Louis Veuillot
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 11, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boynes, France
Died: March 7, 1883

 16 Charles-Irénée Castel, abbé de Saint-Pierre

Charles-Irénée Castel, abbé de Saint-Pierre
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Famous As: French author
Birthdate: February 18, 1658
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Pierre-Eglise, France
Died: April 29, 1743

 17 John of Jandun

John of Jandun
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1285 AD
Birthplace: Jandun, France
Died: 1328 AD

 18 Paul Louis Courier

Paul Louis Courier
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: January 4, 1772
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 10, 1825

 19 Émeric Crucé

Émeric Crucé
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1590 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 6, 1648

 20 Charles-François Lebrun

Charles-François Lebrun
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: March 19, 1739
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin, France
Died: June 16, 1824

 21 Jean Passerat

Jean Passerat
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 18, 1534
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Troyes, France
Died: September 14, 1602

 22 Alphonse Bérenger de la Drôme

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