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Monaco has been a mecca for the rich and the famous. Its idyllic natural surroundings, pristine beaches and high-voltage night life make up for a perfect mix! But is Monaco all about its casinos and beaches? Well, don’t go by its size for the country has been the address of many renowned royal leaders and sport stars. Prince Albert II was the reigning monarch of Monaco from 1889 to 1922. Apart from being the constitutional head, he was a famous oceanographer. Rainier III, his great grandson, took up the position and served it for 56 years, thus becoming the longest ruling monarchs in European history. Though he gained fame internationally for his marriage to the American actress Grace Kelly, he was primarily responsible for revamping and expanding Monaco’s economy beyond its traditional casino gambling base. He introduced many light, non-polluting industries in Monaco. Interestingly, thanks to his progressive outlook, gambling which accounted for more than 95 per cent of the nation's annual revenue once has been reduced to merely three per cent today. Know in detail about famous Monegasques; their life and their works.
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Grace Kelly
(Former Actress and Princess Consort of Monaco (1956 - 1982))
Grace Kelly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14, 1982

Aptly named by her parents, Grace Kelly was one of the most graceful and talented actresses of her era, starring in 11 feature films and over 60 TV productions. A darling of Alfred Hitchcock movies, this Oscar winning actress left her successful Hollywood career after her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and thus became the Princess of Monaco.

Caroline, Princess of Hanover
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monaco
Caroline, Princess of Hanover, is the daughter of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and renowned American actor Grace Kelly. An avid philanthropist, she was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and won the UNICEF Children's Champion Award for her charity work. She is married to Ernst August, Prince of Hanover.
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Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monaco

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco is the youngest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and his wife, Grace Kelly, an American actress. She is currently 14th in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. As a schoolgirl, she learned classical dance and piano. In her career, she has been a singer, swimwear designer, and fashion model.

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Alain Ducasse
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: September 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orthez, France
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Princess Charlene of Monaco
(Former Olympic Swimmer and Princess Consort of Monaco (Since 2011))
Princess Charlene of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Charlene, Princess of Monaco, was once an Olympic swimmer and represented South Africa at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She met her husband, Prince Albert, at a swimming competition. She now owns the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and works for causes related to AIDS, sports, and underprivileged children.
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Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
(Prince of Monaco (1949-2005))
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
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Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: April 6, 2005
Rainier III, son of Prince Pierre, was the Prince of Monaco from 1949 to 2005. He reduced Monaco’s dependence on gambling as a source of revenue and made it more of a tourist destination. He also reduced the powers of the royalty. He was married to renowned actor Grace Kelly.
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Charlotte Casiraghi
(Noble Women Who has had Her Career in Modellng, Equestrianism, Journalism)
Charlotte Casiraghi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi, has worked as a journalist with magazines such as Above and has also launched her own publication, Ever Manifesto. She is also a skilled equestrian and has founded the philosophy-oriented group Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco.
Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morbihan, France
Died: November 10, 1964
Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 18, 2011
Catherine Charlotte de Gramont
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Birthdate: 1639 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 4, 1678
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Alice Heine
(Princess)
Alice Heine
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Birthdate: February 10, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 22, 1925
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Alban Ceray
(Pornographic actor)
Alban Ceray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Monaco
Louis I, Prince of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1642
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prince's Palace of Monaco, Monaco
Died: January 3, 1701
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Albert II, Prince of Monaco
(Prince of Monaco (since 2005))
Albert II, Prince of Monaco
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Birthdate: March 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monaco
Albert II, Prince of Monaco, one of the world’s richest royals, is the son of Rainier III and famed actor Grace Kelly. Albert is a former Olympic bobsleigh finalist and an avid environmentalist who works for ocean conservation. He is also associated with many philanthropic organizations, such as Orphans International.
Princess Florestine of Monaco
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Birthdate: October 22, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Died: April 4, 1897
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Ghislaine Dommanget
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Birthdate: October 13, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: April 30, 1991
Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco
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Birthdate: December 10, 2014
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco
Antonio I, Prince of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1661
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 20, 1731
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Pierre Casiraghi
(Racing driver, Sailor)
Pierre Casiraghi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Colle, Monaco
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Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz
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Birthdate: July 18, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: November 25, 1879
Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carlades
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Birthdate: December 10, 2014
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco
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Maria Caterina Brignole
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Birthdate: October 7, 1737
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palazzo Rosso, Genoa, Italy
Died: March 18, 1813
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Lucas Catarina
(Tennis player)
Lucas Catarina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monaco
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Pauline Ducruet
(Diver, Second child of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco)
Pauline Ducruet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Colle, Monaco
Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 11, 1850
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: May 14, 1922
Louis II, Prince of Monaco
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Birthdate: July 12, 1870
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden
Died: May 9, 1949
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Marie of Lorraine
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Birthdate: August 12, 1674
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 30, 1724
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Albert I, Prince of Monaco
(Prince of Monaco (1889 – 1922))
Albert I, Prince of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 26, 1922

Albert I reigned as the Prince of Monaco from 1889 until his death in 1922. He was also an explorer and devoted much of his life to science, exploration, and oceanography. He is also remembered for making reforms on economic, political, and social structures. Albert I, Prince of Monaco was the recipient of several awards, including the Alexander Agassiz Medal.

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Cécile de Massy
(Socialite, Sportswomen)
Cécile de Massy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Guadelope, France
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Antoinette de Mérode
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Birthdate: September 28, 1828
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: February 10, 1864
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Hélène Pastor
(Businesswoman)
Hélène Pastor
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1937 AD
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: May 21, 2014
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Hugo Nys
(Tennis Player)
Hugo Nys
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Évian-les-Bains, France
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Rudy Rinaldi
(Bobsledder)
Rudy Rinaldi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monaco
Jacques I, Prince of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1689
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torigni-sur-Vire, Normandy, France
Died: April 23, 1751
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Romain Arneodo
(Tennis player)
Romain Arneodo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cannes, France
Prince Joseph of Monaco
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Birthdate: September 10, 1763
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hôtel Matignon, Paris, France
Died: June 28, 1816
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Benjamin Balleret
(Tennis player)
Benjamin Balleret
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Monte Carlo, Monaco
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Louise Hippolyte
(Politician)
Louise Hippolyte
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1697
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: December 29, 1731
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Jean-Paul Proust
(21st Minister of State of Monaco)
Jean-Paul Proust
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vaas, France
Died: April 8, 2010
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Ercole, Marquis of Baux
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 16, 1623
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, Kingdom of France
Died: August 2, 1651
Charlotte of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1719
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris Kingdom of France
Died: 1790 AD
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Alexandre-Athenase Noghes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: February 16, 1999
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Charlotte Afriat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 2002
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monaco
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Jean-Rene Lisnard
(Tennis player)
Jean-Rene Lisnard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cannes, France
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Isabella Grimaldi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: 1583 AD
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Honore II
(Prince)
Honore II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1597
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: January 10, 1662
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Alexandra Coletti
(Alpine Skier)
Alexandra Coletti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Colle, Monaco
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Maguy Maccario Doyle
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Unknown
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Maria Landi
(Princess)
Maria Landi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: January 19, 1599
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Marie Thérèse de Choiseul
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 8, 1766
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 27, 1794