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Auguste Comte
(French Philosopher and Founder of Sociology and Positivism )
Auguste Comte
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Birthdate: January 19, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 5, 1857
Known as the pioneer of sociology and positivism, philosopher Auguste Comte had an elite schooling at the prestigious École Polytechnique. Though infamous for being egocentric, he was known for his dedication to society and social upliftment. He authored The Positive Philosophy and was influenced by Henri de Saint-Simon.
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Roch
(Catholic Saint)
Roch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1348 BC
Died: August 16, 1327
Saint Roch, or Rocco, the 14th-century saint from Montpellier, had taken care of victims of the Black Death in Italy. Having fallen prey to the same disease, he was rescued by a dog in a forest. The illness changed his appearance and caused him to be imprisoned for being an imposter.
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Rémi Gaillard
(French Prankster, YouTuber and Animal Rights Activist)
Rémi Gaillard
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius

“It is by doing whatever that we become whoever” is the motto that French prankster Rémi Gaillard lives by and which appears in all his videos. The YouTuber has gained a huge following with his peculiar antics such as mimicking animals or creating strange scenes inside elevators.

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James I of Aragon
(King)
James I of Aragon
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Birthdate: February 2, 1208
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 27, 1276
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Jo Bouillon
(Composer)
Jo Bouillon
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 3, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 9, 1984
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Frédéric Bazille
(French Painter)
Frédéric Bazille
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Birthdate: December 6, 1841
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 28, 1870
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Alexandre Cabanel
(Former Painter, who painted historical, classical and religious subjects in the academic style)
Alexandre Cabanel
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Birthdate: September 28, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 23, 1889
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Juliette Gréco
(Singer)
Juliette Gréco
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Birthdate: February 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 23, 2020
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William Nadylam
(French Actor Known for His Role as Yusuf Kama in the Film Series 'Fantastic Beasts')
William Nadylam
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
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Aymeline Valade
(Model)
Aymeline Valade
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Didier Auriol
(French Former Rally Driver)
Didier Auriol
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
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Loïc Wacquant
(French Sociologist)
Loïc Wacquant
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Birthdate: August 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo

Urban sociologist Loïc Wacquant is best known for his work on topics such as the body, ethnography, and racial inequality. A University of California, Berkeley professor, he has also been a MacArthur Prize Fellow and a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows. He also co-founded the journal Ethnography.

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Louis-Sébastien Lenormand
(Chemist)
Louis-Sébastien Lenormand
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1757
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 4, 1837
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Jacques Soustelle
(Anthropologist)
Jacques Soustelle
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Birthdate: February 3, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 6, 1990
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Jean-Luc Dehaene
(Former Prime Minister of Belgium)
Jean-Luc Dehaene
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 15, 2014

Jean-Luc Dehaene, the last Prime Minister of Belgium during King Baudouin's reign, was known for his capability of negotiating political deadlocks. This earned him the nicknames The Plumber and The Minesweeper. Dehaene created a governing coalition of Social Democrats and Christian Democrats and in 1993, his government thrived in transforming Belgium into a federal state.    

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Caroline Cellier
(Actress)
Caroline Cellier
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Birthdate: August 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 15, 2020
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Francis Ponge
(Essayist)
Francis Ponge
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 6, 1988
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Peter Of Castelnau
(Monk)
Peter Of Castelnau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1170 AD
Died: January 15, 1208
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René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou
(Lawyer)
René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 25, 1714
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 29, 1792
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Georges Arnaud
(Author)
Georges Arnaud
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 4, 1987
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Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
(Writer)
Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 6, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 7, 1838
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Antoine Jérôme Balard
(French Chemist Who Discovered the Element Bromine)
Antoine Jérôme Balard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 30, 1802
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 30, 1876

While studying the salt waters of the Mediterranean, Antoine Jérôme Balard made a chance discovery of bromine, though Carl Jacob Löwig had discovered the element independently a year earlier. The French chemist also taught chemistry at the Sorbonne. Renowned chemist Louis Pasteur was one of his students.

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Sébastien Bourdon
(Painter)
Sébastien Bourdon
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Birthdate: February 2, 1616
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 8, 1671
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Jean-Jacques-Régis de Cambacérès
(Statesman)
Jean-Jacques-Régis de Cambacérès
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 18, 1753
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 8, 1824
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Charles-Bernard Renouvier
(Philosopher)
Charles-Bernard Renouvier
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Birthdate: January 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 1, 1903
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Adolphe Nourrit
(Musician)
Adolphe Nourrit
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 3, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 7, 1839
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Pierre-Joseph Cambon
(Statesman)
Pierre-Joseph Cambon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 10, 1756
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 15, 1820
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Guillaume Rondelet
(French Naturalist, Physician and Regius Professor of Medicine)
Guillaume Rondelet
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Birthdate: September 27, 1507
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 30, 1566

Guillaume Rondelet was a renowned French naturalist and physician of the 16th century. Best known for his detailed descriptions of marine animals in his book Libri de Piscibus Marinis, he also taught anatomy at the University of Montpellier. He also conducted research on medicinal drugs and their preparation.

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Jean Dauberval
(French Dancer and Ballet Master Known for Creating the Ballet, ‘La Fille Mal Gardée')
Jean Dauberval
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 19, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 14, 1806

Jean Dauberval is remembered for his iconic ballet La fille mal gardée, one of the world’s first comic ballets. The Académie Royale de Musique ballet master has trained numerous ballet legends, such as Charles Didelot, who is also known as the father of the Russian ballet.

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Herman Wedel Jarlsberg
(Statesman)
Herman Wedel Jarlsberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1779
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 27, 1840
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ZeratoR
(Twitch Star)
ZeratoR
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Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Pierre, comte Daru
(French military administrator)
Pierre, comte Daru
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 1767
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 5, 1829