Famous People Born In Nice

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Hugo Lloris
(French Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Hugo Lloris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Hugo Lloris is a French football player and the current captain of the France national team as well as the popular club Tottenham Hotspur. One of the most popular goalkeepers of his generation, Lloris has won the prestigious Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year award on three occasions. Hugo Lloris also helped his team win the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Billy Mitchell
(Military General)
Billy Mitchell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 19, 1936
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Henry Cavendish
(English Scientist Who Discovered Hydrogen)
Henry Cavendish
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Birthdate: October 10, 1731
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 24, 1810

English natural philosopher, scientist, and a prominent experimental and theoretical physicist and chemist Henry Cavendish is best-remembered for his discovery of hydrogen and his Cavendish experiment. He first recognized that hydrogen, which he termed inflammable air, is a discrete substance which produces water on combustion. He conducted the Cavendish experiment to measure and produce a value for Earth’s density.

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Fabio Quartararo
(French Motorcycle Racer)
Fabio Quartararo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Lucas Bravo
(Actor)
Lucas Bravo
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Birthdate: March 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

Lucas Bravo is a French model and actor best known for his portrayal of Chef Gabriel in the popular comedy-drama series Emily in Paris. His performance in the Netflix series has earned him important roles in a couple of upcoming films, such as Ticket to Paradise and Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.

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Jules Bianchi
(French Motor Racing & F1 Driver)
Jules Bianchi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 17, 2015

Jules Bianchi, grandson of GT World Champion Mauro Bianchi, was a Formula 3 Euro Series winner and a French Formula Renault 2.0 champion. A collision during the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix caused him a diffuse axonal injury. He was in a coma for 8 months before dying at age 25.

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Alfred Binet
(Psychologist, Educationist)
Alfred Binet
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Birthdate: July 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 18, 1911
 8 
Simone Veil
(The First Woman to Become the President of the European Parliament)
Simone Veil
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

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Surya Bonaly
(French-Born Retired Competitive Figure Skater)
Surya Bonaly
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 10 
Maurice Ronet
(Actor)
Maurice Ronet
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Birthdate: April 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 14, 1983
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J. M. G. Le Clézio
(Winner of 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature)
J. M. G. Le Clézio
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries

Nobel Prize-winning French-Mauritian author J. M. G. Le Clézio is also a renowned academician who has taught at Nanjing University. His debut novel, Le Procès-Verbal, or The Interrogation, which he had penned at 23, won him the Prix Renaudot. His works also include short stories, children’s tales, and travel diaries.

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Gilles Simon
(French Former Professional Tennis Player)
Gilles Simon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jenifer
(Singer)
Jenifer
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Yves Klein
(French Artist Who Was Known for His Daring Experiments and Monochrome Paintings)
Yves Klein
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Birthdate: April 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 6, 1962

Known for his blue monochrome paintings, French artist Yves Klein was a major figure of the Nouveau réalisme art movement. Though born to artist parents, he initially mastered judo and even taught it. His experiments included fire paintings and his Anthropométries, which involved naked models covered in paint pressing against canvases.

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André Masséna
(French Military Commander)
André Masséna
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1758
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 4, 1817
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Sylvester Lefort
(Wrestler)
Sylvester Lefort
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mylene Demongeot
(Actress)
Mylene Demongeot
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Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jonathan Matijas
(Football player)
Jonathan Matijas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Francis Lai
(Former Composer noted for his film scores who won the 1970 Oscar for Best Music, Original Score)
Francis Lai
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 7, 2018
 20 
Michèle Mercier
(Actress)
Michèle Mercier
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Birthdate: January 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Michèle Mercier is a French actress best known for playing Angélique Sancé de Monteloup in the 1964 historical romance film Angélique, Marquise des Anges. Over the course of her illustrious career, Mercier has worked with prominent directors like Dino Risi, François Truffaut, Mario Monicelli, and Ken Annakin. She has also appeared alongside popular actors like Marcello Mastroianni and Charles Bronson.

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Alizé Cornet
(French Professional Tennis Player)
Alizé Cornet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Mukarram Jah
(8th Nizam of Hyderabad)
Mukarram Jah
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Birthdate: October 6, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
 23 
Arman
(American Artist and Painter Best Known for His Accumulations and Destruction/Recomposition of Objects)
Arman
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Birthdate: November 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 22, 2005

French-born American artist Armand Fernandez, better known as Arman, was initially inspired by Dadaism, while he later created a niche form of art, which consisted of collections of objects, such as axes or guitars. He had also mastered judo and had appeared in an Andy Warhol film.

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Michael Sinterniklaas
(Voice actor)
Michael Sinterniklaas
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Birthdate: August 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
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Albert Calmette
(French Bacteriologist Who Discovered the 'Bacillus Calmette-Guérin')
Albert Calmette
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 29, 1933

Albert Calmette was a French bacteriologist, physician, and immunologist. He is credited with discovering the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin. He is also credited with inveting the first antivenom for snake bites. Albert Calmette also helped develop amylolysis, which was used extensively in industrial brewing.

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Camille Muffat
(French Swimmer and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Camille Muffat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 9, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Elliot Benchetrit
(Moroccan Tennis Player)
Elliot Benchetrit
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jeanne Modigliani
(Historian)
Jeanne Modigliani
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Birthdate: November 29, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 27, 1984

Jeanne Modigliani was an Italian-French Jewish art historian. She was the daughter of artists Amedeo Modigliani and Jeanne Hébuterne. She lost both her parents as a small child and was adopted by her aunt. She conducted extensive biographical research on her father years after his death and published the book Modigliani: Man and Myth.   

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Eugène Bozza
(Composer)
Eugène Bozza
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 28, 1991
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Micheline Roquebrune
(French-Moroccan Painter and wife of Actor Sean Connery)
Micheline Roquebrune
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries

Tunisian-born French artist Micheline Roquebrune is best known as legendary actor Sean Connery’s second wife. Roquebrune had met Connery in Morocco in the 1970s. They mostly lived in their resort in Marbella and in the Bahamas. Connery was her third husband, and following his death, she revealed he had dementia.

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Florence Guérin
(Actress)
Florence Guérin
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Birthdate: June 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Nicole Farhi
(Fashion Designer)
Nicole Farhi
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo

Known for her elegant, unstructured designs, fashion designer Nicole Farhi began her career as a freelancer in Paris before moving to London. Eventually she joined French Connection as the head of its design studio in Bow, very soon launching her own label under the company’s umbrella. She gradualy expandied it to include shoes, accessories, home décor, opening shops and even restaurants.

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Michèle Laroque
(French Actress, Humorist, Comedian, Screenwriter, and Producer)
Michèle Laroque
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Birthdate: June 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Joann Sfar
(Comics artist)
Joann Sfar
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Birthdate: August 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Necla Sultan
(Former Ottoman princess)
Necla Sultan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 6, 2006
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Morgan Amalfitano
(Association football player)
Morgan Amalfitano
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Christian Estrosi
(Politician, Motorcycle racer)
Christian Estrosi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Cyprien Iov
(French YouTube Star Known for His Short Comic Videos)
Cyprien Iov
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus

Cyprien Iov is a French comedian, blogger, and actor best known for posting short comic videos on his YouTube channel. With more than 14 million subscribers on his self-titled channel, Cyprien is one of the most popular YouTubers in France.

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Mathieu Faivre
(French Alpine Ski Racer)
Mathieu Faivre
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Nadine Trintignant
(French Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Editor, and Novelist)
Nadine Trintignant
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Birthdate: November 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Nadine Trintignant is a French film producer, director, screenwriter, editor, and novelist. She is best known for making movies that discuss family and relationships. In 1967, her movie Mon amour, mon amour earned a nomination for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Loïc Bruni
(French Mountain Biker)
Loïc Bruni
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nike Arrighi
(Visual artist)
Nike Arrighi
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Birthdate: March 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Charles-André Van Loo
(Painter)
Charles-André Van Loo
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Birthdate: February 15, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 15, 1765
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Philippe Léotard
(Actor)
Philippe Léotard
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Birthdate: August 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 25, 2001
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Bertrand Bonello
(French Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, and Composer)
Bertrand Bonello
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Birthdate: September 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

Bertrand Bonello is a French film producer, director, screenwriter, and composer. He is best known for his association with the New French Extremity. Bertrand Bonello came into prominence in 2001, when he made his directorial debut with the erotic drama film The Pornographer, which was honored at the Cannes Film Festival with the FIPRESCI prize.

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Georges Lautner
(Film director)
Georges Lautner
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Birthdate: January 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 22, 2013
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Muffakham Jah
(Son of Prince Azam Jah and Princess Durru Shehvar)
Muffakham Jah
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Nikita Ducarroz
(Swiss Freestyle BMX Rider)
Nikita Ducarroz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Lonsana Doumbouya
(Guinean Professional Footballer)
Lonsana Doumbouya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière
(Founder and CEO of FIMALAC)
Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio