Famous People Born In Strasbourg

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Arsène Wenger
(French Former Football Manager and Player)
Arsène Wenger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
French football manager Arsène Wenger is known for being the longest-tenured and most successful manager of Arsenal, with whom he won the Premier League title thrice. Nicknamed Le Professeur for his serious look, the English Football Hall of Fame inductee is known to encourage young talent in the sport. 
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Thierry Mugler
(French Fashion Designer Known for Designing 'Demi Moore’s' Dress From ‘Indecent Proposal')
Thierry Mugler
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 23, 2022

French designer Thierry Mugler was initially known for his skills in ballet and drawing. He began his fashion career working for a boutique in Paris and later launched his brand. He is known for his peculiar clothes, inspired by birds and insects, and made of metal and crystals.

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Marcel Marceau
(French Mime Artist and Actor)
Marcel Marceau
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Birthdate: March 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 22, 2007
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Marie Tussaud
(French Wax Sculpture Artist and Founder of 'Madame Tussauds', the Wax Museum in London)
Marie Tussaud
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Birthdate: December 1, 1761
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 16, 1850

Marie Tussaud was a French artist and sculptor best remembered for her wax sculptures. She founded Madame Tussauds, a wax museum, in London in 1835. The museum is a major tourist attraction today. As a young girl, she learned wax modeling from doctor cum wax modeler Philippe Curtius. In the ensuing years, she became a prominent sculptor.

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Gustave Doré
(Artist Best Known for His Prolific Output of Wood-Engravings and Illustrated Texts)
Gustave Doré
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Birthdate: January 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 23, 1883

Best known for his wood-engraving, Gustave Doré was a child prodigy who began his artwork at the tender age of 5. A master lithographer and caricaturist, he began his career with Journal pour Rire. He also worked on commissions from authors such as Cervantes, Milton, and Dante.

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M. Pokora
(French R&B Singer)
M. Pokora
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra

French singer Matthieu Tota, better known as M. Pokora, is often compared to singers such as Justin Timberlake for his singing style. Though initially aspiring to be a footballer, he later found success in music after winning the show Popstars. He has also starred as Robin Hood in a French musical.

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Elif Shafak
(Writer)
Elif Shafak
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Known widely as Turkey’s most popular female author, Elif Shafak is best known for her Booker-shortlisted bestseller 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. A fierce advocate for gender equality and LGBTQ rights, she is also a 3-time TEDGlobal speaker. She now lives in London, on a self-imposed exile.

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Jean Arp
(German-French-Sculptor Best Known for His Biomorphic Sculptures)
Jean Arp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 7, 1966

Jean Arp was born in Strasbourg, to a German father and a French mother. After studying art in Paris and Switzerland, he co-created The Modern Alliance and participated in the Dada and Abstraction-Création movements. An avant-garde painter and sculptor, he also experimented with media such as embroidery.

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Hans Bethe
(Physicist)
Hans Bethe
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 6, 2005

A physiology professor’s son, Hans Bethe had shown immense talent in math as a child. The German-American theoretical physicist and Cornell professor was a pioneer of quantum physics and later won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his research on stellar nucleosynthesis, or the formation of energy in stars.

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Valérien Ismaël
(Football player - Centre-back)
Valérien Ismaël
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Charles de Foucauld
(French Soldier, Explorer, Catholic Priest and Hermit)
Charles de Foucauld
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 1, 1916

Charles de Foucauld was a cavalry officer in the French Army in the late 19th century. He later became an explorer and geographer, eventually adopting the life of a hermit and a Catholic priest. He was assassinated in 1916 and is listed as a martyr in the liturgy of the Catholic Church. 

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Ludwig I of Bavaria
(King)
Ludwig I of Bavaria
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Birthdate: August 25, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 29, 1868
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Marwa Loud
(Singer)
Marwa Loud
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Jean-Baptiste Kléber
(Military General)
Jean-Baptiste Kléber
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1753
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 14, 1800
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Pio Marmai
(French Actor)
Pio Marmai
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Birthdate: July 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer

Pio Marmai is a French actor known for his performance in films like The First Day of the Rest of Your Life, Living on Love Alone, and The Trouble With You. Marmai has so far received three nominations for the prestigious César Award. He is widely regarded as one of the most promising young actors in France. 

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Paul-Henri Mathieu
(French Former Professional Tennis Player)
Paul-Henri Mathieu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Emil Waldteufel
(Pianist)
Emil Waldteufel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 9, 1837
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 12, 1915
 18 
Georges Picquart
(Politician, Military personnel)
Georges Picquart
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1854
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 19, 1914
 19 
Claude Rich
(Actor)
Claude Rich
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Birthdate: February 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 20, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Princess Augusta of Bavaria
(Princess)
Princess Augusta of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1788
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 13, 1851
 21 
Gottfried von Strassburg
(Author)
Gottfried von Strassburg
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Listed In: Writers
Died: 1215 AD
 22 
Philip James de Loutherbourg
(Painter)
Philip James de Loutherbourg
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Birthdate: October 31, 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 11, 1812
 23 
François Christophe de Kellermann
(General)
François Christophe de Kellermann
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1735
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 23, 1820
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Johannes Tauler
(Priest)
Johannes Tauler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1300 AD
Died: June 16, 1361
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Sébastien Érard
(French musical instrument maker)
Sébastien Érard
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1752
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 5, 1831
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Charles Munch
(Conductor)
Charles Munch
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 6, 1968
 27 
Charles Frédéric Gerhardt
(French chemist)
Charles Frédéric Gerhardt
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 21, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 19, 1856

Charles Frédéric Gerhardt was a French chemist. He developed an early interest in chemistry and studied the subject under German chemist Otto Linné Erdmann. He later went to Paris and attended Jean Baptiste Dumas’ lectures before embarking on an academic career. He is best known for his work on reforming the notation for chemical formulas. 

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Charles Friedel
(French Chemist Who Discovered the Chemical Process Known as the 'Friedel-Crafts Reaction')
Charles Friedel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 20, 1899

Charles Friedel was a French chemist and mineralogist. He studied under famed chemist and microbiologist  Louis Pasteur at the Sorbonne. He later obtained the post of professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the Sorbonne. He collaborated with James Crafts to develop the Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation reactions. His son Georges also became a renowned mineralogist. 

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Sebastian Brant
(poet, writer, poet lawyer)
Sebastian Brant
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1458 AD
Died: May 10, 1521
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Karl, Prince of Leiningen
(Prince)
Karl, Prince of Leiningen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 2, 1946
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Bob Wollek
(French Racing Driver)
Bob Wollek
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 16, 2001
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Francis Rapp
(Medievalist)
Francis Rapp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 29, 2020
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J. F. Oberlin
(Pastor)
J. F. Oberlin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1740
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 1, 1826
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Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper
(Botanist)
Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 9, 1901
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Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser
(Austrian field marshal during the French Revolutionary Wars)
Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1724
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 22, 1797
 36 
Étienne Draber
(Actor)
Étienne Draber
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Birthdate: March 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 11, 2021
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Luka Karabatic
(French Professional Handball Player)
Luka Karabatic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Johann Christoph, baron von Bartenstein
(Austrian statesman)
Johann Christoph, baron von Bartenstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 23, 1689
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 6, 1767
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Johann Fischart
(Satirist)
Johann Fischart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1545 AD
Died: 1591 AD
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Louis-François Lejeune
(Painter)
Louis-François Lejeune
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Birthdate: February 3, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 29, 1848
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Claude-Frédéric-Armand Schaeffer
(Archaeologist)
Claude-Frédéric-Armand Schaeffer
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Birthdate: March 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 25, 1982
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François Andrieux
(Playwright)
François Andrieux
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 6, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 9, 1833