Top 122 Famous Born in “France”

1. Voltaire (1694, Paris, )

2. Victor Hugo (1802, Besançon, )

3. Molière (1622, Paris, )

4. Nostradamus (1503, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, )

5. Jean-Paul Sartre (1905, Paris, )

6. Honoré de Balzac (1799, Tours, )

7. Marcel Proust (1871, Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy, )

8. Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Marquis de Sade (1740, Paris, )

9. Charles Baudelaire (1821, Paris, )

10. Émile Zola (1840, Paris, )

11. Denis Diderot (1713, Langres, )

12. Arthur Rimbaud (1854, Charleville-Mézières, )

13. Stendhal (1783, Grenoble, )

14. Jean de La Fontaine (1621, Château-Thierry, )

15. Simone de Beauvoir (1908, Paris, )

16. Charles Perrault (1628, Paris, )

17. Jules Verne (1828, Nantes, )

18. Petronius (27, Marseille, )

19. François Rabelais (1483, Chinon, )

20. George Sand (1804, Paris, )

21. François Villon (1431, Paris, )

22. André Gide (1869, Paris, )

23. Paul Verlaine (1844, Metz, )

24. Gustave Flaubert (1821, Rouen, )

25. Octave Mirbeau (1848, Trévières, )

26. Jean Racine (1639, La Ferté-Milon, )

27. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900, Lyon, )

28. Guy de Maupassant (1850, Tourville-sur-Arques, )

29. Anatole France (1844, Paris, )

30. Jean Cocteau (1889, Maisons-Laffitte, )

31. Romain Rolland (1866, Clamecy, )

32. Nicholas Flamel (1330, Pontoise, )

33. Pierre Corneille (1606, Rouen, )

34. André Breton (1896, Tinchebray, )

35. Sully Prudhomme (1839, Paris, )

36. Frédéric Mistral (1830, Provence, )

37. François-René de Chateaubriand (1768, Saint-Malo, )

38. Stéphane Mallarmé (1842, Paris, )

39. Alexandre Dumas (1802, Villers-Cotterêts, )

40. Gregory of Tours (538, Auvergne, )

41. Cyrano de Bergerac (1619, Paris, )

42. Chrétien de Troyes (1100, Troyes, )

43. Paul Valéry (1871, Sète, )

44. François Mauriac (1885, Bordeaux, )

45. Decimius Magnus Ausonius (310, Bordeaux, )

46. Alphonse de Lamartine (1790, Mâcon, )

47. Roger Martin du Gard (1881, Neuilly-sur-Seine, )

48. Guillaume de Machaut (1300, Reims, )

49. Jacques Prévert (1900, Neuilly-sur-Seine, )

50. Pierre de Ronsard (1524, Couture-sur-Loir, )

51. Antonin Artaud (1896, Marseille, )

52. Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894, Courbevoie, )

53. Théophile Gautier (1811, Tarbes, )

54. François de La Rochefoucauld (1613, Paris, )

55. Georges Bataille (1897, Billom, )

56. Saint-John Perse (1887, Pointe-à-Pitre, )

57. W. Somerset Maugham (1874, Paris, )

58. Alphonse Daudet (1840, Nîmes, )

59. Louis Aragon (1897, Paris, )

60. Pierre de Beaumarchais (1732, Paris, )

61. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636, Paris, )

62. Jean Genet (1910, Paris, )

63. Boris Vian (1920, Ville-d’Avray, )

64. Alfred de Musset (1810, Paris, )

65. Prosper Mérimée (1803, Paris, )

66. Alexandre Dumas (1824, Paris, )

67. Adam de la Halle (1237?, Arras, )

68. Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (1940, Nice, )

69. Arthur de Gobineau (1816, Firuzabad, )

70. Alfred Jarry (1873, Laval, )

71. Paul Éluard (1895, Saint-Denis, )

72. Colette (1873, Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, )

73. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741, Amiens, )

74. Jules Michelet (1798, Paris, )

75. Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848, Paris, )

76. Gaston Leroux (1868, Paris, )

77. Paul Claudel (1868, Villeneuve-sur-Fère, )

78. Edmond Rostand (1868, Marseille, )

79. Anaïs Nin (1903, Neuilly-sur-Seine, )

80. Marguerite de Navarre (1492, Angoulême, )

81. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël (1766, Paris, )

82. Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627, Dijon, )

83. Raymond Queneau (1903, Le Havre, )

84. Eliphas Levi (1810, Paris, )

85. René Guénon (1886, Blois, )

86. Gérard de Nerval (1808, Paris, )

87. Jean Anouilh (1910, Bordeaux, )

88. Jacques Hébert (1757, Alençon, )

89. William of Rubruck (1220, Cassel, )

90. Georges Perec (1936, Paris, )

91. Alfred de Vigny (1797, Loches, )

92. Henri Barbusse (1873, Asnières-sur-Seine, )

93. Clément Marot (1496, Cahors, )

94. Françoise Sagan (1935, Cajarc, )

95. Frantz Fanon (1925, Fort-de-France, )

96. Pierre de Marivaux (1688, Paris, )

97. Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749, Le Bignon-Mirabeau, )

98. André Malraux (1901, Paris, )

99. Camille Flammarion (1842, Val-de-Meuse, )

100. Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657, Rouen, )

101. André Maurois (1885, Elbeuf, )

102. Marcel Pagnol (1895, Aubagne, )

103. Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette (1634, Paris, )

104. Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922, Brest, )

105. Jean Giraudoux (1882, Bellac, )

106. Antoine François Prévost (1697, Artois, )

107. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626, Paris, )

108. Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle (1818, Saint-Paul, )

109. Alain-Fournier (1886, La Chapelle-d’Angillon, )

110. Pierre Boulle (1912, Avignon, )

111. Julien Gracq (1910, Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, )

112. Joachim du Bellay (1525, Liré, )

113. Michel Butor (1926, Mons-en-Barœul, )

114. Max Jacob (1876, Quimper, )

115. Aimé Césaire (1913, Basse-Pointe, )

116. Charles, duc d’Orléans (1394, Paris, )

117. Michel Houellebecq (1956, Réunion, )

118. Maurice Druon (1918, Paris, )

119. Basil Liddell Hart (1895, Paris, )

120. Bernard Werber (1961, Toulouse, )

121. Anna Gavalda (1970, Boulogne-Billancourt, )

122. Elif Şafak (1971, Strasbourg, )

Source:

Yu, A. Z., et al. (2016). Pantheon 1.0, a manually verified dataset of globally famous biographies. Scientific Data 2:150075. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.75

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