Top 122 writers 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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