Famous French People

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or french-speaking/writing people

Andre Marie Ampère -- scientist
Antoine de Saint-Exupery -- author
Antoine Lavoisier -- scientist
Blaise Pascal -- scientist and author
Charles Baudelaire -- author and poet
Charles de Gaulle -- general and statesman
Christine de Pizan -- historian, pop philosopher
Claude Debussy -- composer
Claude Levi-Strauss -- anthropologist
Claude Monet -- painter
Edmond Rostand -- author
Fermat -- scientist
François Truffaut --director
Gustave Eiffel -- engineer
Henri Poincaré -- scientist
Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- philosopher and writer
Jeanne d'Arc -- warrior
John Calvin -- religious reformer, theologian
Jules Verne -- author
Louis Pasteur -- scientist
Louis XIV -- statesman
Marie de France -- poet
Marquis de Sade -- author
Napoléon Bonaparte -- Emperor
Napoleon III -- Emperor
Ninon de l'Enclos -- author and patron of the arts
René Descartes -- scientist and philosopher
Victor Hugo -- author and artist
Viollet le Duc -- architect
Voltaire -- author

Not as Famous as They Deserve:

Paul Héroult -- inventor
Erik Satie -- composer

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