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People Who Died or are Buried in Paris

Can you guess the names of these people who either died in Paris or are buried there?
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Last updated: October 22, 2022
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First submittedOctober 22, 2022
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Died
Age
Hint
Answer
1821
51
He conquered a large chunk of Europe
Napoleon
1793
38
Last king of France's ancien régime
Louis XVI
1997
36
Member of the British royal family
Princess Diana
1971
27
Lead singer of the Doors
Jim Morrison
1963
47
"Non, je ne regrette rien", she sang
Édith Piaf
1934
66
Polish-born scientist who studied radiation
Marie Curie
1900
46
Irish-born author of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
Oscar Wilde
1852
43
Developed a reading system for the blind
Louis Braille
1895
72
Developed a technique for heating milk to prevent bacterial contamination
Louis Pasteur
1989
83
Irish playwright whose most famous play is about waiting for
someone who never shows up
Samuel Beckett
1923
91
Designed a tower which bears his name
Gustave Eiffel
2007
84
Possibly history's most famous mime
Marcel Marceau
1885
83
Author of "Les Misérables"
Victor Hugo
1793
50
Assassinated in a bathtub, his death is depicted in a famous painting
Jean-Paul Marat
1849
39
Polish composer and piano virtuoso
Frédéric Chopin
1870
68
Author of "The Three Musketeers"
Alexandre Dumas
1778
83
Notable figure of the Enlightenment who wrote "Candide"
Voltaire
1972
77
King of the United Kingdom for less than a year
Duke of Windsor
1935
57
Founder of a French auto company which bears his name
(hint: last name starts with C)
André Citroën
1986
78
Feminist who wrote "The Second Sex"
Simone de Beauvoir
17 Comments
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Level 79
Oct 24, 2022
Louis XVI was decapitated in 1793, not 1792. And he was only 38.
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Level 82
Oct 24, 2022
Yep, he was only 38. It looks like Louis XV was 64, perhaps the numbers got mixed up somehow?
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Level ∞
Oct 24, 2022
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 84
Oct 27, 2022
At last, my mime knowledge finally comes in handy.
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Level 87
Nov 2, 2022
Can anyone name the movie in which he had a speaking part? (It was one word -- "Non!")
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Level 86
May 15, 2023
He spoke that line in Silent Movie by Mel Brooks. The only spoken line in the film.
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Level 67
Nov 9, 2022
All those years at clown college, for this one moment on stage
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Level 86
May 15, 2023
A mime is a terrible thing to waste.
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Level 69
Oct 28, 2022
You can see some of their tombs in the Pantheon! Fun fact: Marie Curie's is the only one that's lined with lead, because there was a concern that she'd still be radioactive...
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Level 64
Nov 6, 2022
Here's a fun one: Her body is buried in Monaco, but in recognition of her manifold contributions to the arts, civil rights, and the French resistance during WWII, she recently became the first black woman interred in the Pantheon.
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Level 68
Nov 9, 2022
Josephine Baker. I would say she is commemorated in the Pantheon, rather than interred as that means buried.
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Level 67
Nov 9, 2022
I assume Pierrot doesn't work, because it's a fictional character which wasn't buried?

That's my limit of mime knowledge.

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Level 82
Nov 10, 2022
This is one of those quizzes that highlights that my general knowledge and actual general knowledge are quite different. The only question I struggled with is the Citroen one, yet 2/3 got that.
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Level 82
Nov 10, 2022
I've been to Paris 3x, in 1999, 2004, and 2022, but unfortunately never died there.
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Level ∞
Mar 12, 2024
There's still hope.
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Level 58
Apr 7, 2023
I'm fairly certain that more people have died than on this quiz, interesting that its an or rather than an and in the title
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Level 72
Oct 13, 2023
Nice quiz! Mime Marceau should be accepted.