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Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Paris has been a one of the most important cities of Europe since the 17th century and is well known for its museums and landmarks, which makes it one of the most visited cities in the world. Name these famous persons, which are born in the city of Paris.
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Clergyman and Louis XIII's chief minister. Depicted in "The Three Musketeers"
1585
Kardinal Richelieu
Novelist and playwright, best known as inspiration for Edmond Rostand's most noted drama
1619
Cyrano de Bergerac
one of the most famous French writers, best known for his comedies
1622
Molière
famous Enlightenment writer and philosopher
1694
Voltaire
First President of France and later Emperor of France
1808
Napoleon III
Physicist, best known for demonstrating the effect of Earth's rotation and credited with naming the gyroscope
1819
Léon Foucault
Modernist painter, his works are considered part of the start of modern art
1832
Édouard Manet
Impressionist artist and sculptor, "The Ballet Class"
1834
Edgar Degas
Composer of the Romantic era, "The Carnival of Animals"
1835
Camille Saint-Saens
Composer of the Romantic era, "Carmen"
1838
Georges Bizet
Writer, "J'accuse"
1840
Émile Zola
Sculptor, generally considered the founder of modern sculpture, "The Thinker"
1840
Auguste Rodin
Impressionist painter with a famous garden in Giverny, "Water Lilies"
1840
Claude Monet
former President and moderate Republican politician
1841
Félix Faure
Artist, he spent ten years in French Polynesia and painted the landscapes and people
1848
Paul Gauguin
German engineer and inventor of the Diesel Engine
1858
Rudolf Diesel
Physicist, he received the Nobel Prize with his wife
1859
Pierre Curie
Pioneer of cinema, played by Ben Kingsley in Martin Scorsese's "Hugo", his most famous work is "A Trip to the Moon"
1861
Georges Méliès
Founder of the International Olympic Comittee, known as father of the modern Olympic Games
1863
Pierre de Coubertin
Novelist and critic, "In Search of Lost Time"
1871
Marcel Proust
Socialist politician and three time Prime Minister
1872
Léon Blum
Founder of Citroen
1878
André Citroen
Pharmacist and founder of L'Oréal
1881
Eugène Schueller
Physicist, chemist and Nobel Prize winner with her husband. Daughter of two Nobel Prize winners.
1897
Iréne Joliot-Curie
Physicist and Nobel Prize of chemistry winner with his wife
1900
Frédéric Joliot-Curie
Tennis player and creator of a tennis shirt with a Crocodile logo
1904
René Lacoste
Philosopher and key figure of Existentialism
1905
Jean-Paul Sartre
Philosopher, writer and feminist. In a lifelong relationship with ^
1908
Simone de Beauvoir
Singer, "La vie en rose" "Non, je ne regrette rien"
1915
Édith Piaf
Heiress and socialite. One of the principial shareholders of L'Oréal and the richest woman at the time of her death
1922
Liliane Bettencourt
French-Armenian singer, "La Bohème" "Hier encore"
1924
Charles Aznavour
Comic book writer and director, "Astérix" "Lucky Luke" "Le Petit Nicolas"
1926
René Goscinny
Actress, "Jules et Jim" "La Notte"
1928
Jeanne Moreau
Provocative singer, author and actor, one of the most important figures of French pop culture
1928
Serge Gainesbourg
Director of the French New Wave, "Breathless" "My Life to Live"
1930
Jean-Luc Godard
Director of the French New Wave, "Jules and Jim" "The 400 Blows" "Stolen Kisses"
1932
Francois Truffaut
former President of France, Prime Minister and Mayor of Paris
1932
Jacques Chirac
Polish-French director, "The Pianist" "Chinatown" "Rosemary's Baby"
1933
Roman Polanski
Actress, model, singer and sex symbol of the 50s and 60s
1934
Brigitte Bardot
Singer and actor, "Le pénitencier" "L'envie" "Quelque chose de Tennessee"
1943
Johnny Hallyday
Singer and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg, "Elle, elle l'a"
1947
France Gall
Singer-songwriter, "Là-bas" "Je te donne"
1951
Jean-Jacques Goldman
Actor, "Serial (Bad) Weddings" "Asterix" "Les Visiteurs"
1952
Christian Clavier
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Actress, "Elle" "The Piano Teacher" "Amour"
1953
Isabelle Huppert
Actor, "The Intouchables" "Tell No One"
1955
Francois Cluzet
former President of France, who is convicted of corruption
1955
Nicolas Sarkozy
President of the European Central Bank and first woman in this position
1956
Christine Lagarde
Director, "Léon: The Professional" "Lucy" "The Fifth Element"
1959
Luc Besson
Writer, "Carnage" "Art"
1959
Yasmina Reza
former NBA-Player and Hall of Famer, Atlanta Hawks
1960
Dominique Wilkins
Journalist and general director of the Tour de France
1960
Christian Prudhomme
Academy Award winning film composer "Grand Budapest Hotel" "Shape of Water"
1961
Alexandre Desplat
Director, "Serial (Bad) Weddings"
1965
Philippe de Chauveron
Actor, "Black Swan" "Ocean's 12"
1966
Vincent Cassel
Actress, "Kill Bill" "Inglorious Basterds"
1966
Julie Dreyfus
Actress, "La Boum" "Braveheart"
1966
Sophie Marceau
DJ and music producer, "Titanium" "She Wolf"
1967
David Guetta
Academy Award winning director "The Artist" "OSS 111"-series
1967
Michel Hazanavicius
Actor, "La Haine" "Amélie"
1967
Mathieu Kassovitz
American-French entrepreneur and founder of eBay
1967
Pierre Omidyar
Director, "8 femmes" "Swimming Pool"
1967
Francois Ozon
Director, "The Intouchables" "Samba"
1971
Éric Toledano
Director, "The Increbible Hulk" "The Transporter"
1973
Louis Leterrier
Musician of the electronic music duo Daft Punk "One More Time" "Get Lucky"
1974
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
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1975
Thomas Bangalter
Academy Award winning Actress, "La vie en rose" "Inception" "The Dark Knight Rises"
1975
Marion Cotillard
DJ and music producer, "Intoxicated" "Hello"
1976
Martin Solveig
Director and writer, "The Father"
1979
Florian Zeller
Actress, "Casino Royale" "300: Rise of an Empire" "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"
1980
Eva Green
Palme d'or winning Director, "Titane" "Raw"
1983
Julia Ducournau
Actress, "Inglorious Basterds" "Now You See Me" "6 Underground"
1983
Mélanie Laurent
French-Israeli singer and participant of the Eurovision Song Contest for France, "J'ai cherché" "Les rues de ma peine"
1984
Amir
former French national player, (Real Madrid, Chelsea, Marseille)
1985
Lassana Diarra
Actress, "Spectre" "No Time to Die" "Blue is the Warmest Colour" "Inglorious Basterds"
1985
Léa Seydoux
Tennis player
1986
Gael Monfils
DJ and music producer, "Lean On" "Let Me Love You"
1986
DJ Snake
Actress, "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"
1989
Adèle Haenel
Algerian national player, (FC Porto, Grenada, Stade Rennes)
1990
Yacine Brahimi
former French international player, Crystal Palace (former PSG and Liverpool defender)
1990
Mahmadou Sakho
British actress, "Harry Potter" "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" "Pretty Women"
1990
Emma Watson
Australian actress, "Tenet" "The Great Gatsby"
1990
Elizabeth Debicki
French national player, Chelsea
1991
N'Golo Kanté
Actress "Blue is the Warmest Colour"
1993
Adèle Exarchopoulos
French national player, FC Bayern Munich
1996
Kingsley Coman
French national player, Chelsea
1998
Jules Koundé
French national player, Paris Saint Germain
1998
Kylian Mbappé
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