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Historical French

Many people throughout history define it by their actions, beliefs, and works. Can you name 22 historical people from France?
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Last updated: April 21, 2021
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His reign took seven coalitions to defeat his conquest across Europe
Napoleon Bonaparte
Chemist who discovered vaccination and pasteurization
Louis Pasteur
Former president and leader of Free France in WWII
Charles de Gaulle
Only winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in physics and chemistry
Marie Curie
Enlightenment writer known for his advocacy for freedom of speech & religion
Voltaire
Creator of Impressionist paintings with his famous "Impression, Sunrise"
Claude Monet
Longest reigning monarch in European History
Louis XIV
Radical journalist who died as a revolutionary martyr to Jacobins
Jean-Paul Marat
Author of "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" and "Les Misérables"
Victor Hugo
Playwright and poet who created the "The Misanthrope" and "The School for Husbands"
Molière
Credited with the start of modern casual style clothing for women; founder of a famous fashion brand
Coco Chanel
Encouraged the execution of over 17,000 people by guillotine during the French Revolution
Maximilien Robespierre
Worked on the Statue of Liberty and a tower in his name
Gustave Eiffel
"The Maid of Orleans"
Joan of Arc
Poet who is famously remembered for his Fables
Jean de La Fontaine
Famously started a big wall around Paris and brought financial stability to France
Philip II
Primary creator of the Statue of Liberty
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Philosopher famous for his anti-colonialist beliefs and theory of existentialism
Jean Paul Sartre
Known for her songs "La Vie en Rose" & "Hymne à l'amour"
Edith Piaf
French artillery officer found innocent after being convicted of treason in 1894
Alfred Dreyfus
Creator of the compositions "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" and "Images"
Claude Debussy
Military officer who served key roles in the American & French Revolutions
Marquis de Lafayette
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