Do you know who are the most famous French people?
Here is a list of the 10 most famous french persons.
- Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor
- Charles de Gaulle, who played an important part over the world war II
- Edith Piaf, singer who interpreted Non, je ne regrette rien and other very famous songs in France
- Louis XIV, surnamed “le roi soleil” the Sun King
- Alain Delon, actor
- Brigitte Bardot, singer and actress
- Asterix, main character of a comic serie
- Marie Curie, scientist
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of the famous book already reviewed: Le petit Prince – The Little Prince
- Louis Pasteur, scientist
You can find more information on this people on Wikipedia. Maybe I will create articles about them in next articles.
These persons are in our history now. More recently, we could add some sportsmen such as Zinedine Zidane who mainly made France soccer team win the Soccer World Cup in 1998. These days, humorist are the most popular French people, as you can see in the recent list of famous French people for 2013.
Concerning famous French actors, we can also add someone I already mentioned in a previous article, Gérard Depardieu who played in Les Fugitifs, and who recently played the part of Obelix, in the movie “Asterix and Obelix, Au service de sa Majesté” (Asterix and Obelix, On Her Magesty’s Service).
Do you know other French stars?
Would you like more information about persons that had an impact on France culture and history?
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PS: If you want to know more information about current famous people in France, I created an extra document to list the 50 most appreciated persons for 2013.
Please, fill the form in the sidebar to download the document about the 50 most famous and prefered people in France in 2013 (and you will also get the other bonus files available for some lessons of this website)