10 most famous French people

Do you know who are the most famous French people?

Here is a list of the 10 most famous french persons.

  1. Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor
  2. Charles de Gaulle, who played an important part over the world war II
  3. Edith Piaf, singer who interpreted Non, je ne regrette rien and other very famous songs in France
  4. Louis XIV, surnamed “le roi soleil” the Sun King
  5. Alain Delon, actor
  6. Brigitte Bardot, singer and actress
  7. Asterix, main character of a comic serie
  8. Marie Curie, scientist
  9. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of the famous book already reviewed: Le petit Prince – The Little Prince
  10. Louis Pasteur, scientist
  11. 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?
    Give me this feedback in a comment so that I help you knowing better French celebrities, singers, actors, politicians etc…

    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)

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  • guest

    Bonjour! J’ai commence a apprendre le francais il y a quelques annees, et je m’interesse beaucoup a la culture francaise.
    Pouvez-vous me dire ou vous avez vu le resultat de l’enquete sur ’10 francais les plus connus dans le monde’? 
    Je vais les presenter dans mon cours de francais, et je voudrais savoir qui avait fait le sondage, etc. 
    Merci beaucoup!

    • http://french-learn.com/ Fabrice

      I reply in English so that every body can understand.
      I found this result from another website. I don’t think it’s an official survey, but i agree with the fact that the characters are very important to know to begin with learning French culture.
      Besides, every year, there is quite an official survey about “les personnalités préférées des français” (the most preferred French stars)
      I take note to make a research on this survey to give more details on the website.
      A bientôt.

  • Lala

    Louis Pasteaur Meine` Que pena La Duelif Feidbw Yudelpop….. FINE FINE I can’t speak French, darnit >:(

  • Ssponting


    • http://french-learn.com/ Fabrice

      what did you think of that article?

  • jefferson706

    they don’t give us picture of the people

  • ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    it stinks

  • ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    you smell like poo

  • mitchell


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  • mitchell

    you can’t speak french il’a der stupide

    • julia

      you cant speak French so shut up