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Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Montparnasse Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Montparnasse Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Montparnasse Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Montparnasse Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Montparnasse Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Montparnasse Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Montparnasse Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Montparnasse Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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    Jean-Paul Sartre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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    Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1905-1980)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Literary critic, Biographer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: No Exit, The Wall, The Condemned of Altona, Huis clos, The Childhood of a Leader
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    Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1908-1986)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Novelist, Writer, Philosopher
    • Credits: The Blood of Others
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    Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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    Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal, expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (1821-1867)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Poet, Art critic, Essayist, Translator, Writer
    • Credits: Les dites cariatides, The Dancing Snake
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    Serge Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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    Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases, as well as his diverse artistic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1928-1991)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Tenue de soirée, The Truth About Charlie, The Defector, Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye, Come Dance with Me!, + more
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    Shapour Bakhtiar was an Iranian political scientist, writer and the last Prime Minister of Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1914-1991)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    • Profession: Politician
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    Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar, was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar influenced an entire generation of Spanish-speaking readers and writers in the Americas and Europe. He has been called both a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1914-1984)
    • Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Translator, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Blowup, Weekend, Furia, Diary for a Story, Underground Game, + more
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    André Citroën is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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    André-Gustave Citroën was a French industrialist and freemason. He is remembered chiefly for the make of car named after him, but also for his application of double helical gears. more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1878-1935)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Inventor, Engineer
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    Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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    Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best known works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1933-2004)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Cultural critic, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Essayist, + more
    • Credits: Promised Lands, Brother Carl, Duet for Cannibals
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