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Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery

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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    Alfred Dreyfus was a French artillery officer of Jewish background whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French history. Known today as the Dreyfus Affair, the incident eventually ended with Dreyfus' complete exoneration. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1859-1935)
    • Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
    • Profession: Soldier, Military Officer
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 57 (1878-1935)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Inventor, Engineer
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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 on Wikipedia
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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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    Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict the solitude and insignificance of human existence in a tangible way. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1909-1994)
    • Birthplace: Slatina, Sud-Vest, Romania
    • Profession: Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: Rhinoceros, The Seven Deadly Sins
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    Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a French sculptor who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 70 (1834-1904)
    • Birthplace: Colmar, France
    • Profession: Sculptor
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    Georges Bernier

    Georges Bernier, more commonly known as Le Professeur Choron, was a French humorist and founder of Hara Kiri magazine. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1929-2005)
    • Birthplace: La Neuville-aux-Bois, France
    • Profession: Actor
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    Jacques Demy was a French director and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Demy's films are well-known for their sumptuous look, drawing on Hollywood musicals, fairytales, and opera. His films are also ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 59 (1931-1990)
    • Birthplace: Pontchâteau, France
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: The 400 Blows, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Lola, The Young Girls of Rochefort, A Slightly Pregnant Man + 14 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1905-1980)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Literary critic, Biographer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author + 4 more
    • Credits: No Exit, The Wall, The Condemned of Altona, Huis clos, The Childhood of a Leader
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    Jean-Paul Valabrega

    French psychoanalyst and philosopher (1922-2011) more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 89 (1922-2011)
    • Birthplace: Saint-Claude, France
    • Profession: Psychoanalyst, Philosopher
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    Joseph Kessel was a French journalist and novelist. Kessel was born in Villa Clara, Entre Ríos, Argentina, because of the constant journeys of his father, a Litvak doctor. Joseph Kessel lived the first years of his childhood in Orenburg, Russia, before the family moved to France in 1908. He studied in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1898-1979)
    • Birthplace: Villa Clara, Entre Ríos
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Writer
    • Credits: Beauty of the Day, Army of Shadows, The Night of the Generals, Mayerling, Sirocco + 5 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 70 (1914-1984)
    • Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Translator, Writer + 1 more
    • Credits: Blowup, Weekend, Furia, Diary for a Story, Underground Game + 20 more
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    Léon Jaussely

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    Léon Jaussely was a French architect and urban planner. Born in Toulouse, Jaussely studied at the local fine arts school, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in the ateliers of Honoré Daumet and Pierre Esquié. Jaussely took the Prix de Rome for architecture in 1903, and would eventually run his own atelier ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 57 (1875-1932)
    • Birthplace: Toulouse, France
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    Marcel Bozzuffi was a French film actor, perhaps best remembered for his role as a brutal hitman in the Oscar-winning American film The French Connection. In 1963, he married French actress Françoise Fabian. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 60 (1928-1988)
    • Birthplace: Rennes, France
    • Profession: Television director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: The French Connection, Z, Images, Second Breath, Patrick Still Lives + 24 more
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    José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori was a Mexican soldier and politician, who served seven terms as President of Mexico, totaling nearly three decades between 1876 and 1911. A veteran of the Reform War and the French intervention in Mexico, Díaz rose to the rank of General, leading republican troops ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1830-1915)
    • Birthplace: Oaxaca, Mexico
    • Profession: Politician
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    Robert Georgio Enrico was a French film director and scriptwriter best known for making the Oscar winning short Incident at Owl Creek. He was born in Liévin, Pas-de-Calais, in the north of France, to Italian immigrant parents. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 70 (1931-2001)
    • Birthplace: Liévin, France
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Film Director
    • Credits: The Twilight Zone, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Boulevard du Rhum, The Secret, Heads or Tails + 12 more
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 63 (1928-1991)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Actor + 4 more
    • Credits: Tenue de soirée, The Truth About Charlie, The Defector, Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye, Come Dance with Me! + 30 more
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    Serge Reggiani was an Italian-born French singer and actor. He was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy and moved to France with his parents at the age of eight. After studying acting at the Conservatoire des arts cinématographiques, he was discovered by Jean Cocteau and appeared in the wartime production of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1922-2004)
    • Birthplace: Reggio Emilia, Italy
    • Profession: Painter, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Army of Shadows, The Leopard, Le Doulos, Bad Blood, Cat and Mouse + 29 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1914-1991)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    • Profession: Politician
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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 on Wikipedia
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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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    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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 3 more
    • Credits: Promised Lands, Brother Carl, Duet for Cannibals
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