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List of famous people who died in France, with photos when available. These notable France deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in France, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has France listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in France has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Georges Carpentier and André Gill.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in France?" and "Which celebrities died in France?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in France includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Jim Morrison Died at 28 (1943-1971)

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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Leonardo da Vinci Died at 67 (1452-1519)

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Bette Davis Died at 81 (1908-1989)

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Michel Foucault is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Michel Foucault Died at 58 (1926-1984)

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Simone de Beauvoir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Simone de Beauvoir Died at 78 (1908-1986)

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Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Diana, Princess of Wales Died at 36 (1961-1997)

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Gilles de Rais is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Gilles de Rais Died at 36 (1404-1440)

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Josephine Baker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Josephine Baker Died at 69 (1906-1975)

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Jean Genet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Jean Genet Died at 76 (1910-1986)

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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Marlene Dietrich Died at 91 (1901-1992)

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Jean-Paul Sartre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Jean-Paul Sartre Died at 75 (1905-1980)

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Louis Le Prince is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Louis Le Prince Died at 49 (1841-1890)

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Isadora Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Isadora Duncan Died at 50 (1877-1927)

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

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Olive Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Olive Thomas Died at 26 (1894-1920)

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Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Yves Saint Laurent Died at 72 (1936-2008)

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Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Vincent van Gogh Died at 37 (1853-1890)

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Jean Seberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Jean Seberg Died at 41 (1938-1979)

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Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Marie Curie Died at 67 (1867-1934)

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Sarah Bernhardt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Sarah Bernhardt Died at 79 (1844-1923)

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Bruce Chatwin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Bruce Chatwin Died at 49 (1940-1989)

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Francis Poulenc is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Francis Poulenc Died at 64 (1899-1963)

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Alexander I of Yugoslavia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Alexander I of Yugoslavia Died at 46 (1888-1934)

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Henri Curiel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Henri Curiel Died at 64 (1914-1978)

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André Citroën is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
André Citroën Died at 57 (1878-1935)

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Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa Died at 49 (1486-1535)

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Marcel Proust is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Marcel Proust Died at 51 (1871-1922)

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Pierre de Beaumarchais is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Pierre de Beaumarchais Died at 67 (1732-1799)

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Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Coco Chanel Died at 88 (1883-1971)

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Yasser Arafat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Yasser Arafat Died at 75 (1929-2004)

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Dorothy Gibson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dorothy Gibson Died at 57 (1889-1946)

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Jean Jaurès is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Jean Jaurès Died at 55 (1859-1914)

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Nicolas Grollier de Servière is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Nicolas Grollier de Servière Died at 93 (1596-1689)

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Louis Braille is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Louis Braille Died at 43 (1809-1852)

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Étienne-Jules Marey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Étienne-Jules Marey Died at 74 (1830-1904)

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Benjamin B. Hotchkiss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Benjamin B. Hotchkiss Died at 59 (1826-1885)

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Marcello Mastroianni is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Marcello Mastroianni Died at 72 (1924-1996)

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Arthur Rimbaud is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Arthur Rimbaud Died at 37 (1854-1891)

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Nicéphore Niépce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Nicéphore Niépce Died at 68 (1765-1833)

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Jean-Paul Marat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Jean-Paul Marat Died at 50 (1743-1793)

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Marcel Petiot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Marcel Petiot Died at 49 (1897-1946)

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Henri Désiré Landru is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Henri Désiré Landru Died at 53 (1869-1922)

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Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Jean-Baptiste Lully Died at 55 (1632-1687)

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Margaret Wise Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Margaret Wise Brown Died at 42 (1910-1952)

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Magnus Hirschfeld is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Magnus Hirschfeld Died at 67 (1868-1935)

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Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Frédéric Chopin Died at 39 (1810-1849)

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Jacques de Flesselles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Jacques de Flesselles Died at 59 (1730-1789)

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Marie François Sadi Carnot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Marie François Sadi Carnot Died at 57 (1837-1894)

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Elsie de Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Elsie de Wolfe Died at 85 (1865-1950)

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Zoë Tamerlis Lund is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Zoë Tamerlis Lund Died at 37 (1962-1999)