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List of notable or famous diplomats from France, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in France and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from France is included when available.

People include everything from Pierre de Beaumarchais to Chevalier d'Eon.

This historic diplomats from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French diplomats of note?" and "Who are the most famous diplomats from France?" These prominent diplomats of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French diplomats.

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Alexandre Colonna-Walewski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Diplomats from France
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Alexandre Florian Joseph, Count Colonna-Walewski, was a Polish and French politician and diplomat. Walewski was widely rumoured to be the illegitimate son of Napoleon I by his mistress, Countess Marie Walewska, although her husband legally acknowledged him as his own son. In 2013, published ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1810-1868)

Birthplace: Duchy of Warsaw, Poland

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André François-Poncet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Diplomats from France
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André François-Poncet was a French politician and diplomat whose post as ambassador to Germany allowed him to witness first-hand the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, and the Nazi regime's preparations for World War II. François-Poncet was the son of a counselor of the Court of ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1887-1978)

Birthplace: Provins, France

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Ange-Élisabeth-Louis-Antoine Bonnier

Ange-Élisabeth-Louis-Antoine Bonnier d'Alco was a French diplomat during the French Revolution. A representative of Hérault in the Legislative Assembly and of the National Convention, he generally voted with the majority. Bonnier voted for the execution of Louis XVI. He was a friend of Jean-François ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1749-1799)

Arthur de Gobineau is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Diplomats from France
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Joseph Arthur, Comte de Gobineau was a French aristocrat, novelist and man of letters who became famous for developing the theory of the Aryan master race in his book An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races. Gobineau is credited as being the father of modern racial demography. Since the late ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1816-1882)

Birthplace: Ville-d'Avray, France

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