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Famous Journalists from France

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

List features people like John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Laurent Ruquier.

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

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    John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Dec. at 39 (1960-1999)
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr....  more

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    Albert Camus

    Dec. at 47 (1913-1960)
    Albert Camus (; French: [albɛʁ kamy] (listen); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French...  more

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    Mélissa Theuriau (French pronunciation: ​[melisa tœʁjo]; born July 18, 1978) is a French...  more
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    Jean-Paul Marat

    Dec. at 50 (1743-1793)
    Jean-Paul Marat (French: [ʒɑ̃pɔl maʁa]; 24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793) was a French political...  more
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    Georges Mandel

    Dec. at 59 (1885-1944)
    Georges Mandel (5 June 1885 – 7 July 1944) was a French journalist, politician, and French...  more
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    Philippe Henriot

    Dec. at 55 (1889-1944)
    Philippe Henriot (7 January 1889, Reims – 28 June 1944, Paris) was a French poet, journalist,...  more
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    Gaston Calmette

    Dec. at 56 (1858-1914)
    Gaston Calmette (30 July 1858 in Montpellier – 16 March 1914, Paris) was a French journalist...  more
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    Laurent Hugues Emmanuel Ruquier (French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ yɡ emanɥɛl ʁykje]; born 24...  more
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    Anatole France

    Dec. at 80 (1844-1924)
    Anatole France (French: [anatɔl fʁɑ̃s]; born François-Anatole Thibault, [frɑ̃swa anatɔl tibo];...  more
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    Jean-Dominique Bauby

    Dec. at 45 (1952-1997)
    Jean-Dominique Bauby (French: [ʒɑ̃ dɔminik bobi]; 23 April 1952 – 9 March 1997) was a French...  more
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    Hervé Guibert

    Dec. at 36 (1955-1991)
    Hervé Guibert (14 December 1955 – 27 December 1991) was a French writer and photographer. The...  more
  • 12

    François Mauriac

    Dec. at 85 (1885-1970)
    François Charles Mauriac (French: [moʁjak]; 11 October 1885 – 1 September 1970) was a French...  more
  • 13

    Éric Rohmer

    Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)
    Jean Marie Maurice Schérer or Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer, known as Éric Rohmer (French:...  more
  • 14

    Olympe de Gouges

    Dec. at 45 (1748-1793)
    Olympe de Gouges (French: [olɛ̃p də ɡuʒ] (listen); 7 May 1748 – 3 November 1793), born Marie...  more
  • 15
    Ginie Van de Noort (born December 25, 1979 in Compiègne, Oise) is a French journalist, and...  more
  • 16

    Jean François Revel

    Dec. at 82 (1924-2006)
    Jean-François Revel was a French journalist, author, philosopher and a member of the Académie...  more
  • 17

    Charles Péguy

    Dec. at 41 (1873-1914)
    Charles Pierre Péguy (French: [ʃaʁl peɡi]; 7 January 1873 – 5 September 1914) was a noted...  more
  • 18
    Mariane van Neyenhoff Pearl (born 23 July 1967) is a French freelance journalist and a former...  more
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    Gérard de Villiers

    Dec. at 84 (1929-2013)
    Gérard de Villiers (French: [ʒeʁaʁ də vilje]; 8 December 1929 – 31 October 2013) was a French...  more
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    Francoise Giroud

    Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)
    Françoise Giroud, born France Gourdji was a French journalist, screenwriter, writer and...  more
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    Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Dec. at 96 (1908-2004)
    Henri Cartier-Bresson (French: [kaʁtje bʁɛsɔ̃]; August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French...  more
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    Peter Scholl-Latour

    Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)
    Peter Roman Scholl-Latour (9 March 1924 – 16 August 2014) was a German journalist and author....  more
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    Edmond François Valentin About

    Dec. at 57 (1828-1885)
    Edmond François Valentin About (14 February 1828 – 16 January 1885) was a French novelist,...  more
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    Georges Courteline

    Dec. at 71 (1858-1929)
    Georges Courteline born Georges Victor Marcel Moinaux (25 June 1858 – 25 June 1929) was a...  more
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    André Weinfeld (born April 6, 1947), is a French and American film and television producer,...  more