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List of famous people buried in Montmartre 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 Montmartre Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Montmartre Cemetery in Paris, France and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

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

From celebrity tombs at Montmartre Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Montmartre Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Montmartre Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.

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Alexandre Dumas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 68 (1802-1870) Alexandre Dumas, also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. ...more

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Hector Berlioz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 66 (1803-1869) Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra ...more

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Dalida is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 54 (1933-1987) Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, best known as Dalida, was an Italian singer and actress who performed and recorded in more than 10 languages, including Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, French, ...more

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Edgar Degas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 83 (1834-1917) Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He ...more

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Léo Delibes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 55 (1836-1891) Clément Philibert Léo Delibes was a French composer of ballets, operas, and other works for the stage. His most notable works include ballets Coppélia and Sylvia as well as ...more

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Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 61 (1819-1880) Jacques Offenbach was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s–1870s and his uncompleted opera The ...more

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Vaslav Nijinsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1890-1950) Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. He was celebrated for his virtuosity and for the ...more

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Marcel Jouhandeau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 91 (1888-1979) Marcel Jouhandeau was a French writer.

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Charles-Valentin Alkan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 75 (1813-1888) Charles-Valentin Alkan was a French composer and pianist. At the height of his fame in the 1830s and 1840s he was, alongside his friends and colleagues Frédéric Chopin and Franz ...more

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Heinrich Heine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 59 (1797-1856) Christian Johann Heinrich Heine was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of ...more

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François Truffaut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 52 (1932-1984) François Roland Truffaut was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a ...more

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Friedrich Kalkbrenner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 64 (1785-1849) Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner was a pianist, composer, piano teacher and piano manufacturer. German by birth, Kalkbrenner studied at the Paris Conservatoire starting at a young age and ...more

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Juliusz Słowacki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 40 (1809-1849) Juliusz Słowacki was a Polish Romantic poet. He is considered one of the "Three Bards" of Polish literature — a major figure in the Polish Romantic period, and the father of modern ...more

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Léon Foucault is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 49 (1819-1868) Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was a French physicist best known for his demonstration of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. He also made an ...more

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André-Marie Ampère is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 61 (1775-1836) André-Marie Ampère was a French physicist and mathematician who was one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism, which he referred to as ...more

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Ary Scheffer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 63 (1795-1858) Ary Scheffer, was a Dutch-French Romantic painter.

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Théophile Gautier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 61 (1811-1872) Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult ...more

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Nadia Boulanger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 92 (1887-1979) Juliette Nadia Boulanger was a French composer, conductor, and teacher who taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century as well as leading living composers and ...more

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Edmond de Goncourt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 74 (1822-1896) Edmond de Goncourt, born Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt, was a French writer, literary critic, art critic, book publisher and the founder of the Académie Goncourt.

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Joseph Kosma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 64 (1905-1969) Joseph Kosma was a Hungarian-French composer.

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Stendhal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 59 (1783-1842) Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and ...more

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Claude Simon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005) Claude Simon was a French novelist and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature. His parents were French, his father being a career officer who was killed in the First World War. He grew up with ...more

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Sacha Guitry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 72 (1885-1957) Alexandre-Pierre Georges "Sacha" Guitry was a French stage actor, film actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright of the Boulevard theatre. He was the son of a leading French actor, ...more

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Alfred de Vigny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 66 (1797-1863) Alfred Victor de Vigny was a French poet, playwright, and novelist.

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Charles Lamoureux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1834-1899) Charles Lamoureux was a French conductor and violinist.

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Fernando Sor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 61 (1778-1839) Josep Ferran Sorts i Muntades was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. While he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide range of genres, including ...more

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Ernest Renan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Ernest Renan Dec. at 69 (1823-1892) Joseph Ernest Renan was a French expert of Middle East ancient languages and civilizations, philosopher and writer, devoted to his native province of Brittany. He is best known for his ...more

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Georges Feydeau is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 59 (1862-1921) Georges Feydeau was a French playwright of the era known as the Belle Époque. He is remembered for his many lively farces. He wrote over sixty plays and was a forerunner of absurdist

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Adolphe-Charles Adam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 53 (1803-1856) Adolphe Charles Adam was a French composer and music critic. A prolific composer of operas and ballets, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle and Le corsaire, his operas Le postillon de ...more

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Henri-Georges Clouzot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 70 (1907-1977) Henri-Georges Clouzot was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best remembered for his work in the thriller film genre, having directed The Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques, ...more

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Eugène Marin Labiche is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 73 (1815-1888) Eugène Marin Labiche was a French dramatist.

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Adolphe Sax is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1814-1894) Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax was a Belgian musical instrument designer and musician who played the flute and clarinet, and is well known for having invented the saxophone. He also ...more

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Ludmilla Tchérina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1924-2004) Ludmilla Tchérina was a French prima ballerina, sculptor, actress, painter, choreographer and author of two novels. Tchérina was born Monique Tchemerzine, into Circassian ...more

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Maxime Du Camp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 72 (1822-1894) Maxime Du Camp was a French writer and photographer.

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Francis Picabia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 74 (1879-1953) Francis Picabia was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar ...more

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Fromental Halévy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 63 (1799-1862) Jacques-François-Fromental-Élie Halévy, usually known as Fromental Halévy, was a French composer. He is known today largely for his opera La Juive.

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Charles Fourier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Charles Fourier Dec. at 65 (1772-1837) François Marie Charles Fourier was a French philosopher and an important early socialist thinker later associated with "utopian socialism". An influential thinker, some of ...more

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Véra Clouzot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 47 (1913-1960) Véra Clouzot was a Brazilian-born French film actress and screenwriter. Born Véra Gibson-Amado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she became the wife of film director Henri-Georges ...more

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Henri Meilhac is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1830-1897) Henri Meilhac, was a French dramatist and opera librettist.

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Carole Fredericks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 49 (1952-2001) Carole Denise Fredericks was an American singer most famous for her recordings in France. Carole emerged from the shadow of her brother, the legendary blues musicologist Taj Mahal, to achieve ...more

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Ambroise Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1811-1896) Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas was a French composer, best known for his operas Mignon and Hamlet and as Director of the Conservatoire de Paris from 1871 till his death.

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Jean-Léon Gérôme is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1824-1904) Jean-Léon Gérôme was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, ...more

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Frédérick Lemaître is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 76 (1800-1876) Frédérick Lemaître — birth name Antoine Louis Prosper Lemaître — was a French actor and playwright, one of the most famous players on the celebrated Boulevard du

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Louis Jouvet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951) Louis Jouvet was a renowned French actor, director, and theatre director.

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Alexandre Soumet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 57 (1788-1845) Alexandre Soumet was a French poet.

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Nissim de Camondo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 25 (1892-1917) Nissim de Camondo was a French banker. Named for his grandfather, he was born into the Camondo family of Paris, the son of the prominent and wealthy Jewish banker, Moïse de Camondo. As the ...more

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Bernard-Marie Koltès is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 41 (1948-1989) Bernard-Marie Koltès was a French playwright and director.

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Georges Ohnet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Georges Ohnet Dec. at 70 (1848-1918) Georges Ohnet was a French novelist and man of letters. Ohnet was educated at the Collège Sainte-Barbe and the Lycée Napoléon. After the Franco-Prussian War he became editor ...more

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Lili Boulanger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 25 (1893-1918) Marie-Juliette Olga Lili Boulanger was a French composer, the younger sister of the noted composer and composition teacher Nadia Boulanger.

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Victor Massé is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Montmartre Cemetery
Dec. at 62 (1822-1884) Victor Massé was a French composer.