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Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery

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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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Jean-Paul Sartre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 75 (1905-1980)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (, US also ; French: [saʁtʁ]; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and ...more

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Simone de Beauvoir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 78 (1908-1986)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir (UK: , US: , French: [simɔn də bovwaʁ] (listen); 9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, ...more

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Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 46 (1821-1867)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (UK: , US: ; French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ] (listen); 9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering ...more

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Serge Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 63 (1928-1991)

Birthplace: France, Paris

Serge Gainsbourg (born 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most ...more
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Shapour Bakhtiar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1914-1991)

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Shapour Bakhtiar (Persian: شاپور بختیار‎ Listen ; 26 June 1914 – 6 August 1991) was an Iranian politician who served as the last Prime Minister of Iran under the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. He ...more
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Julio Cortázar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 70 (1914-1984)

Birthplace: Brussels, Ixelles, Belgium

Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar American Spanish: [ˈxuljo koɾˈtasaɾ] (listen); (26 August 1914 – 12 February 1984) was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and ...more
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André Citroë... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 57 (1878-1935)

Birthplace: Paris, France

André-Gustave Citroën (French: [ɑ̃dʁe ɡystav sitʁɔɛn]; 5 February 1878 – 3 July 1935) was a French industrialist and freemason of Dutch and Polish Jewish origin. He is remembered ...more
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Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 71 (1933-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Susan Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she ...more

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Tristan Tzara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1896-1963)

Birthplace: Moinești, Romania

Tristan Tzara (French: [tʁistɑ̃ dzaʁa]; Romanian: [trisˈtan ˈt͡sara]; born Samuel or Samy Rosenstock, also known as S. Samyro; 16 April [O.S. 4 April] 1896 – 25 December 1963) was a Romanian and ...more
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Porfirio Díaz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1830-1915)

Birthplace: Oaxaca, Mexico

José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (; Spanish: [poɾˈfiɾjo ði.as]; 15 September 1830 – 2 July 1915) was a Mexican general and politician who served seven terms as President of ...more
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Eugène Ionesco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1909-1994)

Birthplace: Slatina, Sud-Vest, Romania

Eugène Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu, Romanian: [e.uˈd͡ʒen i.oˈnesku] (listen); 26 November 1909 – 28 March 1994) was a Romanian-French playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the ...more
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Urbain Le Verrier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 66 (1811-1877)

Birthplace: Saint-Lô, France

Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier FRS (FOR) HFRSE (French: [yʁbɛ̃ ʒɑ̃ ʒɔzɛf lə vɛʁje]; 11 March 1811 – 23 September 1877) was a French astronomer and mathematician who specialized in celestial ...more
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Jacques Demy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 59 (1931-1990)

Birthplace: Pontchâteau, France

Jacques Demy (French: [ʒak dəmi]; 5 June 1931 – 27 October 1990) was a French director, lyricist, and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like ...more
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Yves Robert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

Birthplace: Saumur, France

Yves Robert (19 June 1920 – 10 May 2002) was a French actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.
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Joseph Kessel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 81 (1898-1979)

Birthplace: Villa Clara, Entre Ríos

Joseph Kessel (10 February 1898 – 23 July 1979) was a French journalist and novelist. He was a member of the Académie française and Grand officer of the Legion of Honour.
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Serge Reggiani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 82 (1922-2004)

Birthplace: Italy, Reggio Emilia

Serge Reggiani (2 May 1922 – 23 July 2004) 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 ...more
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Alfred Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 76 (1859-1935)

Birthplace: Mulhouse, France

Alfred Dreyfus (French: [al.fʁɛd dʁɛ.fys]; 9 October 1859 – 12 July 1935) was a French Jewish artillery officer whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the tensest ...more
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Robert Enrico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 70 (1931-2001)

Birthplace: Liévin, France

Robert Georgio Enrico (13 April 1931 – 23 February 2001) was a French film director and scriptwriter best known for making the Oscar-winning short An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961).He was ...more
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Frédéric A... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 70 (1834-1904)

Birthplace: Colmar, France

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a French sculptor who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty.
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Marcel Bozzuffi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1928-1988)

Birthplace: France, Rennes

Marcel Bozzuffi (28 October 1928 – 1 February 1988) 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 ...more
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Jean-Paul Valabrega is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Jean-Paul Valabrega Dec. at 89 (1922-2011)

Birthplace: Saint-Claude, France

French psychoanalyst and philosopher (1922-2011)
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Georges Bernier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Georges Bernier Dec. at 76 (1929-2005)

Birthplace: La Neuville-aux-Bois, France

Georges Bernier (21 September 1929 – 10 January 2005), more commonly known as Le Professeur Choron, was a French humorist and founder of Hara Kiri magazine.
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Léon Jaussely is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Léon Jaussely Dec. at 57 (1875-1932)

Birthplace: Toulouse, France

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 ...more