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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
Died at 75 (1905-1980) Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of ...more

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Simone de Beauvoir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 78 (1908-1986) Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social ...more

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Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 46 (1821-1867) Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal, ...more

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Serge Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 63 (1928-1991) Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular ...more

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Shapour Bakhtiar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 77 (1914-1991) Shapour Bakhtiar was an Iranian political scientist, writer and the last Prime Minister of Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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Julio Cortázar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 70 (1914-1984) Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar, was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar ...more

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André Citroën is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 57 (1878-1935) André-Gustave Citroën was a French industrialist and freemason. He is remembered chiefly for the make of car named after him, but also for his application of double helical gears.

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Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 71 (1933-2004) Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best known works include ...more

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Tristan Tzara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 67 (1896-1963) Tristan Tzara was a French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist of Romanian Jewish descent. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film ...more

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Porfirio Díaz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 85 (1830-1915) José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori was a Mexican soldier and politician, who served seven terms as President of Mexico, totaling nearly three decades between 1876 and 1911. A ...more

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Eugène Ionesco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 85 (1909-1994) Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, ...more

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Urbain Le Verrier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 66 (1811-1877) Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier was a French mathematician who specialized in celestial mechanics and is best known for predicting the existence and position of Neptune using only mathematics. The ...more

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Jacques Demy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 59 (1931-1990) Jacques Demy was a French director and screenwriter. He appeared in the wake of the French New Wave alongside contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. Demy's films are ...more

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Yves Robert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 82 (1920-2002) Yves Robert 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
Died at 81 (1898-1979) Joseph Kessel was a French journalist and novelist. Kessel was born in Villa Clara, Entre Ríos, Argentina, because of the constant journeys of his father, a Litvak doctor. Joseph Kessel ...more

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Serge Reggiani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 82 (1922-2004) Serge Reggiani 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 studying acting at the ...more

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Alfred Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 76 (1859-1935) Alfred Dreyfus was a French artillery officer of Jewish background whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French ...more

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Robert Enrico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 70 (1931-2001) Robert Georgio Enrico was a French film director and scriptwriter best known for making the Oscar winning short Incident at Owl Creek. He was born in Liévin, Pas-de-Calais, in the north ...more

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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
Died at 70 (1834-1904) 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
Died at 60 (1928-1988) Marcel Bozzuffi 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 1963, he married French actress ...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 Died at 89 (1922-2011) 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 Died at 76 (1929-2005) Georges Bernier, 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 Died at 57 (1875-1932) 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