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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.
Jean-Paul Sartre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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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 existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines. Sartre has also been noted for his open relationship with the prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it, saying that he always declined official honors and that "a writer should not ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1905-1980)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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#58 on The Best French Authors

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Simone de Beauvoir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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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 theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory. De Beauvoir wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics and social issues. She is known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism; her novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins; and her lifelong relationship with ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1908-1986)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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#38 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#64 on The Best French Authors

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Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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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, expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience. ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1821-1867)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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#28 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#7 on The Best French Authors

#14 on The Best Romantic Era Poets

#1 on The Best French Language Poets of All Time

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Serge Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
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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 music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases, as well as his diverse artistic output, which embodied genres ranging from jazz, mambo, world, chanson, pop and yé-yé, to rock and roll, progressive rock, reggae, electronic, disco, new wave and funk. Gainsbourg's varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize although his legacy has been firmly established and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians. His lyrical ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1928-1991)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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