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Famous People From Corsica

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List of famous people from Corsica, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Corsica, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Corsica you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Corsica, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Antoine Cervetti and Johan Cavalli.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Corsica?" or "Which celebrities were born in Corsica?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Napoleon Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Dec. at 52 (1769-1821)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Napoleon Bonaparte (, French: [napɔleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt]; Italian: Napoleone di Buonaparte, pronounced [napoleˈone di bwɔnaˈparte]; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military ...more

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François Carlo An... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Dec. at 58 (1780-1838)

Birthplace: Morsiglia

François Carlo Antommarchi (5 July 1780 in Morsiglia, Corsica – 4 March 1838 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba) was Napoleon's physician from 1818 to his death in 1821. He began his studies in ...more
Lucien Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Lucien Bonaparte Dec. at 65 (1775-1840)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Lucien Bonaparte, Prince Français, 1st Prince of Canino and Musignano (born Luciano Buonaparte; 21 May 1775 – 29 June 1840), the third surviving son of Carlo Bonaparte and his wife ...more
Salim Sdiri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Salim Sdiri Age: 40

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Salim Sdiri (born 26 October 1978) is a French long jumper of Tunisian descent. His personal best is 8.42 metres, achieved in June 2009 at Pierre-Bénite, which is the current French ...more
Nicolas Coccola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Nicolas Coccola Dec. at 89 (1854-1943)

Birthplace: Corsica, France

Nicolas Coccola (December 12, 1854–March 1, 1943) was a French Oblate missionary in British Columbia, Canada from 1880 until his death in 1943. He spent 63 years in different regions of the ...more
Antoine Bonfanti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Dec. at 77 (1929-2006)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Antoine Bonfanti was a sound technician.
Paul Vecchiali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Paul Vecchiali Age: 88

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Paul Vecchiali (born 28 April 1930 in Ajaccio, Corsica, France) is a French filmmaker and author.
Giuseppe Maria Buonapart... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Giuseppe Maria Buonaparte Dec. at 50 (1713-1763)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Nobile Giuseppe Maria Buonaparte or Giuseppe Maria di Buonaparte (31 May 1713, Ajaccio – 13 December 1763, Ajaccio) was an Italian politician. He was the son of Sebastiano Nicola Buonaparte and ...more
Frédéric A... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Frédéric Antonetti Age: 57

Birthplace: Venzolasca

Frédéric Antonetti (born 19 August 1961) is a French football manager and former footballer. He is currently the manager of Ligue 1 side Metz.
Thierry de Peretti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Thierry de Peretti Age: 48

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Thierry de Peretti is a screenwriter.
Patrice Luzi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Patrice Luzi Age: 38

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Patrice Luzi (born 8 July 1980) is a French former professional football goalkeeper. The longest stint in his career was his three years with Liverpool, which came to an end when he was released ...more
Gilles Cioni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Gilles Cioni Age: 34

Birthplace: Bastia, France

Gilles Cioni (born 14 June 1984) is a French professional footballer who plays for Bastia, as a defender. He captains the team.
François Coty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Corsica
François Coty Dec. at 60 (1874-1934)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

François Coty (born Joseph Marie François Spoturno; 3 May 1874 – 25 July 1934) was a French perfumer and businessman. He was a founder of the fascist league Solidarité ...more
Gary Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Gary Coulibaly Age: 32

Birthplace: Bastia, France

Gary Coulibaly (born 30 March 1986) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for Bastia. He represented France at under-20 level.
Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Bo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo Dec. at 78 (1764-1842)

Birthplace: Corsica, France

Count Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo (French: Charles-André Pozzo di Borgo, Russian: Карл Осипович Поццо ди Борго, Karl Osipovich Pozzo di Borgo; 8 March 1764 – 15 February 1842) was a ...more
Dominique Colonna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Dominique Colonna Age: 90

Birthplace: Corte, Haute-Corse, France

Dominique Colonna (born 4 September 1928 in Corte, Haute-Corse) is a former French footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Louis Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Dec. at 68 (1778-1846)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (born Luigi Buonaparte; 2 September 1778 – 25 July 1846) was a younger brother of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French. He was a monarch in his own right from 1806 ...more
Chaouki Ben Saada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Age: 34

Birthplace: Bastia, France

Chaouki Ben Saada (Arabic: شوقي ابن سعادة‎; born 1 July 1984) is a Tunisian footballer who plays for French side Troyes AC. He plays either as a midfielder or as a striker.
Letizia Ramolino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Letizia Ramolino Dec. at 86 (1750-1836)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Nob. Maria Letizia Buonaparte née Ramolino (Marie-Lætitia Ramolino, Madame Mère de l'Empereur) (24 August 1750 – 2 February 1836) was an Corsican noblewoman, mother of
Patrick Beneforti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Patrick Beneforti Age: 38

Birthplace: Bastia, France

Patrick Beneforti (born 28 October 1980) is a French professional football player. Currently, he plays for AS Furiani-Agliani. He played on the professional level in Ligue 1 for SC Bastia and ...more
Jérôme Bona... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Dec. at 76 (1784-1860)

Birthplace: Ajaccio, France

Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte (born Girolamo Buonaparte; 15 November 1784 – 24 June 1860) was the youngest brother of Napoleon I and reigned as Jerome I (formally Hieronymus ...more
Joseph Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Dec. at 76 (1768-1844)

Birthplace: Corte, Haute-Corse, France

Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, born Giuseppe di Buonaparte (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe di ˌbwɔnaˈparte], Spanish: José Bonaparte; 7 January 1768 – 28 July 1844), was a French lawyer and ...more
Henry Padovani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Age: 66

Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Haute-Corse, Corsica, + more

Henry (or Henri) Padovani (born 13 October 1952) is a musician from the Mediterranean French isle of Corsica, noted for being the original guitarist with The Police. He was a member of the band ...more
Paul Carbone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Paul Carbone

Birthplace: Propriano, France

Paul Carbone (Paul Bonnaventure Carbone) (Propriano, 1 February 1894 – Chalon-sur-Saône, 16 December 1943) was a Corsican criminal involved in the Marseille underworld from the 1920s until ...more
Gian Paolo Borghetti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Corsica
Gian Paolo Borghetti Dec. at 81 (1816-1897)

Birthplace: Talasani

Gian Paolo Borghetti was a Corsican writer, poet and politician. He has been described as "one of the greatest Corsican poets writing in Italian", and "one of the most brilliant ...more