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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

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Dec. at 52 (1769-1821)

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

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  • François Carlo Antommarchi

    François Carlo Antommarchi

    Dec. at 58 (1780-1838)


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  • Lucien Bonaparte

    Lucien Bonaparte

    Dec. at 65 (1775-1840)

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Lucien Bonaparte, Prince Français, 1st Prince of Canino and Musignano (born Luciano... more on Wikipedia
  • Salim Sdiri

    Salim Sdiri

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Salim Sdiri (born 26 October 1978) is a French long jumper of Tunisian descent. His personal... more on Wikipedia
  • Nicolas Coccola

    Dec. at 89 (1854-1943)

    BirthplaceCorsica, France

    Nicolas Coccola (December 12, 1854–March 1, 1943) was a French Oblate missionary in British... more on Wikipedia
  • Antoine Bonfanti

    Dec. at 77 (1929-2006)

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Antoine Bonfanti was a sound technician.
  • Paul Vecchiali

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Paul Vecchiali (born 28 April 1930 in Ajaccio, Corsica, France) is a French filmmaker and... more on Wikipedia
  • Giuseppe Maria Buonaparte

    Dec. at 50 (1713-1763)

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Nobile Giuseppe Maria Buonaparte or Giuseppe Maria di Buonaparte (31 May 1713, Ajaccio – 13... more on Wikipedia
  • Frédéric Antonetti

    Frédéric Antonetti

    Age: 59


    Frédéric Antonetti (born 19 August 1961) is a French football manager and former footballer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Thierry de Peretti

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Thierry de Peretti is a screenwriter.
  • Patrice Luzi

    Patrice Luzi

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Patrice Luzi (born 8 July 1980) is a French former professional football goalkeeper. The... more on Wikipedia
  • Gilles Cioni

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceBastia, France

    Gilles Cioni (born 14 June 1984) is a French professional footballer who plays for Bastia, as... more on Wikipedia
  • François Coty

    François Coty

    Dec. at 60 (1874-1934)

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    François Coty (born Joseph Marie François Spoturno; 3 May 1874 – 25 July 1934) was a French... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Coulibaly

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceBastia, France

    Gary Coulibaly (born 30 March 1986) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently... more on Wikipedia
  • Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo

    Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo

    Dec. at 78 (1764-1842)

    BirthplaceCorsica, France

    Count Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo (French: Charles-André Pozzo di Borgo, Russian: Карл... more on Wikipedia
  • Dominique Colonna

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceCorte, Haute-Corse, France

    Dominique Colonna (born 4 September 1928 in Corte, Haute-Corse) is a former French footballer... more on Wikipedia
  • Louis Bonaparte

    Louis Bonaparte

    Dec. at 68 (1778-1846)

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (born Luigi Buonaparte; 2 September 1778 – 25 July 1846) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceBastia, France

    Chaouki Ben Saada (Arabic: شوقي ابن سعادة‎; born 1 July 1984) is a Tunisian footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Letizia Ramolino

    Letizia Ramolino

    Dec. at 86 (1750-1836)

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Nob. Maria Letizia Buonaparte née Ramolino (Marie-Lætitia Ramolino, Madame Mère de l'Empereur)... more on Wikipedia
  • Patrick Beneforti

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceBastia, France

    Patrick Beneforti (born 28 October 1980) is a French professional football player. Currently,... more on Wikipedia
  • Jérôme Bonaparte

    Jérôme Bonaparte

    Dec. at 76 (1784-1860)

    BirthplaceAjaccio, France

    Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte (born Girolamo Buonaparte; 15 November 1784 – 24 June 1860) was the... more on Wikipedia
  • Joseph Bonaparte

    Joseph Bonaparte

    Dec. at 76 (1768-1844)

    BirthplaceCorte, Haute-Corse, France

    Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, born Giuseppe di Buonaparte (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe di ˌbwɔnaˈparte],... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceBastia, France

    Henry (or Henri) Padovani (born 13 October 1952) is a musician from the Mediterranean French... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Carbone

    Paul Carbone (Paul Bonnaventure Carbone) (Propriano, 1 February 1894 – Chalon-sur-Saône, 16... more on Wikipedia
  • Gian Paolo Borghetti

    Dec. at 81 (1816-1897)


    Gian Paolo Borghetti was a Corsican writer, poet and politician. He has been described as "one... more on Wikipedia