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List of famous people from Normandy, 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 Normandy, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Normandy 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 Normandy, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Examples of people on this list: Anny Duperey, Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont and many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Normandy?" or "Which celebrities were born in Normandy?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Estelle Lefébure is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Estelle Lefébure age 51 - Estelle Lefébure is a French actress and model. She was one of the top fashion models in the 1980s and 1990s. Estelle Lefebure, as she was known in the early '80s, was discovered by ...more

Victor Grignard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Victor Grignard Died at 64 (1871-1935) - François Auguste Victor Grignard was a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist. Grignard was the son of a sail maker. After studying mathematics at Lyon he transferred to chemistry and ...more

Karin Viard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Karin Viard age 52 - Karin Viard is a multi-award-winning French actress. She made her film debut in Tatie Danielle in 1990. Viard is one of the most critically acclaimed French actresses of the past decade. Since ...more

Théodore Géricault is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Théodore Géricault Died at 33 (1791-1824) - Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault was an influential French painter and lithographer, known for The Raft of the Medusa and other paintings. Although he died young, he was ...more

Jean Ango is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean Ango Died at 71 (1480-1551) - Jean Ango was a French ship-owner who provided ships to Francis I for exploration of the globe. A native of Dieppe, Ango took over his father's import-export business, and ventured into the ...more

Jean Patou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean Patou Died at 49 (1887-1936) - Jean Patou was a French fashion designer and founder of the Jean Patou brand.

Francois le Clerc is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Francois le Clerc François or Francis Le Clerc, known as "Jambe de Bois", was a 16th-century French privateer, originally from Normandy. He is credited as the first pirate in the modern era to ...more

Marcel LePicard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Marcel LePicard Died at 65 (1887-1952) - Marcel Le Picard was a cinematographer.

Jean-Lou Chameau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean-Lou Chameau age 65 - Jean-Lou Chameau is a French civil engineer and a former president of the California Institute of Technology. Previously he served as a provost of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jacques Rouxel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jacques Rouxel Died at 73 (1931-2004) - Jacques Rouxel is a film director.

Daniel Auber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Daniel Auber Died at 89 (1782-1871) - Daniel François Esprit Auber was a French composer.

Charlotte Corday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Charlotte Corday Died at 25 (1768-1793) - Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont, known to history as Charlotte Corday, was a figure of the French Revolution. In 1793, she was executed under the guillotine for the assassination of ...more

Jean Dubuffet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean Dubuffet Died at 84 (1901-1985) - Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called "low art" and eschewed traditional standards of beauty in ...more

Charles de Saint-Évremond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Charles de Saint-Évremond Died at 90 (1613-1703) - Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond was a French soldier, hedonist, essayist and literary critic. After 1661, he lived in exile, mainly in England, as a ...more

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David Trezeguet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Normandy
David Trezeguet age 40 - David Sergio Trezeguet is a French retired footballer. Trezeguet began his career with Club Atlético Platense at the age of eight, progressing through their youth system to their first ...more

Jean-Luc Ponty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean-Luc Ponty age 75 - Jean-Luc Ponty is a French virtuoso violinist and jazz composer.

Marc Isambard Brunel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Marc Isambard Brunel Died at 80 (1769-1849) - Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, FRS FRSE was a French-born engineer who settled in England. He preferred the name Isambard, but is generally known to history as Marc to avoid confusion with his more ...more

Fernand Léger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Fernand Léger Died at 74 (1881-1955) - Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, ...more

Jean Vallière is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean Vallière Jean Vallière was an Augustinian monk burned at the stake for heresy in 1523 for supporting the teachings of Martin Luther.

Casimir Delavigne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Casimir Delavigne Died at 50 (1793-1843) - Jean-François Casimir Delavigne was a French poet and dramatist.

Jean Marais is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean Marais Died at 85 (1913-1998) - Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais was a French actor and director.

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Raymond Queneau is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Raymond Queneau Died at 73 (1903-1976) - Raymond Queneau was a French novelist, poet, and co-founder of Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, notable for his wit and his cynical humour.

Anny Duperey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Anny Duperey age 70 - Anny Duperey is a French stage, film and television actress and best-selling author. She is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur.

Marcel Duchamp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Marcel Duchamp Died at 81 (1887-1968) - Marcel Duchamp was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer whose work is associated with Dadaism and conceptual art, although careful about his use of the term ...more

Armand Salacrou is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Armand Salacrou Died at 90 (1899-1989) - Armand Camille Salacrou was a French dramatist. He was born in Rouen, but spent most of his childhood at Le Havre, and moved to Paris in 1917. His first works show the influence of the ...more

Pascal Quignard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Pascal Quignard age 69 - Pascal Quignard is a French writer born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure. In 2002 his novel Les Ombres errantes won the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary prize. Terrasse à Rome, received the ...more

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Sai... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre Died at 77 (1737-1814) - Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre was a French writer and botanist. He is best known for his 1788 novel Paul et Virginie, now largely forgotten, but in the 19th century a very popular ...more

Eugène Trutat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Eugène Trutat Died at 70 (1840-1910) - Eugène Trutat was a French naturalist, mountaineer, geologist and photographer, who was curator of the Museum of Toulouse. He began taking photographs in 1859, and produced almost 15,000 ...more

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Jean-Baptiste Piel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean-Baptiste Piel Died at 94 (1902-1996)

Marie Bracquemond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Marie Bracquemond Died at 76 (1840-1916) - Marie Bracquemond was a French Impressionist artist described retrospectively by Henri Focillon in 1928 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot ...more

Annie Ernaux is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Annie Ernaux age 77 - Annie Ernaux is a French writer. She won the Prix Renaudot in 1984 for her book La Place, an autobiographical narrative focusing on her relationship with her father and her experiences growing ...more

Charles Simon Catel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Charles Simon Catel Died at 57 (1773-1830) - Charles-Simon Catel was a French composer and educator born at L'Aigle, Orne.

David Belle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Normandy
David Belle age 44 - David Belle is a French actor, film choreographer and stunt coordinator. He is deemed the Founder or leading pioneer of the physical discipline Parkour, coining it based on his training and the ...more

Nicole Oresme is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Nicole Oresme Died at 62 (1320-1382) - Nicole Oresme, also known as Nicolas Oresme, Nicholas Oresme, or Nicolas d'Oresme, was a significant philosopher of the later Middle Ages. He wrote influential works on economics, mathematics, ...more

François Hollande is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Normandy
François Hollande age 63 - François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande is a French politician. He has been the President of France since 2012. Hollande was previously the First Secretary of the French Socialist ...more

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Rosette is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Rosette age 58 - Rosette is a French actress and producer.

Edward IV of England is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Edward IV of England Died at 41 (1442-1483) - Edward IV was the King of England from 4 March 1461 until 3 October 1470, and again from 11 April 1471 until his death in 1483. He was the first Yorkist King of England. The first half of his ...more

Nicolas Poussin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Nicolas Poussin Died at 71 (1594-1665) - Nicolas Poussin was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and ...more

Eugène Boudin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Eugène Boudin Died at 74 (1824-1898) - Eugène Louis Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its ...more

Thierry Marie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Thierry Marie age 54 - Thierry Marie is a former French cyclist. Marie had a very good prologue: he won the Tour de France prologue three times in his career, and because of that he wore the yellow jersey in those ...more

Félix Vicq-d'Azyr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Félix Vicq-d'Azyr Died at 48 (1746-1794) - Félix Vicq d'Azyr was a French physician and anatomist, the originator of comparative anatomy and discoverer of the theory of homology in biology.

Pierre Corneille is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Pierre Corneille Died at 78 (1606-1684) - Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian, and one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. As a young man, he earned the valuable patronage ...more

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Vincent Barteau is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Vincent Barteau age 56 - Vincent Barteau is a former French road racing cyclist. He is best known for wearing the yellow jersey in the 1984 Tour de France and winning the stage on Bastille day in the 1989 Tour de

François Pouqueville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Normandy
François Pouqueville Died at 68 (1770-1838) - François Charles Hugues Laurent Pouqueville was a French diplomat, writer, explorer, physician and historian, member of the Institut de France. First as the Turkish Sultan's hostage, then ...more

Louis de Broglie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Louis de Broglie Died at 95 (1892-1987) - Louis-Victor-Pierre-Raymond, 7th duc de Broglie was a French physicist who made groundbreaking contributions to quantum theory. In his 1924 PhD thesis he postulated the wave nature of electrons ...more

Guillaume-François Rouelle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Guillaume-François Rouelle Died at 67 (1703-1770) - Guillaume François Rouelle was a French chemist and apothecary. In 1754 he introduced the concept of a base into chemistry, as a substance which reacts with an acid to give it solid form. ...more

Alphonse Allais is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Alphonse Allais Died at 51 (1854-1905) - Alphonse Allais was a French writer and humorist born in Honfleur, Calvados.

Philippe Bruneau is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Philippe Bruneau Died at 74 (1938-2012) - Philippe Bruneau was an actor and screenwriter.

John Baptiste Charles Lucas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Normandy
John Baptiste Charles Lucas Died at 84 (1758-1842) - John Baptiste Charles Lucas was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. John B. C. Lucas was born in Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France. He attended the Honfleur and Paris ...more

Roger Apéry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Roger Apéry Died at 78 (1916-1994) - Roger Apéry was a Greek-French mathematician most remembered for Apéry's theorem, that ζ is an irrational number where ζ denotes the Riemann zeta function. Apéry was born in ...more