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Famous People From Normandy

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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
Age: 52

Birthplace: Rouen, France

Estelle Lefébure ([ɛstɛl ləfebyʁ]; born 11 May 1966) 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 ...more
Victor Grignard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 64 (1871-1935)

Birthplace: Cherbourg-Octeville, France

François Auguste Victor Grignard (6 May 1871 in Cherbourg – 13 December 1935 in Lyon) was a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist.
Théodore Gé... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 33 (1791-1824)

Birthplace: Rouen, France

Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (French: [ʒɑ̃ lwi ɑ̃dʁe teodoʁ ʒeʁiko]; 26 September 1791 – 26 January 1824) was an influential French painter and lithographer, whose ...more
Jean Ango is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 71 (1480-1551)

Birthplace: Dieppe, France

Jean Ango (italianized version for Jehan Angot) (1480–1551) was a Norman ship-owner who provided ships to king of France Francis I for exploration of the globe. A native of Dieppe, Ango took ...more
Jean Patou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 49 (1887-1936)

Birthplace: Normandy

Jean Patou (pronounced [ʒɑ̃ pa.tu]; 19 August 1880 - 8 March 1936) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Jean Patou brand.
Francois le Clerc is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Normandy

Birthplace: Normandy

François or Francis Le Clerc, known as "Jambe de Bois" ("Peg Leg"), (died 1563) was a 16th-century French privateer, originally from Normandy. He is credited as the ...more
Marcel LePicard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Marcel LePicard Dec. at 65 (1887-1952)

Birthplace: Le Havre, France

Marcel Le Picard was a cinematographer.
Jean-Lou Chameau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Age: 66

Birthplace: Normandy

Jean-Lou Chameau (born 1953) is a French civil engineer and former president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia and California Institute of Technology ...more
Jacques Rouxel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 73 (1931-2004)

Birthplace: Cherbourg-Octeville, France

Jacques Rouxel is a film director.
Daniel Auber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 89 (1782-1871)

Birthplace: Caen, France

Daniel François Esprit Auber (French: [danjɛl fʁɑ̃swa ɛspʁi obɛːʁ]; 29 January 1782 – 12/13 May 1871) was a French composer.
Charlotte Corday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 25 (1768-1793)

Birthplace: Écorches, France

Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont (27 July 1768 – 17 July 1793), known as Charlotte Corday (French: [kɔʁdɛ]), was a figure of the French Revolution. In 1793, she was executed by guillotine ...more

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#1 of 15 History's Most Fascinating Female Assassins #10 of 14 List Of Executed Assassins

Jean Dubuffet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 84 (1901-1985)

Birthplace: Le Havre, France

Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor. His idealistic approach to aesthetics embraced so called "low art" and eschewed ...more
Charles de Saint-É... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 90 (1613-1703)

Birthplace: Coutances, France

Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond (1 April 1613 – 29 September 1703) was a French soldier, hedonist, essayist and literary critic. After 1661, he lived in ...more
David Trezeguet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Normandy
David Trezeguet Age: 41

Birthplace: Rouen, France

David Sergio Trezeguet (French pronunciation: ​[david sɛʁʒjo tʁezəɡɛ]; born 15 October 1977) is a French former footballer who played as a striker. Trezeguet began his career in Argentina with ...more

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Jean-Luc Ponty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Age: 76

Birthplace: Avranches, France

Jean-Luc Ponty (born 29 September 1942) is a French jazz violinist and composer.
Marc Isambard Brunel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 80 (1769-1849)

Birthplace: Hacqueville, France

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (, French: [maʁk izɑ̃baʁ bʁynɛl]; 25 April 1769 – 12 December 1849) was an English engineer. He is best known for the construction of the Thames Tunnel and as the father ...more
Fernand Léger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 74 (1881-1955)

Birthplace: Argentan, France

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (French: [leʒe]; February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism ...more

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#12 of 63 Famous Cubist Artists, Ranked #11 of 79 Famous Modernist Artists, Ranked

Jean Vallière is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Jean Vallière

Birthplace: Falaise, France

Jean Vallière (died 8 August 1523 in Paris) 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) 19 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 50 (1793-1843)

Birthplace: Le Havre, France

Jean-François Casimir Delavigne (4 April 1793 – 11 December 1843) was a French poet and dramatist.
Jean Marais is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 85 (1913-1998)

Birthplace: Cherbourg-Octeville, France

Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais (French: [ʒɑ̃ maʁɛ]; 11 December 1913 – 8 November 1998), known professionally as Jean Marais, was a French actor, writer, director and sculptor. He performed in over ...more
Raymond Queneau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 73 (1903-1976)

Birthplace: Le Havre, France

Raymond Queneau (French: [ʁɛmɔ̃ kəno]; 21 February 1903 – 25 October 1976) was a French novelist, poet, critic, editor and co-founder and president of Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature ...more
Anny Duperey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Age: 71

Birthplace: Rouen, France

Anny Duperey (born Annie Legras; 28 June 1947 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France) is a French stage, film and television actress and best-selling author. She is a Chevalier of the Légion
Marcel Duchamp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 81 (1887-1968)

Birthplace: Blainville-Crevon, France

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (; French: [maʁsɛl dyʃɑ̃]; 28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, ...more
Armand Salacrou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Dec. at 90 (1899-1989)

Birthplace: Rouen, France

Armand Camille Salacrou (9 August 1899 – 23 November 1989) was a French dramatist.
Pascal Quignard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Normandy
Pascal Quignard Age: 70

Birthplace: Verneuil-sur-Avre, France

Pascal Quignard (French: [kiɲaʁ]; born 23 April 1948) 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 ...more