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Famous People From Normandy

Updated June 14, 2019 25.7k views993 items

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.
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  • Estelle Lefébure ([ɛstɛl ləfebyʁ]; born 11 May 1966) is a French actress and model. She was...  more
  • Victor Grignard

    Dec. at 64 (1871-1935)
    François Auguste Victor Grignard (6 May 1871 in Cherbourg – 13 December 1935 in Lyon) was a...  more
  • Théodore Géricault

    Dec. at 33 (1791-1824)
    Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (French: [ʒɑ̃ lwi ɑ̃dʁe teodoʁ ʒeʁiko]; 26 September 1791...  more
  • Jean Ango

    Dec. at 71 (1480-1551)
    Jean Ango (italianized version for Jehan Angot) (1480–1551) was a Norman ship-owner who...  more
  • Jean Patou

    Dec. at 49 (1887-1936)
    Jean Patou (pronounced [ʒɑ̃ pa.tu]; 19 August 1880 - 8 March 1936) was a French fashion...  more
  • François or Francis Le Clerc, known as "Jambe de Bois" ("Peg Leg"), (died 1563) was a...  more
  • Marcel LePicard

    Dec. at 65 (1887-1952)
    Marcel Le Picard was a cinematographer....
  • Jean-Lou Chameau (born 1953) is a French civil engineer and former president of King Abdullah...  more
  • Jacques Rouxel

    Dec. at 73 (1931-2004)
    Jacques Rouxel is a film director....  more
  • Daniel Auber

    Dec. at 89 (1782-1871)
    Daniel François Esprit Auber (French: [danjɛl fʁɑ̃swa ɛspʁi obɛːʁ]; 29 January 1782 – 12/13...  more
  • Charlotte Corday

    Dec. at 25 (1768-1793)
    Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont (27 July 1768 – 17 July 1793), known as Charlotte...  more

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  • Jean Dubuffet

    Dec. at 84 (1901-1985)
    Jean Philippe Arthur Dubuffet (31 July 1901 – 12 May 1985) was a French painter and sculptor....  more
  • Charles de Saint-Évremond

    Dec. at 90 (1613-1703)
    Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond (1 April 1613 – 29 September...  more
  • David Trezeguet

    Age: 42
    David Sergio Trezeguet (French pronunciation: ​[david sɛʁʒjo tʁezəɡɛ]; born 15 October 1977)...  more

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  • Marc Isambard Brunel

    Dec. at 80 (1769-1849)
    Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (, French: [maʁk izɑ̃baʁ bʁynɛl]; 25 April 1769 – 12 December 1849)...  more
  • Fernand Léger

    Dec. at 74 (1881-1955)
    Joseph Fernand Henri Léger (French: [leʒe]; February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French...  more
  • Jean Vallière

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  • Casimir Delavigne

    Dec. at 50 (1793-1843)
    Jean-François Casimir Delavigne (4 April 1793 – 11 December 1843) was a French poet and...  more
  • Jean Marais

    Dec. at 85 (1913-1998)
    Jean-Alfred Villain-Marais (French: [ʒɑ̃ maʁɛ]; 11 December 1913 – 8 November 1998), known...  more
  • Raymond Queneau

    Dec. at 73 (1903-1976)
    Raymond Queneau (French: [ʁɛmɔ̃ kəno]; 21 February 1903 – 25 October 1976) was a French...  more
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  • Marcel Duchamp

    Dec. at 81 (1887-1968)
    Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (; French: [maʁsɛl dyʃɑ̃]; 28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a...  more
  • Armand Salacrou

    Dec. at 90 (1899-1989)
    Armand Camille Salacrou (9 August 1899 – 23 November 1989) was a French dramatist....  more
  • Pascal Quignard

    Age: 72
    Pascal Quignard (French: [kiɲaʁ]; born 23 April 1948) is a French writer born in...  more