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List of notable or famous physicians from France, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in France and even some popular physicians who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from France is included when available.

Examples of people on this list: Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Petiot and many more.

This historic physicians from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from France?" These prominent physicians of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French physicians.

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Jean-Paul Sartre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicians from France
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines. Sartre has also been noted for his open relationship with the prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it, saying that he always declined official honors and that "a writer should not ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1905-1980)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Albert Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicians from France
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Albert Schweitzer, OM was a German—and later French—theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa, also known for his historical work on Jesus. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, considered himself French and wrote mostly in French. Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at this time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1875-1965)

Birthplace: Kaysersberg, France

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Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from France
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Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases, and his discoveries have saved countless lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1822-1895)

Birthplace: Dole, France

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Jean-Paul Marat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicians from France
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Jean-Paul Marat was a physician, political theorist and scientist best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution. His journalism became renowned for its fierce tone, uncompromising stance toward the new leaders and institutions of the revolution, and advocacy of basic human rights for the poorest members of society. Marat was one of the most radical voices of the French Revolution. He became a vigorous defender of the sans-culottes, publishing his views in pamphlets, placards and newspapers, notably his "L'Ami du peuple", which helped make him their unofficial link with the radical, republican Jacobin group that came to power after ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1743-1793)

Birthplace: Boudry, Switzerland

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