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

Famous French writers of poems on this list include Adam de la Ralle and Arthur Rimbaud.

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

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Adam de la Halle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from France
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Adam de la Halle, also known as Adam le Bossu was a French-born trouvère, poet and musician, whose literary and musical works include chansons and jeux-partis in the style of the trouveres, polyphonic rondel and motets in the style of early liturgical polyphony, and a musical play, "Jeu de Robin et ...more

Birthplace: Arras, France

Profession: Poet, Composer

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Adélaïde Dufrénoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from France
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Adélaïde-Gillette Dufrénoy was a French poet and painter from Brittany. The daughter of Jacques Billet, a jeweller for the Crown of Poland, she had a lavish education and learnt Latin to a proficient enough level that she was able to translate the works of Horace and Virgil. A M. Laya would later ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1765-1825)

Birthplace: Nantes, France

Profession: Painter, Poet, Translator

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Aimé Césaire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from France
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Aimé Fernand David Césaire was a Francophone and French poet, author and politician from Martinique. He was "one of the founders of the négritude movement in Francophone literature". He wrote such works as A Tempest, a response to Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and Discourse on Colonialism, an ...more

Age: Died at 95 (1913-2008)

Birthplace: Basse-Pointe, Martinique

Profession: Poet, Politician

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#27 on The Best French Language Poets of All Time

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Alexandre Soumet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from France
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Alexandre Soumet was a French poet. ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1788-1845)

Birthplace: France

Profession: Poet, Librettist

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