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List of famous politicians from France, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular French politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known French politicians of all time, so if you're a native of France and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from France, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has a variety of politicians in it, from Justin de Selves to Abbot Suger.

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Abbot Suger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 70 (1081-1151) Suger was a French abbot, statesman, historian and one of the earliest patrons of Gothic architecture.

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Abel-François Villemain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 80 (1790-1870) Abel-François Villemain was a French politician and writer.

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Adolphe Thiers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 80 (1797-1877) Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers was a French politician and historian. He was a leading historian of the French Revolution, with a multivolume history that argued that the republicanism of the ...more

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Adrien Zeller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 69 (1940-2009) Adrien Zeller was State Secretary of the Social Security in the second Jacques Chirac government from 1986 to 1988. He was the president of the regional council of Alsace from 1996 until 2009. ...more

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Agenor, duc de Gramont is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 61 (1819-1880) Antoine Alfred Agénor, 10th Duc de Gramont, Prince de Bidache, etc. was a French diplomat and statesman.

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Agrippa d'Aubigné is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Agrippa d'Aubigné Died at 78 (1552-1630) Théodore-Agrippa d'Aubigné was a French poet, soldier, propagandist and chronicler. His epic poem Les Tragiques is widely regarded as his masterpiece.

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Aimé Césaire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 95 (1913-2008) 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 ...more

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Alain Bombard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 81 (1924-2005) Alain Bombard was a French biologist, physician and politician famous for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat. Alain Bombard was born in Paris. He theorized that a human being ...more

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Alain Cadec is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alain Cadec age 65 Alain Cadec is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament elected in the 2009 European election for the West France constituency. He is a member of the Union for a Popular ...more

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Alain Calmat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 78 Alain Calmat is a French former competitive figure skater, surgeon, and politician. He is the 1964 Olympic silver medalist, the 1965 World champion, the 1962–1964 European champion, and the 1958 ...more

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Alain Gest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alain Gest age 68 Alain Gest is a French politician. He was elected on 16 June 2002 to the 12th French National Assembly, representing the sixth district of Somme. He was reelected on 17 June 2007 to the 13th ...more

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Alain Houpert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alain Houpert age 61 Alain Houpert is a French politician and a member of the Senate of France. He represents the Côte-d'Or department and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement Party.

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Alain Joyandet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alain Joyandet age 64 Alain Joyandet is a French politician who was appointed Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophony in the government of François Fillon from March 18, 2008 to July 2010. Prior to ...more

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Alain Juppé is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 73 Alain Marie Juppé is a French politician who was President of the political party Union for a Popular Movement from 2002 to 2004. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to ...more

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Alain Krivine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alain Krivine age 77 Alain Krivine is a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France. He is a member of the Ligue communiste révolutionnaire, which is the French section of the reunified Fourth International. ...more

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Alain Lamassoure is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 74 Alain Lamassoure is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the south-west of France. He is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, which is part of the European ...more

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Alain Lipietz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 71 Alain Lipietz is a French engineer, economist and politician, a former Member of the European Parliament, and a member of the French Green Party. He has, however, been suspended from the party ...more

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Alain Madelin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 72 Alain Madelin is a French politician and a former minister of that country. Madelin, a strong supporter of laissez-faire economics, was a candidate in the 2002 French presidential election as ...more

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Alain Peyrefitte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alain Peyrefitte Died at 74 (1925-1999) Alain Peyrefitte was a French scholar and politician. He was a confidant of Charles De Gaulle and had a long career in public service, serving as a diplomat in Germany and Poland. He was ...more

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Alain Poher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alain Poher Died at 87 (1909-1996) Alain Émile Louis Marie Poher was a French centrist politician, affiliated first with the Popular Republican Movement and later with the Democratic Centre. He served as a Senator for ...more

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Alain Richard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 73 Alain Richard, born on 29 August 1945, in Paris, is a French politician. An alumnus of the Ecole nationale d'administration, he was mayor of Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône and member of the French ...more

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Alain Savary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alain Savary Died at 70 (1918-1988) Alain Savary was a French Socialist politician, deputy to the National Assembly of France during the Fourth and Fifth Republic, chairman of the Socialist Party and a government minister in the ...more

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Alan Le Roy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alan Le Roy age 65 Alain Le Roy is a French diplomat serving as Secretary General of the European External Action Service since 1 March 2015. Until August 2011, he served as Under-Secretary-General for ...more

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Albert Châtelet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 77 (1883-1960) Albert Châtelet was a French politician and mathematician. Châtelet was a student at the École Normale Supérieure from 1905 to 1908, succeeding to the Agrégation ...more

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Albert François Lebrun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 79 (1871-1950) Albert François Lebrun was a French politician, President of France from 1932 to 1940. He was the last president of the Third Republic. He was a member of the center-right Democratic ...more

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Albert Sarraut is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Albert Sarraut Died at 90 (1872-1962) Albert-Pierre Sarraut was a French Radical politician, twice Prime Minister during the Third Republic.

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Albert, 4th duc de Broglie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 80 (1821-1901) Jacques-Victor-Albert, 4th duc de Broglie was a French monarchist politician, diplomat and writer.

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Albin Roussin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Albin Roussin Died at 73 (1781-1854) Albin Reine Roussin was a French admiral and statesman.

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Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin Died at 67 (1807-1874) Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin was a French politician. The grandson of Nicolas Philippe Ledru, the celebrated quack doctor known as "Comus" under Louis XV and Louis XVI, Ledru-Rollin ...more

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Alexandre Glais-Bizoin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alexandre Glais-Bizoin Died at 77 (1800-1877) Alexandre Olivier Glais de Bizoin, also known as Glais-Bizoin was an extreme-left French politician during the July Monarchy and critic of the First French Empire and the retour des cendres.

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Alexandre Millerand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 84 (1859-1943) Alexandre Millerand was a French socialist politician. He was Prime Minister of France 20 January to 23 September 1920 and President of France from 23 September 1920 to 11 June 1924. His ...more

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Alexandre Ribot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alexandre Ribot Died at 81 (1842-1923) Alexandre-Félix-Joseph Ribot was a French politician, four times Prime Minister.

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Alexandre-Théodore-Victor, com... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alexandre-Théodore-Victor, comte de Lameth Died at 69 (1760-1829) Alexandre-Théodore-Victor, comte de Lameth was a French soldier and politician.

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Alfred Léon Gérault-Richard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alfred Léon Gérault-Richard Died at 51 (1860-1911) Alfred Léon Gérault, known as Gérault-Richard, was a French journalist and socialist politician, born at Bonnétable of a peasant family. Gérault-Richard began ...more

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Alfred Nicolas Rambaud is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Alfred Nicolas Rambaud Died at 63 (1842-1905) Alfred Nicolas Rambaud was a French historian.

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Anacharsis Cloots is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 39 (1755-1794) Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce, baron de Cloots, better known as Anacharsis Cloots, was a Prussian nobleman who was a significant figure in the French Revolution. He was nicknamed ...more

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André Chouraqui is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from France
André Chouraqui Died at 90 (1917-2007) Nathan André Chouraqui was a French lawyer, writer, scholar and politician. Chouraqui was born in Aïn Témouchent, Algeria. His parents, Isaac Chouraqui and Meleha Meyer, both ...more

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André François-Poncet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 91 (1887-1978) André François-Poncet was a French politician and diplomat whose post as ambassador to Germany allowed him to witness first-hand the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi ...more

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André Lajoinie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from France
André Lajoinie age 89 André Lajoinie is a French politician, and a member of the French Communist Party. He was a member of the French National Assembly for Allier from 1978 to 1993, then from 1997 to 2002, ...more

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André Maginot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from France
André Maginot Died at 55 (1877-1932) André Maginot was a French civil servant, soldier, and Member of Parliament. He is best known for his advocacy of the string of forts that would be known as the Maginot Line.

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André Malraux is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 75 (1901-1976) André Malraux DSO was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister for Cultural Affairs. Malraux's novel La Condition Humaine won the Prix Goncourt. He was appointed by President Charles ...more

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André Marie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 77 (1897-1974) André Marie was a French Radical politician who served as Prime Minister during the Fourth Republic in 1948.

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André Tardieu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 69 (1876-1945) André Pierre Gabriel Amédée Tardieu was three times Prime Minister of France and a dominant figure of French political life in 1929–1932.

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André-Hercule de Fleury is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from France
André-Hercule de Fleury Died at 90 (1653-1743) André-Hercule de Fleury, Bishop of Fréjus was a French cardinal who served as the chief minister of Louis XV.

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Ange Mancini is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Ange Mancini age 74 Ange Mancini is the French intelligence national coordinator.

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Anne Grommerch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Anne Grommerch age 48 Anne Grommerch is a member of the National Assembly of France. She represents the Moselle department, and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement. She replaces Jean-Marie Demange.

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Anne Lauvergeon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 59 Anne Lauvergeon is the CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of AREVA, the leading French energy company. She holds a degree of Physics and is a graduate of the French National School of ...more

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Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 85 Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing, born Anne-Aymone Marie Josèphe Christiane Sauvage de Brantes on 10 April 1933 in Paris), is the wife of former President of France Valéry Giscard

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Anne-Marie Idrac is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from France
age 67 Anne-Marie Idrac is a French politician, member of the Nouveau Centre political party, was French Minister of State for foreign trade.

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Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Ba... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from France
Died at 54 (1727-1781) Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune was a French economist and statesman. Originally considered a physiocrat, he is today best remembered as an early advocate for economic liberalism.