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

List features people like Benoit Mandelbrot, Hélène Cixous.

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

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Alain Carpentier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors from France
Alain Carpentier age 84 Alain Frédéric Carpentier M.D. Ph.D. is a French surgeon whom the President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery calls the father of modern mitral valve repair. He is ...more

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Albert Fert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from France
Albert Fert age 80 Albert Fert is a French physicist and one of the discoverers of giant magnetoresistance which brought about a breakthrough in gigabyte hard disks. Currently, he is an emeritus professor at ...more

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Antoine Sfeir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from France
Antoine Sfeir age 69 Antoine Sfeir, is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and a professor. He is the editor of the French journal Les Cahiers de l'Orient, is the president of the Centre d'études et de ...more

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Béatrice Casadesus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professors from France
Béatrice Casadesus age 76 Béatrice Casadesus is a painter, sculptor and professor.

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Benoit Mandelbrot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Professors from France
Benoit Mandelbrot Died at 86 (1924-2010) Benoit B. Mandelbrot was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician, noted for developing a "theory of roughness" and "self-similarity" in nature and the field of ...more

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Bernard Amadei is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Professors from France
Bernard Amadei age 63 Bernard Amadei is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado, founder of Engineers Without Borders, and former director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing ...more

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Carlos Alvarado-Larroucau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Professors from France
Carlos Alvarado-Larroucau age 54 Carlos Alvarado-Larroucau is an Argentine-born French author. Born in Argentina in 1964.

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Carole Scotta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Professors from France
Carole Scotta Carole Scotta is a film and television producer and a professor at La Femis.

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Claire Denis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Professors from France
Claire Denis age 71 Claire Denis is a French film director and writer. Her work has dealt with themes of colonial and post-colonial West Africa, as well as issues in modern France.

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Daniel Pauly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Professors from France
Daniel Pauly age 71 Daniel Pauly is a French-born marine biologist, well known for his work in studying human impacts on global fisheries. He is a professor and the project leader of the Sea Around Us Project at ...more

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Dominique Barbéris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Professors from France
Dominique Barbéris age 60 Dominique Barberis, born in 1958, is a French novelist, author of literary studies and university professor, specialist in stylistics and writing workshops.

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Dominique Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Professors from France
Dominique Cabrera age 60 Dominique Cabrera is a French film director. She has taught filmmaking at La Fémis and at Harvard University. Her film Nadia et les hippopotames was screened in the Un Certain Regard ...more

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Professors from France
Dominique Strauss-Kahn age 68 Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn, often referred to in the media, and by himself, as DSK, is a French economist, lawyer, politician, and member of the French Socialist Party. ...more

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Emmanuel Saez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Professors from France
Emmanuel Saez age 45 Emmanuel Saez appeared in the 2013 documentary film Inequality for All.

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Esther Duflo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Professors from France
Esther Duflo age 45 Esther Duflo is a French economist, Co-Founder and Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts ...more

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François Camoin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Professors from France
François Camoin age 79 François André Camoin is an American short story writer.

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Françoise Davoine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Professors from France

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Gabriel Josipovici is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Professors from France
Gabriel Josipovici age 77 Gabriel David Josipovici FBA, FRSL is a British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, and playwright.

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Gilbert Achcar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Professors from France
Gilbert Achcar age 66 Gilbert Achcar is a Lebanese academic, writer, socialist and anti-war activist. He lived in Lebanon until moving to France in 1983. He taught politics and international relations at the ...more

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Gilles Kepel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Professors from France
Gilles Kepel age 62 Gilles Kepel is a French political scientist and specialist of the Islam and contemporary Arab world. He is Professor at Sciences Po, formerly known as Institute of Political Studies in Paris ...more

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Guillaume Nicloux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Professors from France
Guillaume Nicloux age 51 Guillaume Nicloux is a film and television director, screenwriter, actor and professor.

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Hélène Cixous is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Professors from France
Hélène Cixous age 80 Hélène Cixous is a professor, French feminist writer, poet, playwright, philosopher, literary critic and rhetorician. She holds honorary degrees from Queen's University and the ...more

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Jean Decety is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Professors from France
Jean Decety age 58 Jean Decety is an American and French neuroscientist specializing in developmental neuroscience, affective neuroscience, and social neuroscience. His research focuses on the neurobiological ...more

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Jean-Antoine Nollet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Professors from France
Jean-Antoine Nollet Died at 70 (1700-1770) Jean-Antoine Nollet was a French clergyman and physicist. As a priest, he was also known as Abbé Nollet.

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Jean-Marie Lehn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Professors from France
Jean-Marie Lehn age 78 Jean-Marie Lehn is a French chemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Donald Cram and Charles Pedersen in 1987 for his synthesis of cryptands. Lehn was an early innovator ...more

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Jean-Marie Sauret is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Professors from France

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Jean-Michel Dubernard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Professors from France
Jean-Michel Dubernard age 76 Jean-Michel Dubernard is a medical doctor specializing in transplant surgery, as well as a former Deputy in the French National Assembly. Dr. Dubernard is most famous for performing the first ...more

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Jean-Pierre Jougla is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Professors from France
Jean-Pierre Jougla age 69 Jean-Pierre Jougla is a French attorney and "anti-cult" advocate.

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Joseph Charlemont is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Professors from France
Joseph Charlemont Died at 79 (1839-1918) Joseph Charlemont was a French savate and Canne de combat teacher. His son Charles Charlemont was also a noted savateur.

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Laure Gardette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Professors from France
Laure Gardette age 49 Laure Gardette is a film editor and professor.

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Louis Ducros is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Professors from France
Louis Ducros Died at 89 (1846-1935) Louis Ducros is a writer.

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Luc Montagnier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Professors from France
Luc Montagnier age 85 Luc Antoine Montagnier is a French virologist and joint recipient with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Harald zur Hausen of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his ...more

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Marie-Luce Demonet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Professors from France
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Philippe Le Guay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Professors from France
Philippe Le Guay age 61 Philippe Le Guay is a screenwriter, actor, film director and professor.

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Pierre Bayard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Professors from France
Pierre Bayard age 64 Pierre Bayard is a French author, professor of literature and connoisseur of psychology. Bayard's recent book Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus?, or "How to talk about books ...more

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Pierre Michel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Professors from France
Pierre Michel age 75 Pierre Michel, is a professor of literature and a scholar specializing in the French writer Octave Mirbeau. Michel was born in Toulon, the son of the historian Henri Michel. After defending his ...more

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Pierre Schaeffer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Professors from France
Pierre Schaeffer Died at 85 (1910-1995) Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer was a French composer, writer, broadcaster, engineer, musicologist and acoustician. His innovative work in both the sciences—particularly communications and ...more

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Régine Robin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Professors from France
Régine Robin age 79 Régine Robin is a historian, novelist, translator and professor of sociology. Her prolific fiction and non-fiction, primarily on the themes of identity and culture and on the sociological ...more

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Robert Faurisson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Professors from France
Robert Faurisson age 89 Robert Faurisson is a Franco-British academic. Faurisson generated much controversy with a number of articles, published in the Journal of Historical Review and elsewhere, as well as various ...more

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Sabine Mamou is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Professors from France
Sabine Mamou Died at 55 (1948-2003) Sabine Mamou was a film editor.

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Saul Friedländer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Professors from France
Saul Friedländer age 85 Saul Friedländer is an award-winning Israeli historian and currently a professor of history at UCLA.

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Théodore Reinach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Professors from France
Théodore Reinach Died at 68 (1860-1928) Théodore Reinach was a French archaeologist, mathematician, lawyer, papyrologist, philologist, epigrapher, historian, numismatist, musicologist, professor, and politician. Educated at the ...more

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Yael Fogiel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Professors from France
Yael Fogiel age 53 Yael Fogiel is a film producer.

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Yann Dedet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Professors from France
Yann Dedet Yann Dedet is a film editor, screenwriter, film director and actor.