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Famous Sorbonne Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Sorbonne and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Sorbonne, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Sorbonne include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Sorbonne alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Sorbonne are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Sorbonne.

List is made up of graduates like Marie Curie and Charles Boyer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Sorbonne?” and “Which celebrities are Sorbonne alumni?”
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Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first ...more
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Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Vera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide range of haute couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections, ...more
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Christian Lacroix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Christian Marie Marc Lacroix is a French fashion designer. The name may also refer to the company he founded.
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Roland Barthes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Writer, Philosopher
Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development ...more
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Charles Boyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
Charles Boyer was a French actor who appeared in more than 80 films between 1920 and 1976. After receiving an education in drama, Boyer started on the stage, but he found his success in American ...more
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Pierre Curie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Physicist, Chemist
Pierre Curie was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie ...more
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Gilles Deleuze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Philosopher
Gilles Deleuze was a French philosopher who, from the early 1960s until his death, wrote influentially on philosophy, literature, film, and fine art. His most popular works were the two volumes ...more
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Kutluğ Ataman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Kutluğ Ataman is a filmmaker and contemporary artist. He resides in London, England.
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Monique Wittig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Writer
Monique Wittig was a French author and feminist theorist who wrote about overcoming socially enforced gender roles and who coined the phrase "heterosexual contract". She published her ...more
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Issei Sagawa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Writer
Issei Sagawa is a Japanese man who in 1981, while in Paris, murdered and cannibalized a Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt. After his release, he became a minor celebrity in Japan and made ...more
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Painter, Poet, Essayist
Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art ...more
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Odysseas Elytis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Poet
Odysseas Elytis was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979 the Nobel Prize in Literature was bestowed on him, making him the only Nobel laureate born ...more
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Léopold Sédar Senghor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Poet, Politician, Author
Léopold Sédar Senghor was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal. Senghor was the first African elected ...more
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Barbet Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Barbet Schroeder is a Swiss-born French film director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques ...more
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Corinne Calvet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Actor
Corinne Calvet, born Corinne Dibos, was a French actress who appeared mostly in American films.
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Claude Lévi-Strauss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Ethnologist
Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist and ethnologist whose work was key in the development of the theory of structuralism and structural anthropology. He held the Chair of ...more
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Gisèle Freund is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Photographer
Gisèle Freund was a German-born French photographer and photojournalist, famous for her documentary photography and portraits of writers and artists. Her best-known book is Photographie ...more
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Romare Bearden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Writer, Artist
Romare Bearden was an American artist and writer who depicted African-American life. He has worked with many types of media including cartoons, oils and collages. Born in Charlotte, North ...more
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William Klein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Painter, Soldier, Screenwriter
William Klein is an American-born French photographer and filmmaker noted for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of ...more
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Robert Fate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Robert Fate Writer
Robert Fate is an American author, best known for the Baby Shark series of mystery novels. Born in 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Fate joined the US Marine Corps after High School. He used his ...more
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John Cairncross is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
John Cairncross
John Cairncross was a British civil servant who became an intelligence officer and spy during World War II. As a Soviet double agent, he passed to the Soviet Union the raw Tunny decrypts that ...more
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Sarah Biasini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Actor
Sarah Magdalena Biasini is a French actress, the daughter of actress Romy Schneider and her second husband and former private secretary Daniel Biasini .
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Etel Adnan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Etel Adnan
Etel Adnan is a Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist. In 2003 MELUS, the journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, called Adnan ...more
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Joseph Abboud is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Joseph Abboud is an American menswear fashion designer and author.
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Kathleen Widdoes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sorbonne Alumni
Actor
Kathleen Effie Widdoes is an American actress.