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

List of famous alumni from University of Lyon, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Lyon include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Lyon alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Lyon 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 University of Lyon.

This list features Victor Grignard, John Harsanyi and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Lyon?” and “Which celebrities are University of Lyon alumni?”

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Victor Grignard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Victor Grignard Chemist François Auguste Victor Grignard was a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist. Grignard was the son of a sail maker. After studying mathematics at Lyon he transferred to chemistry and ...more

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Alexis Carrel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Alexis Carrel Biologist, Physician, Surgeon Alexis Carrel was a French surgeon and biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 for pioneering vascular suturing techniques. He invented the first perfusion ...more

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John Harsanyi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
John Harsanyi Economist John Charles Harsanyi was a Hungarian-American economist and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner. He is best known for his contributions to the study of game theory and its ...more

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Savitri Devi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Savitri Devi Teacher Savitri Devi Mukherji was the pseudonym of the Greek-French writer Maximiani Portas, a prominent proponent of animal rights, deep ecology and Nazism, who served the Axis cause during World War ...more

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Yoine Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Yoine Goldstein Lawyer Yoine J. Goldstein is a Canadian lawyer, academic, and former Senator. Born in Montreal, Quebec, his education includes a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in 1955, a Bachelor of Civil Law ...more

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Frantz Fanon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Frantz Fanon Psychiatrist, Author, Writer Frantz Fanon was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and ...more

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Shūsaku Endō is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Shūsaku Endō Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Shūsaku Endō was a Japanese author who wrote from the rare perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic. Together with Junnosuke Yoshiyuki, Shōtarō Yasuoka, Junzo Shono, Hiroyuki Agawa, Ayako Sono, ...more

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Gerald Le Dain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Gerald Le Dain Judge Gerald Eric Le Dain, CC was a Canadian lawyer and judge, who sat on the Supreme Court of Canada from 1984 to 1988. Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Eric George Bryant Le Dain and Antoinette ...more

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Pierre Montet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Pierre Montet Jean Pierre Marie Montet was a French Egyptologist.

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Theodor Zwinger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Theodor Zwinger Theodor Zwinger the Elder was a Swiss physician and humanist scholar. He made significant contributions to the emerging genres of reference and travel literature. He was the first distinguished ...more

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Walid Phares is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Walid Phares Professor, Author Dr. Walid Phares is an American scholar of Lebanese origins. He is a professor and commentator on global terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs. Phares has testified before committees of the U.S. ...more

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Antoine Ghanem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Antoine Ghanem Politician Antoine Ghanem was a Lebanese politician and an MP in the Lebanese Parliament. He was also a member of the Kataeb party and the March 14 Coalition. He was killed on 19 September 2007 in a car ...more

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Michael Riffaterre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Michael Riffaterre Literary critic Michael or Michel Riffaterre was an influential French literary critic and theorist. He pursued a generally structuralist approach. He is well known in particular for his book Semiotics of ...more

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Michel Che is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Michel Che Chemist, Scientist Professor Michel Che completed his doctorate in 1968 at the University of Lyon and studied as a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. He was appointed professor at University of Paris VI: ...more

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Pascal Esho Warda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Pascal Esho Warda Politician Pascal Esho Warda was the Minister of Immigration and Refugees in the Iraqi Interim Government. A Chaldean Catholic and an ethnic Assyrian, she was born in 1961 in the Northern Iraqi city of ...more

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Claude Kohler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Claude Kohler

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Abdul-Razzaq Sheikh Issa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Lyon Alumni
Abdul-Razzaq Sheikh Issa Abdul-Razzaq Sheikh Issa is the current president of Syrian Private University and a former Minister of Higher Education for Syria, serving from April 14, 2011 till June 23, 2012 .