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Famous University Of Paris Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 1.4k views467 items

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Carla Bruni and Michael Weatherly.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Paris?” and “Which celebrities are University of Paris alumni?”
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    Ramón Emeterio Betances

    Politician, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1827-1898)

    BirthplaceCabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

    Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán (April 8, 1827 – September 16, 1898) was a Puerto Rican independence advocate and Medical doctor. He was the primary instigator of the Grito de Lares revolution...  more
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    Jean-Luc Godard

    Television director, Film critic


    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film...  more

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  • 28

    François Mitterrand

    Politician, Social activist

    AgeDec. at 80 (1916-1996)

    BirthplaceJarnac, France

    François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand (26 October 1916 – 8 January 1996) was a French politician who was President of France from 1981 to 1995, the longest time in office in the history of France....  more
  • 29

    Denis Diderot

    Art critic, Writer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1713-1784)

    BirthplaceLangres, France

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    Edgar Degas

    Painter, Artist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1834-1917)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Edgar Degas (US: or UK: ; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, French: [ilɛːʁ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡaʁ də ɡɑ]; 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints,...  more

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  • 31


    BirthplaceBurbank, USA, California

    Joely Fisher (born October 29, 1967) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her work on television as Paige Clark on the ABC sitcom Ellen as well as Joy Stark in the Fox sitcom 'Til...  more

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  • 32

    Michael Servetus

    Theologian, Scientist

    BirthplaceVillanueva de Sigena, Spain

    Michael Servetus (; Spanish: Miguel Serveto as real name, French: Michel Servet), also known as Miguel Servet, Miguel de Villanueva, Michel Servet, Revés, or Michel de Villeneuve (Villanueva de...  more
  • 33

    Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

    Politician, Physician

    AgeDec. at 76 (1738-1814)

    BirthplaceEurope, Metropolitan France, Poitou-Charentes, Charente-Maritime, Saintes

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  • 34

    Francis de Sales

    Theologian, Physician

    AgeDec. at 55 (1567-1622)

    BirthplaceChâteau de Sales, France

    Francis de Sales (French: François de Sales; Italian: Francesco di Sales; 21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church. He became noted...  more
  • 35


    BirthplaceMorocco, Fès-Boulemane, Africa, Fes

    Fatema Mernissi (Arabic: فاطمة مرنيسي‎, romanized: Fāṭima Marnīsī; 27 September 1940 – 30 November 2015) was a Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist....  more
  • 36

    Marguerite Duras

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 82 (1914-1996)

    BirthplaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras (French: [maʁ.ɡə.ʁit dy.ʁas]; 4 April 1914 – 3 March 1996), was a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and experimental filmmaker. Her...  more
  • 37

    Pierre Curie

    Physicist, Chemist

    AgeDec. at 47 (1859-1906)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Pierre Curie ( KEWR-ee, French: [kyʁi]; 15 May 1859 – 19 April 1906) was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. In 1903, he received the...  more
  • 38
    James Franklin Jeffrey (born February 8, 1946) currently serves as the United States Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIL. He is a...  more
  • 39

    Sebastião Salgado

    Journalist, Photographer


    BirthplaceAimorés, Brazil

    Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado Júnior (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.He has traveled in over 120 countries for his photographic projects. Most...  more
  • 40


    BirthplaceKobe, Keihanshin, Japan

    Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政, Sagawa Issei, born April 26, 1949) also known as Pang, is a Japanese man who, while living in Paris in 1981, killed and cannibalized a Dutch woman. He was released after two...  more

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  • 41

    Jeane Kirkpatrick

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 80 (1926-2006)

    BirthplaceDuncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Jeane Duane Kirkpatrick (née Jordan; November 19, 1926 – December 7, 2006) was an American diplomat and political scientist who played a major policy role in the foreign policy of the Ronald Reagan...  more
  • 42

    Julius Plücker

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 67 (1801-1868)

    BirthplaceElberfeld, Germany

    Julius Plücker (16 June 1801 – 22 May 1868) was a German mathematician and physicist. He made fundamental contributions to the field of analytical geometry and was a pioneer in the investigations of...  more
  • 43

    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

    Theatre Director, Politician


    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (US: FIN-boh-gə-doh-tər, Icelandic: [ˈvɪxtis ˈfɪnpɔɣaˌtouːʰtɪr] (listen); born 15 April 1930) served as the fourth President of Iceland from 1 August 1980 to 1 August 1996. She...  more
  • 44

    AgeDec. at 59 (1852-1911)

    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

    Jacobus Henricus "Henry" van 't Hoff, Jr. (Dutch: [vɑn (ə)t ˈɦɔf]; 30 August 1852 – 1 March 1911) was a Dutch physical chemist. A highly influential theoretical chemist of his time, van 't Hoff was...  more
  • 45

    Herménégilde Chiasson

    Poet, Journalist


    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, Canada

    Herménégilde Chiasson, ONB (born 7 April 1946) is a Canadian poet, playwright and visual artist of Acadian origin. Born in Saint-Simon, New Brunswick, he was the 29th Lieutenant Governor of New...  more
  • 46

    Verity Lambert

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1935-2007)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Verity Ann Lambert (27 November 1935 – 22 November 2007) was an English television and film producer. She was the founding producer of the science-fiction series Doctor Who and she had a long...  more
  • 47

    Traian Lalescu


    AgeDec. at 47 (1882-1929)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Traian Lalescu (Romanian: [traˈjan laˈlesku]; 12 July 1882 – 15 June 1929) was a Romanian mathematician. His main focus was on integral equations and he contributed to work in the areas of functional...  more
  • 48


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Bronxville

    Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021) was an American poet, painter, socialist activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. He was the author of...  more
  • 49

    Ion Filotti Cantacuzino

    Psychiatrist, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 67 (1908-1975)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Ion Filotti Cantacuzino or Ion I. Cantacuzino (November 7, 1908, Bucharest, Romania – August 27, 1975, Bucharest, Romania) was a Romanian film producer, writer and psychiatrist....  more
  • 50

    AgeDec. at 61 (1831-1892)

    BirthplaceKirkintilloch, United Kingdom

    Archibald Scott Couper (; 31 March 1831 – 11 March 1892) was a Scottish chemist who proposed an early theory of chemical structure and bonding. He developed the concepts of tetravalent carbon atoms...  more