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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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Simone de Beauvoir is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Novelist, Writer, Philosopher
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone de Beauvoir, was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social ...more
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Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Paris 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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Carla Bruni is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Model
Carla Bruni, now known by her name of use Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is an Italian-French singer-songwriter and former model. She is married to former French president and Co-Prince of Andorra Nicolas ...more
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Norman Mailer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Novelist
Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor and political activist. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, his book Armies of the Night was ...more
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Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Paris 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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Ronald Lauder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Businessperson
Ronald Steven Lauder is an American businessman, art collector, philanthropist, and political activist.
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Thomas Becket is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Priest, Bishop
Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in ...more
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Roland Barthes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Paris 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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Shapour Bakhtiar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Politician
Shapour Bakhtiar was an Iranian political scientist, writer and the last Prime Minister of Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
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Louis Aragon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer
Louis Aragon, was a French poet, novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt.
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Gerhard Ertl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Professor
Gerhard Ertl is a German physicist and a Professor emeritus at the Department of Physical Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany. Ertl’s research laid the ...more
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Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Cultural critic, Novelist, Screenwriter
Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best known works include ...more
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Benoit Mandelbrot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Mathematician, Professor, Scientist
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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Elie Wiesel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Screenwriter
Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE is a Jewish-American professor and political activist. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the ...more
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Pope John XXI is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Physician
Pope John XXI, born Pedro Julião or Peter Juliani, was Pope from 8 September 1276 to his death in 1277. A Portuguese often identified with Pedro Hispano, he was the only Portuguese pope. ...more
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Andrew Stewart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Andrew Stewart was a 15th-century Scottish prelate and administrator.
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Robert Henryson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Robert Henryson was a poet who flourished in Scotland in the period c. 1460–1500. Counted among the Scots makars, he lived in the royal burgh of Dunfermline and is a distinctive voice in the ...more
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Pope Honorius IV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Pope Honorius IV, born Giacomo Savelli, was Pope from 2 April 1285 to his death in 1287. During his pontificate he largely continued to pursue the pro-French political policy of his predecessor, ...more
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Pope Innocent III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Pope Innocent III reigned from 8 January 1198 to his death. His birth name was Lotario dei Conti di Segni, sometimes anglicised to Lothar of Segni. Pope Innocent was one of the most powerful and ...more
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Sérgio Vieira de Mello is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Diplomat
Sérgio Vieira de Mello was a Brazilian United Nations diplomat who worked for the UN for more than 34 years, earning respect and praise around the world for his efforts in the ...more
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Julien Offray de La Mettrie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Physician, Philosopher
Julien Offray de La Mettrie was a French physician and philosopher, and one of the earliest of the French materialists of the Enlightenment. He is best known for his work L'homme machine ...more
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George Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
George Buchanan was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. Brown says that Buchanan was "the most profound intellectual sixteenth century Scotland produced." His ideology of ...more
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Patrick Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Patrick Hamilton was a Scottish churchman and an early Protestant Reformer in Scotland. He travelled to Europe, where he met several of the leading reforming thinkers, before returning to ...more
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Robert Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Diplomat
Robert Blackadder was a medieval Scottish cleric, diplomat and politician, who was abbot of Melrose, bishop-elect of Aberdeen and bishop of Glasgow; when the last was elevated to archiepiscopal ...more
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Andrew de Durisdeer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Paris Alumni
Andrew de Durisdeer [Durisdere] or Andrew Muirhead was a 15th-century bishop of Glasgow. "Muirhead" is not used in any contemporary sources, and may be inaccurate. However, his ...more