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Famous People Who Died in France

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List of famous people who died in France, with photos when available. These notable France deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in France, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has France listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in France has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Georges Carpentier and André Gill.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in France?" and "Which celebrities died in France?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in France includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 28 (1943-1971) from Melbourne, Florida, USA
2
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 67 (1452-1519) from Europe, Vinci, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe, Tuscany, Province of Florence, Italian Peninsula
3
Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989) from Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America
4
Michel Foucault is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 58 (1926-1984) from Poitiers, France
5
Simone de Beauvoir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 78 (1908-1986) from Paris, France
6
Diana, Princess of Wales... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 36 (1961-1997) from Sandringham, England
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Gilles de Rais is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 36 (1404-1440) from Champtocé-sur-Loire, France
8
Josephine Baker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 69 (1906-1975) from USA, St. Louis, Missouri
9
Jean Genet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 76 (1910-1986) from Paris, France
10
Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 91 (1901-1992) from Schöneberg, Germany
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Jean-Paul Sartre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 75 (1905-1980) from Paris, France
12
Louis Le Prince is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Louis Le Prince Dec. at 49 (1841-1890) from Metz, France
13
Isadora Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Isadora Duncan Dec. at 50 (1877-1927) from California
14
Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 46 (1854-1900) from Dublin, Republic of Ireland
15
Olive Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 26 (1894-1920) from Charleroi, Pennsylvania, United States of America
16
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 72 (1936-2008) from Oran, Algeria
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Vincent van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 37 (1853-1890) from Zundert, Kingdom of the Netherlands
18
Jean Seberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 41 (1938-1979) from USA, Marshalltown, Iowa
19
Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 67 (1867-1934) from Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
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Sarah Bernhardt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 79 (1844-1923) from Paris, France
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Bruce Chatwin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 49 (1940-1989) from Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Francis Poulenc is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 64 (1899-1963) from Paris, France
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Alexander I of Yugoslavi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 46 (1888-1934) from Cetinje, Montenegro
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Henri Curiel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 64 (1914-1978) from Cairo, Egypt
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André Citroë... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 57 (1878-1935) from Paris, France