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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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Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 49 (1486-1535)
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Marcel Proust is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 51 (1871-1922)
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Pierre de Beaumarchais is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)
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Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 88 (1883-1971)
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Yasser Arafat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 75 (1929-2004)
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Dorothy Gibson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 57 (1889-1946)
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Jean Jaurès is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 55 (1859-1914)
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Nicolas Grollier de Servière is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 93 (1596-1689)
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Louis Braille is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 43 (1809-1852)
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Étienne-Jules Marey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 74 (1830-1904)
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Benjamin B. Hotchkiss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 59 (1826-1885)
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Marcello Mastroianni is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Died at 72 (1924-1996)
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Arthur Rimbaud is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 37 (1854-1891)
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Nicéphore Niépce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 68 (1765-1833)
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Jean-Paul Marat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 50 (1743-1793)
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Marcel Petiot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 49 (1897-1946)
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Henri Désiré Landru is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 53 (1869-1922)
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Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 55 (1632-1687)
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Margaret Wise Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 42 (1910-1952)
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Magnus Hirschfeld is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Died at 67 (1868-1935)
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Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)
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Jacques de Flesselles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 59 (1730-1789)
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Marie François Sadi Carnot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 57 (1837-1894)
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Elsie de Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 85 (1865-1950)
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Zoë Tamerlis Lund is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 37 (1962-1999)