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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)
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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 67 (1452-1519)
3
Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)
4
Michel Foucault is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 58 (1926-1984)
5
Simone de Beauvoir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 78 (1908-1986)
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Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 36 (1961-1997)
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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)
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Josephine Baker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Died at 69 (1906-1975)
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Jean Genet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 76 (1910-1986)
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Marlene Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 91 (1901-1992)
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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)
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Louis Le Prince is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 49 (1841-1890)
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Isadora Duncan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Isadora Duncan Dec. at 50 (1877-1927)
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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 46 (1854-1900)
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Olive Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 26 (1894-1920)
16
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)
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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)
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Jean Seberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 41 (1938-1979)
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Marie Curie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 67 (1867-1934)
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Sarah Bernhardt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Sarah Bernhardt Dec. at 79 (1844-1923)
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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)
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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)
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Alexander I of Yugoslavia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 46 (1888-1934)
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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)
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André Citroën is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in France
Dec. at 57 (1878-1935)