List of Famous people born in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the France national team.
Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote abundantly in an exceptional variety of genres: lyrics, satires, epics, philosophical poems, epigrams, novels, history, critical essays, political speeches, funeral orations, diaries, letters public and private, as well as dramas in verse and prose.
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer. A graduate of École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, and his contribution to building the Statue of Liberty in New York. After his retirement from engineering, Eiffel focused on research into meteorology and aerodynamics, making significant contributions in both fields.
Élodie Frégé is a French singer and actress. She was the winner of the third season of Star Academy France. She released her self-titled début album after winning the show.
Arnaud Montebourg is a French politician and entrepreneur who served as Minister of Industrial Renewal from 16 May 2012 to 25 August 2014. Starting on 31 March 2014, as a member of the short-lived First Valls government, Montebourg held additional ministerial responsibilities whereby his overall brief encompassed the Economy, Industrial Renewal and Digital Affairs. He was succeeded by former investment banker Emmanuel Macron.
Rachida Dati is a French politician who served as Member of the European Parliament, representing Île-de-France. Prior to her election, she held the cabinet post of Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice. She was a spokesperson for Nicolas Sarkozy during the French presidential election of 2007. After his victory, Sarkozy appointed her to his Government on 18 May 2007. She was elected mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Paris on 29 March 2008.
Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist, and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax.
Margaux Pinot is a French judoka. In 2020, she won the gold medal in the women's 70 kg event at the 2020 European Judo Championships held in Prague, Czech Republic.
Tahar Rahim is a French actor of Algerian descent. He is known for his starring role as Malik El Djebena in the 2009 award-winning French movie A Prophet by Jacques Audiard, FBI Agent Ali Soufan in The Looming Tower, and for playing Judas in the film Mary Magdalene, written by Helen Edmundson.
Florent Pagny is a French singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He records his work in French, as well as in Italian, Spanish and English. His greatest hits include "N'importe quoi", "Savoir aimer" and "Ma Liberté de penser"—all three were number one in France. As of 2018, he has sold more than 6 million singles and 10 million albums, becoming the 17th best-selling artist of all time in France.
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, known mononymously as Colette, was a French author and woman of letters. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 and was also known as a mime, actress, and journalist. Colette is best remembered for her 1944 novella Gigi, which was the basis for the 1958 film and the 1973 stage production of the same name.
Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, generally known as Roselyne Bachelot is a French politician who has been serving as Minister of Culture in the government of Prime Minister Jean Castex since July 2020. In the past, she has served as Minister of Solidarity and Social Cohesion. She was a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, which was part of the European People's Party.
Jean-Frédéric Poisson is the president of the Christian Democratic Party. In 2012, he was elected member of the National Assembly of France until 2017, representing the Yvelines department.
Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot was a French doctor and serial killer. He was convicted of multiple murders after the discovery of the remains of 23 people in the basement of his home in Paris during World War II. He is suspected of the murder of around 60 victims during his lifetime, although the true number remains unknown.
Angelique Monique-Paulette Boyer Rousseau, simply known as Angelique Boyer, is a Mexican actress of French origin.
Jocelyn Quivrin was a French actor. He had a supporting role in the critically acclaimed film Syriana.
Yann Moix is a French author, film director and television presenter. He is the author of ten novels, and the recipient of several literary prizes. He is the director of three films. He was a columnist on On n'est pas couché.
Benjamin-Blaise Griveaux is a French politician who served as Government Spokesman from 2017 to 2019 under Prime Minister Édouard Philippe. A member of La République En Marche! (LREM), he was elected to the National Assembly in 2017 in the 5th constituency of Paris, which encompasses the 3rd and 10th arrondissements.
Guy Savoy is a French chef, who is the Head Chef and owner of the eponymous Guy Savoy restaurant in Paris and sister restaurant in Las Vegas, both of which have gained multiple Michelin stars.
Jean-Marie Bigard is a French comedian and actor. Known for his often controversial humour, he has performed at some of the largest entertainment facilities in France, including the Paris-Bercy Arena and Stade de France. Bigard is a close friend of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whom he accompanied on an official visit to Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.