List of Famous people born in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Antoine Griezmann

First Name Antoine
Last Name Griezmann
Born on March 21, 1991 (age 32)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the France national team.

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Victor Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo
First Name Victor
Last Name Hugo
Born on February 26, 1802
Died on May 22, 1885 (aged 83)

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.

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Gustave Eiffel

Alexandre Gustave Bonickhausen dit Eiffel
First Name Gustave
Born on December 15, 1832
Died on December 27, 1923 (aged 91)

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.

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Élodie Frégé

Élodie Wanda Frégé
First Name Élodie
Born on February 15, 1982 (age 41)

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.

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Arnaud Montebourg

First Name Arnaud
Last Name Montebourg
Born on October 30, 1962 (age 60)

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.

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Rachida Dati

First Name Rachida
Born on November 27, 1965 (age 57)

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.

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Louis Pasteur

First Name Louis
Last Name Pasteur
Born on December 27, 1822
Died on September 28, 1895 (aged 72)

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.

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Margaux Pinot

First Name Margaux
Born on January 6, 1994 (age 29)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

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.

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Tahar Rahim

First Name Tahar
Last Name Rahim
Born on July 4, 1981 (age 41)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

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.

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Florent Pagny

First Name Florent
Last Name Pagny
Born on November 6, 1961 (age 61)

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.

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
Born on January 28, 1873
Died on August 3, 1954 (aged 81)

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.

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Roselyne Bachelot

Roselyne Narquin
First Name Roselyne
Born on December 24, 1946 (age 76)

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.

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Jean-Frédéric Poisson

First Name Jean-Frédéric
Born on January 22, 1963 (age 60)

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.

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Marcel Petiot

Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot
First Name Marcel
Last Name Petiot
Born on January 17, 1897
Died on May 25, 1946 (aged 49)

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.

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Angelique Boyer

First Name Angelique
Last Name Boyer
Born on July 4, 1988 (age 34)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Angelique Monique-Paulette Boyer Rousseau, simply known as Angelique Boyer, is a Mexican actress of French origin.

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Jocelyn Quivrin

First Name Jocelyn
Last Name Quivrin
Born on February 14, 1979
Died on November 15, 2009 (aged 30)

Jocelyn Quivrin was a French actor. He had a supporting role in the critically acclaimed film Syriana.

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Yann Moix

First Name Yann
Last Name Moix
Born on March 31, 1968 (age 55)

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.

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Benjamin Griveaux

First Name Benjamin
Last Name Griveaux
Born on December 29, 1977 (age 45)

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.

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Guy Savoy

First Name Guy
Last Name Savoy
Born on July 24, 1953 (age 69)

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.

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Jean-Marie Bigard

First Name Jean-Marie
Born on May 17, 1954 (age 69)

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.

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