List of Famous people born in Pays de la Loire, France
Claude Cahun, born Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob, was a French queer photographer, sculptor and writer.
Emma Margaret Marie Tachard-Mackey is a French-British actress. Since 2019, she has starred as Maeve Wiley in the Netflix drama series Sex Education.
Marcel Moore, born Suzanne Alberte Malherbe, was a French illustrator, designer, and photographer. She, along with her romantic and creative partner Claude Cahun, was a surrealist writer and photographer.
Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang is a professional footballer who plays as a striker and is the captain of both Premier League club Arsenal and the Gabon national team. Aubameyang is renowned for his pace, finishing, and off-ball movement. Aubameyang is widely considered to be one of the best forwards and finishers in world football.
François Charles Armand Fillon is a retired French politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 2007 to 2012 under President Nicolas Sarkozy. He was the nominee of the Republicans, the country's largest centre-right political party, for the 2017 presidential election.
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a series of bestselling adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872).
Emmanuel Halgan was a French Navy officer and admiral.
Georges Eugène Benjamin Clemenceau was a French statesman who served as Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909 and again from 1917 until 1920. A popular figure of the Independent Radicals, he played a central role in the politics of the Third Republic, most notably successfully leading the country through the end of the First World War.
Héloïse Adélaïde Letissier, known professionally as Christine and the Queens or occasionally simply Chris, is a French singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Henry II, also known as Henry Curtmantle, Henry FitzEmpress or Henry Plantagenet, was King of England from 1154 to his death. He was the first king of the House of Plantagenet. King Louis VII of France made him Duke of Normandy in 1150. Henry became Count of Anjou and Maine upon the death of his father, Count Geoffrey V, in 1151. His marriage in 1152 to Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage to Louis VII had recently been annulled, made him Duke of Aquitaine. He became Count of Nantes by treaty in 1185. Before he was 40 he controlled England, large parts of Wales, the eastern half of Ireland and the western half of France—an area that would later come to be called the Angevin Empire. At various times, Henry also partially controlled Scotland, Wales and the Duchy of Brittany.