List of Famous people named Francis

Name Francis is among the most common names in France. Shortened forms: Frank. Similar names: Frank, Frances, Francys. Here are some famous Francises:

Francis Ngannou

First Name Francis
Last Name Ngannou
Born on September 5, 1986 (age 37)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is known for being the hardest recorded puncher in UFC history and holds knockout victories over Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski. As of January 25, 2021, he is #13 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings and as of 31 August 2020 #1 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.

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Francis of Assisi

Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone
First Name Francis
Last Name Assisi
Died on October 3, 1226
Born in Italy, Umbria

Francis of Assisi, venerated as Saint Francis of Assisi, also known in his ministry as Francesco, was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic, and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity.

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Francis Xavier

First Name Francis
Last Name Xavier
Born on April 7, 1506
Died on December 3, 1552 (aged 46)
Born in Spain, Navarre

Francis Xavier (born Francisco de Jasso y Azpilicueta; Latin Franciscus Xaverius; Basque: Frantzisko Xabierkoa; Spanish: Francisco Javier; Portuguese: Francisco Xavier;, venerated as Saint Francis Xavier, was a Navarrese Catholic missionary and saint who was the co-founder of the Society of Jesus.

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Francis I of France

First Name Francis
Last Name France
Born on September 12, 1494
Died on March 31, 1547 (aged 52)

Francis I was King of France from 1515 until his death in 1547. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He succeeded his first cousin once removed Louis XII, who died without a son.

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Francis Walsingham

First Name Francis
Last Name Walsingham
Born on January 1, 1532
Died on April 6, 1590 (aged 58)

Sir Francis Walsingham was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England from 20 December 1573 until his death and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster".

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Francis Gary Powers

First Name Francis
Last Name Powers
Born on August 17, 1929
Died on August 1, 1977 (aged 47)
Spy

Francis Gary Powers was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.

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Francis II of France

First Name Francis
Last Name France
Born on January 19, 1544
Died on December 5, 1560 (aged 16)

Francis II was King of France from 1559 to 1560. He was also King consort of Scotland as a result of his marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots, from 1558 until his death in 1560.

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Francis Cabrel

First Name Francis
Last Name Cabrel
Born on November 23, 1953 (age 70)

Francis Christian Cabrel is a French singer-songwriter, composer and guitarist. Considered one the most influential French musical artists of all time, he has released a number of albums falling mostly within the realm of folk, with occasional forays into blues or country. Several of his songs, such as "L'Encre de Tes Yeux", "Je l'Aime à Mourir", "Le Chêne Liège" and "La Corrida", have become enduring favourites in French music. Since the start of his career, Cabrel has sold over 25 million albums.

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Francis Huster

First Name Francis
Last Name Huster
Born on December 8, 1947 (age 76)

Francis Huster is a French stage, film and television actor, director and scriptwriter.

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Francis Rossi

First Name Francis
Last Name Rossi
Born on May 29, 1949 (age 75)

Francis Dominic Nicholas Michael Rossi, OBE is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the co-founder, lead singer, lead guitarist and the sole continuous member of the rock band Status Quo.

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