Personnalités Françaises

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Personnalités françaises / French notables

November 2018: The Great War

Name Link to profile if it existsConnected?TasksWorking on
Pierre Leroy-Beaulieusemi-notable politicianYES
Marcel Casadesus cellist member of the Casadesus familyNOFamily needs work, profiles added
Maxime DavidTeacher, father of Jacqueline de RomillyYESNeeds family added
Louis MoissanSon of Nobel Laureate Henri MoissanNONeeds connected
Alain-FournierAuthor- No profile yet
René DoumerAviator, son of President Paul Doumer- Needs profile
Marcel, André and Armand DoumerSons of President Paul Doumer and brothers of René-No profiles yet
Guillaume ApollinairePoet (Polish born) -

A bigger list (Wikipedia)

October 2018: Fashion and Luxury

Name Link to profile if it existsConnected?TasksWorking on
Christian Diorgrand couturierYESDone
Hubert de Givenchy grand couturierNOneeds bio, needs connected
Louis VuittonmallettierNONeeds connected
Anthony BourdainchefNONeeds connected
Paul Bocusechef-No profile yet
Joël Robuchonchef-No profile yet
Yves Saint Laurentgrand couturierYESDONE
Coco Chanelgrand couturierYESCo-management requested

Ecrivains / Authors

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsConnected?TasksWorking on
1Emile ZolaYESÉmile Zola and Émile Durkheim currently have the same photo on WikitreeRassinot-1
3Victor Hugo YESneeds better bio
3Michel de MontaigneYESNeeds better bio
3VoltaireYESNeeds ???
3Antoine de Saint-ExupéryYESSeek shorter connection path, possibly through the Taschereau lineage
4Marguerite DurasNO Added family members to be sourced properly
7Pierre AbélardNOProbably impossible to get connected
9Jean BodelNOStandalone profile - no hope of ever connecting it.
12Jean-Jacques RousseauNONeeds family (wife) , needs Connected
14Simone de BeauvoirYESNeeds family
16Guy de Maupassant NONeeds connection and sources
17Jean-Paul SartreNONeeds Family, Needs Connected (see Schweitzer)
23Albert CamusNONeeds connected
25Jules VerneNONeeds Connected
31Sully PrudhommeNONeeds Family, Needs Connected
32Frédéric MistralNONeeds Family, Needs Connected, ...
33Gustave FlaubertNONeeds Family, Needs Connected
49Marguerite YourcenarYESConnected by Karen Tobo
8René DescartesYESConnected Aug 2017
13 Denis Diderot YESConnected 11 September 2017Rassinot-1
9 Louis AragonYESConnected 4 September 2017Rassinot-1
10Elsa TrioletYESConnected 4 September 2017
17François-René de ChâteaubriandYESConnected.
37Romain RollandNONeeds to be connected
19Emile DurkheimNOÉmile Zola and Émile Durkheim currently have the same photo on Wikitree
35Michel FoucaultNONeeds family, needs connected
36 Alexandre Dumas YESGet under French Roots management?
39Alphonse DaudetYESNeeds better profile
39Jean d'Ormesson YESNeeds better profile
39Sophie Rostopchine, comtesse de SégurYESNeeds better profile
7Aimé CésaireAuthor and politician from MartiniqueNo profile yet
39Arthur RimbaudYESConnected 5 April 2018, needs more family, biographyGreg Lavoie
40Paul VerlaineNO Greg
41André MauroisYESPicture, bio, etc.
42François MauriacYES
43Stendhal-Henri Beyle, no profile yet
3Olympe de GougesYESPlaywright, activistBio
4George SandYesAuthorMore primping, English bio
4Jacqueline de RomillyYesAuthorNeeds biography, family, picture

Painters, sculptors

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
6Jean-Auguste Dominique IngresNeeds family, needs connected
21Auguste RodinNeeds family, Needs connected
22Georges SeuratNeeds connectedRassinot-1
28Edouard ManetConnected May 19, 2018
45Marc ChagallNeeds Family, Needs Connected (parents are Russian)
48Jean-Honoré FragonardConnected by Isabelle, needs family, rumour of family connection with Morisot needs checking
1Claude MonetBiography needs expandingRassinot-1
11Jean François MilletConnected 24 October 2017, needs additional familyGreg Lavoie
12Edgar DegasConnection from 30 October 2017 needs further validationGreg Lavoie
14Henri MatisseConnected; needs family, biography and sourcesBarbara Cutter
16Marcel DuchampConnected; needs family, biography and sourcesGreg Lavoie
17Auguste Bartholdi Needs connected
o Auguste Renoir Connected 16 December 2017, needs biographyGreg Lavoie
o Gustave Caillebotte Needs connected, biography, family
o Camille Pissarro Needs family, biography, connection
o Alfred Sisley Connected 3 April 2018, Needs bio
o Paul Cézanne Connected 30 March 2018Barbara Cutter
o William Bouguereau Connected 20 December 2017, needs family, bioGreg Lavoie
o Eugène Delacroix Needs biography, family, connection
o Rosa Bonheur Needs biography, family, connection
o Paul Gauguin Connected 27 March 2018, Needs biography Greg Lavoie
3Jacques-Louis DavidNeeds better bio
3 Louise-Élisabeth Vigée Lebrun Needs family, bio, connection
3Henri de Toulouse-LautrecNeeds better bio
11Madame TussaudSculptorYesBio, cleanup and sourcing ancestors

Scientists, explorers, inventors

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
1Louis Braille Connected May 19, 2018
2Louis PasteurNeeds Family, Needs Connected, Needs SourcesBarbara Cutter
3André-Marie AmpèreNeeds Connected
4Charles MessierNeeds Connected,
5Jacques-Yves CousteauNeeds Sources, Needs ConnectedBarbara Cutter
6Henri BecquerelNeeds ConnectedBarbara cutter
7Evariste GaloisNeeds Connected, Needs French bio
8Louis DaguerreNeeds Family, Needs Connected
9Irène Joliot-CurieAlready connected
10Ferdinand de LessepsNeeds French and American families added Greg Lavoie
11Albert SchweitzerNeeds to be connected, could be done in concert with his cousin, Jean-Paul Sartre
12Jean-Baptiste Charcot (explorer)Needs better profile
13Jean-Martin Charcot (neurologist) Needs better profile
14Henri Poincaré (mathematician, philosopher) Needs better profile
15Augustin FresnelConnected 3 April 2018
12Alexandra David-NéelExplorerNoConnection, biographyGreg

Activits and Politicians

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
34Maximilien de RobespierreNeeds Connected, Needs parents
1Georges Danton Needs connected
2Simone VeilIs connected
o Emmanuel Joseph SièyesNeeds Profile
o Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'EureNeeds family, biography, connection
6Toussaint LouvertureGeneral, politician, from Haiti
8Félix EbouéPolitician, member of the Resistance, from French Guiana. Daughter married Léopold Sédar Senghor. No profile yet
o François AragoConnected 31 March 2018, Needs biography, family (has several distinguished members)Greg Lavoie
6Germaine TillionEthnologist, member of the Resistance Isabelle
7Geneviève Anthonioz-de GaulleActivist, member of the ResistanceNiece of connected Charles de Gaulle Profile created by JeanetteJeanette


Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
34MontcalmConnected 22 December 2017, together with Louis de Buade and Jean Talon Isabelle
39Pierre-André SuffrenNeeds connected, needs better profile
39Gilbert Motier de La Fayette Biography could be improved
39Michel Ney d'Elchingen Needs better profile

Actors, musicians and entertainers

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
38Jeanne MoreauNeeds connected
43Louis MalleNeeds Family, Needs Bio
18Gisèle Casadesus
30Jacques OffenbachConnected March 26, 2018Rassinot-1
31Josephine Baker Needs connected
31Danielle Darrieux Connected, needs better bio
3Henri SalvadorSinger born in French Guiana, parents from GuadeloupeNo profile yet
33Marcel DalioTurns out his wife Jany Holt was not really married to Réjane's son. No more ideas to connect him.

Canadian history

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
3Jean de BrébeufNeeds connected
3Gabriel LalemantNeeds connected
3Charles LalemantNeeds connected


Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
5Thérèse de LisieuxNeeds Connected
41Charles de FoucauldNeeds family, needs connected
3Jeanne CalmentNeeds connected Greg Lavoie
4Eugénie Blanchard Needs connectedLynnette Dovy
4Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel Connected Barbara Cutter
4Pierre de Coubertin Connected
8Marie MarvingtAthlete, mountaineer, aviatorProfile created by EmmaEmma

Royals and aristocrats

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
2Louis IXNeeds French bio, Needs cleaner Sources
3Blanche de CastilleNeeds Biography, Needs Sources
5Guillaume IX d'AquitaineNeeds trimming? French bio ?
7Louis-Antoine de Pardaillan de GondrinAlready connected

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On 1 May 2018 at 13:26 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

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On 1 Feb 2018 at 19:25 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Great choice, Kyla, thanks !

On 1 Feb 2018 at 17:57 GMT Kyla H wrote:

I'm working on Alexandre Dumas for Black History Month