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Personnalités Françaises

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Personnalités françaises / French notables

This page is for French notables, some with profiles needing work, some with no profile.

Black History Month special / Mois de l'histoire des Noirs

A few ideas of notables to work on in connection with Black History Month.

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsNotesTasksWorking on
1Josephine BakerEntertainer, activist, 2nd World War spyNeeds connectingRassinot-1
2Julien Clerc Singer; maternal grandfather from GuadeloupeParents and grandparents to add if someone can tackle the research
3Henri SalvadorSinger born in French Guiana, parents from GuadeloupeNo profile yet
4 Pascal LégitimusActor. Origins from Guadeloupe. Lots of interesting connections. Cousin of singer Laurent VoulzyNo profile yet
5Alexandre Dumas, pèreAuthorNeeds connecting. Some family already there but lots of gaps to fill
6Toussaint LouvertureGeneral, politician, from HaitiWould deserve a profile, not sure there would be a chance of connecting him
7Aimé CésaireAuthor and politician from MartiniqueNo profile yet
8Félix EbouéPolitician, member of the Resistance, from French Guiana. Daughter married Léopold Sédar Senghor. No profile yet

Ecrivains / Authors

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
1Emile ZolaÉmile Zola and Émile Durkheim currently have the same photo on WikitreeRassinot-1
3Victor Hugo needs better bio
3Michel de MontaigneNeeds better bio
3VoltaireNeeds ???
3Antoine de Saint-ExupéryNeeds Connected, needs better bio
4Marguerite Duras Added family members to be sourced properly
7Pierre AbélardProbably impossible to get connected
9Jean BodelStandalone profile - no hope of ever connecting it.
12Jean-Jacques RousseauNeeds family (wife) , needs Connected
14Simone de BeauvoirNeeds family, needs connected
16Guy de Maupassant Needs connection and SOURCES!! Little-known illegitimate children have been added with only Geneanet as a source...
17Jean-Paul SartreNeeds Family, Needs Connected (see Schweitzer)
23Albert CamusNeeds connected
25Jules VerneNeeds Connected
31Sully PrudhommeNeeds Family, Needs Connected
32Frédéric MistralNeeds Family, Needs Connected, ...
33Gustave FlaubertNeeds Family, Needs Connected
49Marguerite YourcenarConnected by Karen Tobo
8René DescartesConnected Aug 2017
13 Denis Diderot Connected 11 September 2017Rassinot-1
9 Louis AragonConnected 4 September 2017Rassinot-1
10Elsa TrioletConnected 4 September 2017
17François-René de ChâteaubriandConnected.
37Romain RollandNeeds to be connected
19Emile DurkheimÉmile Zola and Émile Durkheim currently have the same photo on Wikitree
35Michel FoucaultNeeds family, needs connected
36 Alexandre Dumas Needs connected
39Alphonse DaudetNeeds better profile
39Jean d'Ormesson Needs better profile
39Sophie Rostopchine, comtesse de SégurNeeds better profile

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 ManetNeeds Family, Needs Connected
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, need to add more documentation of father-in-law and his North American family, needs biographyGreg Lavoie
o Gustave Caillebotte Needs connected, biography, family
o Camille Pissarro Needs family, biography, connection
o Alfred Sisley Needs bio, family, connectionGreg Lavoie
o Paul Cézanne Needs bio, family, connectionBarbara 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 Needs biography, family (includes some notables), connection Greg Lavoie
3Jacques-Louis DavidNeeds better bio
3 Louise-Élisabeth Vigée Lebrun Needs family, bio, connection
3Henri de Toulouse-LautrecNeeds better bio

Scientists, explorers, inventors

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
1Louis Braille Needs connected
2Louis PasteurNeeds Family, Needs Connected, Needs SourcesBarbara Cutter
4André-Marie AmpèreNeeds Connected
18Charles MessierNeeds Connected,
26Jacques-Yves CousteauNeeds Sources, Needs ConnectedBarbara Cutter
29Henri BecquerelNeeds ConnectedBarbara cutter
42Evariste GaloisNeeds Connected, Needs French bio
46Louis DaguerreNeeds Family, Needs Connected
6Irène Joliot-CurieAlready connected
19Ferdinand de LessepsNeeds French and American families added Greg Lavoie
39Albert SchweitzerNeeds to be connected, could be done in concert with his cousin, Jean-Paul Sartre
39Jean-Baptiste Charcot (explorer)Needs better profile
39Jean-Martin Charcot (neurologist) Needs better profile
39Henri Poincaré (mathematician, philosopher) Needs better profile


Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
34Maximilien de RobespierreNeeds Connected, Needs parents
13Jean-Marie Le Pen
1Georges Danton Needs connected
2Simone VeilNeeds Connected
o Emmanuel Joseph SièyesNeeds Profile
o Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'EureNeeds family, biography, connection


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 Needs better profile, needs LNAB
39Michel Ney d'Elchingen Needs better profile

Actors, musicians and entertainers

Nr. Name Link to profile if it existsTasksWorking on
25Marion Cotillard
20Bérénice Bejo
27Brigitte BardotNeeds Family, Needs Connected
38Jeanne MoreauNeeds connected
40Vanessa Paradis Needs family, needs connected
43Louis MalleNeeds Family, Needs Bio
47Isabelle HuppertNeeds Family, Needs Connected
18Gisèle Casadesus
30Jacques OffenbachNeeds Connected (German born)Rassinot-1
31 Josephine Baker Needs connected
31Danielle Darrieux Connected, needs better bio

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

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

A list of unconnected notables can be found with errors 568 & 569 on the France suggestion list at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/DBE_ErrorList_FRA

This command line will retrieve notables with a French connection on Wikitree:

http://petscan.wmflabs.org/?language=en&project=wikipedia&depth=3&categories=French_people&combination=union&ns[0]=1&sparql=select %3Fperson %3FWIkiTree {%0D%0A_%3Fperson_wdt%3AP2949_%3FWikiTree%0D%0A}&ext_image_data=on&add_image=on&add_defaultsort=on&interface_language=en&active_tab=&doit=

(courtesy of Magnus Sälgö).


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