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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Part of the University of Paris.

Location:
Paris, France

Official Website:
http://www.univ-paris1.fr/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Renata Adler
Journalist
19-Oct-1938   Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker
Alan Alda
Actor
28-Jan-1936   Capt. Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H
Bernadette M. Allen
Diplomat
c. 1955   US Ambassador to Niger
Theo Angelopoulos
Film Director
17-Apr-1935 24-Jan-2012 Ulysses' Gaze
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Film Director
1-Oct-1943   The Name of the Rose
Ernest Ansermet
Conductor
11-Nov-1883 20-Feb-1969 Founder, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Miguel Ángel Asturias
Author
19-Oct-1899 9-Jun-1974 Guatemalan protest writer
Jacques Audiard
Film Director
30-Apr-1952   A Prophet
Aram Avakian
Film Director
23-Apr-1926 17-Jan-1987 End of the Road
Irving Babbitt
Philosopher
2-Aug-1865 15-Jul-1933 Early leader of Neohumanism
Emily Greene Balch
Activist
8-Jan-1867 9-Jan-1961 Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr
Head of State
22-Mar-1933   First President of Iran, 1980-81
Jean-Marc Barr
Actor
27-Sep-1960   Europa
Jean Baudrillard
Philosopher
29-Jul-1929 6-Mar-2007 Simulacra and Simulation
Romare Bearden
Painter
2-Sep-1911 12-Mar-1988 Collagist
Simone de Beauvoir
Activist
9-Jan-1908 14-Apr-1986 The Second Sex
Georges Bernanos
Novelist
20-Feb-1888 5-Jul-1948 The Diary of a Country Priest
Georges Bidault
Head of State
5-Oct-1899 27-Jan-1983 French President, PM, and Foreign Minister
Alfred Binet
Psychologist
11-Jul-1857 8-Oct-1911 Binet-Simon intelligence test
Léon Blum
Head of State
9-Apr-1872 30-Mar-1950 Thrice Prime Minister of France
Nicolas Boileau
Poet
1-Nov-1636 13-Mar-1711 Satires du Sieur D...
Sissela Bok
Scholar
2-Dec-1934   Ethicist
Yves Bonnefoy
Poet
24-Jun-1923   Du Mouvement et de l'immobilité de Douve
Louise Bourgeois
Sculptor
25-Dec-1911 31-May-2010 Crouching Spider
Charles Boyer
Actor
28-Aug-1899 26-Aug-1978 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Fernand Braudel
Historian
24-Aug-1902 27-Nov-1985 La méditerranée
André Brink
Novelist
29-May-1935   A Dry White Season
Louis de Broglie
Physicist
15-Aug-1892 19-Mar-1987 Discovered the wave nature of electrons
R. Nicholas Burns
Government
28-Jan-1956   Under Secy of State for Political Affairs, 2005-08
Michel Butor
Author
14-Sep-1926   L'emploi du temps
Ernest Callenbach
Author
3-Apr-1929 16-Apr-2012 Ecotopia
Corinne Calvet
Actor
30-Apr-1925 23-Jun-2001 Sailor Beware
Karel Capek
Author
9-Jan-1890 25-Dec-1938 R.U.R.
Kitty Carlisle
Singer
3-Sep-1910 18-Apr-2007 A Night at the Opera
Henri Cartan
Mathematician
8-Jul-1904 13-Aug-2008 Leader of the math Bourbakistes
R. V. Cassill
Novelist
17-May-1919 25-Mar-2002 Dr. Cobb's Game
Claude Chabrol
Film Director
24-Jun-1930 12-Sep-2010 La Cérémonie
Costa-Gavras
Film Director
12-Feb-1933   Z
André F. Cournand
Scientist
24-Sep-1895 19-Feb-1988 Cardiac catheterization
Marie Curie
Chemist
7-Nov-1867 4-Jul-1934 Early nuclear chemist
Pierre Curie
Physicist
15-May-1859 19-Apr-1906 Early investigator of radiation
John Gunther Dean
Diplomat
24-Feb-1926   US Ambassador to India, 1985-88
Henri Alexandre Deslandres
Astronomer
24-Jul-1853 15-Jan-1948 Spectroheliograph
Abdou Diouf
Head of State
7-Sep-1935   President of Senegal, 1981-2000
Peter Duchin
Pianist
28-Jul-1937   Rebel Rouser
John Foster Dulles
Government
25-Feb-1888 24-May-1959 Eisenhower's Secretary of State
Marguerite Duras
Novelist
4-Apr-1914 3-Mar-1996 Hiroshima mon Amour
T. S. Eliot
Poet
26-Sep-1888 4-Jan-1965 Author of "The Waste Land"
Robert Faurisson
Scholar
25-Jan-1929   French Holocaust denier
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poet
24-Mar-1919   A Coney Island of the Mind
Howard Freeman
Actor
9-Dec-1899 11-Dec-1967 Theatre and character actor
Édouard Glissant
Poet
21-Sep-1928 3-Feb-2011 L'Intention Poétique
Jean-Luc Godard
Film Director
3-Dec-1930   Vivre sa Vie
Jorie Graham
Poet
9-May-1951   The Dream of the Unified Field
Brion Gysin
Artist
19-Jan-1916 13-Jul-1986 Inventor of the Dreamachine
Philip C. Habib
Diplomat
25-Feb-1920 24-May-1992 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1971-74
Virginia Hall
Spy
6-Apr-1906 14-Jul-1982 American spy
Eric Hippeau
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Ziff-Davis, 1993-2000
Richard Howard
Poet
13-Oct-1929   Untitled Subjects
François Jacob
Scientist
17-Jun-1920 19-Apr-2013 Operon theory of genetic control
Pierre Janssen
Astronomer
22-Feb-1824 23-Dec-1907 Solar observer
Irène Joliot-Curie
Physicist
12-Sep-1897 17-Mar-1956 Artificial radioactivity
Leon Jouhaux
Labor Leader
1-Jul-1879 28-Apr-1954 Union leader, Nobel Prize recipient
Kamal Jumblatt
Politician
6-Dec-1917 16-Mar-1977 Former Leader of the Druze
Ernest Just
Biologist
14-Aug-1883 27-Oct-1941 Cell surfaces and egg fertilization
Stanley Karnow
Journalist
4-Feb-1925 27-Jan-2013 In Our Image
Marilyn Kelly
Judge
15-Apr-1938   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Nan Kempner
Socialite
24-Jul-1930 3-Jul-2005 New York City socialite
X. J. Kennedy
Poet
21-Aug-1929   Juvenile poet, Brats
Noor Inayat Khan
Spy
1-Jan-1914 13-Sep-1944 British spy, children's author, captured by Nazis
Victor Kiam
Business
7-Dec-1926 27-May-2001 Liked it so much, he bought the company
David Kimche
Spy
1928 8-Mar-2010 Israeli spy, masterminded Iran-Contra
Charles Korvin
Actor
21-Nov-1907 18-Jun-1998 Interpol Calling
J. Krishnamurti
Religion
12-May-1895 18-Feb-1986 Theosophist guru
Nicholas Kurti
Physicist
14-May-1908 24-Nov-1998 Molecular gastronomy
Alan G. Lafley
Business
13-Jun-1947   CEO of Procter & Gamble, 2000-09
Reginald Le Borg
Film Director
11-Dec-1902 25-Mar-1989 The Mummy's Ghost
Michel Leiris
Author
20-Apr-1901 30-Sep-1990 Surrealist, ethnographer, autobiographer
Claude Lévi-Strauss
Anthropologist
28-Nov-1908 1-Nov-2009 French anthropologist
Wyndham Lewis
Painter
18-Nov-1882 7-Mar-1957 Vorticist movement
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
Jean-Marie Lustiger
Religion
17-Sep-1926 5-Aug-2007 Archbishop of Paris, 1981-2005
Antonio Machado
Poet
26-Jul-1875 22-Feb-1939 Generation of '98
Lincoln MacVeagh
Diplomat
1-Oct-1890 15-Jan-1972 Roosevelt's Ambassador to Greece
Nicolas Malebranche
Philosopher
6-Aug-1638 13-Oct-1715 De la recherche de la vérité
Louis Malle
Film Director
30-Oct-1932 23-Nov-1995 Atlantic City
Gabriel Marcel
Philosopher
7-Dec-1889 8-Oct-1973 French existential philosopher
Jean-Luc Marion
Philosopher
3-Jul-1946   Phenomenologist, God Without Being
Jacques Maritain
Philosopher
18-Nov-1882 28-Apr-1973 Interpreter of St. Thomas
Jean Martinon
Conductor
10-Jan-1910 1-Mar-1976 Music Director, Chicago Symphony, 1963-68
Peter Matthiessen
Novelist
22-May-1927   At Play in the Fields of the Lord
Sergio de Mello
Government
15-Mar-1948 19-Aug-2003 UN Representative to Iraq killed by carbomb
Thomas M. Messer
Curator
9-Feb-1920 15-May-2013 Director of the Guggenheim, 1961-88
Dina Meyer
Actor
22-Dec-1968   Starship Troopers
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Henri Moissan
Chemist
28-Sep-1852 20-Feb-1907 Isolated fluorine
Luc Montagnier
Scientist
18-Aug-1932   Co-Discoverer of HIV
Bill Murray
Actor
21-Sep-1950   Meatballs, SNL alumnus
Marcel Ophüls
Film Director
1-Nov-1927   The Sorrow and the Pity
Holly Robinson Peete
Actor
18-Sep-1964   For Your Love
Georges Perec
Novelist
7-Mar-1936 3-Mar-1982 La Vie: mode d'emploi
Jean Piaget
Psychologist
9-Aug-1896 17-Sep-1980 Elaborated the stages of childhood
Marcel Proust
Author
10-Jul-1871 18-Nov-1922 In Search of Lost Time
Raymond Queneau
Novelist
21-Feb-1903 25-Oct-1976 Zazie dans le métro
Stanley Reed
Judge
31-Dec-1884 2-Apr-1980 US Supreme Court Justice, 1938-57
Tim Rice
Songwriter
10-Nov-1944   Collaborator with Andrew Lloyd Webber
Charles Richet
Scientist
26-Aug-1850 4-Dec-1935 Studied anaphylaxis and ectoplasm
Nicholas Ridley
Religion
c. 1500 16-Oct-1555 Anglican Bishop and martyr
Leslie V. Rowe
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Papua New Guinea
Ibrahim Rugova
Government
2-Dec-1944 21-Jan-2006 President of Kosovo, 1992-2006
Mário de Sá-Carneiro
Poet
19-May-1890 26-Apr-1916 Dispersão
Françoise Sagan
Novelist
21-Jun-1935 24-Sep-2004 Bonjour Tristesse
Nathalie Sarraute
Novelist
18-Jul-1900 19-Oct-1999 Portrait of a Man Unknown
Edward Schillebeeckx
Religion
12-Nov-1914 23-Dec-2009 Catholic theologian
Frederick Hanley Seares
Astronomer
17-May-1873 20-Jul-1964 Astronomer at Mt. Wilson Observatory
Giorgos Seferis
Poet
1-Mar-1900 20-Sep-1971 Imerolóyion katastrómatos
Jorge Semprún
Novelist
10-Dec-1923 7-Jun-2011 Screenplay for Z
Léopold Senghor
Head of State
9-Oct-1906 20-Dec-2001 President of Senegal, 1960-80
Fulton J. Sheen
Religion
8-May-1895 9-Dec-1979 America's first televangelist
Robert B. Silvers
Editor
31-Dec-1929   The New York Review of Books
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Actor
30-May-1899 9-Jul-1979 Paris '90
Nathan Söderblom
Religion
15-Jan-1866 12-Jul-1931 Archbishop of Sweden
Terry Southern
Novelist
1-May-1924 29-Oct-1995 Dr. Strangelove
Ronald Steel
Scholar
25-Mar-1931   Pax Americana
George Steiner
Critic
23-Apr-1929   After Babel
John Millington Synge
Playwright
16-Apr-1871 24-Mar-1909 The Playboy of the Western World
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Diplomat
2-Feb-1754 17-May-1838 Preeminent French diplomat
Ida M. Tarbell
Journalist
5-Nov-1857 6-Jan-1944 History of the Standard Oil Company
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Philosopher
1-May-1881 10-Apr-1955 The Phenomenon of Man
Michel Tournier
Novelist
19-Dec-1924   Le Roi des aulnes
John Turner
Head of State
7-Jun-1929   Prime Minister of Canada, 1984
Agnès Varda
Film Director
30-May-1928   Cleo from 5 to 7
Jacques Vergès
Attorney
5-Mar-1925   Attorney specializing in defense of monsters
Linda Vester
Talk Show Host
11-Jun-1965   Fox News Channel talk show host
Vera Wang
Fashion Designer
27-Jun-1949   Designer of wedding dresses
Sam Waterston
Actor
15-Nov-1940   Asst DA Jack McCoy on Law & Order
Eugen Weber
Historian
24-Apr-1925 17-May-2007 The Western Tradition
Ruth Westheimer
Talk Show Host
4-Jun-1928   4'7" of concentrated sex
Daniel Wildenstein
Business
11-Sep-1917 23-Oct-2001 Wildenstein & Company
Iannis Xenakis
Composer
9-May-1922 4-Feb-2001 Avant-garde composer

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Raymond Aron
Philosopher
14-Mar-1905 17-Oct-1983 Political philosopher, social theorist
Irving Babbitt
Philosopher
2-Aug-1865 15-Jul-1933 Early leader of Neohumanism
Simone de Beauvoir
Activist
9-Jan-1908 14-Apr-1986 The Second Sex
Claude Bernard
Doctor
12-Jul-1813 10-Feb-1878 French physiologist
Alfred Binet
Psychologist
11-Jul-1857 8-Oct-1911 Binet-Simon intelligence test
Louis de Broglie
Physicist
15-Aug-1892 19-Mar-1987 Discovered the wave nature of electrons
Ferdinand Buisson
Activist
20-Dec-1841 16-Feb-1932 French pacifist, Nobel Prize recipient
Élie Cartan
Mathematician
9-Apr-1869 6-May-1951 Spinor groups
Marie Curie
Chemist
7-Nov-1867 4-Jul-1934 Early nuclear chemist
Pierre Curie
Physicist
15-May-1859 19-Apr-1906 Early investigator of radiation
Jacques Derrida
Philosopher
15-Jul-1930 9-Oct-2004 Deconstructionism, Intellectual Terrorist
Robert Faurisson
Scholar
25-Jan-1929   French Holocaust denier
Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac
Chemist
6-Dec-1778 9-May-1850 Researched gases, etc.
François Guizot
Head of State
4-Oct-1787 12-Oct-1874 Prime Minister of France, 1847-48
Irène Joliot-Curie
Physicist
12-Sep-1897 17-Mar-1956 Artificial radioactivity
Paul Langevin
Physicist
23-Jan-1872 19-Dec-1946 Studied piezoelectricity
Gabriel Lippmann
Physicist
16-Aug-1845 13-Jul-1921 Photographic color plate
Jean-Luc Marion
Philosopher
3-Jul-1946   Phenomenologist, God Without Being
Henri Moissan
Chemist
28-Sep-1852 20-Feb-1907 Isolated fluorine
Jacques Monod
Scientist
9-Feb-1910 31-May-1976 Operon theory of genetic control
Luc Montagnier
Scientist
18-Aug-1932   Co-Discoverer of HIV
Louis Pasteur
Chemist
27-Dec-1822 28-Sep-1895 Discovered process of pasteurization
Jean Perrin
Physicist
30-Sep-1870 17-Apr-1942 Verified atomic nature of matter
Henri Poincaré
Mathematician
29-Apr-1854 17-Jul-1912 Poincaré Conjecture
Charles Richet
Scientist
26-Aug-1850 4-Dec-1935 Studied anaphylaxis and ectoplasm
Romain Rolland
Novelist
29-Jan-1866 30-Dec-1944 Jean-Christophe
Pedro Salinas
Poet
27-Nov-1891 4-Dec-1951 Generation of '27

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alfred Binet
Psychologist
11-Jul-1857 8-Oct-1911 Binet-Simon intelligence test
Gabriel Lippmann
Physicist
16-Aug-1845 13-Jul-1921 Photographic color plate


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