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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Josephine Baker
Dancer
3-Jun-1906 12-Apr-1975 Sensual dancer turned WWII spy
Jeremy Bentham
Philosopher
15-Feb-1748 6-Jun-1832 Proponent of Utilitarianism
Henri Bergson
Philosopher
18-Oct-1859 4-Jan-1941 L'Évolution Créatrice
Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich
Astronomer
18-May-1711 13-Feb-1787 Theoria philosophiae naturalis
Constantin Brancusi
Sculptor
19-Feb-1876 16-Mar-1957 Bird in Space
Carla Bruni
First Lady
23-Dec-1967   First Lady of France
Giovanni Domenico Cassini
Astronomer
8-Jun-1625 14-Sep-1712 Italo-French astronomer
Paul Celan
Poet
23-Nov-1920 20-Apr-1970 Todesfuge
Georges Charpak
Physicist
1-Aug-1924 29-Sep-2010 Subatomic particle detectors
Roman Cieslewicz
Artist
13-Jan-1930 21-Jan-1996 Polish poster artist
Le Corbusier
Architect
6-Oct-1887 27-Aug-1965 Most influential 20th century architect
Costa-Gavras
Film Director
12-Feb-1933   Z
Marie Curie
Chemist
7-Nov-1867 4-Jul-1934 Early nuclear chemist
Gad Elmaleh
Actor
19-Apr-1971   Midnight In Paris
César Franck
Composer
10-Dec-1822 8-Nov-1890 Symphonic Variations
Franz Joseph Gall
Doctor
9-Mar-1758 22-Aug-1828 Invented phrenology
Ante Gotovina
Military
12-Oct-1955   Croatian war criminal
Jess Hahn
Actor
29-Oct-1921 29-Jun-1998 Topkapi
Jules A. Hoffmann
Biologist
2-Aug-1941   Innate immunity
Stanley Hoffmann
Historian
27-Nov-1928   Gulliver's Troubles
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Film Director
7-Feb-1929   El Topo
Fritz Kreisler
Violinist
2-Feb-1875 29-Jan-1962 Austrian violin virtuoso
Milan Kundera
Author
1-Apr-1929   The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Olga Kurylenko
Actor
14-Nov-1979   Quantum of Solace
Wanda Landowska
Musician
5-Jul-1879 16-Aug-1959 Harpsichord virtuoso
Christa Ludwig
Singer
16-Mar-1928   Operatic mezzo-soprano
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Composer
28-Nov-1632 22-Mar-1687 Founder of French opera
Maurice, comte de Saxe
Military
28-Oct-1696 30-Nov-1750 Marshal Saxe
Jules Mazarin
Religion
14-Jul-1602 9-Mar-1661 French Cardinal and Statesman
Charles Münch
Conductor
26-Sep-1891 6-Nov-1968 Conductor, Orchestre National de France, 1962-68
Ferdinand Porsche
Engineer
3-Sep-1875 30-Jan-1951 Designer of the Volkswagen Beetle
Igor Stravinsky
Composer
17-Jun-1882 6-Apr-1971 The Rite of Spring
Henri Verneuil
Playwright
15-Oct-1920 11-Jan-2002 I as in Icarus
George Weah
Soccer
1-Oct-1966   Liberian footballer, candidate
David Williams
Philosopher
1738 29-Jun-1816 Founder, Royal Literary Fund
Gao Xingjian
Author
4-Jan-1940   Chinese expatriate, novelist


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