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Keith Abbott

Laure Junot d' Abrantès

(born November 6, 1784 in Montpellier and died June 7, 1838 in Paris)

Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantes, born Laure Adelaïde Constance Permon.

Arthur Adamov

(Kislovodsk: 23 August 1908 - Paris: 15 March 1970)

Janine Aeply

Elder Berte

Jean Ajalbert

(born on 10 June 1863 in Levallois-Perret, and died on 14 January 1947 in Cahors)

Henri Alain-Fournier

Henri-Alban Fournier

(Born October 3, 1886 in La Chapelle-d'Angillon in the Cher and killed in action on September 22, 1914 in Saint-Remy-la-Calonne)

Henri-Alban Fournier, born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, spent part of his childhood in Epineuil-le-Fleuriel where his parents were teachers. At the age of twelve, he entered the Lycée Voltaire in Paris, then the Lycée Lakanal in Sceaux. After his military service, he gave up the idea of entering the Ecole Normale, and returned, thanks to Charle Morice, to Paris-Journal and wrote a literary column for several years. He also gives poems, essays and short stories to several magazines. But Alain-Fournier devotes most of his time to writing a novel, the Great Meaulnes. First published in serial form, in La NRF, it was edited in volume, by Emile-Paul Frères, in September 1913. It was an immediate success and just missed out on the Goncourt prize. In 1914, Alain-Fournier begins a new novel, Northern Dove and a play. But the war stops him. He is mobilized on August 2nd and joins the 288th infantry regiment which takes part in the Battle of the Marne. Sent on reconnaissance near Saint-Remy, he crossed the Calonne trench with his company and fell into an ambush. He was killed instantly. He was 28 years old.

Guillot Laure Albin

(Paris: 14 February 1879 - Nogent-sur-Marne: 22 February 1962)

Arsene Alexander

Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado de Faria

(Itabuna, State of Bahia: 10 August 1912 - Salvador, State of Bahia: 6 August 2001)

Brazilian writer of the modernist school.

Duke of Antin

Louis-Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin, Marquis d'Antin, de Gondrin et de Montespan (1701), then 1st Duke d'Antin

( Paris : 5 September 1665 - 2 November 1736)

Guillaume Apollinaire

William Albert Vladimir Alexander Apollinaire of Kostrowitzky

(born Polish subject of the Russian Empire, August 26, 1880 in Rome and died in Paris on November 9, 1918).

Louis Aragon

(Paris: October 3, 1897 - December 24, 1982)

Paul Arène

(born June 26, 1843 in Sisteron and died December 17, 1896 in Antibes)

Marcel Arland

(Varennes-sur-Amance - Haute-Marne: 5 July 1899; Saint-Sauveur-sur-École - Seine-et-Marne: 12 January 1986)

Antonin Artaud

(born in Marseille on 4 September 1896 and died in Ivry-sur-Seine on 4 March 1948)

Marie-Jeanne d' Aumale

(Vergies , Somme : 07 1683 - Soissons, Aisne : 12-1756)
Coming from a noble family from Picardy. Admitted to the house of education of Saint-Cyr, she became in 1705 the secretary of Mrs de Maintenon.

Paul Auster

Paul Benjamin Auster

(Newark, New Jersey, USA: February 3, 1947)

Jean Autin

(1921 – 1991)

Charles Autrand

(born in the Comtat Venaissin1 in 1918 and died in Paris in 1976)



Marcel Ayme

(Joigny: 29 March 1902 - the 18ᵉ arrondissement of Paris: 14 October 1967)

Bailly Jean Sylvain

(Paris: September 15, 1736 - November 12, 1793) French mathematician, astronomer, writer and politician. He was the first mayor of Paris.

Dorothy Baker

(Missoula, Montana, USA: April 21, 1907 - Terra Bella, California, USA: June 17, 1968)

Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de BalzacHe was born Honoré Balzac in Tours on 20 May 1799 and died in Paris on 18 August 1850.

Theodore de Banville

(born on 14 March 1823 in Moulins - Allier and died on 13 March 1891 in Paris 6th arrondissement)

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly

(Born on 2 November 1808 in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte (Manche), Normandy, died on 23 April 1889 in Paris).

Auguste Barbier

(Paris: 28 April 1805- Nice: 13 February 1882)

Maurice Barres

Maurice Barrès was born in 1862 in Charmes (Vosges) and died on 4 December 1923 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Seine).

Charles Baudelaire

(Paris: 9 April 1821- 31 August 1867)

Hervé Bazin

(born on 17 April 1911 in Angers, commune where he died on 17 February 1996)

Marcel Béalu

Selles-sur-Cher: 30 October 1908 - Paris: 19 June 1993

Fanny de Beauharnais

(Paris: October 4, 1737 - July 2, 1813)

Simone de Beauvoir

(Paris: January 9, 1908 - April 14, 1986)

Samuel Beckett

(Foxrock - Dublin: 13 April 1906 - Paris: 22 December 1989)

William Thomas Beckford

(London: 1 October 1760 - Bath: 2 May 1844)

Maurice Bedel

(Paris: December 30, 1883 - La Genauraye à Thuré: October 15, 1954)

Maurice Bellonte

(Meru: October 25, 1896 - Paris: January 14, 1984)

Edmond Benisti

Pierre-Jean de Béranger

(born on August 19, 1780 in Paris, and died in Paris on July 16, 1857).

Henri Béraud

(Lyon: 21 September 1885 - Saint-Clément-des-Baleines on the Ile de Ré: 24 October 1958)

Emmanuel Berl

(born on 2 August 1892 in Le Vésinet and died on 22 September 1976)

Hector Berlioz

(La Côte-Saint-André, Isère: 11 December 1803 - Paris: 8 March 1869-

French composer, conductor, music critic and writer.

Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

(Le Havre: January 19, 1737; Éragny: January 21, 1814)

François Bernouard


French publisher of the early 20th century, poet and playwright.

Paterne Berrichon

Paterne Berrichon (1855-1922), whose real name was Pierre Dufour, came to Paris in 1880 to attend the École des Beaux-Arts. Painter, sculptor, draftsman, he also became a poet by frequenting literary circles, meeting Paul Verlaine who signed the frontispiece-poem of Cursed Wine  :  "To Paterne Berrichon / Both of us have this weakness / To love good verses / And to love our rest; / So everything to the point of randomness / Punishes on our sad skins / These lizard principles. »

Admirer of Rimbaud, he will become his brother-in-law, after his marriage with Isabelle, the poet's younger sister. From then on, he will be one of the most important promoters and defenders of the work of the cursed poet.

André Berry

(Bordeaux: 1ᵉʳ August 1902 - Paris: 7 October 1986)

Adrien Bertrand

(Nyons : 4 August 1888 - Grasse : November 18, 1917)

Prince George Bibesco

(Bucharest, 1834 - Istanbul Turkey, 1902)

Pierre Blanchar

(30 June 1892 Philippeville in Algeria - 21 November 1963 in Suresnes).
Actor and director.

Antoine Blondin

(Paris: 11 April 1922 - 7 June 1991)

Christian Bobin

( Creusot, Saône-et-Loire : 24 April 1951)

Prix des Deux Magots (1993)
Catholic Grand Prize for Literature (1993)
2010 Panorama - La Procure Spirituality Book Award 2010
Academy Awards (2016)

Jean Boccace

Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313 in Certaldo in Tuscany - December 21, 1375 in his native town)

Giovanni Boccaccio, in French Jean Boccace, Boccacio or Boccace .

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

(Dijon, Kingdom of France: 27 September 1627 - Paris, Kingdom of France: Death 12 April 1704)

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulle

(Avignon: 20 February 1912 - Paris: 31 January 1994)

Françoise Marie de Bourbon

Françoise-Marie de Bourbon, Second Mademoiselle de Blois

(Château de Maintenon: 4 May 1677 - at Saint-Cloud: 1 February 1749)
Legitimate daughter of France, by her marriage to the Duchess of Chartres and Duchess of Orleans. Natural daughter that Louis XIV secretly had from the Marquise de Montespan.

Paul Bourget

(born in Amiens on 2 September 1852 and died in Paris on 25 December 1935)

Joé Bousquet

(born in Narbonne on 19 March 1897 and died in Carcassonnecle on 28 September 1950).

Nicolas Bouvier

(born on 6 March 1929 in Le Grand-Lancy and died on 17 February 1998 in Geneva)

Emmanuel Bove

Pierre Dugast Emmanuel Valois

(Paris :

André Breton

(born in Tinchebray in the Orne region of France on 19 February 1896, died in Paris on 28 September 1966)


Elizabeth Ann Britton Harding

(Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.: October 22, 1919 - Welches, Oregon, U.S.: November 17, 2005)

Auguste Brizeux

(Lorient: 12 September 1803 - Montpellier: 3 May 1858)

Renée Brock

(Liege: 13 September 1912 - Tilff: 12 March 1980)

Aristide Bruant

(Courtenay: 6 May 1851 to - Paris: 11 February 1925)

Camille Bryen

Camille Bryen, real name Camille Briand (Nantes: 17 September 1907 - Paris: 8 May 1977), French abstract and tachist poet, painter and engraver, member of the New School of Paris.

Samuel Butler

(Nottinghamshire: 4 December 1835 - London: 18 June 1902)

Michel Butor

(Mons-en-Barœul: 14 September 1926 - Contamine-sur-Arvemort: 24 August 2016)

Guy Cabanel

(Bézier: 31 March 1926)

Louis Calaferte

Louis CALAFERTE (1928-1994)

Henri Calet

(Paris: 3 March 1904 - Vence: 14 July 1956)

Albert Camus

Truman Capote

Truman Streckfus Persons

(New Orleans: September 30, 1924 - Los Angeles: August 25, 1984)

Jules Case

Jules Richard Case

(Meaning: 24 June 1854; Strasbourg: 15 December 1931)

Jean Cassou

(Deusto: 9 July 1897 - Paris: 16 January 1986)

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Louis-Ferdinand Destouches

(born May 27, 1894 in Courbevoie and died July 1, 1961 in Meudon)

Blaise Cendrars

Frédéric Louis Sauser, Freddy Sausey, Jack Lee, Diogenes

(born on 1 September 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and died on 21 January 1961 in Paris)

René Char

(L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: 14 June 1907 - Paris: 19 February 1988)

Jacques Chardonne

Jacques Boutelleau

(Barbezieux: January 2, 1884 - La Frette-sur-Seine: May 29, 1968)

François-René Chateaubriand

(Augustus), Viscount de Chateaubriand...

Born in Saint-Malo on 4 September 1768 and died in Paris on 4 July 1848.

Alphonse de Chateaubriant

(born in Rennes on 25 March 1877 and died in exile in Kitzbühel, Austria, on 2 May 1951)

Alexander Chatrian

Alexander Chatrian (born 18 December 1826 in Soldatenthal and died 3 September 1890 in Villemomble)

Malcolm de Chazal

(born in Vacoas, Mauritius, on 12 September 1902 and died in Curepipe on 1 October 1981)

Louis Jules Chouard

Pierre Vernou

(Vernou-sur-Seine: 17 December 1865 - Épineuil: 9 October 1927)

Winston Churchill

Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

(Blenheim Palace, Woodstock - Oxfordshire - United Kingdom: 30 November 1874; London: 24 January 1965)

Émil Cioran

emil sjɔʁɑ̃ - eˈmil t͡ʃoˈran

(Resinár, Austria-Hungary, currently Rășinari in Romania: 8 April 1911 - Paris: 20 June 1995)

Jean Clamorgan

Jean Clamorgan (1480-1566)

Born in 1480, in Saane, in the diocese of Coutances. Died in 1566, in St Pierre l'Eglise, Manche.

Lord of Saane, Captain then Admiral in the French Navy for almost 50 years, he retired to his lands in the Cotentin region. A great hunter, he is the author of only one book published in the Wolf hunt (1566, Paris, J. Du Puys), his treatise on navigation and shipbuilding was never printed.

Aimé Clerc

Jean Cocteau

Born on 5 July 1889 in Maisons-Laffitte and died on 11 October 1963 in his house in Milly-la-Forêt. French poet, graphic designer, draftsman, playwright and filmmaker, member of the Académie française from 1955.

Louis Codet

(Perpignan: 8 October 1876 - Le Havre: 27 December 1914)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

(Ottery St Mary, Devon : 21 octobre 1772,  Highgate : 25 juillet 1834)

Gabrielle-Sidonie Colette

Born on 28 January 1873 in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye (Yonne) - died on 3 August 1954 in Paris. Mime, actress and journalist, a French woman of letters known above all as a novelist, Colette was after Judith Gautier in 1910, the second woman elected member of the Goncourt academy in 1945, of which she became president between 1949 and 1954.

Paul Colin

(Meaning: February 10, 1920; Clamart: March 20, 2018)

Prix Goncourt in 1950 for The Wild Games.

Joseph Conrad

Teodor Józef Konrad Korzeniowski herb. Nałęcz

(born on 3 December 1857 in Berditchev - Ukraine - Russian Empire and died on 3 August 1924 in Bishopsbourne - Kent - England )

Pierre Corneille

the Great Crow, Cornelius the Elder...

(born 6 June 1606 in Rouen and died 1 October 1684 in Paris)

Anna Corrêa

Julio Cortázar

Julio Florencio Cortázar Descotte

(Argentine : 26 août 1914 – Paris : 12 février 1984)

Albert Cossery

(Cairo, Egypt: 3 November 1913 - Paris: 22 June 2008)

Dieudonné Costes

(Septfonds: 14 November 1892 - Paris: 18 May 1973)

Alain Coulange

(Marseille : 23 février 1950)

Philipe-Emmanuel Marquis de Coulanges

Philippe-Emmanuel de Coulanges known as the Marquis de Coulanges

(Paris: August 23, 1633 - January 31, 1716)

Georges Courteline

Georges Moinaux or Sparrow

(born June 25, 1858 in Tours, died June 25, 1929 in Paris)

René Crevel

(born on August 10, 1900 in Paris 10 and died on June 18, 1935 in Paris)

Ramón de la Cruz

Ramón de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla

(Madrid: 28 March 1731 - 5 March 1794)


James Curwood

James Oliver "Jim" Curwood

(June 12, 1878 - August 13, 1927)

Hubert Damisch

Hubert Damisch (1928) philosophe français spécialisé en esthétique et histoire de l’art est professeur à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales de Paris.

Georges Darien

(born Georges Hippolyte Adrien, 6 April 1862 - died 19 August 1921, in Paris)

Alphonse Daudet

(born on 13 May 1840 in Nîmes in the Gard department and died on 16 December 1897 in Paris)

Charles De Gaulle

General de Gaulle

(born on 22 November 1890 in Lille - died on 9 November 1970 in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises)

Jacques Debû-Bridel

(Mézières-en-Drouais, Eure-et-Loir: 22 August 1902 - Paris: 20 October 1993)

Writer, French politician, Resistance fighter (member of the National Council of Resistance), Gaullist senator (RPF) (1948-1958), news director of Radio Monte-Carlo (1960-1967), one of the leaders of left-wing Gaullism (Democratic Labour Union).

Régine Deforges

(Montmorillon: August 15, 1935 - Paris: April 3, 2014)

Lise Deharme

Lise Anne-Marie Hirtz

(Paris 8e: 5 May 1898 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine: 19 January 1980)

Casimir Delavigne

(Le Havre: April 4, 1793; Lyon: December 11, 1843)

Yanette Delétang-Tardif

(Roubaix: 18 June 1902 - Paris: at 

Jacques Delfau

Albert Delvallé

Alidor Delzant

(Condé-sur-Escaut: 1848; Astaffort: 1905)

Michel Déon

(Paris 4 August 1919 - Galway 28 December 2016)

Paul Dermée

Camille Zéphirin Janssen

(born 13 April 1886 in Liège, died 27 December 1951 in Paris)

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, born in Douai on 20 June 1786 and died in Paris on 23 July 1859.

Paul Desjardins

Louis Paul Abel Desjardins

(Paris: 22 November 1859 - Pontigny: 13 March 1940)

Luc Dietrich

(Dijon: 17 March 1913 - Paris: 12 August 1944)

Jean Donneau de Visé

(Paris, 3 or 4 December 1638 - 8 July 1710)

Marie Dorval

Marie Amélie Thomase Delaunay

(Lorient: 7 January 1798 - Paris 7th: 20 May 1849)

Pierre Drieu la Rochelle

(born on January 3, 1893 in the 10th arrondissement of Paris and died in the 17th arrondissement of Paris on March 15, 1945)

Marcel Droüet

(Sedan: 19 August 1888 - Consenvoye: 4 January 1915)

Born in Sedan, Marcel Drouet contributed to several magazines: Le Divan, Les Guêpes, and the Revue critique des Idées et des Livres. In 1911, he became secretary general of the Marches de l'Est. This review was founded in 1909 by a handful of writers mobilized against the threatening pangermanist. Close to Georges Ducrocq, Maurice Barrès, Paul Drouot, he published two works in 1912: Quelques Feuillets du livre Juvénile and L'Ombre qui tourne. 

Paul Drouot

(Vouziers: 21 May 1886 - Aix-Noulette: 9 June 1915)

Born in Vouziers, he studied in Paris, participated in the creation of the review Psyché and published three volumes of verse. He joined the 131st RI then the 3rd battalion of foot soldiers. On the 8th June 1915, he was hit by shrapnel in front of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. 

Maurice Druon

(Paris : 23 avril 1918 – 14 avril 2009)

Georges Duhamel

(Paris: 30 June 18841 - Valmondois, Seine-et-Oise: 13 April 1966)

Civilization: Goncourt Prize 1918
Member of the Académie Française from 1935.

Odette Dulac

(1865-1939) is the artist name of Jeanne Latrilhe, French singer, painter, sculptor and writer from the Southwest. After receiving a solid education, she enchants theaters and cabarets of the Belle Epoque with her soprano voice and impeccable diction. But in 1904, she abandoned the stage of the Butte Montmartre to devote herself to painting, sculpture and writing. Her first novel, Le Droit au plaisir [The Right to Pleasure], exploring female desire, was published in 1908. Then, Le Silence des Femmes [The Silence of Women], La houille rouge [The Red Coal], Les enfants de la violence [The Children of Violence], L'Enferno d'une embrace [The Inferno of an Embrace], in which the themes of love were expressed to the feminist activist, defending women's right to vote, the creation of maternity and nurseries, the development of childcare. In addition to her novels, from 1917 she published in various chronicles, stories and short stories. She became a member of the Société des gens de lettres in 1922 under the patronage of Aristide Bruant.

Alexandre Dumas (son)

(born on 22 July 1824 in Paris and died on 27 November 1895 in Marly-le-Roi)

Alexandre Dumas (father)

(born on 24 July 1802 in Villers-Cotterêts in the Aisne and died on 5 December 1870 in Puys, near Dieppe in Seine-Maritime).

René-Louis DUMAS

Poet, son of the famous composer Louis Dumas, he was awarded the Paul Hervieu Prize of the French Academy in 1952 for his work In the gardens of Ronsard.

Raymond Duncan

(San Francisco: November 1, 1874 - Cavalaire-sur-Mer: August 14, 1966)

Jacques Dupin

(born March 4, 1927 in Privas and died October 27, 2012 in Paris)

Claire de Duras

Claire Louisa Rose Bonne, Duchess of Duras, Coëtnempren de Kersaint

(born in 1777 or 1778 in Brest and died on 16 January 1828 in Nice)

Marguerite Duras

(born April 4, 1914 in Gia Định (near Saigon), then in French Indochina and died March 3, 1996 in Paris)

Lawrence Durrell

Born on 27 February 1912 in Jalandhar in the British Indies - died on 7 November 1990 in Sommières in France.

Jean Echenoz

(Orange, Vaucluse: December 26, 1947 )

1983 Prix Médicis for Cherokee
1999 Goncourt Prize for I'm leaving.

Giovanni Battista Egnazio

Giovanni Battista Egnazio (Venice, 1473?-1553): Humanist, philologist, poet and prose writer, he was a pupil of the Political Angel and a fellow disciple of Leo X, the friend of Erasmus and of Pietro Bembo, Sabellico's opponent. Professor of eloquence in Venice (in 1520), he wrote numerous commentaries on classical works, published by Aldo Manuzio.

Gustave Eiffel

Alexandre Gustave Bonickhausen dit Eiffel

(Dijon: December 15, 1832 - Paris: December 7, 1923)

He is an engineer from Central France and a French industrialist, who notably participated in the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Garabit Viaduct and the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Paul Éluard

Eugene Grindel

(born in Saint-Denis on 14 December 1895 and died in Charenton-le-Pont on 18 November 1952)

Emile Erckmann

Emile Erckmann (born May 21, 1822 in Phalsbourg and died March 14, 1899 in Lunéville)

Charles Estienne

Charles Estienne (1504 (?) - 1564), French physician, printer and writer, known by the Latin name Carolus Stephanus.

Michel Fardoulis-Lagrange

Michel Fardoulis

(Caire :  9 août 1910 – Paris :  26 avril 1994)

Léon Paul Fargue

(born on March 3, 1876 in the 1 district of Paris and died on November 24, 1947 in the 6 district of Paris)

William Faulkner


Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin

(born May 8, 1903 in Marseille and died February 26, 1971 in Paris)

Léo Ferré

- Castellina (Tuscany, Italy)

Gustave Flaubert

(born in Rouen on 12 December 18211 and died in Croisset, a locality of the commune of Canteleu, on 8 May 1880)

Robert de Flers

(born in Pont-l'Évêque on 25 November 1872 and died in Vittel on 30 July 1927)

Marquis de La Motte-Ango, Count of Flers, playwright member of the French Academy.

Fernand Fleuret

(born on 1 April 1883 in Gondrecourt and died on 18 June 1945 in Paris)

Paul Fort

Hector France

(Mirecourt: 5 July 1837 - Rueil-Malmaison: 19 August 1908)

Anatole France

Born on 16 April 1844 in Paris, and died on 12 October 1924 in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (Indre-et-Loire).

His real name, François Anatole Thibault, was considered one of the greatest writers and literary critics of the Third Republic.

Calors Franqui

(born on 4 December 1921 in Las Villas (Cuba) and died on 16 April 2010 in Puerto Rico)

Cuban writer, poet, journalist, art critic and political activist.

Charles Garnier

Jean Louis Charles Garnier

(Paris: November 6, 18251 - August 3, 1898)

Romain Gary

Roman Kacew, Emile Ajar, Fosco Sinibaldi , Shatan Bogat

(Vilna in the Russian Empire, now Vilnius in Lithuania: May 21, 1914 - Paris: December 2, 1980).

Judith Gautier

Louise Charlotte Ernestine Gautier, Mrs. Catulle Mendès

Born in Paris on August 25, 1845 and died in Saint-Énogat (now Dinard) on December 26, 1917.

Théophile Gautier

(born in Tarbes on 30 August 18111 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine on 23 October 1872)

Jean Genet

Writer, poet and playwright (Paris: 19 December 1910- 15 April 1986).

Abandoned at birth by his mother, Jean Genet was placed in a family in the Morvan. A thief from an early age, he experiences his first homosexual emotions, the founding elements of the Genet myth. From his adolescence he begins a marginal and rebellious existence, passing through the penal colony of Métray, the Foreign Legion and prison on several occasions. It was in Fresnes that he began his first work, in 1942, The death row inmate. Several autobiographical novels will follow:
Our Lady of Flowers (1944), Miracle of the rose (1946), Brest Quarrel (1947), Funeral Home (1947). These first novels judged pornographic are censored and without the support of Jean Cocteau and Jean-Paul Sartre, Genet would probably have remained in the shadows and in prison for life. From 1947, Genet devotes himself to the theatre: The maids (1947), High surveillance (1949), Negroes (1959), Screens (1961). Co-founder with Michel Foucault of the observatory of prisons, takes sides with the Algerian independentists, commits himself to the Black Panthers and the Palestinians writing The captive in love (1986) and The declared enemy (posth. 1991)
In 1983 he was awarded the Grand Prix national des lettres, and is today one of the most frequently performed playwrights in the French repertoire.


André Gide

(born in Paris 6th on 22 November 1869 and died in Paris 7th on 19 February 1951)


Herbert A. Giles

Jean Giono

(Manosque: March 30, 1895 - October 9, 1970)

Mathias de Giraldo

Jean Giraudoux

(born on 29 October 1882 in Bellac in the Haute-Vienne and died on 31 January 1944 in Paris)

Charles Le Goffic

(Lannion: 14 July 1863 - 12 February 1932)

Ivan Goll

Isaac Lang

His real name was Isaac Lang, born in Saint-Dié on 29 March 1891 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine on 27 February 1950.

Edmond de Goncourt

(born in Nancy on 26 May 1822 and died in Champrosay (Essonne) on 16 July 1896 in the house of Alphonse Daudet)

Jules de Goncourt

(Paris: December 17, 1830 - June 20, 1870)

George Goodchild

Charles Gounod

(born on 17 June 1818 in Paris - died on 18 October 1893 in Saint-Cloud (Seine-et-Oise))

Remy de Gourmont

(Manoir de la Motte in Bazoches-au-Houlme: 4 April 1858 - Paris: 27 September 1915)

Julien Gracq

Louis Poirier

(born on 27 July 1910 in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil - Maine-et-Loire and died on 22 December 2007 in Angers)

Julien Green

Julian Hartridge Green

(6 September 1900, Paris 17th - 13 August 1998, Paris 7th)

Paul Gsell

Meudon - Hauts-de-Seine: 24 January 1870; Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse - Yvelines: 19 April 1947.

Stanislas de Guaïta

Gérard Guégan

(Marseille: born on 20 July 1940)

Daniel Guerin

(born on 19 May 1904 in the 17th arrondissement of Paris and died on 14 April 1988 in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine)

J. A. F. Guérin

Louis Guilloux

(Saint-Brieuc: 15 January 1899 - 14 October 1980)

Sacha Guitry

Alexandre Guitry

(born February 21, 1885 in St. Petersburg, Russia and died July 24, 1957 in Paris 7th district)

Reynaldo Hahn

(born in Caracas on August 9, 18741, and died in Paris on January 28, 1947)

French composer of Venezuelan origin, conductor, singer and music critic.

Ludovic Halévy

(Paris: 1ᵉʳ January 1834 - 7 May 1908)

Gisèle Halimi

جيزيل حليمي - Zeiza Gisèle Élise Taïeb - زيزا جيزيل إليز الطيب

(La Goulette in Tunisia: July 27, 1927- Paris: July 28, 2020)

Lawyer, feminist activist and politician.

Haussy awning

Madame d'Ossy, Aussy, Auxy...

Jeanne-Thérèse de Launoy de Penkrec, Born Pench'rech or Pincré
(Bishopric of Tréguier: 1698 - 177?)

Daughter of a Breton gentleman, raised in the entourage of Madame de Maintenon. - Married on 11 March 1711, in the chapel of the Château de Versailles, to Étienne-Joseph d'Isarn de Villefort de Montjeu, Marquis d'Haussy, Governor of Guérande. - Was sub-governor of the Enfants de France (1754-1774).

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway

(Oak Park, Illinois, USA: July 21, 1899 - Ketchum, Idaho, USA: July 2, 1961)

Jacques Henric

(Paris: December 21, 1938)

French critic, essayist and novelist.

Arthur Honegger

(Le Havre, March 10, 1892 - Paris, November 27, 1955).
Swiss composer.

Georges Houard

(Nancy: 1893 - Paris: October 12, 1964)

Michel Houellebecq

(St. Pierre: February 26, 1956)

Claude Houghton

Claude Houghton Oldfield

(Sevenoaks, Kent: May 1889; Eastbourne, East Sussex: 10 February 1961)

Victor Hugo

(born on 26 February 1802 in Besançon and died on 22 May 1885 in Paris)

Vicente Huidobro

(born 27 April 1893 in Santiago, and died 2 January 1948)

Chilean surrealist poet and writer who contributed greatly to the renewal of South American poetry during the 20th century. He is considered, along with Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral and Pablo de Rokha, as one of the four greats of Chilean poetry.

Delphine Ingres

Delphine Ramel

Paris, December 26, 1808 - May 11, 1887
Daughter of Dominique Ramel and Marie Anne Philippine Delphine Bochet
Last wife of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.

Isidore Isou


(Botoșani, Roumanie : – Paris :


Edmond Jabès

(Egypte, Le Caire : 16 avril 1912 – Paris : 2 janvier 1991)

Max Jacob

(Quimper: July 12, 1876 - Drancy: March 5, 1944)

Lucien Jacques

(Varennes-en-Argonne: 2 October 1891 - Nice: 11 April 1961)

Henry James

(Born April 15, 1843 in New York City and died February 28, 1916 in Chelsea)

Franck André Jamme

(Clermont-Ferrand: 21 November 1947 - Les Bordes:
1 October 2020).

French poet and specialist in the raw, tantric and tribal arts of contemporary India, master builder of René Char's La Pléiade.

Amadis Jamyn

Amadis Jamyn (Chaource: 1540 - 11 January 1593)

Léon Janvier

Alfred Jarry

(born in Laval (Mayenne) on 8 September 1873 and died in Paris on 1 November 1907)

Jean Jaures

(born in Castres, Tarn, on 3 September 1859 and murdered in Paris on 31 July 1914)

Alain Jouffroy

(Paris: 11 September 1928 - 20 December 2015)

Marcel Jouhandeau

(Guéret: July 26, 1888 - Rueil-Malmaison: April 7, 1979)

Ernst Jünger

(Heidelberg, Germany: 29 March 1895 - Riedlingen, Germany: 17 February 1998)

Franz Kafka

(Prague: 3 July 1883 - Kierling: 3 June 1924)

Joseph Kessel

Rudyard Kipling

(Bombay, December 30, 1865 - London, January 18, 1936)

Arthur Koestler

Artúr Kösztler

(Budapest: 5 September 1905 - London: 1 March 1983)

Henri Kréa

– Paris :

Jean de La Bruyère

(born in Paris on 16 August 16451 and died in Versailles on 11 May 1696)

Eugene Labiche

(born May 6, 1815 in Paris where he died January 22, 1888). He was elected member of the Académie française in 1880.

Jacques Lacan

(Paris: 13 April 1901 - 9 September 1981)

Paul Lacroix

P.L. Jacob, Bibliophile Jacob

Jules Laforgue

(Born in Montevideo on 16 August 1860 and died in the 7th arrondissement of Paris on 20 August 1887)

Robert Lagarde

(Béziers: 1928)

Alphonse Lamartine

Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine,

(Mâcon: October 21, 1790 ; Paris: February 28, 1869)
French poet, novelist, playwright, politician who participated in the Revolution of February 1848 and proclaimed the Second Republic. He is one of the great figures of Romanticism in France.

Valery Larbaud

A.-O. Barnabooth, L. Hagiosy, X. M. Tourmier de Zamble

(Vichy: 29 August 1881 - 2 February 1957). He also wrote under the pseudonyms

Antoine de Latour

(Saint-Yrieix: 30 August 1808; Seals: 27 August 1881)

Son of the publisher and bibliophile Jean-Baptiste Tenant de Latour (1779-1862), Antoine Tenant de Latour became, after studies at the École Normale (1826), tutor to the Duke of Montpensier (1832) and then his first secretary in 1843.

A man of letters and a poet, he publishes extensively. In love with Spain and its literature, he made many Spanish authors known through his essays and translations of Calderón de la Barca, Fernán Caballero, Juan de Mariana, Juan Díaz de Solís, Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, Ramón de la Cruz.

He was received on 9 May 1858 at the Real Academia de Buenas Letras in Seville.

Henri Lavedan

(Orleans: April 9, 1859; Écaquelon: September 4, 1940 )

Collaborator at theEcho of Parisat the Figaroat the Gil-Blas Henri Lavedan had great success in the theater: One familyThe four-act comedy, performed in 1890 at the Théâtre-Français, earned him the Prix Toirac at the Académie; he then gave Lhe Prince d'Aurec in Vaudeville (1892), Catherine, The Marquis de Priola, at the Théâtre-Français (1903) Le Nouveau Jeu, Le Vieux Marcheur, Varennesetc.

Henri Lavedan was elected to the Académie française on December 8, 1898, replacing Henri Meilhac, and was received on December 28, 1899 by Charles Costa de Beauregard.

David Herbert Lawrence

John Le Carré

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio

(Nice: April 13, 1940)

Le Corbusier

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret

(Born on 6 October 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and died on 27 August 1965 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin)

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known under the pseudonym "Le Corbusier", is an architect, urban planner, decorator, painter, sculptor and man of letters, Swiss by birth and naturalized French in 1930.

Guillaume Le Gentil de La Galaisière


(Coutances, 12 September 1725 - Paris, 22 October 1792)

Leaving in 1760 to observe the transit of Venus on June 6, 1761, Guillaume Le Gentil de la Galaisiere arrived in front of Pondicherry, a French trading post in the Indies then occupied by the English.
Unable to disembark, he remains at sea without being able to observe the transit of 6 June. He then decided to stay on site after the town was returned to France in 1763 to observe the next transit, scheduled for June 1769. He built an observatory, installed excellent instruments, learned the language of the country and Indian astronomy and the local flora.
But on June 3, 1769, the day of the transit of Venus, bad weather prevented him from observing the phenomenon.

On his way back to France, his boat was forced to turn back due to a storm at the Cape of Good Hope and dropped him off at Reunion Island. He had to wait for a Spanish boat to agree to take him back to Europe.
Finally, when he returned to Paris in 1771, he found that he was legally declared dead and that his property was in the process of being distributed to his heirs. His seat at the Academy of Sciences was occupied and his wife remarried.

He will eventually regain his rights after two trials and the intervention of the king.

Maurice Leblanc

(Rouen: 11 December 1864 - Perpignan: 6 November 1941)

Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle

(born October 22, 1818 in Saint-Paul on Reunion Island 1 and died July 17, 1894 in Voisins - Yvelines)

Pierre Lecuire

(18 mai 1922 et mort le 2 juin 2013)
Poète et éditeur.

Gérard Legrand

(born in Paris in 1927 and died in 1999)

Michel Leiris

(Paris: 20 April 1901 - Saint-Hilaire in the Essonne: 30 September 1990)

Maurice Lemaitre

Bismuth_Moïse Maurice

Gaston Leroux

(Paris: 6 May 1868 - Nice: 15 April 1927)

Jean Liébault

Jean Liébault (born around 1535 in Dijon - died 21 June 1596 in Paris), French physician, editor and translator of several books on medicine and agronomy.

Paul Lintier

(Mayenne: 13 May 1893- Jeandelaincourt: 15 March 1916 )

Franz Liszt

Liszt Ferenc

( Doborján: 22 October 1811 - Bayreuth: 31 July 1886) Hungarian composer, transcriber and virtuoso pianist.

Albert London

(Vichy: 1 November 1884 - Gulf of Aden, off the Protectorate of Aden (now Yemen), Indian Ocean: 16 May 1932)

Since 1933, the Albert-London Prize has been awarded to the best French-speaking journalists.


(Birth 2nd or 3rd century)

Felix Lope de Vega

Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio

(Madrid: 25 November 1562 - 27 August 1635)

André De Lordes

(Toulouse: 11 July 1869 - Antibes: 6 September 1942)

Pierre Louÿs

Pierre Félix Louis

(born in Ghent (Belgium) on 10 December 1870 and died in Paris 16th on 4 June 1925)

Louis de Machault

awning of Maintenon

Françoise d'Aubigné or d'Aubigny

(Niort: 27 November 1635 - Saint-Cyr-l'École: 15 April 1719)

Joseph de Maistre

(Chambéry, 1 April 1753 - Turin, 26 February 1821),

Bernard Malamud

(Brooklyn, New York, United States: April 26, 1914;
Manhattan, New York, United States: March 18, 1986)

Stéphane Mallarmé

Étienne Mallarmé, known as Stéphane Mallarmé (born in Paris on 18 March 1842 and died on 9 September 1898, in Valvins - commune of Vulaines-sur-Seine, Seine-et-Marne)

André Malraux

(born on 3 November 1901 in the 18th arrondissement of Paris and died on 23 November 1976 in Créteil, Val-de-Marne)

David Mamet

(Chicago, Illinois: November 30, 1947)

Joyce Mansour

Joyce Patricia Adès

(Born in Bowden, England on July 25, 1928 and died in Paris on August 27, 1986)

Jean Marais

Jean Alfred Villain-Marais

(11 December 1913 Cherbourg - 8 November 1998 Cannes).

Jacques Maritain

(born November 18, 1882 in Paris and died April 28, 1973 in Toulouse)

Samuil Marshak

Самуи́л Я́ковлевич Марша́к

(3 November 1887, Voronezh, Russian Empire
- 4 July 1964, Moscow, Russian SFSR)

Henry Mathieu

Guy de Maupassant

Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant

(born August 5, 1850 at the Château de Miromesnil in Tourville-sur-Arques, Seine-Inférieure, and died July 6, 1893 in Paris)

François Mauriac

François Mauriac, born October 11, 1885 in Bordeaux and died September 1, 1970 in Paris, is a French writer. Winner of the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1926, he was elected a member of the Académie française au fauteuil no 22 in 1933. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1952.

Charles Maurras

(born on 20 April 1868 in Martigues, Bouches-du-Rhône and died on 16 November 19521 in Saint-Symphorien-lès-Tours, Indre-et-Loire)

Golda Meir

גּוֹלְדָּה מֵאִיר - Golda Meirson - Golda Mabovitch

(Kiev: 3 May 1898 - Jerusalem 8 December 1978). She took part in the creation of the State of Israel, was Minister of Foreign Affairs and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel from 17 March 1969 to 11 April 1974.

Prosper Mérimée

(Paris: September 28, 1803 - Cannes: September 23, 1870)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

(Rochefort-sur-Mer: 14 March 1908 - Paris: 3 May 1961)

Jean Mermoz

Born in Aubenton (Aisne) on 9 December 1901 and disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean on 7 December 1936.

Olivier Messiean

(Avignon: 10 December 1908 - Clichy: 27 April 1992)

Paul Meurice

François Paul Meurice

(Paris: February 5, 18181 - December 11, 1905)


Darius Milhaud

(Marseille: 4 September 1892 - Geneva: 22 June 1974)

Adrien Mithouard

(born on 18 July 1864 in Paris 7th and died on 28 March 1919)

François Mitterrand

(born on 26 October 1916 in Jarnac - Charente and died on 8 January 1996 in Paris 7e)

French statesman, President of the Republic from 21 May 1981 to 17 May 1995.

Patrick Modiano

Jean Patrick Modiano

(Boulogne-Billancourt: July 30, 1945)

Pierre Mohange

(Paris: 22 June 1901-1972).


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

(Baptized January 15, 1622 in Paris and died February 17, 1673 in Paris)

Isabelle de Montolieu

Elisabeth Jeanne Pauline - known as Isabelle - Polier de Bottens

(born on 7 May 1751 in Lausanne and died on 29 December 1832 in her house in Vennes)

Paul Morand

Paul Morand  (Paris, 13 March 1888 - 23 July 1976)

Charles Morice

(born in Saint-Etienne on 15 May 1860, died in Menton on 18 March 1919)

Edgar Morin

(born July 8, 1921 in Paris)

Ivan Mosjukin

Иван Ильич Мозжухин

(September 26, 1889: Penza, Russia; Neuilly-sur-Seine: January 17, 1939)

Russian actor and director naturalized French in the 1920s.

Vladimir Nabokov

Владимир Владимирович Набоков

(Saint Petersburg: 10 April 1899 - Lausanne: 2 July 1977)

Marie NDiaye

(Pithiviers - Loiret : June 4, 1967 )

Femina Award in 2001 for Rosie Carp,
Goncourt prize in 2009 for Three powerful women.

Pablo Neruda

(July 12, 1904, Parral, Chile - September 23, 1973, Santiago, Chile)

Gérard de Nerval

(Paris: 22 May 1808 - 26 January 1855)

Bernard Noël

(Sainte-Geneviève-sur-Argence, Aveyron :  – Laon, Aisne :

Amélie Nothomb

Pen name of Fabienne Claire Nothomb

(Etterbeekb, Brussels-Capital: 9 July 1966)

French-speaking Belgian novelist.

  • René-Fallet Prize and Alain-Fournier Prize in 1993 for Hygiene of the assassin.
  • Prix littéraire de la Vocation and Prix Jacques-Chardonne, for The Sabotage in love.
  • Jean Giono Jury Prize in 1995 and Roland de Jouvenel Prize of the French Academy in 1996, for The Catilinarians.
  • Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1999 for Stupor and Tremor.
  • Prix de Flore in 2007, for Neither Eve nor Adam.
  • Grand prix Jean-Giono in 2008, crowning his body of work.

Jean d' Ormesson

Jean d'O

(Paris: 16 June 1925 - Neuilly-sur-Seine: 5 December 2017)

Claude Paradin

(born in Cuiseaux Saône around 1510 - died in Lyon around 1510. 1573)

Claude Paradin Chanoine de Beaujeu, genealogist and heraldic writer, brother of Guillaume Paradin.

Jean Paulhan

(Nîmes, Gard: 2 December 1884 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine: 9 October 1968)

Charles Péguy

(born on 7 January 1873 in Orléans and died on 5 September 1914 in Villeroy - Seine-et-Marne)

Jacques Peletier from Le Mans

(born in Le Mans on 25 July 1517, died in Paris in 1582 or 1583)

Georges Perec

(Paris : 7 mars 1936 –  Ivry-sur-Seine : 3 mars 1982)

Henri Pichette

(Châteauroux : le  Paris : le 

André Pieyre de Mandiargues

Luigi Pirandello

(born on June 28, 1867 in Agrigento, Sicily, at the place called "Caos", between Agrigento and Porto Empedocle, during a cholera epidemic, and died in Rome on December 10, 1936).


Titus Maccius Plautus

Plautus, in Latin Titus Maccius Plautus, born around 254 BC in Sarsina in ancient Umbria, now located in Emilia-Romagna and died in 184 BC in Rome.

Francis Ponge

(born in Montpellier on 27 March 1899 and died in Bar-sur-Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, on 6 August 1988).

René Pons

(Castelnau-le-Lez :

Jean-Joseph-Étienne Poutet

(born in Rouquevaire - Bouches- du-Rhône, December 28, 1779 and died in 1858)

Chemist member of the Academy of Marseille, correspondent of the Medical Academy of Paris and of several learned societies.

Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust, born in Paris on July 10, 1871 and died in Paris on November 18, 1922.

Thomas Pynchon

Pascal Quignard

(Verneuil-sur-Avre: 23rd April 1948)

Prix Goncourt 2002 for The Wandering Shadows.

Raymond Radiguet

(born on 18 June 1903 in Saint-Maur and died on 12 December 1923 in Paris)

Michel Ragon

(Marseille: 24 June 1924 - Suresnes: 14 February 2020)
French writer, art critic, literary critic and architectural historian.

Jean-Joseph Regnault-Warin

Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Junbient Philadelphe Regnault-Warin , Julius-Junius Regnault

(Bar-le-Duc: 28 December 1773; Paris: 4 November 1844)

Marie de Regnier

Gérard d'Houville - Marie de Heredia

(born on 20 December 1875 in Paris 7th and died on 6 February 1963 in Suresnes)

Claire Élisabeth Rémusat

Claire Élisabeth Jeanne Gravier de Vergennes, Countess of Rémusat

(Paris: 5 January 1780 - 16 December 1821)
Wife of Auguste Laurent de Rémusat.

Jules Renard

(born in Châlons-du-Maine - Mayenne, February 22, 1864 and died at the age of 46, May 22, 1910 in Paris)

Pierre Renoir

(Paris:March 21, 1885 - March 11, 1952)

Jean-Dominique Rey

– Nogent-le-Rotrou :  

Félicien Rhem

Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes

(Montpellier: 19 June 1884; Saint-Jeannet: 9 July 1974)

Jean Richepin

Auguste-Jules Richepin

(Medea - French Algeria: February 4, 1849; Paris: December 12, 1926)

"I would like to have as my sole and supreme reward for my love of our language, the joy of finding, even if only once, the words with a deep cry, with a definitive expression, with a lyrical image, which will become part of the heritage of this language, so much so that no one will know that they are mine. »

"It's raining! It's wet!
It's the frog party. »

Arthur Rimbaud

(born on 20 October 1854 in Charleville and died on 10 November 1891 in Marseille)

Jean Rivier

(Tunis: 25 October 1915 - Niort: 6 January 2017)

From 1952 onwards, Jean Rivier was a member of the group of "potters of Vallauris", the Mecca of ceramics from 1930 to 1970, with Pablo Picasso, Jean Marais, Jean Gerbino, Roger Capron, Robert Picault, Alexandre Kostanda, Jean Derval and Jacques Innocenti.

In 1955, Jean Rivier took part in a travelling exhibition of pottery from the Vallauris group in about thirty American museums.

Professor of ceramics at the School of Fine Arts in Tours from 1973, Jean Rivier also devoted himself to lithography and poetry.


Jacques Rivière

(born on 15 July 1886 in Bordeaux, died on 14 February 1925)

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Eugene Roch

Dominique Rolin

(Brussels: 22 May 1913 - Paris: 15 May 2012).

Belgian writer, member of the Royal Academy of French Language and Literature of Belgium.

Roman Julius

Louis Farigoule

(born in Saint-Julien-Chapteuil - Haute-Loire on 26 August 1885 and died in Paris on 14 August 1972)

Edmond Rostand

(born in Marseille on April 1, 1868 and died in Paris, 7th, December 2, 1918 )

Raymond Roussel

(Paris: Palermo, Italy:

François Rozier

(Lyon: January 23, 1734 - September 29, 1793)

Salman Rushdie

Ruskin John

Roland Sabatier

(Toulouse : le 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

(born on 29 June 1900 in Lyon and disappeared in flight on 31 July 1944 at sea off Marseille)


(Paul-Pierre Roux)

(Born on January 15, 1861 in the Saint-Henri district of Marseille and died on October 18, 1940 in Brest)

Lucien de Sainte Lorette

(November 12, 1914 - November 6, 1992)

Correspondent of the Institut de France (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) and Vice-President of the European League for Economic Cooperation.

The Idea of Union European federalA. Colin, 1954.
The Common MarketParis, A. Colin, 1958.

Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve

(born on 23 December 1804 in Boulogne-sur-Mer and died on 13 October 1869 in Paris)

Ernst von Salomon

(Kiel: 25 September 1902; Winsen: 9 August 1972)

George Sand

(born in Paris on 1 July 1804 and died in the Château de Nohant-Vic on 8 June 1876)

Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, Baroness Dudevant, known as George Sand, novelist, playwright, epistolier, literary critic, journalist.

Nathalie Sarraute

Natalia (Natasha) Chernniak

(born in Ivanovo-Voznessensk, Russia, on 18 July 1900, died in Paris on 19 October 1999)

Jean-Paul Sartre

(born on 21 June 1905 in the 16th arrondissement of Paris and died on 15 April 1980 in the 14th arrondissement)

Erik Satie

Éric-Alfred-Leslie Satie

(Honfleur :  17 mai 1866 –  Paris :  1er juillet 1925)

Paul Scarron

(born July 4, 1610 in Paris and died October 6, 1660 in Paris)

Squire and Lord of Fougerest, Beauvais and La Rivière.

Lucien Scheler

(Cassel, Allemagne :  – Paris : 23 avril 1999)

Auguste Scheler

Louis de Landes

(Ebnat - Switzerland, 06 April 1819; Ixelles - Belgium, 16 November 1890)

Historian and philologist, librarian of the Royal Library.

Friedrich von Schiller

Johann Christoph Friedrich (von) Schiller is a German poet, writer and theoretician of aesthetics, born on 10 November 1759 in Marbach am Neckar and died on 9 May 1805 in Weimar.

Marcel Schwob

(born on 23 August 1867 in Chaville- Seine-et-Oise and died in Paris on 26 February 1905)

Victor Segalen

(Born January 14, 1878 in Brest and died May 21, 1919 in Huelgoat)

Jorge Semprun

(born on 10 December 1923 in Madrid - Spain and died on 7 June 2011 in Paris)

Albert t' Serstevens

(Uccle - Brussels: 24 September 1885 - Neuilly-sur-Seine - Hauts-de-Seine: 13 May 1974)

Michel Seuphor

Ferdinand Louis Berckelaers

(Antwerp: 10 March 1901 - Paris: 12 February 1999)
Abstract painter, art critic and writer.

Henryk Sienkiewicz

Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz

(Wola Okrzejska : 5 mai 1846 – Vevey : 15 novembre 1916)

Georges Simenon

(Liege, Belgium: 13 February 1903 - Lausanne, Switzerland: 4 September 1989)

Claude Simon

(born on 10 October 1913 in Tananarive, Madagascar and died on 6 July 2005 in Paris)

The Nobel Prize in Literature.

Robert de la Sizeranne

(born in Tain-l'Hermitage in the Drôme on 28 April 1866 and died in Paris on 14 September 1932)

French art critic and writer.

  • Ruskin and the religion of beauty, (1897)
  • The mirror of life, essays on aesthetic evolution, (1902)
  • Contemporary English Painting, Hachette, 1904.
  • Les Questions esthétiques contemporaines, Hachette, 1904
  • Le préraphaélisme, Edition : New York ; [Paris] : Parkstone international
  • Art during the War 1914-1918, (1919)
  • Is Photography an Art, (1899)
  • Introduction of Selected Pages of John Ruskin', (1930)

Philippe Sollers

(Talence, Gironde :

Frédéric Soulié

(born in Foix on 23 December 1800, died in Bièvres on 23 September 1847)


Phillippe Soupault

(born in Chaville on 2 August 1897 and died in Paris on 12 March 1990)

Robert de Souza


French symbolist poet, disciple of Stéphane Mallarmé, theorist of the verse librarian.

Robert Louis Stevenson

(Born 13 November 1850 in Edinburgh and died 3 December 1894 in Vailima - Samoa)

André Stil

(Hergnies: 1 April 1921- Camelas: 3 September 2004)

Igor Stravinsky

(Born June 17, 1882 in Oranienbaum, Russia and died April 6, 1971 in New York, USA)

André Suares

Isaac Félix Suarès dit André Suarès (born in Marseille on 12 June 1868 and died on 7 September 1948 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés)

Lucien Tendret

(1825 – 1896)

French lawyer and gastronome born in Belley (Ain). He is the nephew of Brillat-Savarin and the author of the reference book, The Table in the land of Brillat-Savarin published in 1892.


(Lesbos, 371 B.C. - Athens, 288 B.C.)

Gustave Toudouze

(Paris: 19 May 1847 in Paris - l2 July 1904)

As a student at Collège Sainte-Barbe from 1855 to 1869, Gustave Toudouze was a close associate of Gustave Flaubert who encouraged his beginnings, and then assiduously attended the attic of Edmond de Goncourt, thus getting closer to Émile Zola, Alphonse Daudet, Alexandre Dumas fils and especially Guy de Maupassant who will dedicate the news to him. Traveling in 1883. A work by Gustave Toudouze was also part of the famous collection of Edmond de Goncourt's portrait books: Perished at sea!The author's portrait was painted the same year by his brother Édouard and is now kept in the library of the Arsenal.
Finally, he was also responsible for the posthumous volume of Selected Pages of the Goncourt Brothers published at Armand Colin in 1896 for whom he wrote the introduction.

Michel Tournier

(Paris: 19 December 1924; Choisel: 18 January 2016)

Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française for Friday or Pacific Rim
Prix Goncourt 1970 for The Alder King
Member of the Académie Goncourt from 1972 to 2010.

François L'Hermite du Solier (known as) Tristan L'Hermite

François L'Hermite du Solier, known as Tristan L'Hermite or Tristan

(Château du Solier near Janaillat in the Marche: 1601 - , Paris: 7 September 1655), French gentleman, poet, playwright and novelist. First page in the entourage of Henri de Bourbon-Verneuil, natural son of King Henri IV, then swordsman in the service of Louis XIII and his brother Gaston, Duke of Orleans.

Author of five tragedies, a tragi-comedy, a comedy and a pastoral, five collections of gallant, heroic and religious verses, a novel and Lettres mêlées, Tristan approaches all genres. The publication of Acante ComplaintsIn 1633, he was revealed as the successor to Malherbe and Théophile de Viau in the field of love, elegiac and lyrical poetry. His first play was successful in 1636, La MarianeIn the film, the actor Montdory caused a sensation before playing Le Cid, and established him as one of the best playwrights around Corneille.

A member of the Académie française in 1649, Tristan accompanied the beginnings of Molière's Illustre Théâtre, and gave Madeleine Béjart great success in The Death of Seneca. He also protects Quinault, whose career he encourages by proposing the first elements of copyright.

Lorenza Trucchi

Alain Trutat

(Paris: 1922 to - 21 August 2006 in Paris)

Radio man, co-founder and director of France culture, Alain Trutat discovered his passion for books thanks to Paul Eluard. The two men are neighbours, they live a short distance from each other on the Montmartre hill. In the 1950s, the poet had just lost his wife Nush, and his friendship with Alain Trutat and his wife Jacqueline helped him through this difficult period. Eluard will dedicate to the Trutat couple Time is running outthe book written in memory of his missing wife.

Tristan Tzara

Samuel Rosenstock

(born on 16 April 1896 in Moinești, Romania, and died on 24 December 1963 in the 7th arrondissement of Paris)

Writer, poet and essayist of Romanian and French languages and one of the founders of the Dada movement of which he was later the leader.

John Updike

Auguste Vacquerie

(Villequier: 19 November 1819; Paris: 19 February 1895)

Roger Vailland

(Acy-en-Multien, Oise: 16 October 1907 - Meillonnas, Ain: 12 May 1965)

Paul Valery

(born in Sète - Hérault on 30 October 1871 and died in Paris on 20 July 1945)

Charles-Maurice de Vaux

Baron de Vaux

( Paris, 1845 - 19...)

Léon Vérane

(Toulon: December 21, 1886 - Solliès-Pont: November 10, 1954)

Member of theFantasy Schoole, which also included Paul-Jean Toulet, Tristan Derème, Jean-Marc Bernard, Tristan Klingsor and Francis Carco, Jean Pellerin and Robert de la Vaissière. Employed at the town hall in 1904, married in 1909, Vérane published a first collection with the help of Paul Fort in 1910 and Vérane founded the magazine Les Facets which will appear with interruptions until 1946.
After the Great War he continued his literary activity: eight poetic works in about ten years, five studies and portraits, including an evocation of his native Toulon (1930).
After the Second World War Vérane moved to Paris and frequented François Bernouard, Philippe Chabaneix, Francis Carco and Vincent Muselli. He publishes three more poetic works, receives the Grand Prix de la Maison de Poésie, the Légion d'Honneur and in 1951, the Prix Auguste-Capdeville of the Académie Française for the whole of his poetic work.

Jean Bruller dit Vercors


(born on 26 February 1902 in Paris XVth and died on 10 June 1991 at 58 quai des Orfèvres, Paris Ist)

French illustrator and writer. He adopted the literary pseudonym Vercors in 1941 during the Resistance.

Paul Verlaine

(born in Metz in Moselle on 30 March 1844 and died in Paris on 8 January 1896)


Boris Vian

(Ville-d'Avray: 10 March 1920 - Paris: 23 June 1959)

Tanguy Viel

(Brest: 27 December 1973)

Alfred de Vigny

(born on 27 March 1797 in Loches - died on 17 September 1863 in Paris 8th)

Madame de Villefort

"Widow of a major officer who left her without property; she came to ask for a pension and some recommendation from Madame de Maintenon. She came to Madame de Maintenon to ask for a pension and some recommendation. When Madame de Maintenon received it, she gave him a pension, took him in protection, then made him sub-governor of a child of France and always called him her beautiful widow. » (Diary of the Marquis de Dageneau, Volumes 13-14)

Louise de Vilmorin

Visan Tancrete

Vincent Biétrix

(Lyon, 17 December 1878 - Seyssinet, 16 October 1945)

Tancrède de Visa joined Paris at the age of 21 and obtained his philosophy degree from the Sorbonne. Collaborator of Verse and Proseof the Mercure de Francehe is one of the most profound and subtle theorists of Symbolism.


François-Marie Arouet

(Paris: 21 November 1694 - 30 May 1778)

Evelyn Waugh

(born in London on 28 October 1903, died in Taunton, Somerset on 10 April 1966)

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

(Dublin: 16 October 1854 - Paris: 30 November 1900)

Henry Wykes

Gérard Xuriguera

Emile Zola

(Paris: April 2, 1840 - September 29, 1902)