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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Dec 2017 10:38 p.m. PST

Who is the most famous historical figure from France?

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 11:01 p.m. PST

Pepe Le Pew


nevinsrip30 Dec 2017 11:22 p.m. PST


Did I win?

Cacique Caribe30 Dec 2017 11:34 p.m. PST

Napoleon the Corsican?
Jacques Cousteau?
Dr. Louis Pasteur?
Jules Verne?
Victor Hugo?
Andre the Giant?
Herve Villechaize?
Michel Nostradamus?
Alexandre Dumas?
Cardinal Richelieu?
Joan of Arc?
Charles Martel?
Clovis I, the Frank?
Francois Voltaire?
Marquis de Sade?


Alcibiades30 Dec 2017 11:49 p.m. PST

Louis XIV
Rene Descartes
Marquis de Montcalm


Cacique Caribe30 Dec 2017 11:51 p.m. PST

Descartes! I can't believe I left him out. Thanks.


Giles the Zog31 Dec 2017 1:18 a.m. PST

Inspector Clouseau.

foxweasel31 Dec 2017 1:23 a.m. PST

Asterix the Gaul

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 2:06 a.m. PST

Jean Luc Picard.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 2:06 a.m. PST

It might have been Pasteur but unfortunately it is probably Napoleon.

T Labienus Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 4:19 a.m. PST

Charles de Batz de Castelmore, dit d'Artagnan ?
Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, dit La Fayette ?

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 4:32 a.m. PST

Louis IV

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 5:14 a.m. PST

Well, Napoleon of course… ask anyone.

Tin hat31 Dec 2017 5:20 a.m. PST

Charles de Gaulle ?

Gwydion31 Dec 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

Pierre de Fermat
René Descartes (I know he's been mentioned – but he has to be a main contender)
Jacques Lacan
Eric Cantona
Johnny Hallyday
Michel Foucault
Simone de Beauvoir
Sarah Bernhardt
Christine Lagarde
Gerard Depardieu
Louis XIV (I know he's been done)
Louis Nicolas Davout

(Not a Corsican Quisling amongst them!)

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

Napoleon is a shoe-in!

dBerczerk31 Dec 2017 7:06 a.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

Well, Napoleone di Buonaparte is from Corsica (which was part of a repo action at the time of his birth) and of Italian descent, so we're just talking about people associated with France for a notable reason. So …

Marie Curie

… or maybe …

Brigitte Bardot

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

His Imperial Majesty, Napoleon I.

Sad. But then the most famous German will no doubt be Hitler.

14Bore31 Dec 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

Not even a contest

Gwydion31 Dec 2017 8:08 a.m. PST

Famous or Infamous?

Blount Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Blaise Pascal?

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

Marcel Marceau because he was my best pick up line in college- ‘Want to come to my place and listen to my Marcel Marceau records?'

carne6831 Dec 2017 1:47 p.m. PST


Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 11:04 p.m. PST


Prince Rupert of the Rhine01 Jan 2018 1:54 a.m. PST

Jeanne d'Arc

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2018 3:51 a.m. PST


Tirailleur corse01 Jan 2018 8:36 a.m. PST

Vive l'empereur….

rmaker01 Jan 2018 11:31 a.m. PST


atommmm02 Jan 2018 7:41 a.m. PST

related to our hobby:
Clovis (Frank)
Henri IV
Louis XIV (roi soleil)

happy new year

Legion 402 Jan 2018 7:46 a.m. PST

Jean Luc Picard

Wait Gunfreak beat me to it !!!! frown

Now Ms. Bardot … wink

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 5:05 p.m. PST

Marie Curie
Mireille Mathieu
Edith Piaf
Cyrano de Bergerac
Simone de Beauvoir
Jean-Paul Sartre
Alexis de Tocqueville
Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

JimDuncanUK03 Jan 2018 3:28 a.m. PST

Renee Artois

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

Why … Charles de Gaulle. of course!

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