Ariège - Famous People

Famous People

  • Fabien Barthez, football player, winner of the World Football Cup 1998 and born at Lavelanet
  • Pierre Bayle (1647–1706), philosopher and writer, born at Carla-Bayle (then known as Carla-le-Comte; the commune changed its name in his honour)
  • Théophile Delcassé (1852–1923), politician, minister, ambassador, born at Pamiers
  • Jacques Dupont (born in 1928), cyclist, holder of the Olympic record, born at Lézat-sur-Lèze
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924), composer, born at Pamiers
  • Jacques Fournier (1285–1342), bishop of Pamiers then of Mirepoix, pope under the name Benedict XII from 1336 to 1342 (Avignon), born at Canté near Saverdun
  • Claude Piquemal (born in 1939), athlete and sprinter, Olympic medalist, born at Siguer
  • Marie Laforêt, born Maïténa Marie Brigitte Doumenach (in 1939), actress and singer.

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