Rouen - Births

Births

Rouen was the birthplace of:

  • Edward IV (1442–1483), king of England
  • Thomas Aubert (Born 1500's), navigator and one of the first French explorers of the New World
  • Guillaume Guéroult (1507–1569), editor, translator and poet
  • François de Civille (1537–1610), Calvinist's chief under Gabriel, comte de Montgomery
  • Isaac Oliver (c.1560–1617), French-born English portrait miniature painter
  • Guy de la Brosse (1586–1641), botanist and pharmacist
  • Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant (1594–1661), Protestant poet converted to Catholicism
  • Samuel Bochart (1599–1667), Protestant theologian and Orientalist
  • Jean Dubuc (Born 1600's), Great Grandfather of Julien Dubuque (1762–1810, French-Canadian explorer) and founder of Dubuque, Iowa, USA.
  • Pierre Corneille (1606–1684), tragedian
  • Guillaume Couture (1617-1701-04-04), Lay Missionary and diplomat who moved to Quebec around 1640
  • Adrien Auzout (1622–1691), astronomer
  • Thomas Corneille (1625–1709), dramatist, brother of Pierre Corneille
  • Noel Alexandre (1630–1724), theologian and ecclesiastical historian
  • Catherine Primot-Thiéry (1640- ?), Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville's mother, both Canadian explorers
  • Marie Champmeslé (1642–1698), actress
  • René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643–1687), cleric and explorer
  • Gabriel Daniel (1649–1728), Jesuit historian
  • Nicolas Lemery (1645–1715), chemist
  • Jean Jouvenet (1647–1717), painter
  • Nicolas Gueudeville (1652–1721), catholic translator, journalist, historian an writer, converted to Protestantism
  • Jacques Basnages (1653–1723), Protestant theologian
  • Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657–1757), author, nephew of Pierre Corneille
  • Pierre Antoine Motteux (1663–1718), French born English translator and dramatist
  • Pierre Dangicourt (1664–1727), mathematician
  • Pierre François le Courayer (1681–1776), Catholic theologian and supporter of the church of England
  • François d'Agincourt (1684–1758), composer, harpsichordist and organist
  • Jean II Restout (1692–1768), painter
  • Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711–1780), novelist, author of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast
  • Jacques-François Blondel (1705–1774), architect, urbanist
  • Marie-Madeleine Hachard (1708–1760), nun at Couvent des Ursulines, founder of a sister monastery in New-Orleans
  • Jacques Duphly (1715–1789), harpsichordist and composer
  • Pierre Levieux (1702–1796), capitaine du navire
  • François-Adrien Boïeldieu (1775–1834), composer, mainly of operas
  • Pierre Louis Dulong (1785–1838), physicist and chemist
  • Théodore Géricault (1791–1824), painter, painted The Raft of the Medusa
  • Armand Carrel (1800–1836), writer
  • Pierre Adolphe Chéruel (1809–1891), historian
  • Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880), novelist, who wrote Madame Bovary
  • Eugène Ketterer (1831–1870), composer and pianist
  • Maurice Leblanc (1864–1941), novelist, creator of the character Arsène Lupin
  • Charles Nicolle (1866–1936), bacteriologist who earned the 1928 Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Georges Guillain (1876–1961), neurologist
  • Robert Antoine Pinchon (1886–1943), Post-Impressionist painter of the Rouen School, (l'École de Rouen)
  • Marcel Dupré (1886–1971), organist and composer
  • Philippe Étancelin (1896–1981), Grand Prix motor racing
  • Roger Apéry (1916–1994), mathematician
  • Jacques Rivette (born 1928), film director
  • Anny Duperey (born 1947), actress and novelist
  • François Hollande (born 1953), 24th President of the French Republic
  • Élise Lucet (born 1963), journalist
  • Stéphan Caron (born 1966), freestyle swimmer
  • Karin Viard (born 1966), actress
  • Vincent Delerm (born 1976), singer-songwriter, pianist
  • David Trezeguet (born 1977), football striker
  • Nathalie Péchalat (born 1983), ice dancer.
  • Frederic Cissokho, footballer
  • Dominique Lokoli, footballer
  • Ian Mahinmi basketball, player
  • Christophe Mendy, boxer
  • Darnel Situ, footballer
  • Moussa Sylla (basketball player), basketball player

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