- Samo, Frankish merchant and later king (rex) of the 7th century Slavic state known as Samo's Empire (Sens is one of two presumed birthplaces, the other being Soignies)
- Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1164 he took refuge in Sens where Pope Alexander III was sheltered.
- Louis Jacques Thénard, French chemist, managed to have himself educated at the academy of Sens.
- Victor Scipion Charles Auguste de La Garde de Chambonas, mayor of Sens, brigadier general, and French foreign minister, at the beginning of the French Revolution.
- It is the presumed birthplace of the 12th-century architect William of Sens.
- Édouard Charton, an eminent French literary figure.
- Saturnin Fabre, a French film actor.
- Chris Malonga, footballer.
- Bacary Sagna, footballer.
- Clément Chantôme, footballer.
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