List of people from Marseille

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Born in Marseille:
NOTE: People in italics do not have article in the English language Wikipedia; links are to the relevant article in French Wikipedia.

Architects[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Pascal Coste 26 November 1787 Marseille 8 February 1879 Architect
Paul Dupré-Lafon 17 June 1900 Deauville December 1971 Architect and decorator
Marcel Dourgnon 1858 Marseille 1911 Architect
Albert-Félix-Théophile Thomas 1847 Paris 1907 Architect
Pierre Puget 16 October 1620 Marseille 2 December 1694 Painter, sculptor, architect

Actors and singers[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Béatrice Altariba 18 June 1939 Actress
Andrex (André Jaubert) 23 January 1907 Marseille 10 July 1989 Singer
Jacques Angelvin 5 August 1914 Cannes 10 November 1978 Actor, TV host
Edmond Ardisson 30 November 1904 Marseille 30 November 1983 Actor
Henri Arius 19 September 1897 Marseille 8 May 1962 Actor
Ariane Ascaride 10 October 1954 Actress
Junie Astor 21 December 1911 Sainte-Magnance 22 August 1967 Actress
Charles Blavette 24 June 1906 Suresnes 21 November 1967 Actor
Patrick Bosso 12 October 1962 Actor
Bréols 12 August 1905 Allauch 20 December 1988 Actor, singer
Pierrette Bruno 22 August 1928 Actress
Lucien Callamand 1 April 1888 Nice 3 December 1968 Actor
Sonia Carrere 31 March 1982 Pornographic actress
Jean Castan 23 August 1917 La Penne-sur-Huveaune 11 November 1990 Actor
Philippe Caubère 21 September 1950 Actor
Fernand Charpin 30 May 1887 Marseille 7 November 1944 Actor
Marcel Charvey 22 February 1916 Puteaux 21 August 1995 Actor
Andrée Clément 7 August 1918 Paris 31 May 1954 Actress
Jo Corbeau (Georges Ohanessian) 1 December 1946 Reggae singer
Henri Crémieux 19 July 1896 Cassis 10 May 1980 Actor
Dazincourt (Joseph Albouis) 11 December 1747 Paris 28 March 1809 Actor
Édouard Delmont 5 December 1883 Cannes 22 November 1955 Actor
Louis Ducreux 22 September 1911 Neuilly 19 December 1992 Actor, director
Dugazon (Jean-Henry Gourgaud) 15 November 1746 Sandillon 11 October 1809 Actor
Fernandel (Fernand Contandin) 7 May 1903 Paris 26 February 1971 Actor, singer
Louis Jourdan 19 June 1921 - - Actor
Jean Le Poulain 12 September 1924 Paris 1 March 1988 Actor, director
Cora Madou 5 January 1891 Villefranche sur Mer 26 February 1971 SInger
Lucie Manvel 1 May 1863 Paris 17e 3 November 1943 Comedy theatre actress
Avy Marciano 1 November 1972 - - Actor, musician, composer, author, interpreter
Milly Mathis 8 September 1901 Salon de Provence 30 March 1965 Actress
Marcel Maupi 6 November 1881 Antibes 10 January 1949 Actor
Clara Morgane 25 January 1981 - - Singer,former pornographic actress, media personality and TV host
Paul Ollivier 10 February 1876 Paris 10 June 1948 Actor
Géraldine Pailhas 8 January 1971 Actress
Paul Préboist 21 February 1927 Paris 13 March 1997 Actor
Joseph Pujol 1 June 1865 Toulon 8 August 1945 Strolling comedian
Jean-Pierre Rambal 13 September 1931 Paris 18 July 2001 Actor
Marcelle Ranson-Hervé 10 October 1929 Actress
Rellys (Henri Bourelly) 15 December 1905 Marseille 20 July 1991 Actor
Jean Roucas 1 February 1952 - - Humourist
Catherine Rouvel 31 August 1939 Actress
Daniel Russo 13 May 1948 Actor, double
Simone Simon 23 April 1911 Paris 23 February 2005 Actress
Gabriel Signoret 15 November 1878 Paris 16 March 1937 Actor

Lawyers and judges[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Gilbert Collard 3 February 1948 Lawyer
Paul Lombard 17 February 1917 Lawyer and writer
Eugène Mouton 13 April 1823 Paris 8 June 1902 Magistrate and writer
Emile Pollak 21 April 1914 Marseille 6 January 1978 Avocat

Dancers[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Marie Allard 14 August 1742 Paris 14 June 1802 Dancer
Georges Appaix 1953 Dancer, choreographer
Gaby Deslys 4 November 1881 Paris 11 February 1920 Dancer, singer
Maurice Béjart 1 January 1927 Lausanne 22 November 2007 Dancer, choreographer
Mathieu Ganio 1984 Dancer
Daniel Larrieu 1927 Dancer
Lucien Petipa 22 December 1815 Versailles 7 July 1898 Dancer
Marius Petipa 11 March 1818 Hourzouf (Crimée) 14 July 1910 Dancer, ballet master

Designers and poster artists[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Georges Arditi 1914 15 January 2012 Painter
Jo Berto (Joseph Bertocchio) 22 November 1907 Marseille 25 June 1978 Lithographic artist
Honoré Daumier 26 February 1808 Valmondois 11 February 1879 Caricaturist, sculptor
Dubout 15 May 1905 Saint-Aunès 27 June 1976 Humourous designer
Gérard Lauzier 30 November 1932 Bande dessinée, réalisateur de film.
Lisa Mandel 23 April 1977 Comic strip designer
Jean-Emmanuel Vermot-Desroches 1974 Comic strip
Tibet 31 October 1931 Roquebrune-sur-Argens 3 January 2010 Comic strip designer

Writers[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Amédée Achard 22 April 1814 Paris 26 March 1875 Writer, journalist
Antonin Artaud 4 September 1896 Ivry-sur-Seine 4 March 1948
Writer, poet
Gilles Ascaride 1947 Writer, sociologist
Gabriel Audisio 27 July 1910 Issy-les-Moulineaux 26 January 1978 Writer, poet
Joseph Autran 20 June 1813 Marseille 6 March 1877 Dramatist, poet
Nicolas Thomas Barthe 1734 17 June 1785 Dramatist, poet
Auguste Barthélémy 11 May 1794 Marseille 23 August 1867 Poet
Jean-François de Bastide 15 July 1724 Milan 4 July 1798 Polygraph
Jean-Michel Billioud 1964 Writer
Maria Borrély 16 October 1890 Digne-les-Bains 22 February 1963 Writer
Louis Brauquier 14 August 1900 Marseille 7 September 1976 Writer, poet
Robert Bouvier 21 July 1941 Marseille 11 May 1992 Journalist, writer
Marcel Brion 21 November 1895 Paris 23 October 1984 Writer, art historian, Académicien
Antoine Bruguière de Sorsum 22 June 1773 Marseille 7 October 1823 Philologist.
Philippe Carrese 6 April 1956 Writer, documentary maker
Patrick Cauvin 6 October 1932 Paris 13 August 2010 Writer
Jean de La Ceppède 1548 Avignon 1623 Poet, magistrate
Jean Contrucci 7 June 1939 Writer
Gilles Del Pappas 14 December 1949 Writer
César Chesneau Dumarsais 17 July 1676 Paris 11 June 1756 Philosopher, grammarian
Jean-Christophe Duchon-Doris 2 January 1960 Writer
Paul Alexandre Dulard 8 March 1695 Marseille 7 December 1760 Poet
Yann de L'Écotais 14 November 1940 Paris 23 October 2008 Writer, journaliste
René Frégni 8 July 1947 Writer
Christian Garcin 8 November 1959 Writer
Victor Gélu 12 September 1806 Marseille 2 April 1885 Poet in Provençal langauge, Marseille dialect
Daniel Giraud 10 January 1946 Writer and translator from Chinese, blues musician
Léon Gozlan 11 September 1803 Paris 14 September 1866 Writer, associated with Balzac
Jean-Claude Izzo 20 June 1945 Marseille 26 January 2000 Writer
Edmond Jaloux 19 June 1878 Lutry 15 August 1949 Novelist, literary critic
Sébastien Japrisot 4 July 1931 Vichy 4 March 2003 Novelist, screenwriter
Jean-Patrick Manchette 19 December 1942 Paris 3 June 1995 Writer and chronicler
Joseph Méry 21 January 1797 Paris 20 June 1866 Polygraph
Thyde Monnier (Mathilde Anna Rose) 23 June 1887 Nice 18 January 1967 Writer
Marc-Édouard Nabe 27 December 1958 Writer, painter
Michel Ragon 24 June 1924 Writer
Edmond Rostand 1 April 1868 Paris 2 December 1918 Dramatic author, Académie française
André Roussin 22 January 1911 Paris 3 November 1987 Writer of comedies
Saint-Pol-Roux 15 January 1861 Brest 18 October 1940 Poet
Eugène Saccomano 23 September 1936 Journalist, writer
Serge Scotto 15 November 1963 Writer
André Suarès 12 June 1868 Saint-Maur 7 September 1948 Writer
Honoré d'Urfé 11 February 1568 Villefranche-sur-mer 1 June 1625 Novelist
Frédéric Valabrègue 12 January 1952 Novelist
Jean-Marc Valladier 1957 Writer
Florence Pazzottu 9 November 1962 Poet

Editors[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Robert Laffont 30 November 1916 Neuilly-sur-Seine 19 May 2010 Editor
Ferdinand Lop 10 October 1891 Saint-Sébastien-de-Morsent 29 October 1974 Editor, poet

Explorers[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Euthymènes 5th century BC
Alphonse Fondère 26 August 1865 Addis-Abeba 26 November 1930 Explorer, aviator
Pythéas 4th century BC Astronomer, explorer
Gaston Rébuffat 7 May 1921 Paris Alpinist
Jean-Noël Savelli 26 March 1853 Foumban 14 November 1917 Soldier and explorer

Engravers[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Jacques Gautier d'Agoty 1710 Paris 1781 Engraver
Henri Berengier 1880 ? 1943 Engraver

Historians[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Édouard Baratier 19 August 1923 Marseille 31 July 1972 Historian
Augustin Fabre 20 June 1797 Marseille 16 January 1870 Historian
Marc Fumaroli 10 June 1932 Historian, essayist
Jean-Baptiste Grosson 20 August 1733 Montefusco 20 December 1800 Notary, historian of Marseille
Camille Jullian 15 March 1859 Paris 12 December 1933 Historian of Gaul

Industrialists and business people[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Robert Digonnet 08 November 1900 Marseille 28 January 1991 PDG of the Société du Thé de l'Éléphant.
Jules Charles-Roux 14 November 1841 Paris 6 March 1918 Industrialist, writer, opatron
Jean Peyrelevade 24 October 1939 Man of affairs
Dominique Piazza 31 May 1860 Marseille 10 December 1941 Inventor of the postcard
Paul Ricard 9 July 1909 Marseille 7 November 1997 Founder of the Pernod-Ricard alcohol group
Augustin Féraud Marseille Founder of BTP group GTM, ex-Vinci
Pierre Bellon 24 January 1930 Founder of Sodexo group
Serge Tchuruk 13 November 1937
Norbert D'Agostino President of Olympique de Marseille
Marc Simoncini 1963 Founder of Internet dating site Meetic
Jacques-Antoine Granjon 9 August 1962 Founder of online commerce site Vente-privee.com

Journalists[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Jean-Pierre Foucault 23 November 1947 Radio and TV host
Patrice Laffont 21 August 1940 TV host
Sophie Le Saint 22 July 1968 Journalist with France Télévision
Jean-François Revel 19 January 1924 Paris 30 April 2006 Philosopher, académicien, journalist, political chronicler and writer
André Remacle 3 April 1910 Marseille 14 July 1995 Journalist, writer

Mafia[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Francis le Belge 3 March 1946 Paris 22 July 2000
François Spirito 1900 Toulon 9 October 1967
Nick Venturi 24 June 1923 Marseille 6 April 2008
Tany Zampa 1 April 1933 Marseille 16 August 1984

Doctors[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Charles Peyssonnel 1640 Marseille 16 September 1720 Doctor, died from plague
Jean André Peyssonnel 19 June 1694 Guadeloupe 24 December 1759 Doctor and naturalist

Directors[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
René Allio 8 March 1924 Paris 27 March 1995 Painter, then scenario writer
André Benedetto 14 July 1934 Avignon 13 July 2009 Author and theatre director, Founder of « off » at Festival d'Avignon
Paul Carpita 12 November 1922 Marseille 23 October 2009 Scenario writer
Robert Guédiguian 3 December 1953 Actor, director
Philippe Dajoux 23 March 1968 Director

Military people[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Le Chevalier Paul December 1598 Toulon 20 December 1667 Squadron commander
François Coli 5 June 1881 Atlantique Nord 8 May 1927 Aviator
Jean Gaspard de Vence 6 April 1747 Tonnerre March 1808 Corsair, rear-admiral, maritime prefect of Toulon
Guillaume Cornut c. 1230 Au large de Malte 8 June or 8 July 1283 Admiral
Pierre Dominique Garnier 19 December 1756 Nantes 11 May 1827 General in the French Revolution
Émile Muselier 10 April 1882 Toulon 2 September 1965 Admiral
Le Chevalier Roze 25 September 1675 Marseille 2 September 1733 Captain during the 1720 plague
François Joseph Marie Clary 3 October 1786 Paris 27 January 1841 Brigadier
Joseph Maugard 24 December 1913 Montségur-sur-Lauzon 11 September 1995 Compagnon de la Libération
Noel Ballaro 26 June 1921 Commandos Kieffer

Musicians[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Akhenaton (Philippe Fragione) 17 September 1968 Rapper
Shurik'n (Geoffroy Mussard) 11 March 1966 Rapper
Georges Arvanitas 13 June 1931 25 July 2005 Pianist
Roberto Benzi 12 December 1937 Orchestra conductor
Erick Benzi 1er March 1959 Autor, composer, director
Ralph Bernet 1927 Lyric writer
Georges Boeuf 1937 Composer
Charles Burles 21 June 1936 Tenor
Léo Chauliac 6 February 1913 27 October 1977 Pianist, composer, orchestra conductor
Stanislas Champein 19 November 1753 Paris 19 September 1830 Composer
Georges Chelon 4 January 1943 Auhor, composer, interpreter
Régine Crespin 23 February 1927 Paris 5 July 2007 Opera singer
Domenico Della-Maria 14 June 1769 Paris 9 March 1800 Opera composer
Patrick Fiori 23 September 1969 Singer
Zino Francescatti 9 August 1902 La Ciotat 17 September 1991 Violonist
Cedric Gervais 1979 DJ and producer of house music
Hubert Giraud 1920 Lyric writer
André Jaume 7 October 1940 Saxophonist, clarinettist
Le Rat Luciano (Christophe Carmona) 21 April 1976 Rapper
Jean Lumière 20 August 1895 Paris 2 April 1979 Singer
Paul Mauriat 4 March 1925 Perpignan 3 November 2006 Orchestra conductor
Clara Morgane 1 January 1981 Singer
Lucien Muratore 29 August 1876 Paris 16 July 1954 Tenor, film actor
André Pascal 1932 2001 Songwriter
Mireille Ponsard 1908 Paris 5 February 1999 Chanteuse, actrice
Franck Pourcel 14 August 1913 Neuilly sur Seine 12 November 2000 Violonist, orchestra conductor
Jean-Pierre Rampal 7 January 1922 Paris 20 May 2000 Flautist
Jean Marie Rebischung 30 March 1962 Composer
Ernest Reyer 1 December 1823 Lavandou 15 January 1909 Composer
Vincent Scotto 21 April 1876 Paris 15 November 1952 Composer
Soprano (Saïd M'Roumbaba) 14 January 1979 Rapper
Cyril Tarquiny 24 May 1974 Guitarist
Henri Tomasi 17 August 1901 Paris 13 January 1971 Orchestra conductor
Jannick Top 4 October 1947 Composer
Cora Vaucaire 22 July 1918 Paris 17 September 2011 Singer
Raymond Vincy 23 February 1904 Neuilly-sur-seine 26 May 1968 Lyric writer

Painters[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Michel Abdou 31 October 1945 Painter
Hubert Aicardi 21 March 1922 Marseille 1991 Painter
Marguerite Allar 1 August 1899 Marseille 22 January 1974 Painter and teacher
Raymond Allègre 1857 Marseille 1933 Painter
Jean Arène 11 September 1929 Painter
Marcel Arnaud 8 October 1877 Aix-en-Provence 18 March 1956 Painter, director of the école des beaux-arts d'Aix-en-Provence
Edmond Astruc 4 November 1878 Marseille 11 January 1977 Aviator and painter
Louis Audibert 11 June 1880 Marseille 20 March 1983 Painter
Joseph Marius Jean Avy 21 September 1871 1939 Painter
Eugène de Barberiis 9 March 1851 Sanary 29 November 1937 Painter
Jean-Jérôme Baugean 18 June 1764 1830 Painter and engraver
Charles Camoin 23 September 1879 Paris 29 May 1965 Painter
Jacques Carelman 1929 Painter, decorator and illustrator
Alfred Casile 9 February 1848 Marseille 1 June 1909 Painter
Alfred Chataud 17 August 1833 Alger 1908 Orientalist painter
Jean-Antoine Constantin 20 January 1756 Aix-en-Provence 9 January 1844 Painter
Meiffren Conte 1624 Marseille 10 March 1705 Painter
Édouard Crémieux 21 January 1856 En déportation May 1944 Painter
Jean-Joseph Dassy 27 December 1791 Marseille 27 July 1865 Painter
Sauveur Marius Di Russo 11 January 1897 Marseille 18 November 1983 Painter
Eugène Dufour 1873 Marseille 1941 Painter
Antoine Ferrari 1 February 1910 Marseille 1995 Painter
Philippe Gaillet 1924 Painter
Joseph Garibaldi 1863 Marseille 7 May 1941 Painter
François Gautier 1842 1917 Painter
Antoine Gianelli 23 August 1896 Marseille 23 March 1983 Painter
Jean-Amédée Gibert 28 January 1869 Marseille 1945 Painter (prix de Rome 1898), architect, curator of the Musées de Marseille
Marius Guindon 8 April 1805 1918 Painter, sculptor
Piotr Klemenciewicz 11 February 1956 Painter
Charles François Lacroix de Marseille 1700 Berlin 1782 Painter
Alfred Lombard 24 April 1884 Toulon 7 September 1973 Painter
Dominique Antoine Magaud 4 August 1817 Marseille 23 December 1899 Painter
Étienne Philippe Martin 27 July 1856 Marseille 6 March 1945 Painter, musician
Jules Monge 1855 Paris 1934 Painter
Adolphe Monticelli 18 October 1824 Marseille 26 June 1886 Painter
Alphonse Moutte 4 March 1840 Marseille 21 April 1913 Painter
Louis Nattero 16 October 1870 Marseille 10 November 1915 Painter
Jean-Baptiste Olive 31 July 1848 Paris 13 May 1936 Painter
Henri Pinta 1856 Paris 1944 Painter, Prix de Rome 1884
Jean-Claude Quilici 1941 Painter
Marius Rey 1836 1927 Painter
Gustave Ricard 1 September 1823 Paris 23 January 1873 Painter
Antoine Roux 6 March 1765 Marseille 20 April 1835 Painter
Arsène Sari 7 October 1895 Aubagne 8 November 1995 Painter
René Seyssaud 15 June 1867 Saint-Chamas 24 Septembre Painter
Guy Tempier 1960 Painter, decorator
Louis Toncini 1907 2002 Painter
François Topino-Lebrun 11 April 1964 Paris 31 January 1801 Painter and revolutionary
Stanislas Torrents 23 May 1839 Cannes 6 November 1916 Painter
Guy Toubon 30 October 1931 Painter, writer
Louis Trabuc 2 August 1928 Manosque 23 February 2008 Painter
André Alexandre Verdilhan 14 March 1881 Paris 21 July 1963 Painter, sculptor
Fortuné Viguier 1841 1916 Painter
Auguste Vimar 3 November 1851 Marseille 23 August 1916 Painter, sculptor
Marie Rauzy 21 March 1961 Painter

Politicians[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
René Arthaud 21 September 1915 21 July 2007 Deputy
Charles Barbaroux 6 March 1767 Bordeaux 25 June 1794 Lawyer, Deputy
Henry Bergasse 26 September 1894 Marseille 28 March 1977 Deputy
Paul Boulet 8 September 1894 Montpellier 27 July 1982 Deputy
Charles de Casaulx 20 March 1547 Marseille 17 February 1596 Premier Consul
Jean Chevallier 31 July 1897 Saumur 14 November 1985 Gouverneur français du cercle de Sigmaringen (1945-1949)
Désirée Clary 8 November 1777 Stockholm 17 December 1860 Queen of Sweden
François Clary 24 February 1725 Marseille 20 January 1794 Alderman of Marseille
Joseph Nicolas Clary 26 March 1760 Paris 6 June 1823 Pair des Cent-Jours
Augustin-Eudes-Joseph Durand 7 May 1757 Deputy
Jean-Baptiste Estelle January 1662 Marseille January 1723 Alderman
Étienne Garnier-Pagès 27 December 1801 Paris 23 June 1841 Deputy
Jean-Claude Gaudin 8 October 1939 Senator, Mayor
François Girard 23 July 1761 Paris 26 March 1854 Deputy for Vaucluse
François Omer Granet 16 November 1758 10 September 1821 Député
François Isoard 3 March 1765 Aix-en-Provence 25 September 1795 Secretary of the Club des amis de la Constitution
Alexandre Marius Jacob 27 September 1879 Bois-Saint-Denis (Indre) 28 August 1954 Anarchist
Antoine de Jessé-Charleval 1836 Marseille 1915 Mayor of Marseille
Henri Jibrayel 18 September 1951 Député
Jean-François Lieutaud 3 March 1754 Paris 19 February 1801 Commandant général of the garde nationale in Marseille
Charles-Marie Livon 19 May 1850 Marseille 16 August 1917 Docotr, Mayor of Marseille
Joseph Mascarel 1816 Los Angeles 1899 Sailor, Mayor of Los Angeles
Jean-Raymond Mourraille 25 November 1721 Marseille 30 December 1808 Astronomer, Maiyor of Marseille
Émile Ollivier 2 July 1825 Saint-Gervais les bains 20 August 1913 Minister
Claude-Charles de Peyssonnel 1727 Paris 1790 Ambassador
Paul Peytral 20 January 1842 Marseille 30 November 1919 Deputy, minister
Victor Peytral 18 October 1874 Draguignan 20 April 1964 Deputy, minister
Michel Pezet 9 April 1942 Deputy, lawyer
Germaine Poinso-Chapuis 6 March 1901 Marseille 20 February 1981 Minister
François-Trophime Rebecquy 1 September 1744 Marseille 3 May 1794 Deputy
Henri Tasso 8 October 1882 Marseille 12 February 1944 Mayor of Marseille
Adolphe Thiers 15 April 1797 Saint-Germain-en-Laye 3 September 1877 President of France
Michel Vaxès 14 November 1940 Deputy
Raymond Valabrègue 25 September 1899 Marseille 18 April 1966 Deputy for Drôme

Police officers[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Lucien Aimé-Blanc 23 March 1935 Commissioner
Gérard Girel 7 August 1946 Commissioner
Georges Nguyen Van Loc 2 April 1933 Cannes 7 December 2008 Commissioner, writer and actor

Religious personalities[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Pierre Barthélemy Palestine 1099
Louis Toussaint Dassy 1 November 1808 Marseille 23 August 1888 Abbot, founder of the institute for young blind
Folquet de Marselha 1155 Toulouse 25 December 1231 Bishop of Toulouse
Jean-Baptiste Fouque 12 September 1851 Marseille 5 December 1926 Priest
Jean-Pierre Ricard 25 September 1944 Cardinal

See also Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Marseille.

Résistants[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Bertie Albrecht 15 February 1893 Fresnes 1943 Résistante
Marie-Madeleine Fourcade 8 November 1909 Paris 20 July 1989 Chief of the Alliance network
Éliane Plewman 1917 1944 Résistante

Scientists[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Elzéar Abeille de Perrin 3 January 1843 Marseille 9 October 1910 Entomologist
Sabin Berthelot 4 April 1794 10 November 1880 Naturalist
François Cauvière 13 October 1780 Marseille 2 October 1858 Surgeon
Henri Fabre 29 November 1882 Le Touvet 30 June 1984 Engineer, aviator
Charles Fabry 11 June 1867 Paris 11 December 1945 Physicist
Max Escalon de Fonton 5 February 1920 Prehistorian
Jean Baptiste Marie Jaubert 17 March 1726 Brignoles 9 August 1884 Doctor and ornithologist
Henry de Lumley 14 August 1934 Prehistorian
Jean-André Peyssonnel 19 June 1694 Saint-Bertrand de l'Isle Grande-Terre en Guadeloupe 24 December 1759 Doctor and naturalist
Guillaume de Saint-Jacques de Silvabelle 28 January 1722 Marseille 10 February 1801 Mathematician, astronomer
André Turcat 23 October 1921 Test pilot, first pilot of Concorde at supersonic speed

Sculptors[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
César Baldaccini 1 January 1921 Paris 6 December 1998 Sculptor
Jean-Marie Baumel 2 November 1911 Neuilly (Eure) 2 June 1978 Sculptor
Auguste Carli 12 July 1868 Paris 28 January 1930 Sculptor
Alice Colonieu 5 November 1924 Marseille 16 July 2010 Sculptor, ceramicist, painter
Paul Gondard 7 September 1884 Marseille 27 February 1953 Sculptor
Gustave Guétant 25 May 1873 Marseille 23 July 1953 Sculptor, designer, illustratr
Jean-Louis Lagnel 8 February 1764 Marseille 16 September 1822 Santonnier
Henri-Édouard Lombard 21 January 1875 Paris 23 July 1929 Sculptor
Pierre Puget 16 October 1620 Marseille 2 December 1694 Panter, sculptor, architect
Raymond Servian 18 May 1903 Marseille February 1953 Sculptor
Élie-Jean Vézien 18 July 1890 Marseille 7 September 1982 Sculptor, engraver
Raymonde Martin 15 January 1887 Marseille 7 December 1977 Sculptor

Sportsmen and women[edit]

Name Date of birth Place of death Date of death Detail
Paul Aymé 29 July 1869 Madrid (Espagne) 25 July 1962 Tennis player
Élie Bayol 28 February 1914 La Ciotat 25 May 1995 Motor racer
Jean Boiteux 20 June 1933 Bordeaux 11 April 2010 Swimmer
Jean Bouin 21 December 1888 Xivray (Meuse) 29 September 1914 Long-distance runner
Alexandre Caizergues 14 March 1979 Kite surfer
Éric Cantona 24 May 1966 Footballer
Daniel Costantini 21 October 1943 Handball trainer
Rolland Courbis 12 August 1953 Footballer, trainer
Antoine Delpero 1 November 1985 Longboard surfer
Marcel Dib 10 August 1960 Footballer
Albin Ebondo 23 February 1984 Footballer
Jean-Luc Ettori 29 July 1955 Footballer
Mathieu Flamini 7 March 1984 Footballer
Laurent Foirest 18 September 1973 Basketball player
Jessica Fox 11 June 1994 Kayaker and canoist
Gustave Ganay 21 March 1892 Paris 23 August 1926 Cyclist
Gérard Gili 7 August 1952 Footballer
Sébastien Grosjean 29 May 1978 Tennis player
Myriam Jérusalmi 24 October 1961 Kayaker
Frank Lebœuf 22 January 1968 Footballer
Peter Luccin 9 April 1979 Footballer
William Meynard 11 July 1987 Swimmer
Mohamed M'Changama 9 June 1987 Footballer
Alain Mosconi 9 September 1949 Swimmer
André Moulon 10 August 1935 Marseille 14 April 2009 Footballer
Samir Nasri 26 June 1987 Footballer
Christopher Pratt 1981 Navigator and skipper
Gaston Rébuffat 7 May 1921 Marseille 1 June 1985 Alpinist
Julien Sablé 11 September 1980 Footballer
Roger Scotti 29 July 1925 Marseille 12 December 2001 Footballer
Anthony Terras 21 June 1985 Shooting
Alain Weisz 29 May 1953 Former basketball player, trainer
Zinédine Zidane 23 June 1972 Footballer
Louisa Nécib 23 January 1987 Footballer

Honoré Daumier: Sunday at the Museum
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Marseille was the birthplace or residency of:

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