François-Xavier Bellamy

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François-Xavier Bellamy
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Personal details
Born (1985-10-11) 11 October 1985 (age 35)
Paris, France
Political partyThe Republicans
EducationLycée Henri-IV
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure
University of Cambridge

François-Xavier Bellamy (born 11 October 1985) is a French philosopher, author, high-school teacher and politician. He is a deputy mayor of Versailles.

Early life[edit]

François-Xavier Bellamy was born on 11 October 1985.[1][2]

Bellamy was educated at the École Sainte-Marie des Bourdonnais, a private school in Versailles.[3] After two-years preparatory classes in the Lycée Henri-IV, he got into the École normale supérieure, from which he graduated in 2005.[2] He earned the agrégation in philosophy in 2008.[2]


Bellamy taught philosophy at the Lycée Sainte-Geneviève and the Lycée Notre-Dame de Grandchamp in Versailles in 2008.[2] In 2009, he taught at the Lycée Auguste Renoir in Asnières-sur-Seine, the Lycée Louis Bascan in Rambouillet and the Lycée hôtelier in Guyancourt.[2] Since 2011, he has been teaching philosophy and art history for the preparatory classes at the Lycée Blomet in Paris.[2]

Bellamy is the author of three books. He won the Prix d'Aumale from the Académie française in 2014 for his first book, Les déshérités ou l'urgence de transmettre.[4] In this essay, he analyses the failure of French educational system as the result of an ideology that refuses the transmission of culture, thus creating disinherited. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, René Descartes and Pierre Bourdieu would be the utmost representatives of this ideology.

He is the deputy mayor of Versailles for employment, youth and higher education.[2] He was a candidate for the National Assembly elections in Yvelines's 1st constituency in 2017, invested by The Republicans, but he lost in the second round against the candidate of En Marche!, Didier Baichère with 48.9% vs 51.1% of the votes.[5]


  • Bellamy, François-Xavier (2014). Les déshérités ou l'urgence de transmettre. Paris: Plon. ISBN 9782259223430. OCLC 898168580.
  • Bellamy, François-Xavier (2016). A la jeunesse : De Saint-Exupéry à Steve Jobs, de grandes voix appellent à vivre intensément. Paris: Librio. ISBN 9782290120613.
  • Bellamy, Francois-Xavier (2016). Éduquer avec Rousseau : conférence à destination des parlementaires prononcée le 20 mai 2015. Paris: SOS Éducation. ISBN 9791093981123. OCLC 958253810.


  1. ^ "François-Xavier Bellamy". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "BELLAMY François-Xavier". Académie des Sciences Morales, des Lettres et des Arts de Versailles. Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Conférence". Ecole Sainte-Marie des Bourdonnais. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "L'élu de Versailles primé pour son livre " Les Déshérités "". Le Parisien. November 25, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  5. ^ l'Intérieur, Ministère de. "Résultats des élections législatives 2017". (in French). Retrieved 2020-03-03.