Avignon - People Who Were Born or Died in Avignon

People Who Were Born or Died in Avignon

  • Trophime Bigot, French painter, died in Avignon in around 1653
  • Jean Alesi, racing car driver - born in Avignon, 1964
  • Henri Bosco, writer - born in Avignon, 1888
  • Pierre Boulle, author of The Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes - born in Avignon, 1912
  • Alexandre de Rhodes (1591–1664), Jesuit missionary - born in Avignon
  • Bernard Kouchner, politician - born in Avignon, 1936
  • Mireille Mathieu, singer - born in Avignon, 1946
  • Olivier Messiaen, composer - born in Avignon, 1908
  • Joseph Vernet, painter - born in Avignon, 1714
  • John Stuart Mill died at Avignon in 1871, and is buried in the cemetery.
  • Dorothea von Rodde-Schlözer, artist and scholar died in Avignon in 1825.
  • Michel Trinquier, painter born in 1930 in Avignon,
  • René Girard, historian, literary critic, philosopher, and author - born in Avignon, 1923
  • Cédric Carrasso, footballer - born in Avignon, 1981

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