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Famous people from Sedan


Abraham Fabert, governor of Sedan in 1642 and Marshal of France in 1658 (1599-1662)

Nicaise Le Febvre, pharmacist (approx. 1610-1669)


Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne
, Viscount of Turenne, soldier named Marshal of France in 1643 (1611-1675)


Pierre Bayle
, history and philosophy professor (1647-1706)

Jean Delagrive, Lazarist priest and official geographer of the City of Paris (1689-1757)

Francois Ignace Ervoil d'Oyré, general of the armies of the Republic and the Empire (1739-1798)

Nicolas Halma, mathematician (1755-1828)


Guillaume Ternaux
, industrialist and politician (1763-1833)


Jacques Etienne Joseph Alexandre Macdonald
, serviceman, Empire Marshal and Grand Eagle of the Legion of Honour (1765-1840)


Louis Samuel Béchet de Léocour
, General of the Empire (1771-1845)

Arsène Thiébaut de Berneaud, serviceman and agronomist (1777-1850)


Laurent Cunin-Gridaine
, industrialist and minister of Commerce and Agriculture of the King Louis-Philippe (1778-1859)


Charles Cunin-Gridaine
, Senator of the Ardennes (1804-1880)


François Clément Sauvage
, deputy and director of the East Railway (1814-1872)

François Willème, sculptor and inventor of photo-sculpture in 1860 (1830-1905)

Marie-Léonide Charvin, a.k.a Agar, comedienne (1832-1891)


Gustave Deloye
, sculptor (1838-1899)

Charles Pilard, man of letters and musician (1843-1902)


Jules Depaquit
, illustrator (1869-1924)


Henri-Georges Deleau, a.k.a Georges Delaw
, painter and illustrator (1871-1938)

 Robert Debré, doctor, founder of modern paediatrics (1882-1978)


Paul Bazelaire
, cellist and composer (1886-1958)


Henri Brégi
, pilot (1888-1917)


Cardinal Yves Congar
, theologian (1904-1995)


Jean-Paul
Baron, a.k.a Frédérik Tristan, writer and laureate of the Goncourt Prize 1983 (1931)


Yannick Noah
, tennis player and artist (1960)