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  • Peter Abelard - French philosopher
  • Edmond François Valentin About - French novelist and journalist
  • Marie d'Agoult - French author who wrote under the nom de plume of Daniel Stern
  • Jehan Alain - French composer and organist
  • Marietta Alboni - Italian opera singer
  • Jean-Charles Alphand - French civil engineer
  • Karel Appel - Dutch painter
  • Guillaume Apollinaire - French poet and art critic
  • François Arago - French scientist and statesman
  • Armand-Pierre Arman - French painter
  • Miguel Ángel Asturias - Guatemalan diplomat and author, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1967
  • Daniel Auber - French composer
  • Hubertine Auclert - French feminist and activist for women's suffrage
  • Pierre Augereau - French military commander and Marshal of France
  • Jean-Pierre Aumont - French actor, father of Tina Aumont and husband of Maria Montez
  • Jane Avril - French dancer
[edit] B Grave of Sarah Bernhardt
  • Salvador Bacarisse - Spanish composer
  • Honoré de Balzac - French novelist of the 19th century
  • Henri Barbusse - French novelist
  • Paul Barras - French statesman
  • Antoine-Louis Barye - French sculptor
  • Jean-Dominique Bauby - French journalist
  • Jean-Louis Baudelocque - French obstetrician
  • Gilbert Becaud - French singer
  • Pierre Augustin Beclard - French anatomist
  • Vincenzo Bellini - Italian composer; remains later transferred to Italy
  • Judah P. Benjamin - American lawyer
  • Pierre-Jean de Beranger - French lyricist
  • Claude Bernard - French physiologist, known for several advances in medicine, as the introduction of the scientific method to the study of medicine, and the study of the sympathetic nervous system.
  • Bernardin de Saint Pierre - French writer
  • Sarah Bernhardt - French stage and film actress
  • Alphonse Bertillon - French anthropologist and father of anthropometry
  • Ramon Emeterio Betances - Puerto Rican nationalist
  • Marie François Xavier Bichat - French anatomist and physiologist
  • Fulgence Bienvenue - French civil engineer remembered as the Father of the Paris Metro
  • Samuel Bing - German art dealer
  • Georges Bizet - French composer and conductor
  • Louis Blanc - French historian and statesman
  • Sophie Blanchard - first professional female balloonist and the first woman to die in an aviation accident
  • Auguste Blanqui - French statesman
  • Rosa Bonheur - French painter
  • Ludwig Borne - German political writer and satirist
  • Pierre Bourdieu - French sociologist
  • Alexandrine-Caroline Branchu - French opera singer
  • Edouard Branly - French scientist
  • Pierre Brasseur - French comedian
  • Alexandre-Theodore Brongniart - French architect, best known for designing the layout of the Pere Lachaise Cemetery itself
  • Pierre Brossolette - French journalist, politician and Résistance leader
  • Jean de Brunhoff - French author of Babar the Elephant
[edit] C Grave of Jean-Francois Champollion
  • Joseph Caillaux - French statesman
  • Gustave Caillebotte - French Impressionist painter
  • Maria Callas - The opera singer's ashes were originally buried in the cemetery. After being stolen and later recovered, they were scattered into the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Greece. The empty urn remains in Père Lachaise.
  • Jean-Jacques-Regis de Cambaceres - French lawyer and politician
  • Giulia Grisi de Candia - Italian opera singer, well known as "Giulia Grisi", her grave is marked Giullia de Candia.
  • Jean-Joseph Carriès - French sculptor, ceramist, and miniaturist
  • Pierre Cartellier - French sculptor
  • Virginia Oldoini, Countess di Castiglione - Italian courtesan and secret agent
  • Jean-François Champollion - French decipherer of the hieroglyphs and father of Egyptology
  • Claude Chappe - French pioneer of the telegraph
  • Ernest Chausson - French composer
  • Richard Chenevix - Irish chemist
  • Luigi Cherubini - Italian composer
  • Frédéric Chopin - Polish composer. His heart is entombed within a pillar at the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Jean-Baptiste Clément - French painter and activist
  • Auguste Clésinger - French painter and sculptor
  • Emile Cohl - French cartoonist
  • Colette - French litterateur
  • Count Alexandre Joseph Colonna-Walewski - French statesman, son of Napoleon I
  • Auguste Comte - French thinker; father of Positivism
  • Benjamin Constant - Swiss-born liberal philosopher
  • Bruno Coquatrix - French lyricist and music impresario
  • Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot - French painter
  • Jean-Pierre Cortot - French sculptor
  • Benoît Costaz - French bishop
  • Georges Courteline - French playwright
  • Thomas Couture - French painter
  • Nancy Cunard - English poet and activist
  • Henri Curiel - Egyptian politician
[edit] D Cremated remains of Isadora Duncan in the Columbarium
  • Jarosław Dąbrowski - exiled Polish revolutionary Nationalist and last Commander-in-Chief of the Paris Commune of 1871
  • Pierre Dac - French humorist
  • Édouard Daladier - French Radical-Socialist politician of the 1930s, signatory of the Munich Agreement in 1938 and Prime Minister of France at the outbreak of the Second World War
  • Alexandre Darracq - French automobile manufacturer
  • Alphonse Daudet - Famous French author who is known for his literary works, such as, "Lettres de mon Moulin".
  • Honore Daumier - French caricaturist
  • Jacques-Louis David - Napoleon's court painter was exiled as a revolutionary after the Bourbons returned to the throne of France. His body was not allowed into the country even in death, so the tomb contains only his heart.
  • David d'Angers - French sculptor
  • Louis Nicolas Davout - Napoleon's "Iron Marshal"
  • Gerard Debreu - French economist, won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1983
  • Jean-Gaspard Deburau - Czech-born French actor and mime
  • Cino Del Duca - Italian-born French publishing magnate, film producer and philanthropist
  • Simone Del Duca - French businesswoman and philanthropist, wife of Cino Del Duca
  • Eugène Delacroix - French Romantic artist
  • Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre - French mathematician
  • Vivant Denon - French archaeologist
  • Pierre Desproges - French humorist
  • Gustave Doré - French artist and engraver
  • Michel Drach - French film director
  • Marie Dubas - French singer
  • Jacques Duclos - French politician
  • Paul Dukas - French composer
  • Isadora Duncan - American dancer
  • Henri Duparc - French composer
  • Eleonore Duplay - Friend of French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
  • Guillaume Dupuytren - French surgeon
[edit] E Grave of Paul Eluard
  • Paul Éluard - French surrealist poet
  • George Enescu - Romanian composer, pianist, violinist and conductor
  • Camille Erlanger - French composer
  • Max Ernst - German artist
[edit] F Fourier's grave, Pere Lachaise
  • Alexandre Falguiere - French sculptor
  • Felix Faure - former President of France
  • Robert de Flers - French playwright and journalist
  • Suzanne Flon - actress
  • Jean de la Fontaine - French litterateur best known for fairy tales
  • Joseph Fourier - French mathematician and physicist
  • Jean Francaix - French composer
  • Pierre Frank - French Trotskyist politician
  • William Temple Franklin - grandson of Benjamin Franklin
  • Loie Fuller - French dancer
[edit] G Grave of Theodore Gericault
  • Antonio de la Gandara - French painter
  • Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pages - French statesman
  • Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac - French chemist and physicist
  • Pierre Georges - French Resistance leader better known as Colonel Fabien
  • Théodore Gericault - French Romantic painter, whose major work The Raft of the Medusa is reproduced on his tomb by sculptor Antoine Étex.
  • Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou - leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan
  • Andre Gill - French caricaturist
  • Manuel de Godoy - Spanish prime minister and court favorite
  • Yvan Goll - French-German poet
  • Laurent de Gouvion-Saint-Cyr - French military commander and Marshal of France
  • Zenobe Gramme - Inventor of the Direct Current (DC) Dynamo. There is a statue on the grave of Zenobe sitting and looking at a dynamo rotor.
  • Stéphane Grappelli - French jazz violinist and member of the Quintette du Hot Club de France
  • Andre Gretry - Belgian-born French composer
  • Maurice Grimaud - French Prefecture of Police during May 1968[2]
  • Giulia Grisi - Italian opera singer (May 22, 1811-November 29, 1869), her grave is marked under her married name Giullia de Candia.
  • Félix Guattari - French militant, institutional psychotherapist and philosopher
  • Jules Guesde - French statesman
  • Yvette Guilbert - French singer
  • Yılmaz Güney - Kurdish Turkish actor and film director
  • Joseph-Ignace Guillotin - proposed the guillotine as the official method of execution in France.
[edit] H
  • Samuel Hahnemann - German physician, formal founder of homeopathy.
  • Georges Haussmann - French civil engineer and town planner
  • Jeanne Hébuterne - French artist and common-law wife of the artist Amedeo Modigliani.
  • Sadegh Hedayat - Iran's foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories.
  • Heloise - French abbess and scholar, best known for her love affair with Peter Abelard
  • Ticky Holgado - French actor
  • Jean-Nicolas Huyot - French architect best known for his work on the Arc de Triomphe
[edit] I
  • Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - French painter
  • Jean-Baptiste Isabey - French painter
[edit] J
  • Claude Jade - French actress
  • Leon Jouhaux - French trade union leader, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1951
[edit] K Grave of Francois Kellermann
  • Allan Kardec - Born Hippolyte Leon Denizard Rivail, he was the founder of Spiritism.
  • Ahmet Kaya - Kurdish (from Turkey) singer and songwriter
  • François Christophe de Kellermann - French military commander and Marshal of France
  • Thomas Read Kemp - English property developer and statesman
  • Henri Krasucki - French trade unionist
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer - French violinist and composer
[edit] L
  • Jerome Lalande - French astronomer and writer
  • René Lalique - French glass designer
  • Theophanis Lamboukas - French actor and singer, husband of Edith Piaf
  • Dominique Jean Larrey - French military surgeon
  • Clarence John Laughlin - American Surrealist photographer from New Orleans, Louisiana. His most famous published work was "Ghosts Along the Mississippi".
  • Marie Laurencin - French painter
  • Charles-François Lebrun - French statesman
  • Alexandre Ledru-Rollin - French politician
  • Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély - French organist and composer
  • François Joseph Lefebvre - French military commander and Marshal of France
  • Ferdinand de Lesseps - French architect, designed the Suez Canal
  • Pierre Levegh - French racing driver killed in the 1955 Le Mans disaster.
  • Jean-Francois Lyotard - French philosopher
[edit] M Grave of Joachim Murat
  • Jacques MacDonald - French military commander and Marshal of France
  • William Madocks - English landowner and statesman
  • Milosz Magin - Polish composer
  • Nestor Makhno - Ukrainian revolutionary
  • Jacques-Antoine Manuel - French lawyer and statesman
  • Auguste Maquet - French author
  • Marcel Marceau- French Mime Artist
  • Angelo Mariani - French chemist
  • Celestine Marie - French opera singer
  • André Masséna - French military commander and Marshal of France
  • Georges Méliès- French filmmaker; produced A Trip to the Moon
  • Emile-Justin Menier - French chocolatier
  • Henri Menier - French chocolatier
  • Antoine Brutus Menier - French chocolatier
  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty- French philosopher
  • Cleo de Merode - French dancer
  • Stuart Merrill - American symbolist poet
  • Charles Messier - French astronomer, publisher of Messier's catalogue
  • Jules Michelet - French historian
  • Amedeo Modigliani - Italian painter and sculptor. Famous for his intense rivalry with Pablo Picasso.
  • Molière - French playwright
  • Gustave de Molinari - Belgian-born economist associated with French laissez-faire liberal economists.
  • Silvia Monfort - French comedienne
  • Gaspard Monge - French mathematician; remains later moved to the Panthéon
  • Yves Montand - film actor
  • Jim Morrison - American singer and songwriter with The Doors, author, and poet. Permanent crowds and occasional vandalism surrounding this tomb have caused tensions with the families of other, less famous, interred individuals.[3] Many other parts of the cemetery have been defaced with arrows purporting to indicate the direction toward "Jim", though even these defacements have in many cases been defaced themselves, resulting in arrows that point in two directions.[citation needed]
  • Jean Moulin - leader of the French Resistance during World War II who went missing after his arrest with several other Resistants at Caluire, Lyon in June 1943. Understood to have died on a train not far from Metz station in July that year, ashes 'presumed' to be his were interred at Pere Lachaise after the war and then transferred to the Panthéon in December 1964.
  • Marcel Mouloudji - French singer
  • Joachim Murat - French Napoleonic general and Marshal of France.
  • Alfred de Musset - French poet, novelist, dramatist; love affair with George Sand is told from his point of view in his autobiographical novel, La Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle
  • Nestor Machno - Ukrainian anarchist and revolutionary leader
[edit] N Grave of Michel Ney
  • Felix Nadar - a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist and balloonist
  • Gérard de Nerval - French poet
  • Michel Ney - Marshal of France who fought in the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars
  • Anna de Noailles - French poetess
  • Charles Nodier - French writer
  • Victor Noir - journalist killed by Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte in a dispute over a duel with Paschal Grousset. The tomb, designed by Jules Dalou is notable for the realistic portrayal of the dead Noir, and for the fact that he appears to be at least partially sexually aroused, his large penis pushing his part-unbuttoned fly open. In consequence, the sculpture has become a fertility symbol. His lips are kissed, the genital area is rubbed and flowers are left in his hat. In 2005 a fence was erected around his tomb to prevent people rubbing the said area, as this was damaging the sculpture, but it has subsequently been removed.
  • Cyprian Norwid - Polish poet
[edit] O
  • Pascale Ogier - French actress
  • Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione - famous Italian courtesan
  • Max Ophuls - German film director
  • Andranik Toros Ozanian - Armenian military commander and statesman
[edit] P The grave of Édith Piaf
  • Antoine Parmentier - French agronomist known for enunciating the dietary value of potatoes
  • Alexandre Ferdinand Parseval-Deschenes - French admiral
  • François-Auguste Parseval-Grandmaison - French poet, uncle of the above
  • Christine Pascal - French actress
  • Adelina Patti - Spanish-born opera singer
  • Robert Herbert, 12th Earl of Pembroke - English aristocrat
  • Casimir Perier - French statesman
  • Michel Petrucciani - French Jazz pianist
  • Édith Piaf - French singer
  • Christian Pineau - French statesman
  • Roland Piquepaille - French technology writer
  • Camille Pissarro - French Impressionist painter
  • Ignace Pleyel - pianist
  • Elvira Popescu - Romanian-born actress
  • Francis Poulenc - French composer
  • Antoine-Augustin Préault - French sculptor
  • Marcel Proust - French novelist, essayist and critic
  • Pierre-Paul Prud'hon - French painter
[edit] R Grave of Georges Rodenbach
  • Mademoiselle Rachel - French actress
  • François-Vincent Raspail - French scientist and statesman; remains later moved to the Panthéon
  • Henri de Regnier - French poet
  • Norbert Rillieux - American engineer, invented the multiple-effect evaporator
  • Étienne-Gaspard Robert - Belgian magician who performed under the stage name of Robertson
  • Jacob Roblès - Famous grave for the medallion Silence by Auguste Préault
  • Georges Rodenbach - Belgian poet
  • Jules Romains - French writer
  • Gioachino Rossini - Italian composer. In 1887, Rossini's remains were moved back to Florence, but the crypt that once housed them (now dedicated to his memory) still stands in Perè Lachaise.
  • Edmond James de Rothschild - Baron of the Rothschild family
  • Salomon James de Rothschild - son of James de Rothschild
  • Raymond Roussel - writer
[edit] S
  • Gholam Hossein Saedi; Iranian socialist novelist and playwright
  • Countess Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry - Salvadoran writer, wife of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire - French naturalist
Grave of Louis Suchet
  • Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon - French sociologist who founded the "Saint-Simonian" movement
  • Henri Salvador - French singer
  • Yuliya Samoylova - Russian aristocrat
  • Jean-Baptiste Say; French economist
  • Victor Schoelcher - French statesman known for the abolition of slavery
  • Georges-Pierre Seurat - French painter of Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, and father of neoimpressionism
  • Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès - French clergyman, philosopher and statesman
  • Simone Signoret - Academy-award winning French actress.
  • William Sidney Smith - British admiral of whom Napoleon Bonaparte said, "That man made me miss my destiny".
  • Paul Signac - French painter
  • Serge Alexandre Stavisky - French financier
  • Gertrude Stein - American author
  • Elisabeta Alexandrovna Stroganova - Francophile Russian aristocrat
  • Louis Gabriel Suchet - French military commander and Marshal of France
[edit] T
  • Eugenia Tadolini - Italian opera singer
  • François Joseph Talma - French actor
  • Pierre Alexandre Tardieu - French engraver
  • Gerda Taro - German war photographer and the great love of Robert Capa, also one of the iconographers of the Spanish Civil War. The monument is by Alberto Giacometti.
  • Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata - Indian aviation pioneer and industrialist
  • Thomas Tellefsen - Norwegian pianist and composer
  • Ruben Ter Minasian - Armenian politician and a revolutionary, member of Armenian Revolutionary Federation ARF Tashnag
  • Adolphe Thiers - French historian and statesman
  • Maurice Thorez - French Communist politician
  • Isaac Titsingh - Dutch surgeon, scholar, VOC trader, ambassador to Qing China and Tokugawa Japan
  • Alice B. Toklas - American author, partner of Gertrude Stein, Toklas's name and information is etched on the other side of Stein's gravestone in the same sparse style and font. As they were inseparable in life, so too are they in death.
  • Marie Trintignant - French actress
  • Maurice Tourneur - French film director
  • Rafael Leónidas Trujillo - former dictator of the Dominican Republic
  • Ramfis Trujillo - statesman of the Dominican Republic, son of Gen. Trujillo
[edit] V
  • Paul Vaillant-Couturier - French political journalist
  • Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes - French painter
  • Jules Valles - French writer
  • Louis Verneuil - French playwright
  • Claude Victor-Perrin - French military commander and Marshal of France
  • Louis Visconti - French architect best known for designing the modern Louvre and Napoleon's tomb at Les Invalides
  • Dominique Vivant, Baron de Denon - French artist, writer, diplomat and archaeologist. Located close to Frederick Chopin's grave.
[edit] W
  • Marie, Countess Walewski - Napoleon's mistress, credited for pers­ing Napoleon to take important pro-Polish decisions during the Napoleonic Wars. Only her heart is entombed here; her other remains were returned to her native Poland.
  • Sir Richard Wallace - English art collector and philanthropist
  • Eduard Wiiralt - Estonian artist
  • Oscar Wilde - Irish novelist, poet and playwright. By tradition, Wilde's admirers kiss the art-deco monument while wearing lipstick.
  • Jeanette Wohl - French literary editor, longtime friend and correspondent of Ludwig Börne
  • Richard Wright - African-American author, wrote Native Son and other American classics
[edit] Z
  • Achille Zavatta - French comedian
  • Felix Ziem - French painter
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