Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre
Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre (1733-1789) was a French aristocrat, landowner and sailor.
Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre was born on March 28, 1733 in Riez, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France...
Pierre Joseph Garidel
Pierre Joseph Garidel (1658–1737) was a French botanist.
Pierre-Joseph Garidel was born on August 1, 1658 in Manosque. His father was Pierre Garidel, a lawyer, and his mother, Louise de Barthelemy...
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Antoine Laurent Bayle
Antoine Laurent Jessé Bayle (13 January 1799 – 29 March 1858) was a French physician born in Le Vernet, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. He was a nephew to pathologist Gaspard Laurent Bayle (1774–1816).He stu...
Delphine of Glandèves
Blessed Delphine of Glandèves, T.O.S.F., (or of Sabran) was born in 1284 in region of Provence, now part of France. She died on 26 November 1358, having lived as a Franciscan tertiary for most of her ...
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Paul Touvier
Paul Claude Marie Touvier (April 3, 1915 – July 17, 1996) was a Nazi collaborator in Occupied France during World War II. In 1994, Touvier became the first Frenchman to be convicted of crimes against ...
Honorat de Porchères Laugier
Honorat de Porchères Laugier (Forcalquier, 8 June 1572 - 26 October 1653) was a French poet. He is most notable for his sonnet on the beautiful eyes of Gabrielle d'Estrées and for being a founder memb...
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Jean-Joseph Foucou
Jean-Joseph Foucou (1739 – 16 February 1821) was a French sculptor.Foucou was born at Riez, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. A student at the École de peinture et de sculpture of Marseille, he went to Paris,...
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Tristan Louis
Tristan Louis (born February 28, 1971 in Digne-les-Bains, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) is a French-born American author, entrepreneur and internet activist.
In 1994 and 1995, as publisher of iWorld (n...
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Adolphe Blanc
Adolphe Blanc (24 June 1828 – May 1885) was a French composer of chamber music.Blanc was born in Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. At the age of 13 he was sent to study violin at the Paris Con...
Louis Feuillée
Louis Éconches Feuillée (sometimes spelled Feuillet) (1660, Mane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence – April 18, 1732) was a French member of the Order of the Minims, explorer, astronomer, geographer, and botani...
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Jacques-Antoine Manuel
Jacques-Antoine Manuel (10 December 1775 – 20 August 1827) was a French lawyer, politician, and noted orator.
Manuel was born in the hamlet of La Conchette, in Enchastrayes (Alpes-de-Haute-Provenc...
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Daniel Spagnou
Daniel Spagnou (born 22 September 1940 in Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) is a member of the National Assembly of France. He represents the second constituency of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence depa...
Hafsia Herzi
Hafsia Herzi (born 25 January 1987) is a French actress of Algerian and Tunisian descent. She is best known for her debut role in the award-winning Franco-Tunisian feature The Secret of the Grain for ...
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François de Ripert-Monclar
François de Ripert-Monclar (1844-1921) was a French aristocrat, landowner and diplomat.
François de Ripert-Monclar was born on 31 May 1844. He came from an aristocratic family: his ancestor Jean-P...
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Félicien Champsaur
Félicien Champsaur (1858–1934) was a French novelist and journalist.Champsaur was born at Turriers, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. His first novel was the roman à clef Dinah Samuel (1882), said to present p...
Élémir Bourges
Élémir Bourges (26 March 1852, Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence – 13 November 1925) was a French novelist. A winner of the Goncourt Prize, he was also a member of the Académie Goncourt. Bourges, who ...
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Louis Antoine Jullien
Louis-Antoine Jullien (23 April 1812 – 14 March 1860) was a French conductor and composer of light music.Jullien was born in Sisteron, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, and was baptised Louis G...
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Pierre Gassendi
Pierre Gassendi ([gasɑ̃di]; also Pierre Gassend, Petrus Gassendi; 22 January 1592 – 24 October 1655) was a French philosopher, priest, scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. While he held a church ...
Ernest Esclangon
Ernest Benjamin Esclangon (17 March 1876 – 28 January 1954) was a French astronomer and mathematician.Born in Mison, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in 1895 he started to study mathematics at the École Norma...
Joseph de Richery
Rear-Admiral Joseph de Richery (13 September 1757, Allons, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence – 1798, Allons) was a French naval officer. He distinguished himself in the French Navy in the American Revolu...
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Gaspard Abeille
Gaspard Abeille (1648–1718) was a French lyric and tragic poet, born in Riez, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. He was educated with the aim of a career in the church and received the title of Abbé. In 1704, h...
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Jean-Michel Bayle
Jean-Michel Bayle(Degrasse) (born April 1, 1969 in Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) is a semi-retired French professional motorcycle racer. He was one of the most successful riders of his era, achie...
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Jean Giono
Jean Giono (30 March 1895 – 8 October 1970) was a French author who wrote works of fiction mostly set in the Provence region of France.
He was born to a family of modest means, his father a cobble...
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Aimé Michel
Aimé Michel (12 May 1919, Saint-Vincent-les-Forts – 28 December 1992), was a UFO specialist.
Educated with diplomas in psychology and philosophy, Aimé Michel joined the French Radio Broadcasting i...
Bruno Dary
Bruno Dary (born 21 December 1952 in Barcelonnette, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) is a French general. He was the commander of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment from 1994 to 1996 during which time he comm...
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