View Poll Results: Who Is The Greatest Person Of French Ancestry In History?

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  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    8 26.67%
  • William the Conqueror

    5 16.67%
  • Joan of Arc

    1 3.33%
  • Victor Hugo

    1 3.33%
  • Louis Pasteur

    9 30.00%
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    1 3.33%
  • Alexandre Dumas

    0 0%
  • Pierre Trudeau

    0 0%
  • Maurice Richard

    3 10.00%
  • Martin of XXXtase

    11 36.67%
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Thread: Who Is The Greatest Person Of French Nationality or Ancestry In History?

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    Who Is The Greatest Person Of French Nationality or Ancestry In History?

    I am curious about the thinking on this subject, especially in Montreal. Some of my poll choices are obvious, some not so obvious. If I missed someone I am sure you will let me know.

    Obviously the criteria is 100% subjective.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 03-13-2010 at 10:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    I am curious about the thinking on this subject, especially in Montreal. Some of my poll choices are obvious, some not so obvious. If I missed someone I am sure you will let me know.

    Obviously the criteria is 100% subjective.
    Pierre Trudeau Maurice Richard are not French they are Canadian

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    Several person come to mind. For example, Voltaire, Marcel Proust, Paul Valery (one of my favorite), Jean-Ignace Guillotin, L'Abbé Pierre, Jean-Marie LePen and naturally Louis Pasteur. But if I had to choose only one person it would be the Lumière twins: Auguste et Louis Luimère the founders of modern cinema.
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    Napoleon Bonaparte was from Corsica. He wasn't French.

    I'm adding the names 'Charles de Gaulle', 'King Louis XIV' & 'Jules Verne' to the list.

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    I fogot to mention Roberrt Surcouf, Jean Bart who were famous and intrepids pirates.
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Bart

    Closer to us, Edouard Carpentier and Jean Guilda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Napoleon Bonaparte was from Corsica. He wasn't French.

    I'm adding the names 'Charles de Gaulle', 'King Louis XIV' & 'Jules Verne' to the list.
    Napoleon was born in 1769 and Corsica became a French région 20 years later

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    Charlemagne (Charles the Great) is my choice.
    BTW the question is of French Ancestry, so the Rocket, Trudeau (mixed French and Scotish) ancesty as well as Napoleon all qualify.
    Protagoras.....Jean-Marie LePen ???? you aren`t serious, are you?

    BTW Mod8 you are fast....lol

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    Either Voltaire or Martin from XXXTASE
    It's BS!

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    Cloudsurf, I'm never totally serious and I'm never totally humoristic or sarcastic.

    The thing with Jean-Marie Le Pen is that he is not afraid of expressing his thoughts. I like him (not his political views) because he is aganist political correctness. He is talking out loud what some people in France are afraid to say.

    Speaking of French Culture, I cannot resist to post a link to this video by marion Cotillard on Forehead Titties.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnQw-ZsEaek
    Last edited by protagoras; 03-13-2010 at 03:17 PM. Reason: New content
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    Edouard Carpentier

    Quote Originally Posted by protagoras View Post
    I fogot to mention Roberrt Surcouf, Jean Bart who were famous and intrepids pirates.
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Bart

    Closer to us, Edouard Carpentier and Jean Guilda
    Believe Edouard Carpentier is Polish, but with wrestling story lines you never know.
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    Je vote pour La Poune !

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    The poll question is about persons of French ancestry. Napoleon, Pierre Trudeau, Maurice Richard and Martin of XXXtase all qualify for the reasons previously stated.

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    I've always found Vercingetorix a facinating historical icon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vercingetorix

    As I understand it, the Gauls were the ancestors of our Franciphone friends.

    The Battle of Alesia is a classic historical conflict and is still studied all over the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alesia

    Some believe the battle marks the origin of the French as a people. Reasoning was, some historians claim it was the first time the Gallic Tribes fought together instead of fighting each other.

    I would therefore submit his name for inclusion.
    Last edited by CS Martin; 03-13-2010 at 05:47 PM.

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    Sans aucun doute, Raël...



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    Wouldn't William be Norse, Normans being decended from Vikings, and 1066 not being that far removed from when they took over Normandy.

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