The Famous French Persons ClipArt gallery offers 76 illustrations of important French royalty, politicians, artists, and clergy.

Jacques Coeur being publicly punished in France in 1453. "A part of the Amende Honorable of Jacques Coeur before Charles VII of France." -Bodmer, 1917

Amende Honorable of Jacques Coeur

Jacques Coeur being publicly punished in France in 1453. "A part of the Amende Honorable of Jacques…

The Queen of France from 1774 to 1792. She was executed by guillotine in 1793 at the height of the French Revolution.

Marie Antoinette

The Queen of France from 1774 to 1792. She was executed by guillotine in 1793 at the height of the French…

Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria. she was the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and his wife Maria Theresa of Austria; wife of Louis XVI; and mother of Louis XVII. She was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution, and is interred with her husband in the royal crypt at Saint Denis Basilica in Paris.

Marie Antoinette

Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria. she was the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I…

(1755-1793) Archduchess of Austria and queen of France and Navarre, married to Louis XVI.

Marie Antoinette

(1755-1793) Archduchess of Austria and queen of France and Navarre, married to Louis XVI.

(1769-1821) King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, born Napoleone di Buonaparte.

Napoleon Bonaparte

(1769-1821) King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of…

(1814-1874) French writer and archaeologist.

Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg

(1814-1874) French writer and archaeologist.

A French explorer who claimed the land that is now Canada for France.

Cartier

A French explorer who claimed the land that is now Canada for France.

A French explorer who claimed the region of the St. Lawrence River for France.

Jacques Cartier

A French explorer who claimed the region of the St. Lawrence River for France.

Jacques Cartier (1491 – September 1, 1557) claimed what is now Canada for France. He was the first who described and mapped the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River.

Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier (1491 – September 1, 1557) claimed what is now Canada for France. He was the first…

Portrait of Jacques Cartier discoverer of Canada

Jaques Cartier, Discoverer of Canada

Portrait of Jacques Cartier discoverer of Canada

(1835-1903) French explorer and writer who led expeditions throughout Africa and wrote many books such as Land of the Midnight Sun and the Country of the Dwarfs.

Paul B. Chaillu

(1835-1903) French explorer and writer who led expeditions throughout Africa and wrote many books such…

(1567-1635) French explorer and founder of Quebec.

Samuel Champlain

(1567-1635) French explorer and founder of Quebec.

Samuel de Champlain, "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, geographer, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, ethnologist, diplomat, chronicler, and the founder of Quebec City on July 3, 1608, of which he was the administrator for the rest of his life.

Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain, "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, geographer, cartographer, draughtsman,…

Charlemagne Inflicting Baptism upon the Saxons.

Charlemagne

Charlemagne Inflicting Baptism upon the Saxons.

Arrest of Charles Edward.

Charles Edward

Arrest of Charles Edward.

(1294-132) King of France from 1322-1328

King Charles IV of France

(1294-132) King of France from 1322-1328

Charles Vland Odette

Charles Odette

Charles Vland Odette

Charles VI (1368 – 1422), called the Beloved and the Mad, was King of France from 1380 to his death.

Charles VI of France

Charles VI (1368 – 1422), called the Beloved and the Mad, was King of France from 1380 to his death.

(1403-1461) King of France. During his reign , Joan of Arc led the troops and the war against Britain came to an end.

Charles VII of France

(1403-1461) King of France. During his reign , Joan of Arc led the troops and the war against Britain…

Charles VIII, called the Affable, (1470 – 1498), was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France, from 1483 to his death in 1498.

Charles VIII of France

Charles VIII, called the Affable, (1470 – 1498), was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as…

The Conqueror Traverses the Battle-field.

Conqueror

The Conqueror Traverses the Battle-field.

Three officials who were given supreme executive powers under the new French constitution of 1799.

The Three Consuls

Three officials who were given supreme executive powers under the new French constitution of 1799.

The Coronation.

Coronation

The Coronation.

A leading figure in the French Revolution, as well as the first President of the Committee of Public Safety.

Danton

A leading figure in the French Revolution, as well as the first President of the Committee of Public…

A portait of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Dauphin of France.

Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Dauphin

A portait of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Dauphin of France.

Pierre du Gua de Monts, (c. 1558 - 1628) was a French merchant, explorer and colonizer.

Sieur de Monts

Pierre du Gua de Monts, (c. 1558 - 1628) was a French merchant, explorer and colonizer.

Cardinal Dubois.

Dubois

Cardinal Dubois.

(1802-1870) French author who wrote <em>The Three Musketeers</em> and <em>The Count of Monte Cristo</em>.

Alexandre Dumas

(1802-1870) French author who wrote The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.

A French soldier and general during World War I.

Ferdinand Foch

A French soldier and general during World War I.

The boy king, Francis II of France.

Francis II

The boy king, Francis II of France.

(1271-1336) Queen of France married to Philip III King of France

Isabel of Aragon

(1271-1336) Queen of France married to Philip III King of France

Joan of Arc.

Joan of arc

Joan of Arc.

The unhappy Josephine screamed, and fell fainting.

Josephine

The unhappy Josephine screamed, and fell fainting.

The first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, and thus the first Empress of the French.

Joséphine

The first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, and thus the first Empress of the French.

La Salle, a famous French adventurer who navigated the Mississippi down to the Gulf of Mexico.

La Salle

La Salle, a famous French adventurer who navigated the Mississippi down to the Gulf of Mexico.

(1643-1687) French explorer in America who named Louisiana after Louis XIV.

Sieur René-Robert Cavelier La Salle

(1643-1687) French explorer in America who named Louisiana after Louis XIV.

French explorer.

Robert La Salle

French explorer.

A celebrated explorer, born in Rouen, France, Nov. 22, 1643; assassinated March 19, 1687. In 1669 he emigrated to Canada, and soon after entered upon a number of remarkable expeditions of discovery. He visited the Illinois River, Lake Michigan, and the Ohio, and sailed a considerable distance down the Mississippi.

Robert La Salle

A celebrated explorer, born in Rouen, France, Nov. 22, 1643; assassinated March 19, 1687. In 1669 he…

(1643-1687) French explorer, La Salle, René Robert Cavelier, sieur de

Robert Cavalier de La Salle

(1643-1687) French explorer, La Salle, René Robert Cavelier, sieur de

Marquis de la Fayette (or Lafayette), born September 1757 was a French military officer born in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde Nationale during the French Revolution. In the American Revolution, Lafayette served in the Continental Army under George Washington. Although wounded during the Battle of Brandywine, he still managed to organize a successful retreat. He served faithfully thourghout the American Revolution. Lafayette was widely commemorated in the U.S. In 1824, the U.S. government named Lafayette Park in his honor. Lafayette College was chartered in Easton, Pennsylvania. Lafayette was honored with a monument in New York City in 1917. Portraits display Washington and Lafayette in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives. Numerous towns and cities across the United States were named in his honor.

Gilbert Mottier De LaFayette

Marquis de la Fayette (or Lafayette), born September 1757 was a French military officer born in the…

(1643-1687) A French explorer who explored the Great Lakes region.

Robert de LaSalle

(1643-1687) A French explorer who explored the Great Lakes region.

(1289-1316) King of France from 1314-1316

Louis X of France

(1289-1316) King of France from 1314-1316

Portrait of Louis XI of France.

Louis XI

Portrait of Louis XI of France.

(1423-1483) King of France form 1461-1483 who united most of France under one crown. He also laid the foundations for absolute monarchy in France, patronized the arts and sciences, and founded three universities.

Louis XI of France

(1423-1483) King of France form 1461-1483 who united most of France under one crown. He also laid the…

"The age of Louis XIV. during the reign of Louis XIV, the son and successor of Louis XIII (1643-1715), which lasted over seventy years, France was the leading nation of Europe. In some respects it was a brilliant period. The magnificence of the French court, the splendor of Paris, and the proud position of France in Europe were characteristics of the time. Literature flourished under the patronage of the court, and some of the greatest of the French writers lived in this reign. A striking characteristic of the time was the absolute belief of the subjects in the divine power of the king. Louis XIV was the most conspicuous type of an absolute monarch. He was the source of all power and glory."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Louis XIV

"The age of Louis XIV. during the reign of Louis XIV, the son and successor of Louis XIII (1643-1715),…

King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. He inherited the Crown at the age of four, but he did not actually assume personal control of the government until the death of his chief minister, Jules Cardinal Mazarin, in 1661.

Louis XIV

King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. He inherited the Crown at the…

"The reign of Louis the Fourteenth has been termed the Augustan age of France. This monarch had none of the commanding qualities which create a nation or an era, and he would not have been distinguished from common princes in common circumstances. Destitute himself of the true sentiment of greatness, he yet became, fortuitously, the instrument of great deeds, and his reign will always be a memorable period in history." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Louis XIV in his chambers

"The reign of Louis the Fourteenth has been termed the Augustan age of France. This monarch had none…

King of France from 1638-1715, Louis XIV.

King Louis XIV

King of France from 1638-1715, Louis XIV.

Louis XVI (23 August 1754 &ndash; 21 January 1793), Louis-Auguste de France, ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792. He was married to Marie Antoinette.

Louis XVI

Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793), Louis-Auguste de France, ruled as King of France…

(1754-1793) King of France 1774-1793 who married Marie Antoinette and allowed France to become involved in the War of American Independence

King Louis XVI of France

(1754-1793) King of France 1774-1793 who married Marie Antoinette and allowed France to become involved…

King Louis.

King Louis

King Louis.

The second wife of Louis XIV.

Madame de Maintenon

The second wife of Louis XIV.

Madame de Maintenon and the Duchess of Burgundy.

Maintenon

Madame de Maintenon and the Duchess of Burgundy.

A French revolutionary. He favored a constitutional monarchy built on the model of Great Britain.

Mirabeau

A French revolutionary. He favored a constitutional monarchy built on the model of Great Britain.

A French commander of the forces in North America during the Seven Years' War.

Montcalm

A French commander of the forces in North America during the Seven Years' War.

Napoleon and the Pope.

Napoleon

Napoleon and the Pope.

A general of the French Revoltion, and the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic from Nov. 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I from May 18, 1804 to April 6, 1814, and again briefly from March 20 to June 22, 1815

Napoleon

A general of the French Revoltion, and the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic from…

A portrait of Napoleon III and Eug&eacute;nie.

Napoleon III and Eugénie

A portrait of Napoleon III and Eugénie.