30 Notable alumni of
University of Nantes

The University of Nantes is 1158th in the world, 391st in Europe, and 33rd in France by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 30 notable alumni from the University of Nantes sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sylvie Tellier

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    Sylvie Tellier
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantmodel
    Biography

    Sylvie Tellier is a French television personality, businesswoman, and former beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss France 2002. Previously, Tellier had been crowned Miss Lyon 2001, becoming the seventh woman from Rhône-Alpes to be crowned Miss France. As Miss France, Tellier also competed at Miss Universe 2002.

  2. Philippe de Villiers

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    Philippe de Villiers
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianofficialessayistconspiracy theorist
    Biography

    Philippe Marie Jean Joseph Le Jolis de Villiers de Saintignon, Viscount de Villiers, known as Philippe de Villiers, is a French entrepreneur, politician and novelist. He is the founder of the Puy du Fou theme park in Vendée, which is centred around the history of France. Appointed Secretary of State for Culture in 1986 by President François Mitterrand, De Villiers entered the National Assembly the following year and the European Parliament in 1994.

  3. Jean-Marc Ayrault

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    Jean-Marc Ayrault
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jean-Marc Ayrault is a French politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 15 May 2012 to 1 April 2014. He later was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2017. He previously was Mayor of Nantes from 1989 to 2012 and led the Socialist Party group in the National Assembly from 1997 to 2012.

  4. Stéphane Le Foll

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    Stéphane Le Foll
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianminister
    Biography

    Stéphane Le Foll is a French politician serving as Mayor of Le Mans since 2018. A member of the Socialist Party, he was Minister of Agriculture under President François Hollande from 2012 to 2017.

  5. François Bégaudeau

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    François Bégaudeau
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    writeractorjournalistfilm criticscreenwriter
    Biography

    François Bégaudeau is a French writer, journalist, and actor. He is best known for co-writing and starring in Entre les murs (2008), a film based on his 2006 novel of the same name. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009.

  6. Alain Mabanckou

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    Alain Mabanckou
    Born in
    Congo Flag Congo
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the University of Nantes
    Graduated with licentiate
    Occupations
    writerpoetuniversity teacherpoet lawyerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Alain Mabanckou is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo, he is currently a Professor of Literature at UCLA. He is best known for his novels and non-fiction writing depicting the experience of contemporary Africa and the African diaspora in France. He is among the best known and most successful writers in the French language and one of the best known African writers in France. In some circles in Paris he is known as the Samuel Beckett of Africa. He is also controversial, and criticized by some African and diaspora writers for stating Africans bear responsibility for their own misfortune. He has argued against the idea that African and Caribbean writers should focus on their local realities in order to serve and express their communities. He further contends that categories such as nation, race, and territory fall short of encapsulating reality and urges writers to create works that deal with issues beyond these subjects.

  7. Piyabutr Saengkanokkul

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    Piyabutr Saengkanokkul
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Piyabutr Saengkanokkul is a Thai academic and politician. He served as a member of the Thai House of Representatives and was the first and only Secretary-General for the Future Forward Party, which he co-founded in 2018. Prior to his political career, Piyabut was an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University. He has worked as a constitutional law professor for more than 16 years.

  8. Jeanne Cherhal

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    Jeanne Cherhal
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriteractor
    Biography

    Jeanne Cherhal is a French singer-songwriter.

  9. Claude Sérillon

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    Claude Sérillon
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenter
    Biography

    Claude Sérillon, is a French journalist and TV presenter.

  10. Jacqueline Auriol

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    Jacqueline Auriol
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1917-2000 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilot
    Biography

    Jacqueline Auriol was a French aviator who set several world speed records.

  11. Laurent Berger

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    Laurent Berger
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the University of Nantes
    Graduated with French university master in history
    Occupations
    trade unionist
    Biography

    Laurent Berger is a French trade unionist. He has been the general secretary of the French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT) since 28 November 2012.

  12. Pierre Bordage

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    Pierre Bordage
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Pierre Bordage is a French science fiction author. He won the Cosmos 2000 prize in 1996 for his novel La Citadelle Hyponéros.

  13. Yvonne Okoro

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    Yvonne Okoro
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    actorentrepreneur
    Biography

    Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a Ghanaian-Nigerian actress. Born to a Nigerian dad and Ghanaian mother, Yvonne Okoro is of mixed lineage and calls herself an African. Yvonne Okoro is from Koforidua in the Eastern Parts of Ghana She received Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010 and was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six. She has also received four Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Award and in 2012 was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards.

  14. Sarah El Haïry

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    Sarah El Haïry
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sarah El Haïry is a French politician of the Democratic Movement (MoDem) who has been serving as State Secretary for the Youth people at the Ministry of National Education in the government Prime Minister Jean Castex. She was previously a member of the French National Assembly from 2017 until 2020, representing the department of Loire-Atlantique.

  15. Patrick Deville

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    Patrick Deville
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Patrick Deville is a French writer.

  16. Christian Bouchet

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    Christian Bouchet
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    publisheressayistpolitical activist
    Biography

    Christian Bouchet is a French far-right journalist and politician.

  17. Marion Guillou

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    Marion Guillou
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in the University of Nantes
    In 1989 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    agronomistresearcher
    Biography

    Marion Guillou is a French scientist specialized in global food security.

  18. Nicolae Crețulescu

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    Nicolae Crețulescu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1812-1900 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    linguistpoliticiantranslatorphysician
    Biography

    Nicolae Crețulescu was a Wallachian, later Romanian politician and physician. He served two terms as Prime Minister of Romania: from 1862 to 1863, and from 1865 to 1866. He was elected to the Romanian Academy. He was the 3rd president of the Romanian Academy from 1872 to 1873.

  19. Keïta Aminata Maiga

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    Keïta Aminata Maiga
    Born in
    Mali Flag Mali
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Keïta Aminata Maiga, also Aminata Maïga Keïta, is a Malian healthcare, public health, and children's advocate. She served as the First Lady of Mali from 4 September 2013 until 19 August 2020 as the wife of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. During her tenure as first lady, Maiga has promoted improvements in healthcare, education, the welfare of mothers and children, the environment and athletics. Maiga, an opponent of child marriage, launched a national campaign in October 2015 to end the practice in Mali.

  20. Tertius Zongo

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    Tertius Zongo
    Born in
    Burkina Faso Flag Burkina Faso
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Tertius Zongo was the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso from June 2007 to April 2011.

  21. Valérie Oppelt

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    Valérie Oppelt
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Valérie Oppelt is a French politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Loire-Atlantique.

  22. Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’

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    Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ is a French Jurist and politician. He is a member of the Socialist Party (France). He was the deputy for the Seventh constituency for French residents overseas from 2012 to 2017.

  23. François Bréda

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    François Bréda
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1956-2018 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in the University of Nantes
    Graduated with French university master
    Occupations
    essayistpoetliterary criticliterary historiantranslator
    Biography

    François Bréda was a Romanian essayist, poet, literary critic, literary historian, translator and theatrologist.

  24. Amy Dahan

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    Amy Dahan
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in the University of Nantes
    In 1990 graduated with Doctorate in France in physics
    Occupations
    mathematicianhistorian of scienceprofesseur des universités
    Biography

    Amy Dahan-Dalmédico is a French mathematician, historian of mathematics, and historian of the politics of climate change.

  25. Paul Christophe

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    Paul Christophe
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politicianClass A official
    Biography

    Paul Christophe is a French politician who has represented Nord's 14th constituency in the National Assembly since 2017.

  26. Jörg M. Fegert

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    Jörg M. Fegert
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    psychotherapistauthorchild psychiatrist
    Biography

    Jörg Michael Fegert is a German child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist and university professor.

  27. Pierre Henriet

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    Pierre Henriet
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pierre Henriet is a French politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who has been serving as a member of the French National Assembly since the 2017 elections, representing the department of Vendée.

  28. Martine Leguille-Balloy

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    Martine Leguille-Balloy
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the University of Nantes
    In 1999 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Martine Leguille-Balloy is a French politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Vendée.

  29. Stéphane Buchou

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    Stéphane Buchou
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Stéphane Buchou is a French politician of La République En Marche! (LREM) who has been serving as a member of the French National Assembly since the 2017 election, representing the department of Vendée.

  30. Alfred Boiffin

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    Alfred Boiffin
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1856-1896 (aged 40)
    Occupations
    physicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alfred Boiffin was a French professor of clinical surgery at the University of Nantes in the 19th Century. He died suddenly at age 39.