Top 20 War Hero celebrities in France
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 War Hero celebrities [Updated June 2, 2023].
Joan of Arc was born
on January 6, 1412
Catholic saint who disguised herself as a man and led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War. After being captured by the Burgundians, she was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old. Actress Ingrid Bergman portrayed her in a 1948 Victor Fleming film.
Twenty-five years after her execution, Pope Callixtus III reviewed her trial, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.
Georges Guynemer was born
on December 24, 1894
in Paris, France.
He was shot down in 1917 and presumed lost. The blow of a national hero's death was softened for French schoolchildren, who were told that Guynemer had flown so high that he could never come down again.
Gonville Bromhead was born
on August 29, 1845
Following his service in the Third Anglo-Burmese War, he contracted typhoid fever and died in India at the age of forty-five.
Gilbert Du Motier was born
on September 6, 1757
In 1957, his image was featured on a U.S. Postage Stamp to commemorate his 200th birthday.
Gaspard II De Coligny was born
on February 16, 1519
He was assassinated in his lodgings by the Guise family during the St. Bartholomew's Day massacres.
Billy Mitchell was born
on December 29, 1879
in Nice, France.
He is considered the father and founder of the U.S. Air Force.
Louis-joseph De Montcalm was born
on February 28, 1712
He was victorious in the Battle of Carillon, a 1758 event in which the 4,000 men under his command defeated 16,000 British troops.
Maurice Gamelin was born
on September 20, 1872
in Paris, France.
He was defeated by German troops in the Battle of France.
Bob Denard was born
on April 7, 1929
Between 1975 and 1995, he was involved in four coup attempts in the Comoro Islands.