List of Huguenots

Some notable Huguenots or people with Huguenot ancestry include:

*Jacques Abbadie, French theologian
*Moses Amyraut, French theologian, proponent of Amyraldism
*Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat
*John André, British officer and spy
*Charles Angibaud, French-born British apothecary
*Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet
*Constant d'Aubigné, French nobleman, father of Madame de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV
*Hosea Ballou, American preacher, co-founder of Universalist theology in America
*Hosea Ballou II, first president of Tufts University
*Isaac Barré, British politician, gave his name to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; Barre, Massachusetts; and Barre, Vermont
*Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo cowboy, artist, and sculptor
*Florence Bascom, American geologist
*Henry Bidleman Bascom, U.S. Congressional Chaplain, Methodist Bishop
*James A. Bayard, U. S. congressman
*Pierre Bayle, French author and philosopher
*Frédéric Bazille, French Impressionist painter
*Francis Beaufort, hydrographer of the British Admiralty
*François de Beauvais, Seigneur de Briquemault, French soldier
*Jean Belmain, French scholar, French-language tutor to King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I
*Anthony Benezet, American Quaker educator and abolitionist
*Maximilien de Béthune, duc de Sully, marshall of France
*Theodore Beza, French theologian
*David Blondel, French clergyman, historian, and classical scholar
*John Blossett, British soldier, led British expedition to aid Simon Bolivar in the wars of independence against Spain
*Salomon Blosset de Loche, French general
*François Antoine de Boissy d'Anglas, French statesman
*Jacques Bongars, scholar
*Jessie Boucherett, English campaigner for women's rights
*Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress
*Henri I de Bourbon, prince de Condé, general
*Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé, general
*Sébastien Bourdon, French painter
*James Bowdoin, governor of Massachusetts
*James Bowdoin III, American statesman and philanthropist, benefactor of Bowdoin College
*Bryant Butler Brooks, governor of Wyoming
*Salomon de Brosse, French architect
*Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), British illustrator of Charles Dickens
*Warren Buffett, investor, wealthiest person in the world in 1995 and 2008
*Ferdinand Buisson, educator, academic, pacifist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner
*William Byrd I, early Virginia settler
*Jean Calas, French merchant, son's murder case championed by Voltaire
*John Calvin, French-born Swiss theologian
*Louis Cappel, French clergyman and Hebrew scholar
*François Caron, French Director-General of the Dutch East India Company and the French East Indies Company
*Isaac Casaubon, scholar
*Meric Casaubon, scholar and translator
*Sebastian Castellio, theologian and early proponent of freedom of conscience
*Philip Cazenove, financier and founder partner of Cazenove & Co, City of London stockbrokers
*Samuel de Champlain, French explorer, founded Québec City, born into a possibly Huguenot family, died a Roman Catholic
*Samuel Chappuzeau, French author, poet, and playwright
*Jean Chardin (later Sir John Chardin), French jeweller and traveller
*William Christopher, American actor
*Winston Churchill, British prime minister
*Sarel Cilliers, Boer Voortrekker
*Gaspard de Coligny, French admiral
*Odet de Coligny, former cardinal
*Benjamin Constant, Swiss writer
*Jacques Cossart, treasurer of New Amsterdam
*Tony Cottee, West Ham United and England footballer
*Piers Courage, English racing driver
*Antoine Court, French reformer
*Samuel Courtauld (industrialist), American-born British industrialist
*Samuel Courtauld (art collector), grand-nephew of the industrialist, businessman, and art collector
*Maurice Couve de Murville, French prime minister
*Joan Crawford, American actress
*Warder Cresson, American writer, first U. S. consul to Jerusalem, and convert to Judaism
*Davy Crockett, American folk hero
*Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer
*Piet Cronje, leader of the Transvaal Republic's military forces during the First and Second Anglo-Boer Wars
*Jean Daillé, French theologian
*George de Benneville, physician and early Universalist
*Hector Francois Chataigner de Cramahé, French soldier, assisted William of Orange in the taking of the British throne
*Hector Theophilus de Cramahé, Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Quebec, titular Lieutenant-Governor of Detroit
*Robert Champion de Crespigny, Australian businessman
*Frederik Willem de Klerk, President of the Republic of South Africa serving from September 1989 to May 1994
*Peter de la Billière, British Military Commander
*James DeLancey, Governor of New York
*Jean Delannoy, French actor, film editor, screenwriter, and film director
*Phil de Glanville, England rugby union international
*Augustus De Morgan, British mathematician
*Campbell De Morgan, British surgeon
*William De Morgan, British art potter, tile designer, and author
*Johnny Depp, American actor
*G.E.M. de Ste. Croix, British writer and historian
*Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière highest scoring German U-boat commander of World War I
*Louis Dubois, colonist to New Netherland, co-founded New Paltz, New York
*Jean du Casse, French buccaneer and admiral
*Pierre Du Gua, Sieur de Monts, French colonizer of Canada
*Daphne du Maurier, English writer
*George du Maurier, English author and cartoonist
*Gerald du Maurier, English actor
*I. D. du Plessis, South African writer, member of the Dertigers group
*E. I. du Pont, founder of the duPont Company (USA)
*Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French writer, economist, and government official
*Alexander du Toit, South African geologist
*Daniel du Toit, South African astronomer
*Christiaan du Toit, South African military commander
*D. F. du Toit, co-founder of Afrikaans language movement Society of Real Afrikaners
*S. G. du Toit, co-founder of Afrikaans language movement Society of Real Afrikaners
*Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, co-founder of Afrikaans language movement Society of Real Afrikaners
*Eleonore d'Esmier d'Olbreuse, Countess of Wilhelmsburg, grandmother of King George II of England
*Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian jeweller
*Gustav Fabergé, Russian jeweller
*William Farel, theologian
*Guillaume de Félice, Comte de Panzutti, French abolitionist and theologian
*Theodor Fontane, German novelist and poet
*Peter Force, American politician and archivist
*Jacobus Johannes Fouché, State President of South Africa 1968-1975
*Curt von François, German soldier and administrator in German South-West Africa (now Namibia)
*Hermann von François, German World War I general
*Philip Morin Freneau, American poet
*Adolf Galland, German Luftwaffe General and World War II fighter ace
*James Gandon, Anglo - Irish Georgian architect
*Judy Garland, actress and singer
*André Gide, French author
*Charles Gide, French economist
*Jean-Luc Godard, French film director
*Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States
*Jane Griffin (Lady Franklin), wife of Sir John Franklin
*Peter Griffin, cartoon character, a self-described Huguenot, as in the Runing Mates episode of Family Guy
*Henri Guisan, Commander in Chief of the Swiss Army during World War II
*François Guizot, French historian and statesman
*Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor
*Alexander Hamilton, American Secretary of the Treasury
*Henry IV of France, king of France
*James Francis Helvetius Hobler Chief Clerk to the Lord Mayors of London
*Jean Francois Hobler watch and clock maker
*Jean Paul Hobler watch and clock maker, member of St Paul's Choir
*Peter Horry, American Revolutionary War General
*Benjamin Huger, American Civil War general (Confederate)
*Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist
*Wilhelm von Humboldt, German linguist
*George Izard, Major General and governor of Arkansas
*Ralph Izard, U.S. Senator, President pro tempore of U.S. Senate
*Eddie Izzard, English comedian and actor
*John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court
*Jeanne III of Navarre, queen of Navarre, mother of Henry IV of France
*Leonard Jerome, American financier and grandfather of Winston Churchill
*Lionel Jospin French prime minister
*Elsa Joubert, South African novelist
*Gideon Joubert, Afrikaans science non-fiction author
*Petrus Jacobus Joubert, Boer commandant-general of the South African Republic from 1880 to 1900
*Pierre Jurieu, French pastor and author
*Marquis de la Motte,
*François de la Noue, French soldier, called "Bras-de-Fer" ("Iron Arm")
*Victor Lardent, British advertising designer who drew Times New Roman
*William Larminie, Irish poet
*Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte de Turenne, duc de Bouillon, French soldier, prince of Sedan and Marshal of France
*Christian Ignatius Latrobe, British clergyman, composer, and musician
*Charles La Trobe, first lieutenant-governor of the state of Victoria, Australia
*Benjamin Henry Latrobe, British-born architect of the United States Capitol
*Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II, American engineer
*René Goulaine de Laudonnière, French explorer
*Gustaf de Laval, Swedish engineer and inventor
*Henry Laurens, American merchant and delegate to the Continental Congress
*John Laurens, American Revolutionary War hero
*Simon Le Bon, English musician
*François le Clerc, pirate known as "Jambe de Bois" (or "Wooden Leg")
*Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer
*Daniel Myron LeFever, American gunmaker
*Thomas LeFroy, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland and inspiration for Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice"
*Jacques Le Moyne, French artist and explorer
*Madeleine L'Engle, American author
*Anton Wilhelm von L'Estocq, Prussian general
*John Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier Commander-in-Chief of the British Army
*Jean-Étienne Liotard, Swiss painter
*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet
*Paul Lorrain, secretary to Samuel Pepys, Anglican clergyman, and ordinary of Newgate Prison
*Andrew Lortie, theologian
*Pierre Loti, French Orientalist writer
*Adolph Malan, South African World War II fighter pilot ace
*Daniel François Malan, South African Prime Minister elected on Apartheid platform
*Magnus Malan, former South African Minister of Defence, Chief of the South African Defence Force, and Chief of the South African Army
*Rian Malan, South African journalist
*Pierre des Maizeaux, author
*Lothar de Maizière, German politician
*Thomas de Maizière, German politician
*Ulrich de Maizière, German general
*Gideon Malherbe, co-founder of the Afrikaans language movement Society of Real Afrikaners
*Arthur Middleton Manigault, American Civil War general (Confederate)
*Francis Marion, American Revolutionary War guerilla fighter
*Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovakian diplomat and politician
*Hans-Joachim Marseille, German Luftwaffe ace
*Siegfried Marseille, German Luftwaffe General
*Harriet Martineau, English writer and educational and economic reformer
*James Martineau, English philosopher, educator, and Unitarian minister
*Charles Maturin, Irish Gothic writer
*Matthew Fontaine Maury, father of modern oceanography and naval meteorology
*Brett Meade, historian
*Lewis Page Mercier, British translator of Jules Verne into English
*John Misaubin, French-born British physician
*Abraham de Moivre, French-born British mathematician
*Adolphe Monod, pastor
*Frédéric Monod, pastor
*Gabriel Monod, historian
*Jacques Monod, biologist, Nobel Prize winner
*Jacques-Louis Monod, pianist, composer, and teacher
*Théodore Monod, naturalist, explorer, and activist
*Charles Manigault Morris, American Navy officer (Confederate)
*Gouverneur Morris, American statesman, represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention
*Jacob (de la) Motte, Royal Treasurer of South Carolina (30 yrs)
*Laurence Olivier, English actor
*Henri Nadauld, sculptor at Chatsworth House and Castle Howard
*Beyers Naudé, Afrikaner anti-apartheid activist and cleric
*Jozua François Naudé, acting President of South Africa from 1967 to 1968
*Oscar Neebe, American labor movement leader
*Bernard Palissy, French potter
*Ambroise Paré, French surgeon
*Daniel Perrin, one of the first permanent European inhabitants of Staten Island, New York
*Jon Pertwee, English actor
*J. Johnston Pettigrew, Confederate general in the American Civil War
*George Pickett, Confederate general in the American Civil War
*François Pienaar captain of the Springboks
*Arthur Cecil Pigou, English economist
*Elfrida Pigou, Canadian mountaineer
*John Pintard, American merchant and philanthropist
*Josué de la Place, French theologian
*James Planché, British dramatist and officer of arms
*Charles Portal, British Chief of the Air Staff 1940-1945 Combined Chiefs of Staff 1942-1945
*Tyrone Power, actor
*Tyrone Power, Sr., actor
*Paul Rabaut, pastor
*Arthur Alcock Rambaut, Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Radcliffe Observer at the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford University
*Jean-Paul Rabaut Saint-Étienne, pastor and Girondist
*Petrus Ramus (Pierre de la Ramée), French humanist, logician, and educational reformer
*Élisée Reclus, geographer and anarchist
*Frederic Remington, American artist and sculptor
*Charles Requat de Delmore, French count
*Franz Requat, Austrian architect
*Piet Retief, Boer Voortrekker
*Roger Revelle, one of the first scientists to study global warming and tectonic plates.
*Paul Revere, American silversmith, famous for "Paul Revere's Ride" at the outbreak of the American War of Independence.
*Jean Ribault, naval officer and colonizer
*Paul Ricœur, philosopher
*Daniel Roberdeau, Congressman and milita General
*Jean-François de la Roque de Roberval, first lieutenant governor of French Canada
*Michel Rocard, French prime minister
*Yves Rocard, French nuclear physicist
*John D. Rockefeller, American capitalist
*Peter Roget, British physician and compiler of the thesaurus
*Henri, duc de Rohan, French soldier
*Esmond Romilly, British socialist and anti-fascist
*Giles Romilly, British journalist, Nazi POW, nephew of Winston Churchill
*John Romilly, 1st Baron Romilly, English judge
*Samuel Romilly, English legal reformer and Member of Parliament
*Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States
*Sara Roosevelt, mother of Franklin D. Roosevelt
*Robert Lewis Roumieu. British architect
*Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss writer, philosopher, social and educational theorist
*Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, French poet
*Friedrich Karl von Savigny, German jurist
*Julia Sawalha, British actress of Huguenot and Jordanian ancestry
*Jedediah Smith, American explorer
*Jacques de Sores, pirate, nicknamed "L'Ange Exterminateur" ("The Exterminating Angel")
*Barry St. Leger, British officer
*Charles de Téligny, French soldier and diplomat
*Jacques de Teissier, Merchant whose grandson was the first Baron de Teissier
*Eugène Terre'Blanche South African political activist
*Charlize Theron, South African actress
*Anton Friedrich Justus Thibaut, German jurist
*Henry David Thoreau, American writer
*Luis Vernet, Argentine governor of the Falkland Islands
*Théophile de Viau, poet and dramatist
*Constand Viljoen, leader of the South African Freedom Front and SADF general
*John Bordenave Villepigue, Confederate general
*John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet
*Obadiah Williams, Irish merchant


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