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Genevieve de Galard - The Angel of Dien Bien Phu.

Jeanne Hachette - Teenage girl who defended her city walls with a hatchet.

Baldwin IV of Jerusalem - The Leper King of Jerusalem led the charge that destroyed Saladin's invading armies.

Marie Curie - Invented the science behind chemotherapy and nuclear warfare.

Isabella of France - The British Queen who deposed and executed the King.

Jean de Valette - Medieval commander who led 100 Knights Hospitaller in a brave defense against 200,000 Turkish warriors.

Marquis de Lafayette - With a major axe to grind on England's face, Lafayette joined forces with George Washington during the American Revolution to help cock slap the British.

Roland - One of the few people who make the French look awesome.

Jean Danjou - Commander of the French Foreign Legion so badass the nation of France leads an annual parade with his fake hand.

Joan of Arc - The French Joan of Arc.

Giuseppe Garibaldi - Didn't matter what country he was in, he wanted some freedom goddamnit.

François l'Olonnais - The cruelest, most despised pirate on the Spanish Main.

Count Rochefoucauld - WWII French espionage expert who once stole a limo from the Gestapo.

Zinedine Zidane - This guy's sense of revenge was so well-developed that he got tossed from the most important game of his life for headbutting his enemy out of spite.

Eugene Jacques Bullard - History's first black combat pilot, and aviation hero of WWI.

Julie D'Aubigny - French opera singer who killed ten men in duels and once snuck into a convent to bang a nun.

Fredegund - The Middle Ages' most bloodthirsty and ruthless queen.

Violette Morris - Professional race car driver, national champion in 20 sports, Olympic Gold Medal shot put and discus thrower, hated enemy of the French Resistance.

Eugene Vidocq - The father of modern detective work.

King Clovis - The bloodthirsty Germanic barbarian asskicker who created the modern French state as we know it.

Joseph Gallieni - Exactly one hundred years ago today, this man saved Paris by fighting the Germans with an army of taxicabs.

The GIGN - One of the world's oldest and most combat-experienced counter-terrorist organizations.

William Marshal - "The Greatest Knight that Ever Lived", he survived his first siege at age 5 and served as the main asskicker to five English kings.

Cardinal Richelieu - The diabolical mastermind who turned France from a bankrupt war-torn country into the most dominant political superpower on the European continent.

Jeanne de Clisson - When the King of France had her husband beheaded as a traitor, the "Tigress of Britanny" assembled a fleet of black-hulled warships and personally wreaked vengeance on the Crown.

Chevalier de Saint-Georges - Master fencer, superstar celebrity, violin-shredding virtuoso, the first black composer, and military commander of the first black infantry regiment in European history.

Virginia Hall - 30 year CIA and OSS veteran who spent all of WWII working behind German lines with the French Resistance. She's the most-decorated female spy in American history, and she did it all with a wooden leg.

Charlemagne - The military genius who crushed the enemies of Christendom, united Europe under one ruler, and brought the continent out of the Dark Ages.





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