Louis Dega (born 1890, Marseilles , France – died 1945, French Guiana ) was a prisoner in the French Guiana Penitentiary of Devil’s Island . He was convicted of fraud and counterfeiting and sentenced to fifteen years’ imprisonment by France, where he became a companion of Henri Charrière (also known as Papillon ) for thirteen years. The two were first sentenced to a prison in Caen , France , until they embarked for South America in 1932. He had a younger brother namedBarranquilla prison in Colombia . Dega and Papillon had previously met before embarking to South America, and made a deal in which Dega paid Butterfly for protection. The two became best friends during their sentence.
People from Marseille
Bernardine Eugenie Desiree Clary (8 November 1777 – 17 December 1860), was Queen of Sweden and Norway as the consort of King Charles XIV John , a French General and founder of the House of Bernadotte , mother of Oscar I , and one-time fiancee of Napoleon Bonaparte . She officially changed her name to Desideria , which she did not use herself. 
Jane Hading (25 November 1859 – 28 February 1941)  was a French actress . Her real name was Jeanne-Alfrédine Tréfouret . 
Yoni Dray (( Hebrew : יוני דרעי ), born March 17, 1987)  is an Israeli professional basketball player, He is a 1.78 m tall stitch guard . Dray currently plays with Ironi Nahariyafrom the Israeli Liga Leumit .
Maurice Dongier is a Canadian neuropsychiatrist at the Douglas Hospital Research Center in Montreal , Quebec . He is a Knight (Knight) of the French Legion of Honor as a connoisseur of fine cooking.  Dongier is a founding member of the French Society of Psycho-Oncology  (French Society for Psycho-oncology ). 
Maurice Cam (1901-1974) was a French film director . He directed fourteen films between 1939 and 1967 as well as working as assistant director and other various jobs in the film industry.
Michel-Dimitri Calvocoressi (2 October 1877 – 1 February 1944) was a multilingual music writer and critic who promoted Franz Liszt and Modest Mussorgsky .
Lucien Callamand born Lucien Marie Pascal Eugene Callamand (April 1, 1888 in Marseille – December 3, 1968 in Nice , Alpes-Maritimes ) Was one of the Earliest French movie actors Whose career transcended 6 decades of French cinema .
Pierrette Caillol (1898-1991) was a French stage and film actress .  She was married to the writer-director Yvan Noé .
Fernand Cabrol (11 December 1855 – 4 June 1937) was a French theologian, Benedictine monk and noted writer on the history of Christian worship . 
Cabrol was born in Marseille . He became a prior of St. Michael’s Abbey in Farnborough, Hampshire in 1896, and abbot in 1903. He is best known for being a co-founder of the Dictionary of Christian Archeology and Liturgy , together with Henri Leclercq .
Jean Cabannes (b Marseille August 12, 1885 – St. Cyr-sur-Mer October 31, 1959) was a French physicist specializing in optics .
From 1910 to 1914 Cabannes Worked in the laboratory of Charles Fabry in Marseille on the topic lancé by Lord Rayleigh at the end of the 19th century of how gas molecules diffused light . In 1914 he showed that pure gases could scatter light. Reviews This was published in Comptes Rendus in 1915. (Please see reference.) His career Was Then interrupted for five years by World War I .
Gaby Deslys (born Marie-Elise-Gabrielle Cairo , November 4, 1881 – February 11, 1920) was a singer and actress of the early 20th century from Marseilles, France.It is an abbreviation of Gabrielle of the Lillies . During the 1910s She was exceedingly popular worldwide, making $ 4,000 a week in the United States alone. During the 1910s she Performed Several times we Broadway , at the Winter Garden Theater , and Performed in a show with a young Al Jolson . Her dancing was so popular that The Gaby Glide was named for her.  
August Alphonse Derbes
August Alphonse Derbes (May 8, 1818, Marseille – January 27, 1894, Marseille) was a French professor of naturalist , zoologist and botanist at the University of Marseilles who studied reproduction of sea urchins and algae . Derbès Was the first scientist to observe the fertilization of an egg in an animal When He detailed the process of forming an envelope around the gamete During sea urchin reproduction process has now Known to be associated with Ca 2+ release.  
Pierre Demours (1702 – June 26, 1795) was a French physician, zoologist and translator.
Demours was born in Marseilles ; his father was a pharmacist. He is not convinced with his son,  Antoine-Pierre Demours (1762-1836), also a renowned eye specialist and author.
Edmond Demolins (1852-1907) was a French pedagogue .
Life and work
Edmond Demolins was born in 1852 in Marseille . He became a disciple of Pierre Guillaume Frederic le Play . He formed a small group of students Paul de Rousiers that puts in the Play ‘s salon every Monday in the 1870s.  The Program of Government and Social Organization Based on Comparative Observation of the Various Peoples (1881) was a collective work by members of the group with a preface by Le Play.  Demolines edited the bi-monthly Social Reform .  In 1885, three years after the death of Le Play, Henri de Tourville and Demolins split from the movement and founded a new journal,Social science . They brought with them a few members of Rousiers and Robert Pinot (1862-1926), future director of the Social Museum and Secretary-General of the Forges Committee . This small group is a true research team. 
Henri Deluy (Born April 25, 1931 Marseille is a French poet . 
When Deluy was thirteen growing up in Aix-en-Provence he feels some of his poems to the local poet Blaise Cendrars . She answered by correcting some grammatical errors which served to Deluy. Five years later he interrupted his studies and hitchhiked England where he supported himself doing fruit-picking. He then decided to go to Sweden but while traveling through the Netherlands , he met his first wife and then he was in love with a new generation of ultra-modernist poets such as Adriaan Roland Holst . This proved to have a significant impact on his development as a writer.
Louis Blancard (September 22, 1831, Marseille – October 27, 1902, Marseille, aged 71) was a 19th-century French archivist and numismatist.
He was elected a member of the Academy of Marseille on April 18, 1861  of which he would be perpetual secretary from 1889 until his death in 1902. 
Marcel Bleibtreu (August 26, 1918 – December 25, 2001) was a French trotskyist activist and theorist.
Bleibtreu was born during his family’s refuge in Marseille from wartime bombing, Marcel Bleibtreu became a radical thinker as a child. After studies at the Condorcet high school, he studied medicine in Paris, and graduated in 1947. He joined the Bolshevik Leninist Group, the Trotskyist organization, in September 1936. By 1944 the Trotskyist was a member of the Internationalist Communist Party , (PCI), the French section of the Fourth International. Bleibtreu led workplace cells of the PCI around Puteaux-Suresnes-Nanterre under the pen-name Pierre Favre. In November 1944, he became an editor of the party’s newspaper, The Truth. He was named general secretary of the PCI in 1946, and led the party’s growth after its post-war legalization.
Georges Blond ( Jean-Marie Hoedick , July 11, 1906 in Marseille – March 16, 1989 in Paris), was a French writer. A prolific writer of mostly history but also other topics including fiction, Blond was also involved in far right political activity.
Louis Botinelly (26 January 1883 – 28 March 1962) was a French sculptor.
Botinelly was born on January 2, 1883 in Digne-les-Bains, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. He died on March 26, 1962 in Marseille.
Paul Marie Maurice Boulet (September 8, 1893, Marseille – July 27, 1982) was a French Christian Democrat politician.
Paul Boulet was born in Marseille and raised in Beziers and Montpellier . He studied medicine at the University of Montpellier . He served in the French Army during the First World War , initially as a stretcher-bearer and later as a medical officer. He was captured late in the war and held as a prisoner of war in Germany . For his services he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1920, becoming an officer of the order in 1944.
Michel Honoré Bounieu
Michel Honoré Bounieu (1740-1814) was a French painter of historical subjects and a mezzotint engraver.
Marie-France Boyer (born 22 April 1938  in Marseille) is a French actress,   singer  and the author of many published non-fiction books on France.    She appeared from 1959 until 1976 in more than a dozen feature films and several TV shows.
Edward Brasey is a French novelist , essayist, scriptwriter and storyteller born on March 25, 1954. Author of more than seventy works, many of which have been translated into English, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. He specializes in the themes of the esoteric, fables, legends and fantasy. He won a prize of Imaginal in 2006 for The Little Encyclopedia of the Wonderful , and a prize Merlin in 2009 for his novel The Curse of the Ring . Subsequently, he has become essentially a novelist, notably published by Calmann-Lévy . His historical-esoteric thriller that was published in 2013, The Last Pope , anticipated theabdication of Benedict XVI .
Marcel Brion ( French: [bʁi.ɔ] , November 21, 1895, Marseille – October 23, 1984, Paris ) was a French essayist, literary critic, novelist, and historian.
Alexandre Jean-Baptiste Brun
Alexandre Jean-Baptiste Brun (Marseille, November 3, 1853-Marseille, November 5, 1941) was a French painter, pupil of Alexandre Cabanel , Carolus-Duran and Felix Bracquemond .  He is especially known for his many marine paintings and a collection of watercolors on dark wash representing orchids .
Peter Paul Francis Degrand (1787-1855) or PPF Degrand was a French-born broker and merchant in Boston , Massachusetts , in the 19th-century.
Degrand was born in Marseilles , France, and moved to Boston around 1803.  He was involved with the Boston Stock Exchange and the railroad;   and published the Boston Weekly Report in the 1820s,  employing Edgar Allan Poe as a reporter.  Degrand lived on Pinckney Street in Beacon Hill .  Friends included John Quincy Adams .  He died on December 23, 1855  and was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery . Degrand bequeathed $ 120,000 to charity, a large part of the acquisition of French-language scientific texts for Harvard University . 
Robin Davis (director)
Robin Davis (born March 29, 1943) is a French film director and screenwriter . He directed 13 films between 1975 and 2006.
Jose Davert (1874-1934) was a French film actor . 
Federico Umberto D’Amato
Federico Umberto d’Amato (1919 – 1 July 1996  ) was an Italian secret agent, who led the Office of the Ministry of Interior (Italy) from the 1950s until the 1970s, when the activity of the intelligence service was undercover and
D’Amato was born in Marseille , and during World War II worked for the US Office of Strategic Services . After the end of the conflict, the North Atlantic Treaty Special Office, a link between NATO and the United States . 
Philippe Dajoux (born March 23, 1968 in Marseille ) is a French actor and film director. 
After training as an actor, he made movie clips, short and long features. He has worked in television since 2006, mostly making 277 episodes of the series Most Beautiful Life   and 24 episodes of Second Chance . 
Jean-Marie Berthier (June 25, 1940 – August 8, 2017) was a French poet.  He taught literature in Africa, Asia and South America, and was the author of over 20 poetry collections. He won the 2010 François Coppée Award from the French Academy for Wait very beautiful of my waiting . 
Sabin Berthelot (4 April 1794 – 10 November 1880) was a French naturalist and ethnologist . He was resident on the Canary Islands for part of his life, and co-authored The Natural History of the Canary Islands (1835-50) with Philip Barker Webb .
Berthelot was the son of a Marseilles merchant. He joined the French Navy and served as a midshipman during the Napoleonic Wars . After the war he joined the merchant fleet, traveling between Marseilles and the West Indies . He first visited the Canary Islands in 1820, where he taught at a school in Tenerife and managed the botanical gardens at Orotavafor the Marquis of Villanueva del Prato .
Marcel Berlins (born Oct. 30, 1941)   is a lawyer,  legal commentator , broadcaster, and columnist. He has written for the British newspapers The Guardian and The Times , presented BBC Radio 4 ‘s legal program Law in Action for 15 years and was a visiting professor at City University London in the Journalism Department. 
Rostanh or Rostaing Berenguier de Marselha was an early fourteenth-century troubadour and Hospitaller from Marseille . He was a friend of the Grand Master Folco del Vilaret . The earliest biographical notice we have about Rostanh is the brief but unreliable biography in Jean de Nostredame . He is one of only three known troubadours to compose estampidas , the others being Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (who composed the first one, Kalenda maia ) and Cerverí de Girona (who composed four).  Rostanh composed only one: The dousa pariah. His songs are preserved in the manuscript called “Giraud”, where the first one is a long canso in honor of his Folco boss.
Roberto Benzi (born 1937) is a French conductor and child actor .
Erick Benzi (born March 1, 1959 in Marseille , France) is a French musician, songwriter, composer and record producer.
He is the former member of group Canada (formed by Jacques Veneruso , Gildas Arzel and Gwenn Arzel ). Benzi is one of the biggest and most requested Francophone producers. Since 1990s, Jean-Jacques Goldman , Celine Dion , Anggun and others. Benzi owns a recording studio in The Moon Boat. He is also the editor of the Erk Music Company .
Syam Ben Youssef
Syam Ben Youssef ( Tunisian Arabic : صيام بن يوسف ; born March 31, 1989 in Marseille ) is a Tunisian footballer who plays as a center back for Turkish club Kasımpaşa in Süper Lig
Maurice Béjart ( English: [beʒaʁ] ; 1 January 1927 – 22 November 2007) was a French-born dancer, choreographer and opera director who ran the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Switzerland. He was awarded Swiss citizenship posthumously.
Georges de Beauregard
Georges de Beauregard (23 December 1920 Marseilles – 10 September 1984 Paris) was a French film producer who produced works by the French New Wave directors. In 1968, he was a member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival .  In 1983 he was awarded a Special Cesar Award , the French National Film Prize. 
François Bazin (compose)
François Emmanuel Joseph Bazin ( pronounced [fʁɑ.swa ba.zɛ] ; 4 September 1816 in Marseille – 2 July 1878 in Paris) was a well-known French opera composer during the nineteenth century. His works are not widely performed today. [ quote needed ]
Jacques Baumel was a French politician. He was born on March 6, 1918 in Marseille and died on February 17, 2006 in Rueil-Malmaison . He was a French resistance fighter (under the aliases’ Saint-Just ”, ” Berneix ” or ‘Rossini’), deputy in the National Assembly , a Senator , a leading leader of the Gaullist movement , and the Secretary of State and mayor of Rueil-Malmaison .
Pierre Henri Joseph Baume
Pierre Henri Joseph Baume (1797-1875) was a French socialist , active in England .
Balm was born at Marseille . When he was still young, his father moved to Naples and the boy was placed in a military college there. In his eighteenth year, he became private secretary to King Ferdinand . He left Italy and came to England about 1825, where he associated with the advocates of social change. In 1832, he took out letters of naturalization. He was, in succession, a preacher of the doctrine of ‘reforming optimism, a theatrical manager, the curator and owner of some experimental model gardens’ near Holloway , and a promoter in Manchester of public-houses without intoxicating drinks.
Jeannette Batti (1921-2011) was a French film actress. 
Jean-François de Bastide
Jean-François de Bastide (July 15, 1724, Marseille – July 4, 1798, Milan aged 73) was an 18th-century French writer and playwright.
The sound of a magistrate from Provence, Bastide was a polygraph : he wrote novels ( Story of a nun by herself , “Universal Library of Novels”, May 1786, 24 pp. In-16), theater plays, critics, and was also a journalist and a compilator. As a journalist, he published The New Spectator (1758-60), The World as It Is (1760-61), Journal de Bruxelles or The Thinker (1766-67), etc. He also directed the “Universal Library of Novels” from 1779 to 1789.
Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy (1796 – 23 August 1867), born at Marseilles , was a French satirical poet . His name is Joseph Mery (1798-1866), with which he is a member of the United States. 
Nicolas Thomas Barthe
Nicolas-Thomas Barthe (1734, Marseille – 17 June 1785, Paris) was an 18th-century French poet and playwright.
Dominique Barriere (c.1622-1678) was a French painter and engraver .
Barrier was born at Marseilles in about 1622. He was most likely in Rome, where he had a considerable number of plates, after Claude and other landscape painters, and other subjects. They are neatly etched in the manner of Stefano della Bella . He died in Rome in 1678. He sometimes signed his plate, Dominicus Barriere Massiliensis, and sometimes with the cipher which is the mark used by Domenico del Barbiere , and their mistakes are very different. 
Bernard Barrera (born 4 February 1962 in Marseille ) is a general in the French Army . As commander of the 3rd Mechanized Brigade , he was in charge of ground operations during Operation Serval in Mali in 2013. 
Gabriel Baron (1859-1928) was a French lawyer and politician. He served as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence in 1896, and as a member of the National Assembly of France from 1897 to 1898, from 1902 to 1906, and from 1906 to 1910.
Charles Jean Marie Barbaroux
Charles Jean Marie Barbaroux (March 6, 1767 – June 25, 1794) was a French politician of the Revolutionary period and Freemason . 
Jean Ballard (1893-1973) was a French poet, author and editor.
Jean Ballard was born on November 14, 1893 in Marseille , France.  He grew up in Marseille and passed his Baccalaureate, specializing in mathematics. 
Caesar (Born Cesare Baldaccini, January 1, 1921 – December 6, 1998), also referred to as Cesar Baldaccini , was a noted French sculptor .
Caesar was at the forefront of the New Realism movement with his radical compressions (compacted automobiles, discarded metal, gold rubbish), expansions (polyurethane foam sculptures), and fantastic representations of animals and insects.
Joseph Autran (June 20, 1813 – March 6, 1877) was a French poet.
Autran was born in Marseille . In 1832 he addressed an ode to Alphonse de Lamartine , who was then at Marseilles on his way to the East. Lamartine persuaded the young man’s father to allow him to follow his poetic instinct, and Autran became Lamartine’s faithful disciple from then on.
Michel Aurillac (July 11, 1928 – July 6, 2017) was a French lawyer, politician and author. He served as a member of the National Assembly for Indre from 1978 to 1981, and in 1986. He won the Minister of Cooperation from 1986 to 1988. He won the 1987 Narcisse Michaut Award from the French Academy .
Frederic Auburtin (born 4 July 1962) is a French director, writer, actor and producer.
Life and career
Frederic Auburtin was born and grew up in Marseille, where he studied music (piano, drums) and literature before turning to the cinema in the early 80s. He made his debut as an assistant director in the film Rouge midi , directed by Robert Guédiguian .
Augustin Raymond Aubert (1781-1847) was a French painter.
He was born in 1781 in Marseille . He studied at first under Joachim Guenin , and later with Pierre Peyron , in Paris, where he had moved in 1802. He returned to Marseilles shortly after.
Gabriel d’Aubarède (September 28, 1898 – December 31, 1985) was a French novelist, literary critic and journalist.  His 1959 novel The Faith of our childhood won the Grand Prix novel of the French Academy . 
Laurent d’Arvieux (June 21, 1635 – October 30, 1702) was a French traveler and diplomat born in Marseille . 
He was known for his travels in the Middle East , which began in 1654 as a merchant in the Ottoman port of Smyrna . From 1658 traveled across the Levant (Lebanon, Syria and Palestine) and in 1666 visited Tunis . Later he returned to France, and in 1674-75 was assigned as consul to Algiers , then later served as consul to Aleppo from 1679 to 1686.
Georges Arvanitas (June 13, 1931 – September 25, 2005) was a French jazz pianist and organist. 
Rene Arthaud (20 September 1915 – 21 July 2007) was a French politician. He served as a member of the National Assembly from 1946 to 1951, representing Vaucluse .   He was also Minister of Public Health from 24 June 1946 to 16 December 1946. 
Salim M’Hamed Arrache (born 14 July 1982 in Marseille , France ) is an Algerian footballer . He last plays Chengdu Tiancheng FC in China League One .
Louis Honoré Arnavon
Louis Honore Arnavon (Julu 9, 1786 – October 18, 1841) was a soap maker and politician.  He served as a city councilor of Marseilles in 1830, and as a member of the National Assembly from September 8, 1831 to October 31, 1831, when he resigned.  He was a Knight of the Legion of Honor . 
Spirit-John of Rome of Ardene
Spirit-John of Rome of Ardene (March 3, 1684, Marseille – March 27, 1748, Marseille aged 64  ) was an 18th-century French fabulist .
Gerard Araud (born February 20, 1953) is a French diplomat, who since 2014 has served as Ambassador of France to the United States. He has also served as Permanent Representative of the United Nations as Director General for Political and Security Affairs of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development .
Sylvie Andrieux (born December 15, 1961 in Marseille ) is a member of the National Assembly of France . She represents the department of Bouches-du-Rhone , and sat initially as a member of Socialist, radical, citizen and various left .  She is Implicated in the scandal of misappropriation of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur subsidies 
Andrex (1907-1989) was a French film actor .  Andrex was a close friend of the comedian Fernandel and appeared in many movies alongside him.
Felix Jean Marie Louis Ancey
Félix Jean Marie Louis Ancey (August 2, 1835, in Marseille – June 1, 1919, in Le Beausset ) was a French entomologist and malacologist .
Félix Ancey who lived in Algeria worked mainly on Coleoptera and Hymenoptera . His son Cesar Marie Felix Ancey was also an entomologist and malacologist.
Kassim Djae , better known by his stage name Alonzo , is a French rapper and singer of Comorian descent who is signed to Def Jam France.
He started rapping from 2002 onwards and was part of the Marseille -based hip-hop band Psy 4 of the Rime  as Segnor Alonzo alongside the band members Don Vincenzo (real name Illiassa Issilame), Soprano (real name Saïd M’Roubaba) and DJ Sya Styles (real name Rachid Aït Baar).
Cyndi Almouzni (born 10 October 1984), best known at the beginning of her music career in the United States as Cherie  is a French pop and dance music singer coming from Marseille Her 2004 hit ” I’m Ready ” hit # 1 on the Hot Dance Music / Club Play chart.
Rene Allio ( French: [aljo] ; 3 August 1924, Marseille – March 27, 1995, Paris ) was a French film and theater director.
Some of the movies and theater plays he directed include:
Marie Allard (1742-1802) was a French ballerina. She debuted in the Paris Opera in 1761.
Marie Allard was born in 1742 to a poor family in Marseille . At the age of 10, she was offered to a Monsieur V. and the Comédie de Marseille. Her mother died two years later and Marie est devenu a dancer (dancer first) of the Lyon Opera. By the age of 14, she was employed at the Comedie-Française and lived in a small apartment in Paris. Shortly after beginning her studies with balletmaster Gaetan Vestris , she became his lover. In 1760 she gave birth to her, Auguste Vestris . 
André-Joseph Allar (August 22, 1845 – April 11, 1926) was a French sculptor .
Enrique Alciati (died after 1912) was a French / Italian sculptor and teacher, born in Marseille , France, who contributed various sculptures in France and Mexico. His most notable artwork is the Winged Victory that crowns the Independence Column in downtown Mexico City .
Said Ahamada is a French politician. He was born in Reunion , and he is of Comorian descent.  He holds a master’s degree in finance.  Since 18 June 2017, he has been member of the National Assembly for the 7th district of Bouches-du-Rhône , which includes part of the 14th arrondissement of Marseille and its 15th and 16th arrondissements. 
Antoine d’Agata ( French: [Dagata] ; born 1961) is a French photographer and film director. His work deals with topics that are often considered taboo, such as addiction, sex, personal obsessions, darkness, and prostitution. 
D’Agata is a full member of Magnum Photos . In 2001 he won the Niepce Prize for young photographers. 
Louis Amédée Achard
Louis Amedee Eugene Achard (April 19, 1814 – March 25, 1875) was a prolific French novelist.
Achard was born in Marseille . After Algiers , he went to Toulouse , and then to Marseille , where he became a journalist and wrote for the Semaphore. He moved to Paris, where he wrote for the Green-Green , the Entracte , the Charivari , and the Epoch . Achard wrote extensively for the Epoch , even writing for his colleagues when they lacked inspiration. He then collaborated in the satirical journal The PamphletFiorentino, who he had defamed. While still convalescent, he left for Italy with the French Army to cover the war for the Journal des Débats .
Claude-François Achard (1751-1809) was a French physician and author. He was the founder of the first public library in Marseille . He was the author of several books, including the first French- Provençal dictionary.
Benjamin Abram (1846-1938) was a French lawyer and politician. He served as Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1888 to 1896. He was the third Jewish Mayor of Aix-en-Provence, and abandoned politics after the debacle of the antisemitic Dreyfus affair .
Amir Abdou (born 8 July 1972 in Marseille , France ) is a Comorian professional football manager .