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Famous people from Monaco

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Léo Ferré

Chanson Artist

Léo Ferré was a Monegasque poet, composer and a dynamic and controversial live performer whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death. He released some forty albums over this period, composing the music and the majority of the lyrics. He released many hit singles, particularly between 1960 and the mid-seventies. Some of his songs have become classics of the French chanson repertoire, such as Avec le temps, C’est extra or Jolie Môme. Along with Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg, he is considered one of the greatest French singer-songwriters of all times, but unlike Brel and Gainsbourg, or even Charles Aznavour, his songs are very little known in the English-speaking world. Ferré was an anarchist. He mixed revolt with love and melancholy, sophisticated lyricism with slang and shouts, rhyming verse with prose monologues. He moved from music-hall to symphonic music, breaking free from the traditional song structure, inventing his own musical territory, powerfully dramatic and unique. He also popularized the French poètes maudits, such as François Villon, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, and Arthur Rimbaud, as well as great French poets from the 20th century like Guillaume Apollinaire and Louis Aragon, by setting into music many of their poems.

Albert II, Prince of Monaco

Noble person

Albert II is the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco, and head of the Princely House of Grimaldi. He is the son of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and the American actress Grace Kelly. His sisters are Caroline, Princess of Hanover, heiress presumptive to the Crown, and Princess Stéphanie. In July 2011, Prince Albert married Charlene Wittstock. Prince Albert is one of the wealthiest royals in the world, with assets valued at more than $1 billion, which includes vast amounts of land in both Monaco and France. While his real estate does not include the Prince's Palace, it does include holdings in the Société des bains de mer de Monaco.

Charlotte Casiraghi

Noble person

Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi is the second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. She is fifth in line to the throne of Monaco. Her maternal grandparents were Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly. She is named after her maternal great-grandmother, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois.

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco

Noble person

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Countess of Polignac is the youngest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and American actress Grace Kelly, and the sister of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Caroline, Princess of Hanover. Currently the sixth in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne, she has been a singer, swimwear designer and fashion model.

Rainier III, Prince of Monaco

Monarch

Rainier III ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. Though he was best known outside of Europe for having married American actress Grace Kelly, he was also responsible for reforms to Monaco's constitution and for expanding the principality's economy beyond its traditional gambling base. Gambling accounts for only approximately three percent of the nation's annual revenue today; when Rainier ascended the throne in 1949, it accounted for more than 95 percent.

Andrea Casiraghi

Noble person

Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi is the eldest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi, and the grandson of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly. He is currently the second in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne, and will likely succeed to the throne should his uncle, Prince Albert II, die without legitimate issue.

Olivier Beretta

Man

Olivier Beretta is a racing driver from Monaco who raced in Formula One in 1994 for the Larrousse team, partnering Érik Comas. He participated in 10 grands prix, debuting on 27 March 1994. He scored no championship points, and was replaced when his sponsorship money ran out. During 2003 and 2004, he tested for the Williams team. Beretta has seen more success in sportscar racing, taking class wins at the 24 Heures du Mans with Viper GTS-Rs in 1999 and 2000, Corvettes in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and driving LMP900 class cars to 6th, 4th and 3rd place class finishes. He made a single NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Heartland Park Topeka in 1999 for Bobby Hamilton Racing, qualifying 10th and finishing 17th. For 2012, Beretta made the move from Corvette to Ferrari and started the season at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona with Risi Competizione's Ferrari F458 Italia Grand Am. He competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship in a GTE-Pro class Ferrari F458 Italia for AF Corse.

Stefano Coletti

Racing driver

Stefano Coletti is a professional racing driver from Monaco. His sister Alexandra Coletti is an alpine skier. He is the first Monegasque driver since Louis Chiron to have won a race in Monaco.

Daniel Elena

Man

Daniel Elena is a Monegasque rally co-driver, currently working with Sébastien Loeb. Between them, the pair have won the World Rally Championship nine times, and currently compete with the Citroën DS3 WRC. Seventy-eight World rally wins make him the co-driver with the most victories in the history of the WRC. He started rallying in 1997 as co-driver to Hervé Bernard, but became Loeb's co-driver the following season and quickly developed a strong relationship with him, winning the Citroën Saxo Trophy in 1999 and the French gravel title the following year. In 2001, they won the FIA Super 1600 championship in their Citroën Saxo, becoming an obvious choice for Citroën's WRC team, which they made their first start for that year, going on to take their first win at Rallye Deutschland in 2002. They went on to take nine consecutive World Rally Championship titles between 2004 and 2012. Loeb and Elena have won Elena's home rally, the famous Monte Carlo rally six times. Elena is the first person to receive the Michael Park trophy, which is now given yearly to the best co-driver.

Pierre Casiraghi

Noble person

Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi is the younger son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and her second husband, Stefano Casiraghi. Casiraghi is fourth in line to the throne of Monaco, following his mother, brother and nephew Sasha.

Tomas Scheckter

Racing driver

Tomas Scheckter is a South African former racing driver.

Michel Ancel

Game designer

Michel Ancel is a French video game designer for Ubisoft. He is best known for creating the Rayman franchise, for which he was the lead designer for the first two games, and the recent Rayman Origins. He is also known for the cult favourite Beyond Good & Evil and for the video game adaptation of Peter Jackson's King Kong. He is currently working on a sequel to Beyond Good & Evil with a small team of developers, using development tools specially designed to make game development more accessible to a greater audience.

Louis Chiron

Racing driver

Louis Alexandre Chiron was a Grand Prix driver.

Franz Schreker

Opera Artist

Franz Schreker was an Austrian composer, conductor, teacher and administrator. Primarily a composer of operas, his style is characterized by aesthetic plurality, timbral experimentation, strategies of extended tonality and conception of total music theatre into the narrative of 20th-century music.

Pauline Ducruet

Noble person

Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet is the daughter of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and Daniel Ducruet. Her parents subsequently married in a civil ceremony on 1 July 1995. She has an older brother and two half-siblings from her parents' other relationships, a half-brother from a relationship her father previously had with Martine Malbouvier, and a half-sister.

Lisa S.

VJ

Lisa S. is a Channel V veejay and an international model based in Hong Kong. She was born in Monaco to Gary, a Jewish/Catholic American father, who is currently the president of Caesar Palace and to Peggy, a Jewish American mother, but grew up in New York where she was talent-scouted to be a model at age 14. S grew up in the United States. She began modeling at age 14. She shortened her Selesner surname to S because, she said, after moving to Hong Kong in 2000, 'no one could pronounce it'. In Hong Kong she became a top model who lent her exotic looks to fashion catwalks and appeared in advertisements for brands like Citibank, De Beers diamonds, and Olay skincare. She has been described as a "bewitching designer-clad international model." She loves to travel. She hosted a lifestyle programme on TV in Hong Kong. She also starred in three Hong Kong movies: Silver Hawk, Rob-B-Hood and A Mob Story. She and her boyfriend have sometimes been involved in controversies where paparazzi photographers with telephoto lenses allegedly took pictures of them inside their home and published these pictures; one newspaper reported that they were "infuriated" over this invasion of privacy.

Tom Hateley

Soccer Midfielder

Thomas Nathan Hateley is an English footballer who plays for Tranmere Rovers. Hateley can play as a central midfielder or right back.

Louis Ducruet

Noble person

Louis Robert Paul Ducruet is the son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and Daniel Ducruet, a former Palace bodyguard. He has a sister, Pauline Ducruet born 1994, a half-brother Michaël from a relationship his father previously had with Martine Malbouvier, and a half-sister Camille. His parents were subsequently married in a civil ceremony on 1 July 1995. Although he holds no title, he is a grandson of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco, a nephew of Prince Albert II and is currently 7th in the line of succession to the Monegasque Throne. Louis is a huge fan of soccer and supports his hometeam AS Monaco FC with great enthusiasm. He speaks French and English. He also knows Monaco's local dialect, the 'langue Monegasque', as well as a little German, Italian and Japanese.

Danièle Thompson

Screenwriter

Danièle Thompson is a Monegasque film director and screenwriter. Thompson is the daughter of film director Gérard Oury, and actress Jacqueline Roman. She has written screenplays for a number of highly successful films including Cousin, cousine, La Boum, Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre, La Reine Margot and Jet Lag, which she also directed. She was nominated for the 1976 Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Cousin, cousine. Her 2006 film, Fauteuils d'orchestre was France's entrant for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. She is half Jewish from her father, and was on the 1986 Cannes Film Festival jury. Thompson's son is the actor Christopher Thompson. They have written screenplays together, most notably those of Jet Lag and Season's Beatings.

Valerie Dore

Musical Artist

Valerie Dore is the stage name of musician Monica Stucchi. Several hit singles and one album were released under the Valerie Dore name between 1984 and 1986, with studio vocals first provided by Novecento's Dora Nicolosi, then Simona Zanini. Thereafter, Stucchi herself voiced her recordings and public appearances.

Didier Marouani

Electronic Artist

Didier Marouani is a French composer and musician. He is one of the pioneers in the Electronic music genre. Didier started his career as a pop singer and made his first album with Etienne Roda-Gil as lyricist, he's done concerts tour with Johnny Hallyday, Claude François and Joe Dassin. In 1977, he created the band SPACE in 1977 and composed all the songs of the albums under the pseudonym ECAMA, they released as first single the hit "Magic Fly", Didier Marouani & SPACE went number one all over the world. Later he participated in such well-known band as "Paris-France-Transit". He sold over 10 millions records all over the world and over 12 Millions in USSR. In 1983 Didier & SPACE went in USSR to give 21 concerts for 600.000 people. in 1992, Didier was able to obtain the necessary authorization for a concert in Red Square, some 360.000 spectators attended this free concert. Throughout the 1980s, Didier Marouani & SPACE gained quite a large popularity in France and many European socialist republics. 1987: Didier composed a new album "SPACE-OPERA", the first Opera composed for synthesizers and choirs. He was able to obtain the participation of both the Red Army Choirs and the Harvard University Choirs for his album. The album was relayed to the Soviet space station "MIR", thus making the album the first to be heard in space. The CD has been launched into space together with a CD player by the Russian cosmonauts. "SPACE-OPERA" went on to achieve great success in Europe.

Stéphane Richelmi

Athlete

Stéphane Richelmi is a professional racing driver from Monaco. He is the son of former World Rally Championship driver Jean-Pierre Richelmi.

Benjamin Balleret

Tennis Player

Benjamin Balleret is a professional tennis player from Monaco. His father, Bernard Balleret, was also a professional tennis player. Balleret is a member of the Monaco Davis Cup team.

Antonio Riberi

Deceased Person

Antonio Riberi was a Monacan Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He served as the fifth Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland and later as Nuncio to Spain from 1962 until his death. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1967.

Clivio Piccione

Racing driver

Clivio Piccione is a Monegasque race car driver. He raced in the 2005 GP2 Series season for the Durango team and David Price Racing for 2006.

Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach

Monarch

Prince Wilhelm of Urach, Count of Württemberg, 2nd Duke of Urach was a German prince who was elected King of Lithuania with the regnal name Mindaugas II on 11 July 1918. He never assumed the crown however, as German authorities declared the election invalid and the invitation was withdrawn in November 1918. From 17 July 1869 until his death he was head of the morganatic Urach branch of the House of Württemberg.

Alain Vanzo

Man

Alain Vanzo was a French opera singer and composer, one of few French tenors of international standing in the postwar era. He, along with such singers as Henri Legay and the Canadian Léopold Simoneau, represented a traditional French lyric style during a period when larger Italian and German vocal styles had become popular.

Wladimir Yordanoff

Actor

Wladimir Yordanoff is a French actor of Bulgarian origin. He has appeared in more than sixty films since 1979.

Susan Cummings

Woman

Susan Cummings is an American heiress, best known for killing her boyfriend in 1997. She had been charged with homicide, but subsequently convicted of voluntary manslaughter only.

François Joseph Bosio

Deceased Person

Baron François Joseph Bosio was a French sculptor who achieved distinction in the first quarter of the nineteenth century with his work for Napoleon and for the restored French monarchy.

Brice Etès

Olympic Track and field Athlete

Brite Etès is a Monégasque athlete of French descent who is a middle-distance specialist.

Torben Joneleit

Soccer

Torben Joneleit is a Monegasque-born German professional footballer who plays for Belgian club Genk.

Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco

Monarch

Louise Hippolyte, is the only Sovereign Princess of Monaco to reign. She is the ancestress of the current reigning princely family of Monaco.

Lucien, Lord of Monaco

Noble person

Lucien became Lord of Monaco on 11 October 1505, having murdered his predecessor and brother, Jean II, and held that sovereignty until his death.

Francesco Renzetti

Football player

Francesco Renzetti is an Italian footballer. His primary position is at left fullback for Cesena.

Billy Klüver

Engineer

Billy Klüver Johan Wilhelm Klüver was an electrical engineer at Bell Telephone Laboratories who founded Experiments in Art and Technology. Klüver lectured extensively on art and technology and social issues to be addressed by the technical community. He published numerous articles on these subjects. Klüver curated for fourteen major museum exhibitions in the United States and Europe. He has received the prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award from the French government.

Pierre Galet

Author

Pierre Galet is a French ampelographer and author who was an influential figure within ampelography in the 20th century and before DNA typing was widely introduced. Beginning in the 1950s, Pierre Galet introduced a system for identifying varieties based on the shape, contours and characteristics of the leaves of the vines, petioles, growing shoots, shoot tips, grape clusters, as well as the colour, size, seed content and flavour of the grapes. The impact and comprehensiveness of his work earned him the consideration as the "father of modern ampelography". He started publishing within ampelography in the 1950s and his Ph.D. thesis was presented in 1967. He has also written popular science books on grape varieties. Galet was active at the École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier.

Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb

Noble person

Christian Louis de Massy

Noble person

Christian Louis de Massy is the son of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness de Massy, and her husband, Alexandre-Athenase Noghès. Massy is a first cousin of the reigning Prince Albert II and nephew of Prince Rainier III. Although he was born out of wedlock, his parents married in 1951, thus legitimizing him. He was the second of three siblings. His two sisters are Elisabeth-Anne and Christine Alix.

Tania Fédor

Film Actor

Tania Fédor was an actor.

Louis I, Prince of Monaco

Monarch

Louis I, Prince of Monaco was Prince of Monaco from 1662 until 1701. Louis Grimaldi was the elder son of Prince Hercule of Monaco and Maria Aurelia Spinola. Louis married 30 March 1660 in Pau Catherine Charlotte de Gramont, daughter of Marshal Antoine III de Gramont. They had six children : ⁕Antoine Grimaldi, his successor. ⁕Maria Teresa Carlotta Grimaldi, a Visitandine nun at Monaco. ⁕Anna Hippolyte Grimaldi, married Jacques de Crussol, Duc d'Uzès. ⁕François Honoré Grimaldi, Archbishop of Besançon ⁕Jeanne Maria Grimaldi, a Visitandine nun at Monaco, later coadjutrice of the Abbey of Royallieu near Compiègne. ⁕Aurelia Grimaldi, called mademoiselle de Baux. In 1662 Louis succeeded his grandfather Honoré II as Prince of Monaco. In 1666 he distinguished himself at the Four Days' Battle between the English and Dutch fleets. On 5 July 1668 he took the oath to King Louis XIV of France in the Parlement on account of being Duke of Valentinois and a Peer of France. He was made a knight of the French royal orders on 31 December 1688.

Elisabeth-Anne de Massy

Noble person

Elisabeth-Anne de Massy was born in Monaco on 13 January/13 July 1947 to Princess Antoinette of Monaco and her then lover Alexandre-Athenase Noghès. She is a first cousin of the reigning Prince Albert II and niece of Rainier III. She is the godmother of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. Although Elisabeth-Anne was born out of wedlock, her parents married in 1951, thus legitimizing her, and placing her in line to the throne. She was the eldest of three siblings; the others were Christian Louis and Christine Alix. Elisabeth-Anne was married twice. She married firstly in Monaco on 19 January 1974 and divorced Baron Bernard Alexandre Taubert-Natta, and had one son: ⁕Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy. He is the godson of Prince Albert II. He married in Monaco on 25 April 2009 Suzanne Chrimes. She married secondly in London on 18 October 1984 to choreographer Nicolai Vladimir Costello, and had one daughter: ⁕Mélanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy. She is well known for her charity work in Monaco. She is President of the Monegasque Tennis Federation and of the Monte Carlo Country Club.

Charles II, Lord of Monaco

Monarch

Charles II was Lord of Monaco from 7 October 1581 to 17 May 1589. Charles was the eldest son of Honoré I and Isabella Grimaldi. He became Lord of Monaco on the death of his father in 1581. Protected by Spain, due to the Treaties of 1524, Charles was the first Lord of Monaco to refuse to pay homage to the Dukes of Savoy for Mentone and Roccabruna. In 1583 he was declared, after a trial, to have forfeited those two cities. Charles ruled for only 8 years before dying at the age of 33. He left no issue and so his youngest brother Hercule became Lord of Monaco.

Alexandra Coletti

Alpine skier

Alexandra Coletti is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Monaco.

Aldo Crommelynck

Man

Aldo Crommelynck was a master printmaker who made intaglio prints in collaboration with many important European and American artists of the 20th Century.

Ercole, Lord of Monaco

Monarch

Ercole was Lord of Monaco from 17 May 1589 to 29 November 1604. Ercole was the youngest of four sons of Honoré I and Isabella Grimaldi. His eldest brother Charles II became Lord of Monaco on the death of their father in 1581. Ercole's two elder brothers Francois and Horace died in childhood. Thus leaving Ercole as heir to his brother Charles II, who died in 1589 at the age of 34, without issue. Ercole was 27 years old. He married Maria Landi on 15 December 1595 and the marriage produced three children; ⁕Giovanna Maria Grimaldi, married Gian Giacomo Teodoro Trivulzio, Conte di Melzo, Principe di Musocco. ⁕Honoré II married Ippolita Trivulzio. ⁕Maria Claudia Grimaldi, Carmeline nun in Genoa. Ercole was murdered in 1604 and his six-year-old son Honoré became Lord of Monaco under the regency of Ercole's brother in law, Frederico Landi, 4th Prince of Val di Taro. Honoré was the first Lord of Monaco to be called Prince of Monaco.

Henri Gastaut

Physician

Henri Gastaut was a French neurologist. Henri Gastaut was educated in neurology and neuroanatomy at the University of Marseille, graduating M.D. in 1945. In 1953 he became head of the neurobiological laboratories. He was appointed professor of anatomical pathology in 1954 and director of the regional centre for epileptic children in 1960. In 1973 a chair of clinical neurophysiology was established for him, a tenure he held until he was emerited in 1984. His major interests were the study of electroencephalography and brain function in epilepsy. From 1957 to 1968 he was secretary general and from 1969 to 1973 president of the International League Against Epilepsy. Associated eponyms ⁕Gastaut's syndrome: Photosensitive epilepsy. ⁕Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: A epileptic syndrome with onset in childhood with myoclonic seizures at night, head nodding, and drop attacks particularly prominent.

Honoré II, Prince of Monaco

Monarch

Honoré II was Sovereign Prince of Monaco. He was the first to be called Prince, but started his reign as Lord of Monaco. He was the son of Hercule, Lord of Monaco and Maria Landi. His father was murdered when he was six, and he succeeded under the regency of his uncle, Frederico Landi, 4th Prince of Val di Taro. Landi was a loyal ally and friend of Spain and allowed the country to be occupied by Spanish troops in 1605. The inhabitants of Monaco were prohibited to carry arms and the Prince and his two sisters were moved to Milan. The Council of Monaco tried to limit Spanish power but the occupation lasted until 1614, and a strong Spanish influence remained until 1633, when it recognized Honoré as a sovereign prince. From adulthood, Honoré started to criticize Spain and turned to France for support. Louis XIII gave him the support he needed and this resulted in the Treaty of Péronne. This ended Spanish rule and put Monaco under French protection, recognizing and guaranteeing Monegasque sovereignty. As a consequence Honoré lost his Spanish and Italian possessions, but was compensated by King Louis XIII of France with the marquisate Les Baux and the title of Duke of Valentinois.

Armand Forcherio

Soccer Defender

Armand Forcherio is a former player and manager of AS Monaco FC, a football team playing in French Ligue 1. He is Monegasque and the only Monegasque manager ever at the club.

Princess Fawzia-Latifa of Egypt

Noble person

Princess Fawzia-Latifa of Egypt was born in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on 12 February 1982, and she is the daughter of Fuad II by his wife, Fadila.

Toby Scheckter

Athlete

Toby Scheckter is a South African racing driver. He is the son of the 1979 Formula One World Drivers Champion Jody Scheckter, and the brother of IndyCar Series driver Tomas Scheckter. He won the Skusa SUPERNATS kart finals in Las Vegas in 2004. He has also competed in such series as Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the British Formula Three Championship. Scheckter recently launched Scheckter's Organic Beverages Ltd and their first product, Scheckter's OrganicEnergy drink.

Mathias Raymond

Rower

Mathias Raymond is an a Monégasque Olympic rower. He competed in the 2008, and the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2008 Summer Olympics he was Monaco's flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony.

Patrice Servelle

Bobsleigher

Patrice Servelle is a Monégasque Olympic bobsledder who has competed in the 2002, 2006, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Servelle's placed 12th overall at the 2006 Winter Olympic, and was Monaco's flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony. He also finished the two-man Bobsleigh World Cup in second place, which was Monaco's first, and only World Cup medal. Servelle's best finish at the FIBT World Championships was tenth in the four-man event at St. Moritz, Switzerland in 2007.

Alphonse de Beauchamp

Deceased Person

Alphonse de Beauchamp was a French historian.

Marcel Escoffier

Film costumer designer

Marcel Escoffier was a costume designer.

Mireille Balin

Actor

Mireille Balin was an actress.

Honoré I, Lord of Monaco

Monarch

Honoré I was Lord of Monaco from 22 August 1523 to 7 October 1581. Honoré was the youngest child of Lucien Grimaldi and Jeanne de Pontevès-Cabanes. He became Lord of Monaco at the age of 9 months, upon the assassination of his father on 22 August 1523. A regent was appointed for the young Lord in the form of his uncle, Augustine Grimaldi. Under Honoré’s father, Monaco had been a subject of France and its King, Francis I. Augustine Grimaldi severed this relationship, and in the signing of the Treaties of Burgos and Tordesillas, swore Monaco’s allegiance to Spain, and its King, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Monaco was therefore a protectorate of Spain, allowing the country to focus more on advancing and less on defending. The alliance with Spain would last until 1641, and weigh heavily on the financial situation of Monaco. Augustine Grimaldi died on 14 April 1532, while Honoré was still a minor, and another regent was chosen for the young Lord. Nicholas Grimaldi held the position of regent for only 9 days. Étienne Grimaldi, from Genoa and known as “the Governor”, was chosen as regent on 23 April 1532. Etienne remained regent until 16 December 1540, when Honoré reached his majority, and was responsible for restorations made to the Church of St. Nicholas.

Alexandre-Athenase Noghès

Noble person

Alexandre-Athenase Noghès was an international tennis champion, best known as the first husband of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, whom he married as his second wife in December 1951. Noghès was descended from the first Spanish commander of the Monaco garrison. His great-grandfather Alexandre was the founder of the Monte Carlo Automobile Club and former general treasurer of Monaco's state finances. His father, Antony, created the first Grand Prix ever raced in a city, the world famous Grand Prix de Monaco. Anthony also created the renowned Rally de Monte Carlo and is credited with inventing the chequered flag. Noghès entered into a liaison with Princess Antoinette of Monaco in the mid-1940s and three illegitimate children were born to the couple: Elisabeth-Anne, Christian Louis and Christine-Alix. They were married in a civil ceremony in Genoa on 4 December 1951, and divorced three years later in 1954. Following their divorce, Noghès lived for a time on his yacht before settling in the United States with his third wife, Margot.

Marcelle Monthil

Actor

Marcelle Monthil was a Monégasque film actress. Born Marcelle Madeleine Montalenti in Monaco, she died in Paris.

Pierre Roland Renoir

Visual Artist

Pierre Roland Renoir, born July 16, 1958, is a Canadian painter and the great-grandson of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Born in Monaco, Pierre Roland Renoir was raised in Cagnes-sur-Mer, the town in France where his great-grandfather painted and sculpted in his final years. He developed an interest in the creative arts at a young age and by the time he was fifteen, had already begun working on metallic plates using the dry-point engraving technique. He emigrated to Canada and makes his home in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1981, after rebuilding his portfolio, his first professional art exhibition was organized in Edmonton. Encouraged by the response and appreciation of the public, he began a wider range of exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

Manuel Vallaurio

Man

Sebastian Prieto

Professional Team Handball Player

Sebastian Prieto is a British handball player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Great Britain national handball team in the men's tournament.

Fabienne Diato-Pasetti

Athlete

Fabienne Diato-Pasetti is a Monégasque Olympic rifle shooter, who specializes in the 10 metre air rifle advent. She has competed in the 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and the 2008 Summer Olympics. Diato-Pasetti is one of only sixteen shooters to compete in at least six Olympic Games.

Gérard Lartigau

Actor

Gérard Lartigau is an actor.

Maurice Revelli

Football player

Maurice Revelli is a former professional footballer who played as a defender.

Bert Wynne

Film Director

Bert Wynne was a British actor and film director.

Angelique Trinquier

Olympic athlete

Angélique Trinquier is a Monégasque Olympic swimmer. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's 100 metre backstroke, finishing in 45th place in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals. At the 2012 Summer Olympics she was Monaco's flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony. Trinquier also participated in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics where she competed in the Girls’ 100m Freestyle event, coming in 47th place.

Olivier Jenot

Alpine skier

Olivier Jenot (born February 28, 1988) is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Monaco.

Jeremy Bottin

Bobsleigher

Jeremy Bottin is an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete from Monaco.

Jean-Charles Seneca

Athlete

Jean-Charles Seneca is a Monégasque fencer. He competed in the individual épée event at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He was also Monaco's flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony.

Henri Bini

Athlete

Henri Bini is a Monegasque fencer. He competed in the individual foil and épée events at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Yann Siccardi

Olympic athlete

Yann Siccardi is an athlete.

Gilbert Orengo

Athlete

Gilbert Orengo is a Monegasque fencer. He competed in the individual foil and épée events at the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Isla Lough

Woman

Isla Lough is the daugther of Paula Radcliffe.

Virginie Marsan

Actor

Virginie Marsan is an actress.