Famous people on New-caledonia's street names


Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin 3 Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period, who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation".

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo 3 Victor-Marie Hugo, vicomte Hugo, sometimes nicknamed the Ocean Man, was a French Romantic writer and politician. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote in a variety of genres and forms.

Jacques Iekawé

Jacques Iekawé 2 Jacques Iénéic Iekawé est un haut fonctionnaire français. Promoteur de la culture et de l'identité kanakes, il milite, comme son père avant lui, à l'Union calédonienne, parti autonomiste puis indépendantiste à partir de 1977.

Roger Gervolino

Roger Gervolino 2 Roger Gervolino was a New Caledonian politician. He served as a member of the National Assembly of France for three terms, from 21 October 1945 to 10 June 1946, 2 June 1946 to 27 November 1946, and 10 November 1946 to 4 July 1951, sitting as a member of the Democratic and Socialist Union of the Resistance.

Roger Laroque

Roger Laroque 2 Roger Laroque was a New Caledonian businessman and politician. He served as mayor of Nouméa from 1953 to 1985 and as a member of the Territorial Assembly from 1972 to 1984.

André-Marie Ampère

André-Marie Ampère 2 André-Marie Ampère was a French physicist and mathematician who was one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism, which he referred to as "electrodynamics". He is also the inventor of numerous applications, such as the solenoid and the electrical telegraph. As an autodidact, Ampère was a member of the French Academy of Sciences and professor at the École polytechnique and the Collège de France.

Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt 2 Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor and teacher of the Romantic period. With a diverse body of work spanning more than six decades, he is considered to be one of the most prolific and influential composers of his era, and his piano works continue to be widely performed and recorded.

Arnold Daly

Arnold Daly 2 Arnold Daly was an American actor, playwright, and producer. He was the father of actress and Algonquin Round Table personality Blyth Daly.

Jean Terrasson

Jean Terrasson 2 Jean Terrasson, often referred to as the Abbé Terrasson, was a French Catholic priest, author and member of the Académie française. The erudite Antoine Terrasson was his nephew.

François Burck

François Burck 2 François Burck né à Thio le 4 juin 1939 et mort à Moindou le 9 octobre 2014 est une figure politique de l'indépendantisme en Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz 2 Louis-Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer and conductor. His output includes orchestral works such as the Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy, choral pieces including the Requiem and L'Enfance du Christ, his three operas Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens and Béatrice et Bénédict, and works of hybrid genres such as the "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette and the "dramatic legend" La Damnation de Faust.

Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier 2 Jacques Cartier was a French-Breton maritime explorer for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas" after the Iroquoian names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona and at Hochelaga.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill 2 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British statesman, soldier, and writer who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1940 to 1945 during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Apart from two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964 and represented a total of five constituencies. Ideologically an adherent to economic liberalism and imperialism, he was for most of his career a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955. He was a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924.

Édouard Dalmayrac

Édouard Dalmayrac 2 Édouard Dalmayrac était un homme politique français de Nouvelle-Calédonie, d'obédience radicale, franc-maçonne, laïque et républicaine, né le 15 décembre 1888 à Pouembout, dans un camp dirigé par l'administration de la transportation, en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Il est mort, le 22 mai 1968, à La Foa. Il fut maire de Nouméa en 1935 et de 1943 à 1947.

Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud 2 Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet known for his transgressive and surreal themes and for his influence on modern literature and arts, prefiguring surrealism. Born in Charleville, he started writing at a very young age and excelled as a student, but abandoned his formal education in his teenage years to run away to Paris amidst the Franco-Prussian War. During his late adolescence and early adulthood, he produced the bulk of his literary output. Rimbaud completely stopped writing literature at age 20 after assembling his last major work, Illuminations.

José-Maria de Heredia

José-Maria de Heredia 2 José-Maria de Heredia was a Cuban-born French Parnassian poet. He was the fifteenth member elected for seat 4 of the Académie française in 1894.

Pierre de Ronsard

Pierre de Ronsard 2 Pierre de Ronsard was a French poet or, as his own generation in France called him, a "prince of poets".

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 2 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who, aboard the first successful crewed spaceflight, became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling on Vostok 1, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961, with his flight taking 108 minutes. By achieving this major milestone for the Soviet Union amidst the Space Race, he became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including the nation's highest distinction: Hero of the Soviet Union.

Paul Verlaine

Paul Verlaine 2 Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement and the Decadent movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.

Jean-Henri Fabre

Jean-Henri Fabre 2 Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre was a French naturalist, entomologist, and author known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects.
20 unique persons spotted on 42 streets