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Chronological list of French language authors (regardless of nationality), by date of birth. For an alphabetical list of writers of French nationality (broken down by genre), see French writers category.

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Eighteenth centuryEdit

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1890–1899Edit

Twentieth centuryEdit

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1920–1929Edit

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