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Famous People with Name Francis

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Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and essayist. He is also known as a proponent of the scientific revolution.

Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: Francis Bacon (painter)

Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born figurative painter. He was a collateral descendant of the Elizabethan philosopher Francis Bacon. His artwork is known for its bold, austere, and often grotesque or nightmarish imagery.

Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral, (c. 1540 – January 27, 1595) was an English privateer, navigator, slave trader, and politician of the Elizabethan era.

Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: Freddie Francis

Frederick William (Freddie) Francis (22 December 1917 – 17 March 2007) was an English cinematographer and film director.He achieved his greatest successes as a cinematographer, including winning two Academy Awards, for Sons and Lovers and Glory.

Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: Samuel Lewis Francis

Samuel Lewis Francis (June 25, 1923 - November 4, 1994) was an American painter and printmaker.

Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: Thomas Francis, Jr.

r. Thomas Francis, Jr. (July 15, 1900 – October 1, 1969) was an American physician, virologist, and epidemiologist.Francis was the first person to isolate influenza virus in America, and in 1940 showed that there are other strains of influenza, and took part in the development of influenza vaccines.He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1946.

Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Coppola is also a vintner, magazine publisher, and hotelier.

Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the words to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Personality/ Celebrity / Famous Name: François Mitterrand

François Mitterrand (October 26, 1916 – January 8, 1996) served as President of France from 1981 to 1995. He holds the record of longest serving (14 years) President of France. He is also the oldest President of the Fifth Republic, leaving office at 78.

Francis as First Name

Francis August Schaeffer     Francis August Schaeffer        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Francis August Schaeffer: was an American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor. He is most famous for his writings and his establishment of the L'Abri community in Switzerland. Opposed to theological modernism, Schaeffer promoted a more traditional Protestant faith and a presuppositional approach to Christian apologetics, which he believed would answer the questions of the age. A number of scholars credit Schaeffer's ideas with helping spark the rise of the Christian Right in the United States. Schaeffer's wife, Edith (Seville) Schaeffer has become a prolific author in her own right. Schaeffer is also the father of author, filmmaker and painter Frank Schaeffer.

Francis David Langhorne Astor     Francis David Langhorne Astor        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Francis David Langhorne Astor: was a newspaper publisher and member of the prominent Astor family.An extremely shy man, David Astor was greatly influenced by his father but as a young man he rebelled against his strong-willed mother. Educated at Eton College he went on to Oxford University where he suffered a nervous breakdown and left in 1933 without obtaining a degree. He was psychoanalysed by Anna Freud and during World War II he served with distinction and was wounded in France.

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra     Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra: was an American singer and actor.He signed with Capitol Records and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice 'n' Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records (finding success with albums such as Ring-A-Ding-Ding, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim), toured internationally, and fraternized with the Rat Pack and President John F. Kennedy in the early 1960s. Sinatra turned 50 in 1965, recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and scored hits with "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way".

Francis Leonard Kellogg     Francis Leonard Kellogg        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Francis Leonard Kellogg: was a diplomat, a special assistant to the Secretary of State during the Nixon and Ford Administrations and a prominent socialite in New York City.He was born in Manhattan at 118 East 70th Street, a son of Emily and Frank Leonard Kellogg. He was graduated from Choate School and Princeton University. After military service in the Army during WW II, he would serve under both William P. Rogers and Henry Kissinger.

Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn     Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn: was an American sportscaster. Known primarily as the long-time play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, Hearn is remembered for his rapid fire, staccato broadcasting style, inventing colorful phrases such as slam dunk, air ball, and no harm, no foul that have become common basketball vernacular, and for broadcasting 3,338 consecutive Lakers games starting on November 21, 1965.

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Francis as Last Name

Gregory R. Francis     Gregory R. Francis       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Gregory R. Francis: is a politician in the United States Virgin Islands. A Democrat, he has served as Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands since January 1, 2007, having been elected on a ticket with Governor John de Jongh.

Cyril Lloyd Francis     Cyril Lloyd Francis       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Cyril Lloyd Francis: was a Canadian politician and one time Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons. Francis was known by his middle name.In 1958, Francis became President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a union representing civil servants in certain professions. In 1959, he entered municipal politics by being elected alderman on Ottawa City Council. From 1960 to 1963, he served on the city's Board of Control and as Deputy Mayor.

Mayann Elizabeth Francis     Mayann Elizabeth Francis       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Mayann Elizabeth Francis: is the 31st and current Lieutenant Governor of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. She was the director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission from 1999-2006. She also served as Nova Scotia's provincial ombudsman from December 2000 until December 2003, the first woman to be appointed to that post. Previously, she has been a pioneer in senior positions with the Government of Ontario, Dalhousie University and the District Attorney's office in Kings County, New York.

Harry S. Francis     Harry S. Francis       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Harry S. Francis: was a carriage builder and political figure on Prince Edward Island. He represented 1st Kings in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1944 to 1947 as a Liberal.

Winston Antonio Parks Tifet     Winston Antonio Parks Tifet       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Winston Antonio Parks Tifet: is a former Costa Rican football player who played most of his career with Deportivo Saprissa. Myers was known as "El Maravilloso" (The Marvelous) due to his natural talent to play the game, becoming a typical number 10. In his country he played mostly with Saprissa, winning three national championships with them, as well as two CONCACAF Champions Cups. He also played with his hometown team, Limón. He was an international too, playing in Uruguay with Peñarol in the early 90's, Pachuca of Mexico in the mid 90's, and later in Major League Soccer, where he played with the MetroStars and the Los Angeles Galaxy. With his national team, he played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy, as well as the 1997 Copa America in Bolivia. He was capped 45 times, scoring two goals for his country. He collected his final cap in 2000 in a World Cup qualifier against Barbados.

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