If you are not French I am sure you never heard of this guy. Here, he is pretty famous. He was born in 1841, did a lot of things during his life - he even lived in the States for a while which was not common at that time - and ended up playing an important role during world war I, for which he got nicknamed Le tigre (the tiger) . His statue is not far from the Grand Palais and he even has a museum in Paris. Have a good week-end every one.