Namesakes

Belgian Prime Ministers: 6 prime ministers
Pierre de Decker (a.k.a. François)   1855-1857  
Auguste Marie François Beernaert   1884-1894  
Jules Vandenpeereboom (a.k.a. François)   1899  
Gérard Cooreman (a.k.a. François)   1918  
Gaston Eyskens (a.k.a. François)   1949-1950; 1958-1961; 1968-1973  
Paul Vanden Boeynants (a.k.a. François)   1966-1968; 1978-1979  
Fictional Characters from Television: 1 character
Frankie Brady (a.k.a. François)   1965   Days of Our Lives  
Frankish and French Kings: 2 kings
King François I   1515-1547  
King François II   1559-1560  
French Presidents and Prime Ministers: 6 presidents, 6 prime ministers, 1 prime minister/president
(prime minister) François Guizot   1847-1848  
(prime minister) François Arago   1848  
(prime minister) Jules Simon (a.k.a. François)   1876-1877  
(president) Jules Grévy (a.k.a. François)   1879-1887  
(prime minister) Jules Ferry (a.k.a. François)   1880-1881; 1883-1885  
(president) Marie François Sadi Carnot   1887-1894  
(prime minister/president) Émile Loubet (a.k.a. François)   1892; 1899-1906  
(president) Félix Faure (a.k.a. François)   1895-1899  
(president) Albert François Lebrun   1932-1940  
(president) François Mitterrand   1981-1995  
(prime minister) Dominique de Villepin (a.k.a. François)   2005-2007  
(prime minister) François Fillon   2007-2012  
(president) François Hollande   2012-2017  
Haitian Presidents: 4 presidents
(president) François Denys Légitime   1888-1889  
(president) François C. Antoine Simon   1908-1911  
(president) Louis Borno (a.k.a. Francois)   1922-1930  
(president) François Duvalier   1957-1971  
Nobel Prize Winners: 2 medicine, 1 literature, 1 peace, 1 physics
(peace) Auguste Marie François Beernaert   1909  
(medicine) Corneille Heymans (a.k.a. François)   1938  
(literature) François Mauriac   1952  
(medicine) François Jacob   1965  
(physics) François Englert   2013  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor
François Chau   1959-  
Notable Artists: 2 painters
François Boucher   1703-1770  
Jean-François Millet   1814-1875  
Notable Athletes: 2 rugby, 2 soccer, 1 cricket
(soccer) Jean-François Gillet   1979-  
(cricket) Faf du Plessis (a.k.a. Francois)   1984-  
(rugby) Francois Louw   1985-  
(soccer) François Moubandje   1990-  
(rugby) Frans Malherbe (a.k.a. Francois)   1991-  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 1 explorer
Jean François de Galaup   1741-1788  
Notable Musicians: 4 composers, 1 musician
François Couperin   1668-1733     
François-Joseph Gossec   1734-1829     
Frédéric Chopin (a.k.a. François)   1810-1849   classical  
Charles Gounod (a.k.a. François)   1818-1893     
Francis Goya (a.k.a. François)   1946-     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 1 philogist, 1 philosopher
François-Marie Arouet "Voltaire"   1694-1778  
Jean-François Champollion   1790-1832  
Notable Writers: 2 authors
François Rabelais   c. 1494-1553  
Marquis de Sade (a.k.a. François)   1740-1814  
Other Royalty: 1 prince
Emmanuel of Belgium (a.k.a. François)   2005-   Belgium  
Saints: 5 saints, 3 blessed
Saint François de Sales   1567-1622  
Saint Jean-François Régis   1597-1640  
Blessed François-Xavier of Montmorency-Laval   1623-1708  
Blessed François-Régis Clet   1748-1820  
Blessed Pierre-François Jamet   1762-1845  
Saint François Isidore Gagelin   1799-1833  
Saint Siméon-François Berneux   1814-1866  
Saint François Jaccard   ?-1838