Also Gabonese: Borne by one of their presidents/prime ministers.
Léon Zitrone was a Russian-born French journalist and television presenter. Zitrone was born in Petrograd, Russia. He arrived in France with his family fleeing communism at the age of six. He graduated from the ESJ Paris. He began by training in scientific studies but his mastership of Russian, French, English and German gave him entrance in 1948 to the radio foreign broadcasting services of Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française. In 1959, he joined the television activity of RTF. From 1961, he became news presenter, a position he occupied for nearly 20 years, first until 1975, on the first French television channel, then also on Antenne 2, the other public service channel. Jean-Pierre Elkabbach called him back in 1979. He then took charge of the news program during the week-end. He would come back for those news programs also during the Easter and Pentecost week-ends.
I'm pretty sure if it was spelled 'Lyon' it would not be pronounced the same.
Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat (1833-1922) was a French painter and collector.
Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (1866-1924) was a Russian painter, graphic artist and stage designer.
It can also be spelled with a y- Lyon.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's son's middle name is Léon.
Léon (aka The Cleaner, aka The Professional) is a 1994 film written and directed by French director Luc Besson, starring Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, as well as Natalie Portman in her first starring role.

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