Gabriel Attal

Birth Name: Gabriel Nissim Attal

Place of Birth: Clamart, France

Date of Birth: 16 March, 1989

Ethnicity:
*father – Sephardi Jewish/Italian Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish
*maternal grandfather – Russian, as well as Polish, German, Greek
*maternal grandmother – French

Gabriel Attal is a French politician. He has served as Prime Minister of France, since 9 January, 2024. He has also been Spokesperson of La République En Marche!, from 4 January, 2018 to 16 October, 2018, Secretary of State to the Minister of National Education and Youth, from 16 October, 2018 to 6 July, 2020, Spokesperson of the Government, from 6 July, 2020 to 20 May, 2022, Minister of Public Action and Accounts, from 20 May, 2022 to 20 July, 2023, and Minister of National Education and Youth, from 20 July, 2023 to 9 January, 2024.

Gabriel is the son of Marie de Couriss, who worked for a film production office, and Yves Attal (Yves Marc Attal), who was a lawyer and film producer. He was raised in the 13th and 14th arrondissements. His full name is now Gabriel Nissim Attal de Couriss.

His paternal grandfather was a Tunisian Jew, and also had Jewish ancestors from Greece, Italy, Algeria, and England. Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was of Alsatian Jewish descent. Gabriel’s maternal grandfather was the son of upper-class parents from the Russian Empire, and had Russian, Polish, German, and Greek ancestry; he was of the Russian Orthodox religion. Gabriel’s maternal grandmother was from a French family, with many prominent ancestors, and some Breton roots; she was likely born Catholic. Gabriel is said to have been baptized in his mother’s Russian Orthodox religion. He is now an atheist.

Gabriel is the first openly gay, and youngest, Prime Minister in French history.

Gabriel’s Alsatian Jewish/French Jewish ancestry can be traced to the 1600s on many lines, for example, to his ancestor, Gabriel Bloch, who was born, c. 1630, in Wettolsheim, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France. Most of his Alsatian Jewish ancestors had evidently come from Germany before that.

Gabriel’s paternal grandfather was Haïm Gilbert “Claude” Attal (the son of Maitre Elie Attal and Benvenuta Lina Modigliani). Claude was born in Tunis, Tunisia, to a Jewish family. Elie was born in La Marsa, Tunisia, the son of Haim Attal and Dehia Deya Chaltiel, whose own father was a rabbi born on Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece, and who also had Jewish ancestors from Leghorn, Tuscany, Italy; Algeria, and England. Gabriel’s great-grandmother Lina was born in Tunis, the daughter of Clemente Modigliani, whose parents were from Livorno, Province of Livorno, Tuscany, Italy; and of Esther Medina. While a relation to Italian Jewish painter Amedeo Modigliani is possible, it has evidently not yet been genealogically established.

Gabriel’s paternal grandmother was Janine/Jeanine Lucienne Silvie Weil (the daughter of Ernest Simon Weil and Carmen Magdalena Zivy). Janine was born in Paris, France, to a Jewish family. Ernest was born in Paris, the son of Sylvain Weyl and Félicie Levy, who were from Alsace-Lorraine; or of Léonard Weil and Lipett Judith Zivy. Gabriel’s great-grandmother Carmen was born in Mexico, the daughter of David Daniel Zivy, who was from Durmenach, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, and of Jeanne Jeannette Schwob, who was from Vesoul, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France. Jeanne’s mother was from Breisach, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Gabriel’s maternal grandfather was Alexandre “Sandrik” de Couris (the son of Alexandre Alexandrovitch De Couriss and Maria/Marie Yourievna/Iourievna, Baroness de Meyendorff). Gabriel’s grandfather Alexandre was born in Cannes, France, to upper-class parents from the Russian Empire. Gabriel’s great-grandfather Alexandre was born in Iassenevo, Moscow, the son of Alexandre/Aleksandr Ivanovitch Kouris/De Couriss and Elisabeth/Elisaveta/Elizaveta Vladimirovna De Machewska. Gabriel’s great-grandmother Baroness Marie was born in Kiev, now Ukraine, the daughter of Iouri/Youri Fiodorovitch/Fedorovitch, Baron Meyendorff, who was born in Tomachovka, Kiev, and who was of German descent on his father’s side; and of Natalia Nikolaïevna Dolgoroukaïa/Dolgorouky/Dolgorouki-Krymskaïa/Krimskaïa/Krymski. Through his great-grandmother, Gabriel is a great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Nikolai Vassilievitch, prince Dolgoroukov, and of his wife, Ekaterina Dmitrievna, princess Galitzina. Princess Ekaterina was the daughter of cavalry general Prince Dmitry Vladimirovich Golitsyn.

Gabriel’s maternal grandmother was Anne-Marie Françoise Lydie Paule de La Forest Divonne (the daughter of Amédée Albert Eugène Marie Joseph de La Forest-Divonne and Marthe Isabelle Céline Marie Bourlon De Sarty). Anne-Marie was born in Paris, France. Amédée was born in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France, the son of François Marie Joseph De La Forest-Divonne and Marie Eugénie Victorine Bartholoni. Gabriel’s great-grandmother Marie was born in Paris, the daughter of Paul Ernest Albert Bourlon De Sarty and Marie-Lydie De Bouthillier-Chavigny. François was the grandson of Louis-Marie-François de La Forest Divonne, who was Pair de France, from 1827 to 1830.

Through his French line, he is a fourth cousin of politician Françoise de Panafieu, through shared great-great-great-grandparents Joseph de Bouthillier-Chavigny and Céline Dodun de Keroman.

Through his Alsatian Jewish heritage, Gabriel is a fifth cousin, once removed, of singer, songwriter, and actor Raphaël Haroche, and a ninth cousin of American actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Gabriel’s four times great-grandparents, Moïse Bloch, who was born in Wintzenheim, Haut-Rhin, and Anne Hanna Meyer, who was born in Durmenach, Haut-Rhin, were also Raphaël’s four times maternal great-grandparents. Gabriel and Julia share eight times great-grandparents, Elias Elie Lévy, who was born, c. 1672, in Soultzmatt, Haut-Rhin, and Ella Elizabeth Meyer.

Sources: https://www.jta.org
https://www.thetimes.co.uk

Genealogies of Gabriel Attal – https://www.geni.com
https://gothanjou.blog
https://www.rfgenealogie.com
https://gw.geneanet.org
https://gw.geneanet.org
https://gw.geneanet.org

6 Responses

  1. Yayoute says:

    add Italian Jewish too (Italkim)

  2. andrew says:

    4th cousin of politician Françoise de Panafieu, through shared ancestors Joseph de BOUTHILLIER-CHAVIGNY and Céline DODUN de KEROMAN:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7oise_de_Panafieu

  3. Akwaba says:

    Very posh family tree

  4. follers says:

    50% Jewish and 25% French, just like Timothée Chalamet.

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