Jean-Luc Godard

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: French director Jean-Luc Godard pose at

Godard in 2001, photo by Denis Makarenko/

Date of Birth: 3 December, 1930

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Death: 13 September, 2022

Place of Death: Rolle, Switzerland

Ethnicity: French, German, Swiss-French, Swiss-German, English, Irish, Scottish

Jean-Luc Godard was a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic. He directed the films Breathless, A Woman Is a Woman, My Life to Live, The Little Soldier, The Carabineers, Contempt, Bande à part, A Married Woman, Alphaville, Pierrot le Fou, Masculin Féminin, Made in U.S.A, Two or Three Things I Know About Her, La Chinoise, Week-end, Sympathy for the Devil, Joy of Learning, Tout Va Bien, Letter to Jane, Number Two, Here and Elsewhere, Every Man for Himself, Passion (1982), First Name: Carmen, Hail Mary, Détective (1985), King Lear (1987), a segment of Aria; Histoire(s) du cinéma, Nouvelle Vague, Germany Year 90 Nine Zero, Hélas pour moi, JLG/JLG – Self-Portrait in December, For Ever Mozart, In Praise of Love, Notre musique, Film Socialisme, Goodbye to Language, and The Image Book. He also wrote most of his films. He was part of the Dziga Vertov Group of filmmakers. He was also billed as Uncle Jeannot.

He was the son of Odile Marie (Monod) and Paul Jean Édouard Godard. Jean-Luc was a first cousin of President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and a first cousin, once removed, of journalist Alex Kuczynski, who is Pedro Pablo’s daughter. Jean-Luc’s father was the brother of Pedro Pablo’s mother.

Jean-Luc’s paternal grandfather was Georges Godard (the son of Joseph Godard and Jacquette Fournier). Georges was born in Sancerre, Cher, Centre, France. Joseph was the son of Joseph Godard and Jeanne Cadier. Jacquette was the daughter of Lazare Fournier and Antoinette Darrot.

Jean-Luc’s paternal grandmother was Louise Rose Émilie Baeschlin (the daughter of Édouard Baeschlin and Rosine Normand). Louise was born in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord, France. Édouard was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, the son of Jacques Baeschlin and Émélie Welter. Jean-Luc’s great-grandmother Rosine was the daughter of Alfred Normand and Rose Bouchez.

Jean-Luc’s maternal grandfather was Julien Pierre Monod (the son of André John William Honyman Monod and Marie Vallette). Julien was born in Paris, France. André was the son of Adolphe Louis Frédéric Théodore Monod, and English emigrant Hannah Honyman, of London. Jean-Luc’s great-grandmother Marie was born in Naples, Italy, the daughter of Swiss-French emigrant Jean Vallette, of Chêne-Bougeries, Canton of Geneva, and of German emigrant Nanette Charlotte Pauline Appia, of Hanau, Hessen.

Jean-Luc’s maternal grandmother was Cécile Julia Naville (the daughter of Pyrame Frédéric Naville and Élisabeth Jeanne Lachaise). Pyrame was born in Vernier, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, the son of Jean Louis Naville, and English emigrant Anne Todd, of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Élisabeth was the daughter of Alexandre Lachaise and Pierrette Singou.

Sources: Genealogies of Jean-Luc Godard –

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