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List of members of the Académie française
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List of members of the Académie française

This is a list of members of the Académie française (French Academy) by seat number. The primary professions of the academicians are noted. The dates shown indicate the terms of the members, who generally serve for life. Some, however, were "excluded" during the reorganisations of 1803 and 1816 and at other times.

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Seat 1

  1. Pierre Séguier, 1635-1643, politician and magistrate
  2. Claude Bazin de Bezons, 1643-1684, lawyer
  3. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, 1684-1711, poet
  4. Jean d'Estrées, 1711-1718, ecclesiastic and politician
  5. Marc-René d'Argenson, 1718-1721, politician
  6. Jean-Joseph Languet de Gergy, 1721-1753, ecclesiastic
  7. George-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, 1753-1788, essayist
  8. Félix Vicq d'Azir, 1788-1794, medical doctor
  9. François-Urbain Domergue, 1803-1810, grammarian
  10. Ange-François Fariau, 1810, poet and translator
  11. François-Auguste Parseval-Grandmaison, 1811-1834, poet
  12. Narcisse-Achille de Salvandy, 1835-1856, politician and historian
  13. Émile Augier, 1857-1889, poet and playwright
  14. Charles de Freycinet, 1890-1923, politician and physicist
  15. Émile Picard, 1924-1941, mathematician
  16. Louis de Broglie, 1944-1987, physicist and mathematician
  17. Michel Debré, 1988-1996, politician
  18. François Furet, 1997, historian
  19. René Rémond, elected 1998, historian

Seat 2

  1. Valentine Conrart, 1634-1675, poet and grammarian
  2. Toussaint Rose, 1675-1701, orator
  3. Louis de Sacy, 1701-1727, lawyer
  4. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, 1728-1755, magistrate and philosopher
  5. Jean-Baptiste de Vivien de Châteaubraun, 1755-1775, poet and playwright
  6. François-Jean de Chastellux, 1775-1788, musician
  7. Aimar-Charles-Marie de Nicolaï, 1788-1794, magistrate
  8. Nicolas-Louis François de Neufchâteau, 1803-1828, politician and philologist
  9. Pierre-Antoine Lebrun, 1828-1873, politician and poet
  10. Alexandre Dumas, fils, 1874-1895, playwright and novelist
  11. André Theuriet, 1896-1907, novelist and poet
  12. Jean Richepin, 1908-1926, poet and novelist
  13. Émile Mâle, 1927-1954, art historian
  14. François Albert-Buisson, 1955-1961, magistrate and politician
  15. Marc Boegner, 1962-1970, ecclesiastic and theologian
  16. René de Castries, 1972-1986, historian
  17. André Frossard, 1987-1995, essayist and journalist
  18. Hector Bianciotti, elected 1996, novelist

Seat 3

  1. Jacques de Serisay, 1634-1653, poet
  2. Paul-Philippe de Chaumont, 1654-1697, ecclesiastic
  3. Louis Cousin, 1697-1707, historian and journalist
  4. Jacques-Louis de Valon, marquis de Mimeure, 1707-1719, poet and translator
  5. Nicolas Gédyon, 1719-1744, ecclesiastic
  6. François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, 1744-1794, eccleisastic
  7. Roch-Ambroise Cucurron Sicard, 1803-1822, ecclesiastic and grammarian
  8. Denis-Luc Frayssinous, 1822-1841, ecclesiastic
  9. Étienne-Denis Pasquier, 1842-1862, politician
  10. Jules-Armand Dufaure, 1863-1881, politician and lawyer
  11. Victor Cherbuliez, 1881-1899, novelist and playwright
  12. Émile Fauget, 1900-1916, literary critic and historian
  13. Georges Clemenceau, 1918-1929, politician and doctor
  14. André Chaumeix, 1830-1955, journalist and critic
  15. Jérôme Carcopino, 1955-1970, historian and archæologist
  16. Roger Caillois, 1971-1978, essayist and sociologist
  17. Marguerite Yourcenar, 1880-1987, novelist and essayist
  18. Jean-Denis Bredin, elected 1989, magistrate and essayist

Seat 4

  1. Jean Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin, 1634-1676, poet and novelist
  2. Jean-Jacques de Mesmes, 1676-1688, magistrate
  3. Jean Testu de Mauroy, 1688-1706, ecclesiastic
  4. Camille le Tellier de Louvois, 1706-1718, ecclesiastic
  5. Jean-Baptiste Massillon, 1718-1742, ecclesiastic
  6. Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, 1742-1798, politician and poet
  7. Gabriel-Marie Legouvé, 1803-1812, poet
  8. Alexandre-Vincent Pineux Duval, 1812-1842, poet and playwright
  9. Pierre-Simon Ballanche, 1842-1847, philosopher
  10. Jean Vatout, 1848, poet
  11. Alexis de Guignard, Comte de Saint-Priest, 1849-1851, politician and historian
  12. Pierre-Antoine Berryer, 1852-1868, lawyer
  13. François-Joseph de Champagny, 1869-1882, historian
  14. Charles de Mazade, 1882-1893, poet and critic
  15. José-Maria de Heredia, 1894-1905, poet
  16. Maurice Barrès, 1906-1923, novelist and politician
  17. Louis Bertrand, 1925-1941, novelist and historian
  18. Jean Tharaud, 1946-1952, novelist
  19. Alphonse Juin, 1952-1967, soldier
  20. Pierre Emmanuel, 1968-1984, poet
  21. Jean Hamburger, 1985-1992, doctor and essayist
  22. Albert Decourtray, 1993-1994, ecclesiastic
  23. Jean-Marie Lustiger, elected 1995, ecclesiastic

Seat 5

  1. Jean Ogier de Gombauld, 1634-1666, poet and playwright
  2. Paul Tallement le Jeune, 1666-1712, ecclesiastic
  3. Antoine Danchet, 1712-1748, playwright and poet
  4. Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, 1748-1777, playwright
  5. Claude-François-Xavier Millot, 1777-1785, ecclesiastic
  6. André Morellet, 1785-1819, ecclesiastic
  7. Pierre-Édouard Lémontey, 1819-1826, politician and lawyer
  8. Joseph Fourier, 1826-1830, mathematician and physicist
  9. Victor Cousin, 1830-1867, politician and philosopher
  10. Jules Favre, 1867-1880, politician and lawyer
  11. Edmond Rousse, 1880-1906, lawyer
  12. Pierre de Ségur, 1907-1916, historian
  13. Robert de Flers, 1920-1927, playwright and journalist
  14. Louis Madelin, 1927-1956, historian
  15. Robert Kemp, 1956-1959, literary and dramatic critic
  16. René Huyghe, 1960-1997, art historian and essayist
  17. Georges Vedel, 1998-2002, magistrate
  18. Vacant. The election scheduled 2004-01-15 failed to fill the seat; the leading candidates were Roger-Gérard Schwartzenberg and Jean-Claude Pecker. The election scheduled 2004-03-25 failed to fill the seat, the leading candidates were Dominique Bona and Paul Lombard

Seat 6

  1. François le Métel de Boisrobert, 1634-1662, ecclesiastic and poet
  2. Jean Renaud de Segrais, 1662-1701, poet and novelist
  3. Jean Galbert de Campistron, 1701-1723, playwright
  4. Philippe Néricault Destouches, 1723-1754, playwright and diplomat
  5. Louis de Boissy, 1754-1758, poet
  6. Jean-Baptiste de Lacurne de Sainte-Palaye, 1758-1781, archæologist
  7. Sébastien-Roch-Nicolas (Chamfort), 1781-1794, playwright and publisher
  8. Pierre-Louis Roederer, 1803-1835, politician and lawyer
  9. Pierre-Marc-Gaston de Lévis, 1816-1830, politician
  10. Philippe-Paul de Ségur, 1830-1873, diplomat and historian
  11. Charles de Viel-Castel, 1873-1887, diplomat
  12. Edmond Jurien de la Gravière, 1888-1892, admiral
  13. Ernest Lavisse, 1892-1922, historian
  14. Georges de Porto-Riche, 1923-1930, playwright and poet
  15. Pierre Benoit, 1931-1962, novelist
  16. Jean Paulhan, 1963-1968, literary and art critic
  17. Eugène Ionesco, 1970-1994, playwright
  18. Marc Fumaroli, elected 1995, historian and essayist

Seat 7

  1. Jean Chapelain, 1634-1674, royal advisor
  2. Isaac de Benserade, 1674-1691, poet and playwright
  3. Étienne Pavillon, 1691-1705, lawyer and poet
  4. Fabio Brulart de Sillery, 1705-1714, ecclesiastic and poet
  5. Henri-Jacques de la Force, Duc de la Force, 1715-1726, economist
  6. Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud, 1726-1760, translator
  7. Claude-Henri Watelet, 1760-1786, painter
  8. Michel-Jean Sedaine, 1786-1797, poet and playwright
  9. Jean-François Collin d'Harleville, 1803-1806, playwright and poet
  10. Pierre Daru, 1806-1829, politician and historian
  11. Alphonse de Lamartine, 1829-1869, politician and poet
  12. Émile Ollivier, 1870-1913, politician and lawyer
  13. Henri Bergson, 1914-1941, philosopher
  14. Édouard le Roy, 1945-1954, philosopher and mathematician
  15. Henri Petiot (Daniel-Rops), 1955-1965, poet and novelist
  16. Pierre-Henri Simon, 1966-1972, literary historian and novelist
  17. André Roussin, 1973-1987, playwright
  18. Jacqueline Worms de Romilly, elected 1988, philologist and essayist

Seat 8

  1. Claude de Malleville, 1634-1647, poet
  2. Jean Ballesdens, 1648-1675, lawyer
  3. Géraud de Cordemoy, 1675-1684, philosopher and historian
  4. Jean-Louis Bergeret, 1684-1694, lawyer
  5. Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, 1694-1743, ecclesiastic
  6. Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, 1743-1759, astronomer
  7. Jean-Jacques Lefranc, marquis de Pompignan, 1759-1784, magistrate and economist
  8. Jean-Sifrein Maury, 1784-excluded in reorganization of 1803, see also seat 15, ecclesiastic and politician
  9. Michel-Louis-Étienne Regnaud de Saint-Jean d'Angély, 1803-1819, politician and lawyer
  10. Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1816-1827, politician and mathematician
  11. Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, 1827-1845, politician
  12. Charles de Rémusat, 1846-1875, politician and philosopher
  13. Jules Simon, 1875-1896, politician and philosopher
  14. Albert de Mun, 1897-1914, politician and soldier
  15. Alfred Baudrillart, 1918-1942, ecclesiastic and historian
  16. Octave Aubry, 1946-1946, historian and bureaucrat
  17. Édouard Herriot, 1946-1957, politician and literary historian
  18. Jean Rostand, 1959-1977, biologist and philosopher
  19. Michel Déon, elected 1978, novelist

Seat 9

  1. Nicolas Faret, 1634-1646, poet
  2. Pierre du Ryer, 1646-1658, playwright
  3. César d'Estrées, 1658-1714, ecclesiastic and politician
  4. Victor-Marie d'Estrées, 1715-1737, politician and soldier
  5. Charles-Armand-René de la Trémoille, 1738-1741, aristocrat
  6. Armand de Rohan-Soubise, 1741-1756, ecclesiastic
  7. Antoine de Malvin de Montazet, 1756-1788, ecclesiastic
  8. Stanislas de Boufflers, 1788-1815, poet
  9. Louis-Pierre-Marie-François Baour-Lormian, 1815-1854, poet and playwright
  10. François Ponsard, 1855-1867, playwright
  11. Joseph Autran, 1868-1877, poet
  12. Victorien Sardou, 1877-1908, playwright
  13. Marcel Prévost, 1909-1941, novelist
  14. Émile Henriot, 1945-1961, novelist and literary critic
  15. Jean Guéhenno, 1962-1978, essayist
  16. Alain Decaux, elected 1979, historian

Seat 10

  1. Antoine Godeau, 1634-1672, ecclesiastic and poet
  2. Esprit Fléchier, 1672-1710, ecclesiastic
  3. Henri de Nesmond, 1710-1727, ecclesiastic
  4. Jean-Jacques Amelot de Chaillou, 1727-1749, politician
  5. Charles-Louis-Auguste Fouquet de Belle-Isle, 1749-1761, politician and soldier
  6. Nicolas-Charles-Joseph Trublet, 1761-1770, ecclesiastic
  7. Jean-François de Saint-Lambert, 1770-1803, poet and philosopher
  8. Hugues-Bernard Maret, 1803-1839, politician and diplomat
  9. Joseph Lainé, 1816-1835, politician and magistrate
  10. Emmanuel Mercier Dupaty, 1836-1851, poet and playwright
  11. Alfred de Musset, 1852-1857, playwright and poet
  12. Victor de Laprade, 1858-1883, poet
  13. François Coppée, 1884-1908, poet and novelist
  14. Jean Aicard, 1909-1921, poet and novelist
  15. Camille Jullian, 1924-1933, historian and philologist
  16. Léon Bérard, 1934-1960, politician and lawyer
  17. Jean Guitton, 1961-1999, theologian
  18. Florence Delay, elected 2000, novelist and playwright

Seat 11

  1. Philippe Habert, 1634-1638, poet
  2. Jacques Esprit, 1639-1678, politician
  3. Jacques-Nicolas Colbert, 1678-1707, ecclesiastic
  4. Claude-François Fraguier, 1707-1728, ecclesiastic
  5. Charles d'Orléans de Rothelin, 1728-1744, ecclesiastic
  6. Gabriel Girard, 1744-1748, ecclesiastic
  7. Antoine-René de Voyer d'Argenson de Paulmy, 1748-1787, politician
  8. Henri-Cardin-Jean-Baptiste d'Aguesseau, 1787-1826, politician
  9. Charles Brifaut, 1826-1857, poet and playwright
  10. Jules Sandeau, 1858-1883, novelist and playwright
  11. Edmond About, 1884-1885, novelist and playwright
  12. Léon Say, 1886-1896, politician and economist
  13. Albert Vandal, 1896-1910, historian
  14. Denys Cochin, 1911-1922, politician
  15. Georges Goyau, 1922-1939, historian
  16. Paul Hazard, 1940-1944, historian and philosopher
  17. Maurice Garçon, 1946-1967, lawyer, novelist and historian
  18. Paul Morand, 1968-1976, diplomat, novelist, playwright and poet
  19. Alain Peyrefitte, 1977-1999, politician and diplomat
  20. Gabriel de Broglie, elected 2001, historian

Seat 12

  1. Germain Habert de Cérizy, 1634-1654, ecclesiastic
  2. Charles Cotin, 1655-1681, ecclesiastic
  3. Louis de Courcillon de Dangeau, 1682-1723, ecclesiastic and politician
  4. Charles-Jean-Baptiste Fleureiau de Morville, 1723-1732, politician
  5. Jean Terrasson, 1732-1750, ecclesiastic and philosopher
  6. Claude de Thiard de Bissy, 1750-1810, soldier
  7. Joseph-Alphonse Esménard, 1810-1811, politician
  8. Charles Lacretelle Jeune, 1811-1855, historian
  9. Jean-Baptiste Biot, 1856-1862, scientist and mathematician
  10. Louis de Carné, 1863-1876, politician
  11. Charles Blanc, 1876-1882, art critic
  12. Édouard Pailleron, 1882-1899, poet and playwright
  13. Paul Hervieu, 1900-1915, novelist and playwright
  14. François de Curel, 1918-1928, playwright
  15. Charles le Goffic, 1930-1932, novelist and historian
  16. Abel Bonnard, 1932-1968, poet, novelist and politician
  17. Jules Romains, 1946-1972, novelist, playwright and poet
  18. Jean d'Ormesson, elected 1973, novelist

Seat 13

  1. Claude-Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, 1634-1638, grammarian and mathematician
  2. François de La Mothe-Le-Vayer, 1639-1672, critic, grammarian and philosopher
  3. Jean Racine, 1672-1699, playwright, mathematician, physicist and doctor
  4. Jean-Baptiste-Henri de Valincour, 1699-1730, historiographer and admiral
  5. Jean-François Leriget de La Faye, 1730-1731, politician
  6. Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, 1731-1762, playwright
  7. Claude-Henri de Fusée de Voisenon, 1762-1775, ecclesiastic, playwright and poet
  8. Jean de Dieu-Raymond Boisgelin de Cucé, 1776-1804, ecclesiastic
  9. Jean-Baptiste Dureau de la Malle, 1804-1807, translator
  10. Louis-Benoît Picard, 1807-1828, comedian, poet, novelist and playwright
  11. Antoine-Vincent Arnault, 1829-1834, poet, fabulist and playwright - see also seat 16
  12. Eugène Scribe, 1834-1861, playwright
  13. Octave Feuillet, 1862-1890, novelist and playwright
  14. Pierre Loti, 1891-1923, novelist and soldier
  15. Albert Besnard, 1924-1934, painter and engraver
  16. Louis Gillet, 1935-1943, historian of art and litterature
  17. Paul Claudel, 1946-1955, poet, playwright, novelist and diplomat
  18. Wladimir d'Ormesson, 1956-1973, politician, chronicler and novelist
  19. Maurice Schumann, 1974-1998, politician, essayist, journalist, novelist and historian
  20. Pierre Messmer, elected 1999, bureaucrat and politician

Seat 14

  1. François Maynard, 1634-1646, magistrate and poet
  2. Pierre Corneille, 1647-1684, playwright and lawyer
  3. Thomas Corneille, 1684-1709, playwright
  4. Antoine Houdar de La Motte, 1710-1731, playwright
  5. Michel-Celse-Roger de Bussy-Rabutin, 1732-1736, ecclesiastic
  6. Étienne Lauréault de Foncemagne, 1736-1779, ecclesiastic
  7. Michel-Paul-Gui de Chabanon, 1779-1792, playwright
  8. Jacques-André Naigeon, 1803-1810, encyclopedist
  9. Népomucène Lemercier, 1810-1840, poet and playwright
  10. Victor Hugo, 1841-1885, poet, playwright and novelist
  11. Charles Leconte de Lisle, 1886-1894, poet and playwright
  12. Henry Houssaye, 1894-1911, historian and novelist
  13. Louis-Hubert Lyautey, 1912-1934, soldier
  14. Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, 1934-1942, politician and soldier
  15. Robert d'Harcourt, 1946-1965, literary historian and essayist
  16. Jean Mistler, 1966-1988, novelist, essayist, literary historian, music critic and politician
  17. Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, elected 1990, historian

Seat 15

  1. Guillaume Bautru, 1634-1665, politician
  2. Jacques Testu de Belval, 1665-1706, ecclesiastic and poet
  3. François-Joseph de Beaupoil de Sainte-Aulaire, 1706-1742, soldier and poet
  4. Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan, 1743-1771, physicist and mathematician
  5. François Arnaud, 1771-1784, ecclesiastic
  6. Gui-Jean-Baptiste Target, 1785-1806, magistrate
  7. Jean-Sifrein Maury, 1806-excluded by ordinance 1816, ecclesiastic and politician; see also seat 8
  8. François-Xavier-Marc-Antoine de Montesquiou-Fézensac, 1816 - 1832, ecclesiastic and politician
  9. Antoine Jay, 1832-1854, politician
  10. Ustazade Silvestre de Sacy, 1854-1879, literary critic
  11. Eugène Labiche, 1880-1888, playwright and novelist
  12. Henri Meilhac, 1888-1897, playwright
  13. Henri Lavedan, 1898-1940, playwright and novelist
  14. Ernest Seillière, 1946-1955, historian of literature and of philosophy, and essayist
  15. André Chamson, 1956-1983, novelist, essayist and historian
  16. Fernand Braudel, 1984-1985, historian of civilizations
  17. Jacques Laurent, 1986-2000, novelist, essayist and journalist
  18. Frédéric Vitoux, elected 2001, writer and journalist

Seat 16

  1. Jean Sirmond, 1634-1649, historiographer
  2. Jean de Montereul, 1649-1651, ecclesiastic
  3. François Tallemant l'Aîné, 1651-1693, ecclesiastic
  4. Simon de la Loubère, 1693-1729, diplomat and poet
  5. Claude Sallier, 1729-1761, ecclesiastic and philologist
  6. Jean-Gilles du Coëtlosquet, 1761-1784, ecclesiastic
  7. Anne-Pierre de Montesquiou-Fézensac, 1784-1798, politician
  8. Antoine-Vincent Arnault, 1803, excluded by ordinance 1816, reelected in 1829 to seat 13, poet, fabulist and playwright
  9. Armand du Plessis, duc de Richelieu, 1816-1822, politician
  10. Bon-Joseph Dacier, 1822-1833, philologist
  11. Pierre-François Tissot, 1833-1854, poet and historian
  12. Félix Dupanloup, 1854-1878, ecclesiastic
  13. Edme-Armand-Gaston d'Audiffret-Pasquier, 1878-1905, politician
  14. Alexandre Ribot, 1906-1923, politician, lawyer, magistrate and jurist
  15. Henri Robert, 1923-1936, lawyer and historian
  16. Charles Maurras, 1938, not excluded, but seat "declared vacant" for Vichy collaboration in 1945, journalist, politician, essayist and poet
  17. Antoine de Lévis Mirepoix, 1953-1981, novelist, historian and essayist
  18. Léopold Sédar Senghor, 1983-2001, head of state (Sénégal), politician, poet and essayist
  19. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, elected 2003, former president of France

Seat 17

  1. François de Cauvigny de Colomby, 1634-1649, poet
  2. François Tristan l'Hermite, 1649-1655, playwright and poet
  3. Hippolyte-Jules Pilet de La Mesnardière, 1655-1663, critic, poet and historian
  4. François-Honorat de Beauvilliers, duc de Saint-Aignan, 1663-1687, soldier
  5. François-Timoléon de Choisy, 1687-1724, ecclesiastic
  6. Antoine Portail, 1724-1736, politician
  7. Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, 1736-1754, playwright
  8. Jean-Pierre de Bougainville, 1754-1763, historian
  9. Jean-François Marmontel, 1763-1799, philosopher and essayist
  10. Louis-Marcelin de Fontanes, 1803-1821, politician, poet and journalist
  11. Abel-François Villemain, 1821-1870, politician and literary critic
  12. Émile Littré, 1871-1881, philologist and philosopher
  13. Louis Pasteur, 1881-1895, chemist
  14. Gaston Paris, 1896-1903, philologist and literary historian
  15. Frédéric Masson, 1903-1923, historian
  16. Georges Lecomte, 1924-1958, novelist, essayist, art critic and historian
  17. Jean Delay, 1959-1987, psychiatrist, essayist and novelist
  18. Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 1988-1997, oceanographer, cineast and essayist
  19. Érik Orsenna, elected 1998, politician and novelist

Seat 18

  1. Jean Baudoin, 1634-1650, translator
  2. François Charpentier, 1650-1702, novelist
  3. Jean-François de Chamillart, 1702-1714, ecclesiastic
  4. Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, 1714-1734, politician and soldier
  5. Honoré-Armand de Villars, 1734-1770, politician
  6. Étienne-Chrles de Loménie de Brienne, 1770-1794, ecclesiastic, politician and philosopher
  7. Jean-Gérard Lacuée de Cessac, 1803-1841, politician
  8. Alexis de Tocqueville, 1841-1859, politician
  9. Henri Lacordaire, 1860-1861, ecclesiastic
  10. Albert de Broglie, 1862-1901, politician, diplomat and historian
  11. Melchoir de Vogüé, 1901-1916, archæologist and historian
  12. Ferdinand Foch, 1918-1929, soldier
  13. Philippe Pétain, 1929-1951, soldier
  14. André François-Poncet, 1952-1978, politician and diplomat
  15. Edgar Faure, 1978-1988, politician and historian
  16. Michel Serres, elected 1990, philosopher

Seat 19

  1. François de Porchères d'Arbaud, 1634-1640, poet
  2. Olivier Patru, 1640-1681, lawyer
  3. Nicolas Potier de Novion, 1681-1693, magistrate
  4. Philippe Goibaud-Dubois, 1693-1694, translator
  5. Charles Boileau, 1694-1704, ecclesiastic
  6. Gaspard Abeille, 1704-1718, ecclesiastic
  7. Nicolas-Hubert de Mongault, 1718-1746, ecclesiastic
  8. Charles Pinot Duclos, 1746-1772, grammarian and historian
  9. Nicolas Beauzée, 1772-1789, grammarian
  10. Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, 1789-1795, ecclesiastic
  11. Marie-Joseph Chénier, 1803-1811, poet and playwright
  12. François-René de Châteaubriand, 1811-1848, politician, poet and novelist
  13. Paul de Noailles, 1849-1885, historian
  14. Édouard Hervé, 1886-1899, politician
  15. Paul Deschanel, 1899-1922, politician
  16. Auguste Jonnart, 1923-1927, politician, senior bureaucrat and diplomat
  17. Maurice Paléologue, 1928-1944, diplomat and historian
  18. Charles de Chambrun, 1946-1952, diplomat
  19. Fernand Gregh, 1953-1960, poet, literary critic and historian
  20. René Clair, 1960-1981, movie director and novelist
  21. Pierre Moinot, elected 1982, senior bureaucrat and novelist

Seat 20

  1. Paul Hay du Chaastelet, 1634-1636, lawyer
  2. Nicolas Perrot d'Ablancourt, 1637-1664, translator
  3. Roger de Bussy-Rabutin, 1665-1693, novelist
  4. Jean-Paul Bignon, 1693-1743, ecclesiastic
  5. Armand-Jérôme Bignon, 1743-1772, politician
  6. Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, 1772-1795, historian
  7. Ponce-Denis Écouchard-Lebrun, 1803-1807, poet
  8. François-Juste-Marie Raynouard, 1807-1836, lawyer, poet and playwright
  9. François-Auguste Mignet, 1836-1884, historian
  10. Victor Duruy, 1884-1894, politician and historian
  11. Jules Lemaître, 1895-1914, playwright and critic
  12. Henry Bordeaux, 1919-1963, lawyer and novelist
  13. Theirry Maulnier, 1964-1988, journalist and playwright
  14. José Cabanis, 1990-2000, magistrate and novelist
  15. Angelo Rinaldi, elected 2001, writer

Seat 21

  1. Marin le Roy de Gomberville, 1634-1674, novelist
  2. Pierre-Daniel Huet, 1674-1721, ecclesiastic
  3. Jean Boivin le Cadet, 1721-1726, professor
  4. Paul-Hippolyte de Beauvilliers, Duc de Saint-Aignan, 1726-1776, politician
  5. Charles-Pierre Colardeau, 1776, poet and playwright
  6. Jean-François de la Harpe, 1776-1803, poet, playwright and critic
  7. Pierre-Louis Lacretelle l'Aîné, 1803-1824, lawyer
  8. François-Xavier-Joseph Droz, 1824-1850, philosopher and historian
  9. Charles de Montalembert, 1851-1870, philosopher
  10. Henri d'Orléans, Duc d'Aumale, 1871-1897, soldier, politician and historian
  11. Eugène Guillaume, 1898-1905, sculptor
  12. Étienne Lamy, 1905-1919, essayist, politician and lawyer
  13. André Chevrillon, 1920-1957, essayist and literary historian and critic
  14. Marcel Achard, 1959-1974, playwright and journalist
  15. Félicien Marceau, elected 1975, playwright, novelist and essayist

Seat 22

  1. Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, 1634-1661, poet
  2. Jacques Cassagne, 1662-1679, ecclesiastic and poet
  3. Louis de Verjus, Comte de Crécy, 1679-1709, politician
  4. Jean-Antoine de Mesmes, 1710-1723, magistrate
  5. Pierre-Joseph Alary, 1723-1770, ecclesiastic
  6. Gabriel-Henri Gaillard, 1771-1806, ecclesiastic, historian, grammarian and journalist
  7. Louis-Philippe de Ségur, 1803-1830, diplomat, historian, poet and playwright
  8. Jean-Pons-Guillaume Viennet, 1830-1868, politician, poet and playwright
  9. Joseph d'Haussonville, 1869-1884, politician and diplomat
  10. Ludovic Halévy, 1884-1908, playwright, librettist and novelist
  11. Eugène Brieux, 1909-1932, playwright
  12. François Mauriac, 1933-1970, writer, essayist and literary critic
  13. Julien Green, 1971-1998, novelist and playwright
  14. René de Obaldia, elected 1999, playwright and poet

Seat 23

  1. Guillaume Colletet, 1634-1659, lawyer and playwright
  2. Gilles Boileau, 1659-1669, poet
  3. Jean de Montigny, 1670-1671, ecclesiastic and poet
  4. Charles Perrault, 1671-1703, poet
  5. Armand-Gaston-Maximilien de Rohan, 1703-1749, ecclesiastic and politician
  6. Louis-Gui de Guérapin de Vauréal, 1749-1760, ecclesiastic and politician
  7. Charles-Marie de la Condamine, 1760-1774, explorer
  8. Jacques Delille, 1774-1813, ecclesiastic and poet
  9. François-Nicolas-Vincent Campenon, 1813-1843, poet
  10. Marc Girardin, 1844-1873, politician and literary critic
  11. Alfred Mézières, 1874-1915, literary historian, politician and essayist
  12. René Boylesve, 1918-1926, novelist and poet
  13. Abel Hermant, 1927-1950, novelist, essayist and journalist
  14. Étienne Gilson, 1946-1978, philosopher
  15. Henri Gouhier, 1979-1994, philosopher and literary critic
  16. Pierre Rosenberg, elected 1995, art historian and essayist

Seat 24

  1. Jean Silhon, 1634-1667, politician
  2. Jean-Baptiste Colbert, 1667-1683, politician
  3. Jean de la Fontaine, 1684-1695, poet
  4. Jules de Clérambault, 1695-1714, ecclesiastic
  5. Guillaume Massieu, 1714-1722, ecclesiastic
  6. Claude-François-Alexandre Houtteville, 1722-1742, ecclesiastic
  7. Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux, 1742-1763, playwright and novelist
  8. Claude-François Lysarde de Radonvilliers, 1763-1789, ecclesiastic
  9. Constantin-François Chasseboeuf, Comte de Volney, 1803-1820, philosopher
  10. Claude-Emmanuel de Pastoret, 1820-1840, politician, lawyer and poet
  11. Louis de Beaupoil, Comte de Sainte-Aulaire, 1841-1854, politician
  12. Victor de Broglie, 1855-1870, politician
  13. Prosper Duvergier de Hauranne, 1870-1881, politician
  14. Armand Prudhomme, 1881-1907, poet and essayist
  15. Henri Poincaré, 1908-1912, mathematician, astronomer, engineer and philosopher
  16. Alfred Capus, 1914-1922, playwright, journalist and essayist
  17. Édouard Estaunié, 1923-1942, novelist and engineer
  18. Louis-Pasteur Vallery-Radot, 1944-1970, doctor
  19. Étienne Wolff, 1971-1996, biologist
  20. Jean-François Revel, elected 1997, historian and essayist

Seat 25

  1. Claude de L'Estoile, 1634-1652, playwright and poet
  2. Armand de Camboust, duc de Coislin, 1652-1702, soldier
  3. Pierre de Camboust, duc de Coislin, 1702-1710, aristocrat
  4. Henri-Charles de Coislin, 1710-1732, ecclesiastic
  5. Jean-Baptiste Surian, 1733-1754, ecclesiastic
  6. Jean Le Rond, dit d'Alembert, 1754-1783, philosopher and mathematician
  7. Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier, 1783, excluded in 1803 reorganization, biographer
  8. Jean-Étienne-Marie Portalis, 1803-1807, politician, philosopher and lawyer
  9. Pierre Laujon, 1807-1811, poet and songwriter
  10. Charles-Guillaume Étienne, 1811-1816. Excluded by ordinance; see also seat 32, poet and playwright
  11. Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier, (2nd time), 1816-1817
  12. Jean-Louis Laya, 1817-1833, poet and playwright
  13. Charles Nodier, 1833-1844, novelist, poet and grammarian
  14. Prosper Mérimée, 1844-1870, novelist
  15. Louis de Loménie, 1871-1878, essayist
  16. Hippolyte Taine, 1878-1893, essayist and historian
  17. Albert Sorel, 1894-1906, historian
  18. Maurice Donnay, 1907-1945, playwright
  19. Marcel Pagnol, 1946-1974, playwright, cineast and novelist
  20. Jean Bernard, elected 1975, medical doctor

Seat 26

  1. Amable de Bourzeys, 1634-1672, ecclesiastic and scholar
  2. Jean Gallois, 1672-1707, ecclesiastic
  3. Edme Mongin, 1707-1746, ecclesiastic
  4. Jean-Ignace de la Ville, 1746-1774, ecclesiastic and diplomat
  5. Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Suard, 1774-1817, essayist
  6. François Roger, 1817-1842, poet and playwright
  7. Henri Patin, 1842-1876, professor
  8. Gaston Boissier, 1876-1908, historian and philologist
  9. René Doumic, 1909-1937, literary historian and critic, and essayist
  10. André Maurois, 1938-1967, novelist, essayist, literary historian and critic
  11. Marcel Arland, 1968-1986, novelist, essayist, literary historian and critic
  12. Georges Duby, 1987-1996, historian
  13. Jean-Marie Rouart, elected 1997, novelist and essayist

Seat 27

  1. Abel Servien, 1634-1659, politician
  2. Jean-Jacques Renouard de Villayer, 1659-1691, politician
  3. Bernard le Bouyer de Fontenelle, 1691-1757, playwright and philosopher
  4. Antoine-Louis Séguier, 1757-1792, lawyer
  5. Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, 1803-1814, essayist
  6. Étienne Aignan, 1814-1824, journalist and playwright
  7. Alexandre Soumet, 1824-1845, poet and playwright
  8. Ludovic Vitet, 1845-1873, archæologist
  9. Elme-Marie Caro, 1874-1887, philosopher
  10. Paul-Gabriel d'Haussonville, 1888-1924, politician and lawyer
  11. Auguste-Armand de la Force, 1925-1961 historian
  12. Joseph Kessel, 1962, journalist and novelist
  13. Michel Droit, 1980-1961, novelist
  14. Pierre Nora, elected 2001, historian

Seat 28

  1. Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, 1634-1654, essayist
  2. Paul-Philippe Hardouin de Péréfixe, 1654-1670, ecclesiastic and historian
  3. François de Harlay de Champvallon, 1671-1695, ecclesiastic
  4. André Dacier, 1695-1722, philologist and translator
  5. Guillaume Dubois, 1722-1723, ecclesiastic and politician
  6. Charles-Jean-François Hénault, 1723-1770, magistrate
  7. Charles-Just de Beauvau, 1771-1793, politician and soldier
  8. Philippe-Antoine Merlin de Douai, 1803-1838, politician and lawyer; removed by ordinance
  9. Antoine-François-Claude Ferrand, 1816-1825, magistrate, poet, historian and playwright
  10. Casimir Delavigne, 1825-1843, poet and playwright
  11. Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, 1844-1869, essayist and poet
  12. Jules Janin, 1870-1874, novelist and critic
  13. John Lemoinne, 1875-1892, diplomat and journalist
  14. Ferdinand Brunetière, 1893-1906, literary critic, historian of literature and essayist
  15. Henri Barboux, 1907-1910, lawyer
  16. Henry Roujon, 1911-1914, senior bureaucrat, essayist and novelist
  17. Louis Barthou, 1918-1934, politician, magistrate, historian and historian of literature; assassinated
  18. Claude Farrère, 1935-1957, novelist, essayist and historian
  19. Henri Troyat, elected 1959, novelist, historian of literature, historian; currently dean of the Académie

Seat 29

  1. Pierre Bardin, 1634-1635, philosopher and mathematician
  2. Nicolas Bourbon, 1637-1644, ecclesiastic
  3. François-Henri Salomon de Virelade, 1644-1670, lawyer
  4. Philippe Quinault, 1670-1688, poet and playwright
  5. François de Callières, 1688-1717, philologist
  6. André-Hercule de Fleury, 1717-1743, ecclesiastic and politician
  7. Paul d'Albert de Luynes, 1743-1788, ecclesiastic
  8. Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, 1788-1794, playwright, novelist and poet
  9. Jean-François Cailhava, 1803-1813, playwright, poet and critic
  10. Joseph Michaud, 1813-1839, journalist and historian
  11. Marie-Jean-Pierre Flourens, 1840-1867, physiologist
  12. Claude Bernard, 1868-1878, doctor
  13. Ernest Renan, 1878-1892, philosopher
  14. Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, 1893-1896, politician and diplomat
  15. Gabriel Hanotaux, 1897-1944, politician, diplomat and historian
  16. André Siegfried, 1944-1959, historian and geographer
  17. Henry de Montherlant, 1960-1972, playwright, novelist and essayist
  18. Claude Lévi-Strauss, elected 1973, anthropologist

Seat 30

  1. Honorat de Bueil, marquis de Racan, 1634-1670, poet
  2. François-Séraphin Régnier-Desmarais, 1670-1713, ecclesiastic and grammarian
  3. Bernard de La Monnoye, 1713-1728, philologist and critic
  4. Michel Poncet de La Rivière, 1728-1730, ecclesiastic
  5. Jacques Hardion. 1730-1766, historian
  6. Antoine-Léonard Thomas, 1766-1785, poet
  7. Jacques-Antoine-Hippolyte de Guibert, 1785-1790, playwright
  8. Jean-Jacques-Régis de Cambacérès, 1803- excluded by ordinance 1816, politician; died 1824
  9. Louis-Gabriel, vicomte de Bonald, 1816-1840, philosopher and publicist
  10. Jacques-François Ancelot, 1841-1854, poet, novelist and playwright
  11. Ernest Legouvé, 1855-1903, poet, novelist, playwright and essayist
  12. René Bazin, 1903-1932, novelist and essayist
  13. Théodore Gosselin, 1932-1935, historian
  14. Georges Duhamel, 1935-1966, doctor, essayist, novelist, poet and playwright
  15. Maurice Druon, elected 1966, politician and novelist

Seat 31

  1. Pierre de Boissat, 1634-1662, soldier
  2. Antoine Furetière, 1662-1685, poet, fabulist and novelist; excluded but not replaced, died in 1685
  3. Jean de La Chapelle, 1688-1723, poet
  4. Pierre-Joseph Thoulier d'Olivet, 1723-1768, eclesiastic and grammarian
  5. Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, 1768-1780, ecclesiastic and philosopher
  6. Louis-Élisabeth de La Vergne de Tressan, 1780-1783, poet and physicist
  7. Jean-Sylvain Bailly, 1783-1793, mathematician; guillotined
  8. Emmanuel-Joseph Siéyès, 1803-1816, ecclesiastic, essayist and diplomat; excluded by ordinance, died 1836
  9. Trophime-Gérard de Lally-Tollendal, 1816-1830, politician
  10. Jean-Baptiste Sanson de Pongerville, 1830-1870, poet
  11. Xavier Marmier, 1870-1892, novelist and poet
  12. Henri de Bornier, 1893-1901, playwright and poet
  13. Edmond Rostand, 1901-1918, playwright and poet
  14. Joseph Bédier, 1920-1938, philologist
  15. Jérôme Tharaud, 1938-1953, novelist
  16. Jean Cocteau, 1955-1963, playwright, poet, choreographer, filmmaker and painter
  17. Jacques Rueff, 1964-1978, economist and high bureaucrat
  18. Jean Dutourd, elected 1978, novelist

Seat 32

  1. Claude Favre de Vaugelas, 1634-1650, grammarian
  2. Georges de Scudéry, 1650-1667, novelist, playwright and poet
  3. Philippe de Dangeau, 1667-1720, soldier, governor and diplomat
  4. Louis-François-Armand du Plessis de Richelieu, 1720-1788, soldier, libertine and politician
  5. François-Henri d'Harcourt, 1788-1802, soldier
  6. Lucien Bonaparte, 1803-1816, politician. Excluded by ordinance.
  7. Louis-Simon Auger, 1816-1829, journalist and playwright
  8. Charles-Guillaume Étienne, 1829-1845 (see also seat 25), poet and playwright
  9. Alfred de Vigny, 1845-1863, poet
  10. Camille Doucet, 1865-1895, poet and playwright
  11. Charles Costa de Beauregard, 1896-1909, historian and politician
  12. Hippolyte Langlois, 1911-1912, soldier
  13. Émile Boutroux, 1912-1921, philosopher and historian of philosophy
  14. Pierre de Nolhac, 1922-1936, historian, art historian and poet
  15. Georges Grente, 1936-1959, ecclesiastic, historian and essayist
  16. Henri Massis, 1960-1970, essayist, literary critic and literary historian
  17. Georges Izard, 1971-1973, politician, lawyer, journalist and essayist
  18. Robert Aron, 1974-1975, historian and essayist
  19. Maurice Rheims, 1976-2003, novelist and art historian
  20. Alain Robbe-Grillet, elected 2004, novelist and film producer

Seat 33

  1. Vincent Voiture, 1634-1648, poet
  2. François-Eudes de Mézeray, 1648-1683, lawyer
  3. Jean Barbier d'Aucour, 1683-1694, lawyer
  4. François de Clermont-Tonnerre, 1694-1701, ecclesiastic
  5. Nicolas de Malézieu, 1701-1727, tutor and poet
  6. Jean Bouhier, 1727-1746, magistrate and archeologist
  7. François-Marie Arouet dit Voltaire, 1746-1778, playwright, historian, philosopher and poet
  8. Jean-François Ducis, 1778-1816, poet and playwright
  9. Raymond de Sèze, 1816-1828, lawyer
  10. Prosper Brugière, baron de Barante, 1828-1866, politician
  11. Joseph Gratry, 1867-1872, ecclesiastic and philosopher
  12. René Taillandier, 1873-1879, politician
  13. Maxime Du Camp, 1880-1894, essayist and novelist
  14. Paul Bourget, 1894-1935, novelist, poet and playwright
  15. Edmond Jaloux, 1936-1949, novelist, literary critic and literary historian
  16. Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, 1950-1963, novelist, poet, essayist and art historian
  17. Marcel Brion, 1964-1984, novelist, art historian and essayist
  18. Michel Mohrt, elected 1985, editor, essayist, novelist and literary historian

Seat 34

  1. Honorat de Porchères Laugier, 1634-1653, poet
  2. Paul Pellisson, 1653-1693, historian
  3. François de Salignac de La Mothe Fénelon, 1693-1715, ecclesiastic and essayist
  4. Claude Gros de Boze, 1715-1753, erudite and numismatist
  5. Louis de Bourbon Condé de Clermont, 1753-1771, ecclesiastic
  6. Pierre-Laurent Buirette de Belloy, 1771-1775, playwright and actor
  7. Emmanuel-Félicité de Durfort de Duras, 1775-1789, politician and soldier
  8. Dominique-Joseph Garat, 1803-1816, politician, lawyer and philosopher. Excluded by ordinance, he refused readmission in 1829, died 1833
  9. Louis-François de Bausset, 1816-1824, ecclesiastic and politician
  10. Hyacinthe-Louis de Quélen, 1824-1839, ecclesiastic
  11. Mathieu Molé, 1840-1855, politician
  12. Frédéric-Alfred de Falloux, 1856-1886, politician and historian
  13. Octave Gréard, 1886-1904, high bureaucrat, literary historian and literary critic
  14. Émile Gebhart, 1904-1908, art historian, literary historian and literary critic
  15. Raymond Poincaré, 1909-1934, head of state, politician, lawyer and essayist
  16. Jacques Bainville, 1935-1936, historian and journalist
  17. Joseph de Pesquidoux, 1936-1946, novelist and essayist
  18. Maurice Genevoix, 1946-1980, novelist
  19. Jacques de Bourbon Busset, 1981-2001, politician, essayist and novelist
  20. François Cheng, elected 2002, poet, translator and novelist

Seat 35

  1. Henri-Louis Habert de Montmort, 1634-1679, hotelier
  2. Louis Irland de Lavau, 1679-1694, ecclesiastic
  3. Jean-François-Paul Lefèvre Caumartin, 1694-1733, ecclesiastic
  4. François-Augustin Paradis de Moncrif, 1733-1770, poet, musician and playwright
  5. Jean-Armand de Roquelaure, 1771-1818, ecclesiastic
  6. Georges Cuvier, 1818-1832, paleontologist
  7. André Dupin, 1832-1865, politician and lawyer
  8. Alfred-Auguste Cuvillier-Fleury, 1866-1887, historian and literary critic
  9. Jules Claretie, 1888-1913, novelist, playwright and critic
  10. Joseph Joffre, 1918-1931, politician and soldier
  11. Maxime Weygand, 1931-1965, soldier
  12. Louis Leprince-Ringuet, 1966-2000, physicist, telecommunications engineer, historian of science and essayist
  13. Yves Pouliquen, elected 2001, medical doctor

Seat 36

  1. Marin Cureau de La Chambre, 1634-1669, medical doctor and philosopher
  2. Pierre Cureau de La Chambre, 1670-1693, ecclesiastic
  3. Jean de La Bruyère, 1693-1696, essayist and moralist
  4. Claude Fleury, 1696-1723, ecclesiastic
  5. Jacques Adam, 1723-1735, philologist
  6. Joseph Séguy, 1736-1761, ecclesiastic
  7. Louis-René-Édouard de Rohan-Guéménée, 1761-1803, ecclesiastic, politician, philosopher and poet
  8. Jean Devaines, 1803, state bureaucrat
  9. Évariste de Forges de Parny, 1803-1814, erotic poet
  10. Victor-Joseph-Ëtienne de Jouy, 1815-1846, journalist, critic and playwright
  11. Adolphe-Joseph Simonis Empis, 1847-1868, poet and playwright
  12. Auguste Barbier, 1869-1882, poet
  13. Adolphe Perraud, 1882-1906, ecclesiastic
  14. François-Désiré Mathieu, 1906-1908, ecclesiastic and historian
  15. Louis Duchesne, 1910-1922, ecclesiastic, historian and philologist
  16. Henri Bremond, 1923-1933, ecclesiastic, literary historian and literary critic
  17. André Bellessort, 1935-1942, essayist, literary critic, historian and historian of literature
  18. René Grousset, 1946-1952, art historian
  19. Pierre Gaxotte, 1953-1982, historian and journalist
  20. Jacques Soustelle, 1983-1990, americanist, ethnologist, politician and essayist
  21. Jean-François Deniau, elected 1992, politician, essayist and novelist

Seat 37

  1. Daniel Hay du Chastelet de Chambon, 1635-1671, ecclesiastic and mathematician
  2. Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, 1671-1704, ecclesiastic and historian
  3. Melchior de Polignac, 1704-1741, ecclesiastic, politician, philologist and poet
  4. Odet-Joseph Giry, 1741-1761, ecclesiastic
  5. Charles Batteux, 1761-1780, ecclesiastic
  6. Antoine-Marin Lemierre, 1780-1793, poet and playwright
  7. Félix-Julien-Jean Bigot de Préameneu, 1803-1825, politician and lawyer
  8. Mathieu de Montmorency, 1825-1826, politician and diplomat
  9. Alexandre Guiraud, 1826-1847, playwright, poet and novelist
  10. Jean-Jacques Ampère, 1847-1864, historian of literature
  11. Lucien-Anatole Prévost-Paradol, 1865-1870, literary critic
  12. Camille Rousset, 1871-1892, historian
  13. Paul Thureau-Dangin, 1893-1913, historian
  14. Pierre de La Gorce, 1914-1934, historian, magistrate and lawyer
  15. Maurice de Broglie, 1934-1960, soldier and physicist
  16. Eugène Tisserant, 1961-1972, eclesiastic and philologist
  17. Jean Daniélou, 1972-1974, eclesiastic, theologian, historian and essayist
  18. Robert-Ambroise-Marie Carré, 1975-2004, ecclesiastic
  19. Vacant.

Seat 38

  1. Auger de Moléon de Granier, 1635-1636, possibly an ecclesiastic; expelled for theft; died 1650
  2. Balthazar Baro, 1636-1650, playwright and poet
  3. Jean Doujat, 1650-1688, lawyer
  4. Eusèbe Renaudot, 1688-1720, ecclesiastic
  5. Henri-Emmanuel de Roquette, 1720-1725, ecclesiastic
  6. Pierre de Pardaillan d'Antin, 1725-1733, ecclesiastic
  7. Nicolas-François Dupré de Saint-Maur, 1733-1774, economist and statistician
  8. Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, 1775-1794, politician and magistrate; guillotined
  9. François Andrieux, 1803-1833, lawyer, poet and playwright
  10. Adolphe Thiers, 1833-1877, politician and historian
  11. Henri Martin, 1878-1883, historian
  12. Ferdinand de Lesseps, 1884-1894, diplomat
  13. Anatole France, 1896-1924, novelist and poet
  14. Paul Valéry, 1925-1945, poet, literary critic and essayist
  15. Henri Mondor, 1946-1962, surgeon, physician, historian of literature and of science
  16. Louis Armand, 1963-1971, mining engineer, bureaucrat and economist
  17. Jean-Jacques Gautier, 1972-1986, drama critic, novelist, journalist and essayist
  18. Jean-Louis Curtis, 1986-1995, novelist and essayist
  19. François Jacob, elected 1996, biologist

Seat 39

  1. Louis Giry, 1636-1665, lawyer
  2. Claude Boyer, 1666-1698, ecclesiastic, playwright and poet
  3. Charles-Claude Genest, 1698-1719, ecclesiastic
  4. Jean-Baptiste Dubos, 1720-1742, ecclesiastic and historian
  5. Jean-François Du Bellay du Resnel, 1742-1761, ecclesiastic
  6. Bernard-Joseph Saurin, 1761-1781, lawyer and poet
  7. Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet, 1782-1794, philosopher and mathematician; poisoned himself in prison
  8. Gabriel Villar, 1803-1826, ecclesiastic
  9. Charles-Marie-Dorimond de Féletz, 1826-1850, ecclesiastic
  10. Désiré Nisard, 1850-1888, essayist
  11. Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé, 1888-1910, essayist, historian, literary critic and diplomat
  12. Henri de Régnier, 1911-1936, poet, novelist and essayist
  13. Jacques de Lacretelle, 1936-1985, novelist
  14. Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, elected 1986, journalist, essayist and novelist

Seat 40

  1. Daniel de Priézac, 1639-1662, law professor
  2. Michel Le Clerc, 1662-1691, lawyer
  3. Jacques de Tourreil, 1692-1714, translator
  4. Jean-Roland Mallet, 1714-1736, royal valet
  5. Jean-François Boyer, 1736-1755, ecclesiastic
  6. Nicolas Thyrel de Boismont, 1755-1786, ecclesiastic
  7. Claude-Carloman de Rulhière, 1787-1791, diplomat, poet and historian
  8. Pierre-Jean-Georges Cabanis, 1803-1808, medical doctor and physiologist
  9. Antoine-Louis-Claude Destutt de Tracy, 1808-1836, philosopher
  10. François Guizot, 1836-1874, politician and historian
  11. Jean-Baptiste Dumas, 1875-1884, politician and chemist
  12. Joseph Bertrand, 1884-1900, mathematician, historian of science
  13. Marcellin Berthelot, 1900-1907, politician, chemist, essayist, historian of science
  14. Francis Charmes, 1908-1916, diplomat and journalist
  15. Jules Cambon, 1918-1935, diplomat, lawyer, senior civil servant
  16. Lucien Lacaze, 1936-1955, admiral
  17. Jacques Chastenet, 1956-1978, journalist, historian and diplomat
  18. Georges Dumézil, 1978-1986, philologist and historian of civilizations
  19. Pierre-Jean Rémy, elected 1988, diplomat, novelist and essayist