List of Louisiana Creoles

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This is a list of notable Louisiana Creole people.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Louisiana Creoles or must have references showing they are Louisiana Creoles and are notable.


Arts, culture, and entertainment

Troian Bellisario in Manila in February 2013
  • Edgar Degas (1834–1917) – artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings; cousin of Norbert Rillieux; eldest of five children of Célestine Musson De Gas, a Creole from New Orleans, and Augustin De Gas, a banker
  • Harold Dejan (1909–2002) – jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader
Ice-T with Body Count performing in 2006
Nicole Richie in store appearance at the 2012 David Jones Photo Call in Sydney




Law and politics

  • Dan Desdunes (1870–1929) – civil rights activist and musician in New Orleans and Omaha
  • Rodolphe Desdunes (1849–1928) – civil rights activist, poet, historian, journalist, and customs officer primarily active in New Orleans
  • Jean Noel Destrehan (1754–1823) – politician in Louisiana and one-time owner of Destréhan Plantation, one of Louisiana's most famous antebellum historical landmarks
  • Antoine Dubuclet (1810–1887) – State Treasurer of Louisiana
  • Jacques Dupre (1773–1846) – 8th Governor of Louisiana
  • Edwin Edwards (1927–2021) – served as the 50th governor of Louisiana for four terms (1972–1980, 1984–1988 and 1992–1996), twice as many elected terms as any other Louisiana chief executive




Science and technology



See also