In the promotion of this July 14, 2022, 270 people were named knights, 39 officers, 14 commanders, three grand officers and three grand crosses.
Among the distinguished people on July 14, 2022 several former ministers of Emmanuel Macron’s first five-year term such as Jean-Michel Blanquer, Florence Parly, Brigitte Bourguignon, Roselyne Bachelot. The former prime minister and mayor of Prades Jean Castex is also promoted to commander.
Covid epidemic obliges, the immunologist Alain Fischer, president of the council of orientation of the vaccine strategy, was made great officer.
Other personalities have also been named or promoted, such as journalist Claire Chazal. Line Renaud, the co-founder of the Sidaction association was elevated to the rank of Grand Cross, the highest distinction of the Legion of Honor, as was former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, where Serge Klarsfeld, lawyer and historian. His wife, Beate Klarsfeld, of all his fights, including the hunt for former Nazis, is promoted to Grand Officer.
Among the personalities of the sporting world, we find among the appointed or promoted Luis Fernandez, former international footballer, Fabien Galthié, coach of the XV of France, or the motorcycle pilot Fabio Quartararo, motorcycle pilot world speed champion, and the racing driver Sébastien Ogier, world rally champion.