It's a bit reductive to describe the French like that; all leaders of all countries can be similarly derided.
It's particularly foolish to describe pre-modern people as being German and Italian; they lived before Germany and Italy existed in any meaningful sense. In fact, Germany (and it's predecessors as the HRE and Carolingian empire) was created by Charlemagne. He was a Frank, but then modern France is named for the Franks who took the place over and in the later middle ages Frankish meant French; they would call the HRE Teutonic.
All heroes of all nations can be equally attacked by the way - Everyone's family came from somewhere else first if you go back far enough.