Poets

Victor Hugo

Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Le Dernier Jour d'un Condamné... are only a few of the works with which he became world famous.

Victor Hugo was born in Besançon (Franche-Comté) on February 26, 1802 as the son of Joseph Léopold Sigisbert Hugo (1773-1828), a French general in the army of Napoleon, and Sophie Trébuchet. He developed a love for writing at a very young age. When he was 14 years old, he wrote in his diary: "I want to be Chateaubriand or nothing". Francois René de Chateaubriand was a famous French poet and writer. Victor Hugo moulded himself into the same. He is now known as a French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France. With regard to his personal life we point out that he married Adèle Foucher in 1822 and together they had 5 children. Victor Hugo died on May 22, 1885 in Paris at age 83.

 

Victor Hugo
1802-1885

 

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