Victor Hugo Biography

Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831. He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty.

Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism; his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He was buried in the Panthéon. His legacy has been honored in many ways, including being placed on francs. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Victor Hugo
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Visual Artist, Statesman, Writer
Ethnicity:
French people
Religion:
Deism
Date of Birth:
February 26, 1802
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
May 22, 1885
Age at Death:
83
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
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