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Victor HUGO

French Victor HUGO

born Victor-Marie HUGO

French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement

Source :  Aliénor SHJean-Yves LABADIEJean Louis CRESPINMichel Et Jeanine ROZOT

Born: on February 26, 1802 in Besançon, France
Died: on May 22, 1885 in Paris, France


Victor Hugo was the third son of Joseph Léopold Sigisbert Hugo (1774–1828) and Sophie Trébuchet (1772–1821); his brothers were Abel Joseph Hugo (1798–1855) and Eugène Hugo (1800–1837). He was born in 1802 in Besançon in the eastern region of Franche-Comté. On 19 November 1821, Léopold Hugo wrote to his son that he had been conceived on one of the highest peaks in the Vosges Mountains, on a journey from Lunéville to Besançon. " This elevated origin, he went on, seems to have had effects on you so that your muse is now continually sublime." Léopold Hugo was a freethinking republican who considered Napoleon a hero; by contrast, Sophie Hugo was a Catholic Royalist who was intimately involved with her possible lover General Victor Lahorie, who was executed in 1812 for plotting against Napoleon.

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