Victor Hugo Quick Facts:
Name :Victor Marie Hugo
Born : 26 February 1802
Besançon, Doubs, France
Died: 22 May 1885 (aged 83)
Occupation: Writer, poet, politician
Genre: Novel, dramaturgy, theatre, poetry, essay, drawing
Notable works :Hernani The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Ruy Blas Les Châtiments Les Contemplations La Légende des siècles Les Misérables Toilers of the Sea
Spouse: Adèle Foucher
Victor Hugo Biography
Victor Hugo was born on 26th February 1802 in Besancon, Doubs, France. He was a French dramatist, novelist and poet. He is one of the greatest writers in France. He achieved popularity when he wrote poetry, novels and dramas. His best novels are Les Miserable’s and Notre-Dame de Paris. He had drawn 4000 drawing which expressed the beauty and he admired from the whole world. Though he was a lawyer he started his career by writing literature. This legend died on 22nd May 1885 in Paris and aged 83.
Victor Hugo Personal Life: Victor was the third child of his parents. His father Joseph Leopold Sigisbert Hugo was an officer in Napoleon’s Army and mother Sophie Trebuchet was a Catholic and intimately involved with her lover General Victor Lahorie. His childhood passed in a national political turmoil. As his father was an officer he travelled different places and he visited snowy peaks, blue Mediterranean, Rome festivals and vast Alpine passes. When he was five years old he tripped for six months. In 1803 Hugo’s mother separated from his father and started living in Paris. His early works are depends on king and faith. Victor Hugo fell in love with his childhood friend Adele Foucher and his mother did not agree with relation so he waited until mother’s death. His mother died in 1821. In 1822 Hugo married Adele Foucher and they had five child; Leopold, Leopoldine, Francois Victor, Charles and Adele. Their first son died Leopold was died in early age and first daughter Leopoldine died when she was 19 by drowning. Hugo and his wife when travelled in south France they read this death news in a cafe from a newspaper.
Victor Hugo Literary Life: From 1815 to 1818 he studied law but he started writing literacy by inspiring from his mother. Hugo established a journal for publishing his own poetry and his friends work. His first poetry book Odes et poesies diverses was published in 1822. At the following year his first novel was published. His Romanticism is a brand which is developed in his first career. In 1831 his notable works Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) was published. He was also famous for his political writing. He established himself as one of the prominent writers in France and elected for French Academy, nominated for Chamber of peers. But in 1843 when his daughter drowning with her husband Hugo stepped back from publishing work. Then he published his novel Les Miserables in 1862 which was success in Europe and USA and it is considered as one of the best literary creation of 19th century.
Victor Hugo Later Life: Though Hugo was popular for his literacy but after 1870 his later years were largely sad. From 1871 to 1873 his two sons died so he was darker than early writings. He was suffered with cerebral congestion in 1878. A Street was renamed by Victor Hugo in 1882 where he lived. His wife died on 1883 and Hugo died in 1885 and he was buried from the Arc de Triomphe to the Panthéon. He was an enormous writers in French Language. Really he was a great poet to French people and very popular novelist in Europe and America.