Victor Hugo

Portrait by [[Étienne Carjat]], 1875 Victor-Marie Hugo, vicomte Hugo (; 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885), sometimes nicknamed the Ocean Man, was a French Romantic writer and politician. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote in a variety of genres and forms.

His most famous works are the novels ''The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'' (1831) and ''Les Misérables'' (1862). In France, Hugo is renowned for his poetry collections, such as (''The Contemplations'') and (''The Legend of the Ages''). Hugo was at the forefront of the Romantic literary movement with his play ''Cromwell'' and drama ''Hernani''. Many of his works have inspired music, both during his lifetime and after his death, including the opera ''Rigoletto'' and the musicals ''Les Misérables'' and ''Notre-Dame de Paris''. He produced more than 4,000 drawings in his lifetime, and campaigned for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment and slavery.

Although he was a committed royalist when young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, serving in politics as both deputy and senator. His work touched upon most of the political and social issues and the artistic trends of his time. His opposition to absolutism, and his literary stature, established him as a national hero. Hugo died on 22 May 1885, aged 83. He was given a state funeral in the Panthéon of Paris, which was attended by over 2 million people, the largest in French history. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1964
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1964
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1958
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1970
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1902
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1931
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1963
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1963
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1964
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1969
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1949
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1953
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1968
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1969
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1950
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1966
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1938
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1968
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    by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
    Published 1967
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