Victor Hugo

1802 - 1885

Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo] (listen); 7 Ventôse year X (26 February 1802) – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote abundantly in an exceptional variety of genres: lyrics, satires, epics, philosophical poems, epigrams, novels, history, critical essays, political speeches, funeral orations, diaries, letters public and private, and dramas in verse and prose. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Hugo has received more than 5,005,855 page views. His biography is available in 161 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 9th most popular writer.

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  • 161

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  • 5.15

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Among writers, Victor Hugo ranks 9 out of 4,883Before him are Homer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Hans Christian Andersen, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Voltaire. After him are Franz Kafka, Leo Tolstoy, Molière, Edgar Allan Poe, Virgil, and Jules Verne.

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Among people born in 1802, Victor Hugo ranks 1After him are Alexandre Dumas, Niels Henrik Abel, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, János Bolyai, Lajos Kossuth, Elias Lönnrot, Miguel I of Portugal, Wilhelm Hauff, Charles Wheatstone, Antoine Jérôme Balard, and Louis-Eugène Cavaignac. Among people deceased in 1885, Victor Hugo ranks 1After him are Ulysses S. Grant, Alfonso XII of Spain, Muhammad Ahmad, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Carl Spitzweg, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Rosalía de Castro, Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, and Iwasaki Yatarō.

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In France

Among people born in France, Victor Hugo ranks 6 out of 4,109Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), Joan of Arc (1412), René Descartes (1596), and Voltaire (1694). After him are Blaise Pascal (1623), Molière (1622), Louis Pasteur (1822), Claude Monet (1840), Jules Verne (1828), and Nostradamus (1503).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Victor Hugo ranks 2Before him are Voltaire (1694). After him are Molière (1622), Jules Verne (1828), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Honoré de Balzac (1799), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Stendhal (1783), Marcel Proust (1871), Émile Zola (1840), and Simone de Beauvoir (1908).

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