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Victor Hugo

  • Birth 26 Feb 1802 Besancon, Departement du Doubs, Franche-Comté, France
  • Death 22 May 1885 Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Plot Crypt XXIV Grave is opposite Emile Zola.
  • Memorial ID 1407

Author. One of the most powerful and popular authors of 19th-century France, and a champion of republicanism, exiled during the reign of Napoleon III and returned in 1870. Major works include "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" and "Les Miserables", and a large body of poetry. His death, and the spontaneous national mourning which followed, inspired the French government to "reinvent" the Pantheon as a homage to the great men (and, eventually, women) of France. Entered Pantheon 1885.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1407
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Victor Hugo (26 Feb 1802–22 May 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1407, citing The Pantheon, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .