Victor Hugo


Victor Hugo Famous memorial

Besancon, Departement du Doubs, Franche-Comté, France
Death 22 May 1885 (aged 83)
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 View Source

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 Misérables," 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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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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