Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist and dramatist of the Romantic Movement. Hugo is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. His most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862 and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831.
Victor Hugo was born on February 26, 1802 in Besancon, France to mother Sophie Trébuche and father Joseph-Léopold- Sigisbert Hugo. His father was a military officer who later served as a general under Napoleon. After training as a lawyer, Hugo embarked on the literary career. Hugo died on May 22, 1885 in Paris.
Les Misérables was published in 1862 and was a huge success. Later reinterpreted as a theatrical musical and a film. Les Misérables remains one of the best-known works of 19th century literature.