Victor Hugo was a writer of the 19th century in France. Hugo wrote "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", and "Les Miserables". Hugo was a self-proclaimed "revolutionary socialist" and a vocal opponent of French emperor Louis Napoleon, and so Hugo was forced into exile. He first went to Brussels, and then to England's Channel Islands, and it was here that he completed "Les Miserables". Most modern readers may be unfamiliar with the life of this great author, but then most people outside of France only know him as the author of "Les Miserables", and the many different movie versions of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".
Victor Hugo was born on February 26, 1802 in Besancon, France. His father, Leopold, was a womanizing Napoleonic general, and his mother, Sophie, was somewhat eccentric. She would grow tired of her husband's philandering, and separate from Victor's father in 1803, and during this time of separation she would have total control of Victor's upbringing and education.
Victor Hugo would die on May 22, 1885 at the age of 83.
This report prepared by Nathaniel Ford