Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831.
✦ He suffered from a minor stroke.
✦ He was a supporter of Romanticism and Republicanism.
✦ His father was a Napoleonic general.