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26/02/1802 Author Victor Hugo is born

Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers. He is famous for his novels such as Les Misérables or The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. He was a leading figure of the romantic literary movement with his play Cromwell and drama Hernani. Many of his works have inspired music.


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