Romantic French author who is best known for his classic novels, Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. He is considered one of the greatest French writers of all time and is also known for such poetry collections as Les Contemplations and La Legende des Siecles.
He is considered a writer of the Romantic movement.
Anne Hathaway starred in the 2012 musical adaptation of his novel, Les Miserables.
He published his first novel, Han d'Islande, in 1823, and he also published several volumes of poetry in the early years of his career.
He was the third son of Joseph Leopold Sigisbert Hugo and Sophie Trebuchet. His two brothers were named Eugene and Abel Joseph. He married his childhood love, Adele Foucher, in 1822, and the couple welcomed a daughter, Leopoldine, in 1824.
- The meaning of the name Hugo: Bright In Mind And Spirit