Victor HUGO was born in 1802 in Besançon and lived in France for the majority of his life. However, he was forced into exile during the reign of Napoleon III — he lived briefly in Brussels during 1851; in Jersey from 1852 to 1855; and in Guernsey from 1855 to 1870 and again in 1872-1873. There was a general amnesty in 1859; after that, his exile was by choice. Victor HUGO, who was the author of "Les Misérables, and " Notre Dame de Paris" ( The HUNCHBACK of Notre Dame) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France. He died on 22 May 1885.
|The house where Victor Hugo lived in Guernsey.|
When we were staying in Guernsey we saw this magnificent house.