February 26th 1802: Victor Hugo born

On this day in 1802, the French novelist Victor Hugo was born. His most famous works are the novels ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre-Dame’.  ‘Les Misérables’ tells the story of the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris and has since been adapted into a hugely successful musical. Hugo lived to age 83 and died on May 22nd 1885 in Paris.