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All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.  - Victor Hugo
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William Shakespeare (1864), Part I, Book II, Chapter IV
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In French: "Les bras des mères sont faits de tendresse; les enfants y dorment profondément" - Les Misérables (1862), Vol.1: Fantine

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Born: February 26, 1802

Died: May 22, 1885 (aged 83)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Author, poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, statesman

Bio: Victor Hugo, in full Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most well-known of all the French Romantic writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem.

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