Honore De Balzac

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Birthday
20, 1799
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 18, 1850 (51)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1799
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 18, 1850 (51)

About

Nineteenth-century French author who is known for La Comedie humaine, a series of stories and novels about French life after the fall of Napoleon. He also wrote several plays, including Vautrin and La Maratre.

Before Fame

He attended the Sorbonne in Paris and later practiced law.

Trivia

He published his debut work, Les Chouans, in 1829. The work began his famous La Comedie humaine series.

Family Life

He grew up with a sister named Laure. In 1850, he married Ewelina Hanska.

Associated With

His eulogy was delivered by French author Victor Hugo.

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