1865 - Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

“At times the heart plays tricks and lets us down. The vigilant are right. For God (the mighty Breguet) gave us faith, and seeing it was good, improved it with a watchful eye."
Victor Hugo 
Les Chansons des rues et des bois, 1865

Author, playwright, poet, political figure, member of the Academy and committed intellectual, Victor Hugo (1802-1885) is regarded as the leading French writer of the Romantic era. His Les Chansons des rues et des bois, written among other works on the Anglo-Norman island of Guernesey in 1865, includes an homage to Breguet.