Hailed as the greatest of the Romanticist poets, he is best know for writing "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Miserables." His father had been a general in Napoleon Bonaparte's army. His name was Victor Marie Hugo, born this day, Feb. 26, 1802. Hugo supported Napoleon's heir, but when he turned out to be a tyrant, Hugo opposed him and was forced into exile for 19 years. Victor Hugo wrote: "England has two books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare, but the Bible made England."