1821 – Born on August 11th in St. Lô, France. French novelist and dramatist.
1832 – He married his cousin Valérie Marie Elvire Dubois.
1858-1881 – His novels include Le Roman d’un jeune homme pauvre and Histoire d’une Parisienne.
– He also wrote plays, such as Le Sphynx and memoirs.
– He was elected to the French Academy.
1890 – Died on December 18th in Paris, France.