1832 – Born in the small town of Saujon, Charente Maritime on the 9th of November.
1866 – He became a secretary to Paul Féval, and after publishing some novels and miscellaneous writings, found his real gift in L’Affaire Lerouge.
1867 – Le Crime d’Orcival.
1869 – Monsieur Lecoq.
– Les Esclaves de Paris.
1870 – La Vie infernale.
1872 – The book was published in the Pays and at once made his reputation. The story was produced on the stage.
1873 – Died on the 28th of September.