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Simenon, Georges Joseph Christian

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: Belgian
Categories: Novelists

Georges Joseph Christian Simenon was a Belgian writer who wrote in French.

1903 – Born 13th of February at 26 rue Léopold (now number 24) in Liège.

1908 – Attended the Institut Saint-André.

1911 – Simenons moved to 53 rue de la Loi, also in the Outremeuse.

1914 – Studied at the Collège Saint-Louis, a Jesuit high school.

1917 – Simenon family moved to a former post office building in the Amercoeur neighborhood.

1919 – Took a job at the Gazette de Liège, a newspaper edited by Joseph Demarteau.

         – Wrote more than 150 articles under the pen name "G. Sim."

         – Simenon’s first novel, Au Pont des Arches.

1921 – Published Au Pont des Arches under his "G. Sim" pseudonym.

1922 – Move to Paris with Régine Renchon (hereafter referred to by her nickname "Tigy"), at first living in the XVIIe Arrondissement.

1923 – Simenon and Tigy returned briefly to Liège.

1930 – The most famous character invented by Simenon, Commissaire Maigret, made his first appearance in a piece in Detective written at Joseph Kessel’s request.

1932  – Simenon travel extensively, sending back reports from Africa, eastern Europe, Turkey, and the Soviet Union. A trip around the world followed in 1934 and 1935.

1952 – Paid a visit to Belgium and was made a member of the Académie Royale de Belgique.

1989 – Georges Simenon died 4th of September in his sleep in Lausanne.