“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Justicia in Madrid, Spain — Southwestern Europe (Iberian Peninsula)

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2022
1. Victor Hugo Marker
Inscription.   En este lugar estuvo el Palacio Masserano donde vivió Víctor Hugo entre 1811 y 1812

(English translation:)

In this place was the Masserano Palace where Victor Hugo lived between 1811 and 1812

Erected 1991 by Ayuntamiento de Madrid.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the City of Madrid - "Yellow Diamond" series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 6, 1802.
Location. 40° 25.213′ N, 3° 41.972′ W. Marker is in Madrid. It is in Justicia. Marker is at the intersection of Calle de la Reina and Calle del Clavel, on the right when traveling west on Calle de la Reina. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madrid 28004, Spain. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gioachino Rossini (a few steps from this marker); Fidel Pagés Miravé (within shouting distance of this marker); Bar Chicote (within shouting distance of this marker); Angel Martín Pompey (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line);
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Eduardo Chicharro (about 120 meters away); Enrique Jardiel Poncela (about 150 meters away); Santa María Micaela (Madre Sacramento) (about 180 meters away); Casa de las Siete Chimeneas / House of the Seven Chimneys (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madrid.
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1. Victor Hugo (Memoria de Madrid). A short piece in Spanish providing some information on Hugo's stay in Madrid.
Excerpt (in translation): "Victor Hugo, perhaps the most ardent French writer of the 19th century, lived in Madrid when he was nine years old. His father, José Leopoldo Hugo, general of the French army, fought against different guerrillas in Ávila, Segovia and also in Guadalajara (here against the Empecinado), where he was Governor....Victor Hugo stayed in this Palace with his mother, his two brothers and two servants along with some aristocrats. He would recall in his writings his childhood games in the courtyard of this Palace with the daughter of Pilar Acebo, Marquesa de Montehermoso, who was the first of King José I's lovers...."
(Submitted on May 5, 2022.) 

2. Victor Hugo (Wikipedia).
"Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February
Victor Hugo Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2022
2. Victor Hugo Marker - wide view
1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote abundantly in an exceptional variety of genres: lyrics, satires, epics, philosophical poems, epigrams, novels, history, critical essays, political speeches, funeral orations, diaries, and letters public and private, as well as dramas in verse and prose....

Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831...."
(Submitted on May 5, 2022.) 
Victor Hugo - street sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2022
3. Victor Hugo - street sign
One block to the east of the marker location is a street named after Victor Hugo.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Oct. 3, 2023