Jules Verne


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Birth Name: Jules Verne
Born: 02/08/1828
Birth Place: Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, FR
Death Place: Amiens, Somme, FR
Died: 03/24/1905

Born Feb. 8, 1829 in the French harbor city of Nantes, Jules Gabriel Verne was the first of five children by attorney Pierre Verne and his wife, Sophie Allote de la Fuye. The city's busy maritime traffic spurred his interest in ocean vessels and adventure on the sea, so he began penning adventure and science fiction stories as a student at Saint Donatien College. After completing his secondary education, Verne traveled to Paris to study law, but grew more interested in writing libretti for operas by his friend, composer Aristide Hignard. Upon hearing the news, Verne's father immediately cut off financial support, forcing his son to take a job as a stockbroker. But Verne also continued to wri... Continue Bio >>


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