Born in Nantes, it is in Amiens that he imagined...
Born in 1828 in Nantes and died in 1905 in Amiens, Jules Verne was destined for law by his family but he preferred to launch himself into what he really liked: writing. It is said that it was a heartbreak that made him want to write (she loved another man...). He started at 25 years old. Poetry, plays, and little success at first before he moved on to novels. "Five weeks in a balloon" is his first success. It was published in 1863. In the 62 adventures of "Extraordinary Journeys", Verne tells the technologies of his time.
Around the world in 80 days, from the Earth to the Moon... What imagination!
In "Around the World in 80 Days" we see Philéas Fogg and his servant Passe Partout using the means of locomotion of the 19th century. Verne also tells the future. He is the pioneer of science fiction. In "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", Captain Nemo was already traveling in a submarine nearly 20 years before the first one was actually invented, by french peoples. Man can travel in space in "From the Earth to the Moon" and live what Neil Armstrong will live more than 100 years later except that with Jules Verne, we travel in a shell and we reach the Moon in exactly 97 hours and 20 minutes.
The Nautilus imagined in 1875 in an edition of "20 000 leagues under the sea".
It would be more translated than Shakespeare himself
Already popular during his lifetime, Jules Verne's work was taken up by Hollywood, which had a string of successes in bringing his most famous characters to the screen. There are countless films, series and comics that have featured one of the adventures imagined by the man who, according to some sources, is more translated than Shakespeare himself. Five thousand people accompanied him to his final resting place after his death on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, a city dear to his heart where he was a fervent defender of one of the city's ornaments, along with the cathedral, the winter circus.
Excuse the language mistakes, our translator is not always very good (and he has a terrible French accent!)