Hugo, Charles

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Hugo, Charles Gender: M
Charles Mélanie Abel Hugo
born on 3 November 1826 at 04:40 (= 04:40 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 10°15' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°20 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 15°56'


French journalist and psychic, and the third of the five children of novelist, poet, and dramatist Victor Hugo and his wife, Adèle Foucher.

In February 1848, he was secretary to Alphonse de Lamartine. On 1 October he founded the political newspaper L'Événement with his father, his brother François-Victor Hugo, Paul Meurice and Auguste Vacquerie. He first supported Lamartine, then turned his back on him and finally approved of the candidacy of Prince Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte against Louis Eugene Cavaignac. He then regretted his decision in 1849, upon the arrival in power of the one who would be called "Napoléon le Petit" (The Little Napoleon) by his own father.

On 16 May 1851, he published an article against the death penalty, and was then prosecuted and defended by Victor Hugo. Sentenced on 30 July to six months in prison, he was imprisoned in the Conciergerie. Released from prison on 28 January 1852, he joined his father in exile in Brussels since the previous December 14, and then followed him to Jersey. There, in the company of François-Victor and Auguste Vacquerie, he created photographic portraits of the Hugo family and his entourage, often under the direction of the poet. Charles also played the role of medium in the spiritist sessions in which his father participated.

On 17 October 1865, he married Alice Lehaene in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, a suburb of Brussels. They had three children: Georges I (1867-1868), Georges II (1868-1925), and Jeanne Hugo (1869-1941).

He died of a stroke on 13 March 1871, aged 44, in Bordeaux, while on the way to meet his father at a cafe.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


  • child->parent relationship with Hugo, Victor (born 26 February 1802)
  • other kin relationship with Hugo, Jean (born 19 November 1894). Notes: Grandkin


  • Crime : Trial dates 30 July 1851 (Sentenced to six months in prison)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 28 January 1852 (Released from prison)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 17 October 1865 (Alice Lehaene)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites a letter written by his father to his grandfather on his day of birth, as quoted in Victor Hugo : Oeuvres complètes — 122 titres (Arvensa editions, 2013): "Paris, le 3 novembre 1826. Mon cher papa, Tu vois que la nouvelle ne se fait pas attendre. Mon Adèle est accouchée cette nuit à cinq heures moins vingt minutes du matin d'un garçon fort bien portant."

(Paris, 3 November 1826. My dear father, You see that the news is not long in coming. My Adele was delivered overnight, at twenty-to-five this morning, of a very healthy boy).


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Son of Victor Hugo)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (1851-1852)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Psychic/ Medium/ Spiritualist
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor