Talk:Victor Hugo

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Former good article Victor Hugo was one of the Language and literature good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
January 4, 2006 Peer review Reviewed
November 8, 2006 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article

Citations Needed[edit]

There are very few citations for the vast amount of information provided. For example, the sections "Life", , "Writings", "Political life and exile", and "Declining years and death" have a total of 3 citations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

For sections in which citations are needed, can you find a less glaring way of pointing this out? It really detracts from the reading experience to see a superscript "citation needed" at the end of every sentence. I know these pages are a work in progress, but that doesn't mean they have to look like one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:18, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

In the intro when it says "citation needed" for the republicanism, you can cite with ""Hugo, Victor." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 17 Mar. 2013. <>." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:29, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

The story of the Parisian squid fad has been "citation needed" for 5 years or more. Everything I can find on the internet is traveable to here, AFAIK. It looks prankish to me. I'm not a Wiki regular or a Hugo expert or a Paris expert so I won't delete. Someone should look at it though. John Emerson — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:46, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

I've added citations everywhere that it says citation needed. Any other areas? I am trying to improve the quality of this article to remove the boxes at the top and could use some suggestions. --GoldCoastPrior (talk) 02:34, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Reasons for GA Delisting[edit]

This article's GA status has been revoked because it fails criterion 2. b. of 'What is a Good Article?', which states;

(b) the citation of its sources using inline citations is required (this criterion is disputed by editors on Physics and Mathematics pages who have proposed a subject-specific guideline on citation, as well as some other editors — see talk page).


Article unclear. Says his mother had a lover. Later says his father was an officer. Who was his father? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:14, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

The article is explicit about who her father is. The possible lover, Lahorie, is unrelated to the father. Please correct if you feel this is unclear. --GoldCoastPrior (talk) 02:24, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Victor Hugo by Étienne Carjat 1876 - full.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Victor Hugo by Étienne Carjat 1876 - full.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on February 26, 2016. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2016-02-26. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 23:46, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo (1802–1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement who is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. He is recognized for his poetry, including Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles, as well as the novels The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831) and Les Misérables (1862). Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo later changed his views and became a passionate supporter of republicanism; his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and the artistic trends of his time. His legacy has been honoured in many ways; for some years his portrait appeared on the 5-franc banknote.Photograph: Étienne Carjat; restoration: Scewing

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