8 February: birth of Jules Verne, on the Ile Feydeau|
in Nantes, to Pierre Verne, a lawyer and son and
grandson of lawyers, and Sophie, née Allotte de la
Fuÿe, from a military line.
Birth of brother, Paul, later a naval officer, but who|
retired in 1859 and became a stockbroker; followed
by those of sisters Anna ( 1836), Mathilde ( 1839),
and Marie ( 1842).
Goes to school: the teacher, Mme Sambain, is the|
widow of a sea-captain, whose return she is still
Collège Saint-Stanislas. Performs well in geography,|
translation from Greek and Latin, and singing.
Goes to Petit Séminaire, then to Lycée Royal de|
Nantes. Above average; probably won a prize in
geography. Passes baccalauréat without difficulty.
Writes short pieces in prose.
Studies law in Paris: at this time his cousin, Caroline|
Tronson, with whom he has been unhappily in love
for several years, is getting engaged. Writes a play
called Alexandre VI.
June: revolution in Paris. Verne is present at the July|
disturbances. He continues his law studies, sharing a
room at 24 Rue de l'Ancienne-Comédie. His uncle
Châteaubourg introduces him into literary salons.
Meets writers Alexandre Dumas père and fils. Writes
plays probably including La Conspiration des
Passes law degree. Father allows him to stay on in|
Paris. Writes more plays.
12 June: his one-act comedy Les Pailles rompues runs|
for twelve nights at Dumas's Théâtre Historique, and