Full Name: Jules Verne
Why Famous: Known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
His most famous novel, "Around the World in 80 Days" is considered a classic of the genre and has been twice turned in to film, in 1956 and 2004.
Verne is considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism.
- 1857-01-10 Novelist Jules Verne (28) weds Honorine de Viane Morel
- 1873-01-30 "Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne is published in France by Pierre-Jules Hetzel
- 1889-11-14 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours
- 1892-12-20 Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Jules Verne
- 1905-05-02 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work
- 1956-10-17 "Around the World in 80 Days", based on the book by Jules Verne, directed by Michael Anderson and starring David Nivon and Cantinflas premieres in New York