1. Education
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Honore de Balzac Biography


(1799-1850) Honore de Balzac is a famous writer, known for The Human Comedy. He's one of the greatest novelists in world literature, as one of the founders of Realism. Discover more about the life and works of Balzac.

Honore de Balzac Birth:

Honore de Balzac's name was Honoré Balssa when he was born on May 20, 1799 in Tours, France.


Balzac died on August 18, 1850 in Paris, France.


Balzac's work influenced the works of many writers after him, including (but not limited to:
  • Italo Calvino
  • Marie Corelli
  • Charles Dickens
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Friedrich Engels
  • William Faulkner
  • Gustave Flaubert
  • Benito Pérez Galdós
  • Henry James
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Karl Marx
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Marcel Proust
  • Émile Zola

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.