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1861 - 1925


Michel Jean Pierre Verne was a writer and son of Jules Verne.

Because of his wayward behaviour, Michel was sent by his father to Mettray Penal Colony for six months in 1876. By the age of 19, he caused a scandal by eloping with an actress despite his famous father's objections. By 1883 his father finally came around and Michel got married -- only to abandon his newlywed wife and run away with 16 year old Jeanne Reboul, with whom he had two children before his divorce got finalized. These and other issues caused much strain between Michel and his father, but by the time Jules died in 1905 relations between them had improved, and they had collaborated on some stories.

Michel was in charge of publishing many of his father's last manuscripts, and it is rumored that Michel may have written some of them himself.


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