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Honoré de Balzac – a writer who worked for 15 hours without a break – 1850.

Honoré de Balzac – a writer who worked for 15 hours without a break – 1850.

He was buried in the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, where his grave can still be seen today.

On August 18, 1850, the famous French writer Honoré de Balzac died. His vast oeuvre consists of over 90 completed works and about 40 unfinished ones. These are thousands and thousands of pages of text, which Balzac managed to write because of his extraordinary work ethic. Namely, he often allegedly worked for 15 hours at a time, consuming a lot of coffee.

Honoré de Balzac was born in 1799 in the city of Tours on the Loire River. The Balzac family name once reportedly took the form of Balssa, and was only changed by Honoré’s father in the late 18th century. Balzac passed away at the age of only 51, and had severe health problems for a long time before his death.

He was buried in the famous Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, where his grave can still be seen today. Balzac was a staunch Catholic believer throughout his life, and so he died.

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