Author: Jules Verne
Born: February 8, 1828
Died: March 24, 1905
Wrote: A Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Mysterious Island, From the Earth to the Moon, and numerous others (over 70)
Interesting facts: Jules earned a law degree and set up a practice in France in 1850. He is the 2nd most translated author, behind Agatha Christie. His nephew, Gaston, tried to murder Jules. He shot at him twice, hitting him once in the knee, for which he had a limp the remainder of his life. He is referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction”.
Quote: Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.