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Georges Joseph Christian Simenon

Born  1903
Died  1989

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Belgian-French novelist, 1903-1989.

Biography of Georges Joseph Christian Simenon

Georges Simenon was one of the most widely published authors of the 20th century. He is famous for his mystery novels featuring Inspector Maigret, one of the best-known characters in detective fiction. For further information, see a good dictionary.

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