Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) worked as a typefounder, printer, and editor before achieving fame as a writer with "Le Dernier chouan" in 1829. The creator of the realistic novel, he is considered France's greatest novelist.
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Title: Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850)
Creator: Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)