Was Victor Hugo's "Hunchback" Real?

Victor Hugo was a hugely popular novelist in his time, and while his style may seem a bit fussy to us, he wrote some of the most "Catholic" stories ever, including "Les Miserables" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

This story reports that his "Hunchback" character - the tragic figure of the good heart and mis-shapen body - may be a real person:

http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/hunchback-who-may-have-inspired-victor-hugos-quasimodo-discovered-in-british-archive/19595067?test=latestnews

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