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Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (French: [ʒɔʁʒ simnɔ̃]; 13 February 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a Belgian writer. He published nearly 200 novels and many short works. Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.

Georges Simenon
1963
1963
BornGeorges Simenon
(1903-02-13)13 February 1903
Liège, Belgium
Died4 September 1989(1989-09-04) (aged 86)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Pen name"G. Sim"
OccupationNovelist
Notable awardsAcadémie royale de Belgique (1952)

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