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Prosper Mérimée
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Born (1803-09-28)28 September 1803
Paris, France
Died 23 September 1870(1870-09-23) (aged 66)
Cannes, France
Literary movement Romanticism
Notable works La Vénus d'Ille (1837), Carmen (1845)


Prosper Mérimée (September 28, 1803–September 23, 1870) was a French writer. He was also historian and archaeologist. He is probably best known for writing the short story "Carmen". "Carmen" became the basis for the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet.

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