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Nationality  French
Role  Journalist
Name  Pierre Souvestre
Died  February 26, 1914
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Born  1 June 1874 Plomelin, Finistere (1874-06-01)
Occupation  Lawyer, journalist, writer, race organizer
Books  Fantomas, A nest of spies, A royal prisoner
Movies  Fantomas, Fantomas: Juve vs Fantomas, Fantomas se dechaine, Fantomas: The Murderou, Fantomas: The False Magistrate
Similar People  Marcel Allain, Louis Feuillade, Andre Hunebelle, Rene Navarre, Jean Marais

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Pierre Souvestre (1 June 1874 – 26 February 1914) was a French lawyer, journalist, writer and organizer of motor races. He is mostly remembered today for his co-creation with Marcel Allain of the fictional arch-villain and master criminal Fantomas. He was born in Plomelin, a commune in Finistere, Brittany.

In 1909, already a well-known figure in literary circles, Souvestre collaborated with his assistant Allain on their first novel, Le Rour. Investigating Magistrate Germain Fuselier, later to become a recurring character in the Fantomas series, appears in the novel.

Then, in February 1911, Allain and Souvestre embarked upon the Fantomas book series at the request of publisher Artheme Fayard, who wanted to create a new monthly pulp magazine. The success was immediate and lasting.

Souvestre died of a congestion of the lungs. After his death, Allain continued the Fantomas saga alone.

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Pierre Souvestre Wikipedia